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Re: Putting the new (to me) Timberking to work.
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2016, 10:42:56 PM »
Well, it was a rough day today.
First thing that I learned was that if I'm going to do much mobile sawing, I'm going to have to invest in a pair of fenders.
Second thing was more of a refresher. When a customer says that it's good and dry, and you shouldn't have any problems getting in with the mill...Doesn't necessarily mean that it's dry, or that you won't have any problems getting in with the mill.  ;)
By the time I got the mill set up, it was after noon. I hate muddy hillsides.  >:(
I shook it off, and started sawing when the throttle started going down on the main engine. I pulled her apart to see what was up. The governor appears to be working fine, but for some reason the linkage for the throttle isn't holding.  ??? ??? I messed with that longer than I should have, and finally let the redneck that was oozing out of me take over. I tied a little mini bungee cord on the throttle linkage, when I'm ready to throttle up I pull the bungee tight, and hook it. So far it's working good, but it's going to the repair shop to get fixed right as soon as this job's done.
I sawed till dark, only got 3 logs sawed up. Oh well, we'll try it again tomorrow.  :) :)
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Re: Putting the new (to me) Timberking to work.
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2016, 11:11:56 PM »
it will get better :) i have the same bungee cord design on my throttle too ;D great minds think alike :D :D :D
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Re: Putting the new (to me) Timberking to work.
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2016, 07:57:27 PM »
I knew there was something I liked about you.  :D :D :D
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« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2016, 07:58:32 PM »
 :D :D :D
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« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2016, 11:23:11 PM »
happy birthday red 8)  hows it going with the b20
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« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2016, 01:24:03 AM »
Thanks.
B-20's doing good. Sawing small lumber outa small logs still.
I'll be glad when this job's over, but I think I like the B-20.
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« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2016, 07:12:59 AM »
hard to get anything done with small logs im still sawing poplar scragg logs myself  it takes a hard day to get 2mbft but i will be back in saw logs in a day or 2 i hope ;D glad your liking the mill :)
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« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2016, 09:15:03 PM »
 
 I push the lever all the way ahead and use the flow control valve to control the speed. Don't forget to lower the toe boards after you get a flat side on the bed.  Steve

I thought of this advice several times in the last few days...while I was cutting the taper out of a cant.  :(  There is a lot to get ahold of learning to use a hydraulic mill, after years of doing it the hard way. But I like it.  :)
Where do you get the heavy duty cord reel that you use?
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« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2016, 09:41:08 PM »
i still for get the taper every once in a while ::)
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« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2016, 10:03:48 PM »
It's really bad when the log was only going to yield 5 boards to start with...and now it's only 3.  :embarassed:
I've never liked cutting pecker poles.  ;)
1996 Timber King B-20 with 14' extension, Morgan Mini Scragg Mill, Fastline Band Scragg Mill (project), 1973 JD 440-b skidder, 2008 Bobcat T-320 with buckets, grapple, auger, Tushogg mulching head, etc., 2006 Fecon FTX-90L with Bull Hog 74SS head, 1994 Vermeer 1250 BC Chipper. A bunch of chainsaws.

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« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2016, 10:20:12 PM »
yep they are no fun  im about 2/3 of the way through these little poplar it was supposed to be 1 tt load but but the logs have stained so he said saw them all since they wont take it cut on a circle mill ::) as of today i have cut about 16mbdft and like a couple hundred logs yet  :o i hope to finish by next tues or wed :-\  im used to sawing 12-15 logs a day and cutting 3000+ bdft a day now im sawing 40-50 logs a day and getting 2000-2500 but it pays the bills and i am glad to have had logs all winter  :) so im whining not complaining ;D :D :D :D
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« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2016, 11:34:14 PM »
I'm not up to that speed yet...but maybe I'll get there.  ;)
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« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2016, 11:49:54 PM »
i have an off bearer and he will double your production at least :) the most shocking thing i did was put a green chain on the back side of the mill. i did it to help with the rr ties but i gained almost 100 bdft an hour on average after i built it :o just watch where your time goes and you will figure out how to get faster :) but from 18 up to about 26" dia is where i can cut the most lumber. we have cut over 4000bdft in poplar and gum a few times but 3500 is not uncommon :)  in the hardwoods about 2500-3000 is average
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« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2016, 03:09:52 PM »
yep they are no fun  im about 2/3 of the way through these little poplar it was supposed to be 1 tt load but but the logs have stained so he said saw them all since they wont take it cut on a circle mill ::) as of today i have cut about 16mbdft and like a couple hundred logs yet  :o i hope to finish by next tues or wed :-\  im used to sawing 12-15 logs a day and cutting 3000+ bdft a day now im sawing 40-50 logs a day and getting 2000-2500 but it pays the bills and i am glad to have had logs all winter  :) so im whining not complaining ;D :D :D :D


  Only 40 to 50 logs. my record is 110 logs in less than 8 hours, 3 siding pecker poles with good help.  That kind of sawing takes it out of you.  Steve
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« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2016, 03:22:49 PM »
 
 I push the lever all the way ahead and use the flow control valve to control the speed. Don't forget to lower the toe boards after you get a flat side on the bed.  Steve

I thought of this advice several times in the last few days...while I was cutting the taper out of a cant.  :(  There is a lot to get ahold of learning to use a hydraulic mill, after years of doing it the hard way. But I like it.  :)
Where do you get the heavy duty cord reel that you use?
   



 I got the heavy duty cord reel off Ebay, every now and then they go at a good price.  Give me a PM with your phone number.   Steve
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« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2016, 11:09:40 PM »
I'll be glad when this job is over. I cut 23 logs today for about 800 bd. ft. of lumber. Jees, what was I thinking?  :D Other than being pecker poles, the thing that's slowing me down more is I'm having to pull these out of a pile, and cut them to length. I hit 3 nails today ruining 2 brand new blades (one of them was on its first cut).  :( Tomorrow I've got to cut 6 6x6x10' and a 6x12x12' ( :D biggest log I've got left is 13"), then I'm done with the Pine.
He wants me to cut a 24" dbh Gamble Oak before I leave. We'll see how that goes.  :)
1996 Timber King B-20 with 14' extension, Morgan Mini Scragg Mill, Fastline Band Scragg Mill (project), 1973 JD 440-b skidder, 2008 Bobcat T-320 with buckets, grapple, auger, Tushogg mulching head, etc., 2006 Fecon FTX-90L with Bull Hog 74SS head, 1994 Vermeer 1250 BC Chipper. A bunch of chainsaws.


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