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Re: who makes the best swingblade sawmill peterson or lucas?
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2013, 04:01:55 AM »
WOW I missed that date!  And who told KP that I live in Okla????
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Re: who makes the best swingblade sawmill peterson or lucas?
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2013, 08:26:56 AM »
JD do you want to go portable or stationary,I have a brand x stationary with 40ft of tract it cuts very true lumber and the saw head weighs enough you don't have the saw head bounce, no matter what you chuse both stationary or portable both mills have their good and bad points,I live 40 miles north of you and I have been to seaman's place he has a good setup with all the toys lol on your choice no matter what you chews you will like it and have lots of fun running it.
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Re: who makes the best swingblade sawmill peterson or lucas?
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2013, 08:30:34 AM »
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Re: who makes the best swingblade sawmill peterson or lucas?
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2013, 11:39:24 AM »
Both companies make good saws. You need to determine what your market will be.  Will you saw stationary more than mobile? Will you saw alone or have help?

To compare a Peterson to a Lucas you have to compare the Peterson ATS to the Lucas.  As a side note the Lucas is based on the Peterson ATS.   The Peterson WPS and ASM have a different set up than the ATS AND Lucas.

I ran a 10" WPF for a few years and it did the Job I needed it to do.

To decide between the two manufactures you need to determine your needs and market.

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Re: who makes the best swingblade sawmill peterson or lucas?
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2013, 05:48:08 PM »
I would really like to have a good look at the x brand and have an idea or comparison on price. I think it is US made and I dont know if you can get it in europe ? I have bought chippers and grinders from the US before and they have been above all built to last (although not all that pretty)

only a french man would say that a log grinder isn't pretty enough...  :D  ;)



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Re: who makes the best swingblade sawmill peterson or lucas?
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2013, 08:10:11 PM »
As of now I am going with an Alaskan set up.  Where can I get one with a 12' bar, and duel power heads, preferably Stihl?  All others are just saws.  lol
 

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Re: who makes the best swingblade sawmill peterson or lucas?
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2013, 09:16:11 PM »
12' bar?
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Re: who makes the best swingblade sawmill peterson or lucas?
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2013, 09:07:43 PM »
realy I need a double ended 13' bar....that will fit up to 3120 Huskys.

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Re: who makes the best swingblade sawmill peterson or lucas?
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2013, 10:12:31 PM »
Would love to see some pics of these 3.6m diameter logs
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Re: who makes the best swingblade sawmill peterson or lucas?
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2013, 05:00:36 AM »
 I think they may be wider than that in certain spots....where it limbs out. 8) 8) 8)

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Re: who makes the best swingblade sawmill peterson or lucas?
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2013, 09:10:03 AM »
Wowser!! Sounds like a monster, would love some pics to drool over :D
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Re: who makes the best swingblade sawmill peterson or lucas?
« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2013, 09:30:35 AM »
Wowser!! Sounds like a monster, would love some pics to drool over :D

Allan,

There's a couple of pictures in this thread: http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,69509.0.html

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Re: who makes the best swingblade sawmill peterson or lucas?
« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2013, 05:25:45 PM »
Thanks mate, looks a bit closer to 7 foot as against 12 foot, (unless old mate in the front is about 11 foot tall)  but I don't have a tape on it  ;) still a good sized log
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Re: who makes the best swingblade sawmill peterson or lucas?
« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2013, 11:18:54 PM »
KP...you must live in the PNW. unless you're cutting Eastern Cottonwood, nothing east of the rocky mts routinely gets to 12' dbh anymore.
What is this leisure time of which you speak?

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Re: who makes the best swingblade sawmill peterson or lucas?
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2013, 03:44:40 PM »
I'll sell you my Lucas Mill after you pull it from my dead cold hands:)
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Re: who makes the best swingblade sawmill peterson or lucas?
« Reply #35 on: October 19, 2013, 06:41:34 AM »
The stump will be a little egg shaped, and shoulder high may not reach 8'......but it is a lot bigger than it looks in that pic.


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