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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2017, 12:29:43 PM »
I saw a sobering sight earlier this year. These hydraulic pumps are half buried in dirt.   The owner is hoping to get this mill running again.   :'( :'( :'(

 

  



 
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2017, 12:31:04 PM »
Im familiar with a similiar situation, new lt 40, hardly used, left outside, tried to buy it, nope, last word was the mice got into it and it was "no good", still won`t talk sell. whats just as bad is the huge pile of big, straight,clean white cedar powerline poles that are rotting into the ground next to it, wouldnt sell them either...

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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2017, 12:45:53 PM »
My cousin has a mobile dimension that they salvaged for free. Its in pretty bad shape and needs the engine rebuilt. Ive tried to buy it several times, but his nephew is involved somehow and says no. So, found a place in Portland that had a 2017 lt40 wide sitting out in the weather rotting away and bought it in stead ;)

Its really sad to see perfectly good machines setting in the weather, not being taken care of.
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2017, 12:52:15 PM »
To show they aren't all lost forever: I bought my mill (Timberking B-16) this summer and it had been sitting outside for 12 years or so. Went to look at it in the morning, struck a deal with the guy, and drug it home that afternoon. Needed a lot of work and I still need to replace the hydraulic lines but it's gonna get a second chance at life.





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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2017, 01:04:52 PM »
Going north, the farther I go, the worse the weather and  more machinery left outdoors.

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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2017, 03:56:51 PM »
I can respect that people can do as they like with their personal property, but it doesn't mean I have to like it.  :D

Before I got my mill I had been desperately trying to get involved with a mill somehow. I would see abandoned mills like that and it would really upset me to think of the potential rotting away.
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2017, 04:01:29 PM »
If you drive anywhere in rural Mo.,you will see countless FRONT yards full of EVERY machine that the owner has owned. NON  are for sale.Edwin Dirnbeck

Spies!!!  How did you find my place?  ???   ;D  ;)   Oh wait, this does fit 80-90% of rural MO.   ;D

We've owned the farm since 1911, several generations of farm equipment and cars.  I've cleaned up some, but also bought some so...kind of a wash.

I've cut my share of of old cars, tractors, and equipment out with a chainsaw.  Most weren't worth much when they were parked. 

This mill gives me pause though.  Makes me think Chernobyl...
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2017, 05:48:30 PM »
The goat just wants to graze the privet. 
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2017, 06:56:48 PM »

Real funny how much easier to buy something that is for sale, HUH???
My cousin has a mobile dimension that they salvaged for free. Its in pretty bad shape and needs the engine rebuilt. Ive tried to buy it several times, but his nephew is involved somehow and says no. So, found a place in Portland that had a 2017 lt40 wide sitting out in the weather rotting away and bought it in stead ;)

Its really sad to see perfectly good machines setting in the weather, not being taken care of.
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2017, 12:13:07 AM »

Real funny how much easier to buy something that is for sale, HUH???
My cousin has a mobile dimension that they salvaged for free. Its in pretty bad shape and needs the engine rebuilt. Ive tried to buy it several times, but his nephew is involved somehow and says no. So, found a place in Portland that had a 2017 lt40 wide sitting out in the weather rotting away and bought it in stead ;)

Its really sad to see perfectly good machines setting in the weather, not being taken care of.
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2017, 05:15:12 PM »
I know what you guys are talking about. It took me two years to get this mill from the owner who left it in the Michigan weather for 15 years. I am in the process of restoring it and should be ready in the spring. Here is a couple of pics where I found it and in my garage currently.

  

  

 

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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2017, 05:48:10 PM »
That'll dry a tear or two!
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« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2017, 06:02:15 PM »
jb616....PLEASE.....post more pics of your restoration. This looks interesting. Thanks buddy.
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2017, 07:45:18 PM »
I've bought a lot of stuff that wasn't for sale by making a reasonable offer.  Sometimes the owner just doesn't want to get lowballed, but doesn't know what the thing is worth. 

Doesn't always work, but it's funny how often peoples fear of loosing a cash offer overrides their desire to keep something they weren't using anyway.   ;D
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2017, 09:03:56 PM »
That is terrible...awhile back I had seen something similar that I wanted to buy and I went there and oiled it for the old man...never ended up with it but he was happy...I could have bought it but decided against it.
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« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2018, 05:55:29 AM »
What got me was when a supposedly buddy of mine had a rare IH little rubber tired tracked cable Skidder (which iv seen a couple on this forum).  I told him if he ever wanted to get rid of it let me know. I go to visit and he just finished cutting it up for scrape. I did tell him I had recently seen one on C list for 10k as a collector.

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« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2018, 10:05:39 AM »
If there is something out there that you could really use or need; it can be good to stop by from time to time and check on it... as long as the people aren't mean or nasty about it.  Sometimes you just have to be there at the right time, when it clicks to them that its time to part with an item.  I myself sold an ole R model Mack dump truck... finally the main reason was I got tired of hearing about how I didn't need it or ever use it from the misses.  Man showed up one day and made an offer an he got it.  I actually wish I had it back, but his timing was good to make a buy that day.  :(  Banjo
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« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2018, 10:39:41 AM »
I had to work for six hours with a chainsaw to free up my D-4 Cat enough to drag it out with a wrecker.  I watched the sawmill I bought for twenty years as I drove by the owner's house.  When he finally put a price on it, the only part visible was the exhaust stack protruding from the honeysuckle vines.  Much to my surprise, he would not take my money until he sawed a log on the mill.  It took two hours to clear away the vines and trees, but the engine started right away.  Old machines require persistence.       Regards, Clark       

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« Reply #38 on: January 01, 2018, 11:04:35 AM »
I have rescued 3 woodmizers from the scrap heap, number 4 is in my shop awaiting re-build and #5 is on the wait list. Learned a bunch here, special thanks to Marty Parsons. The nearest wm facility is 200+ miles away. If I were a bit younger, I would seriously consider establishing a sawmill repair and rebuild business, but at my age, it's just not practical. Don't need the money, kids are well established, and grandkids college funded. I have a nice wm lt40 with hydraulics and remote, material handling equipment, connections to a couple of tree service companies and 3 or 4 logging crews. In other words, I don't need any more projects, but it still hurts to see nice stuff just abused and neglected..
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2018, 05:49:29 PM »
I bought my current mill in similar situation.  Its a LT40Super.  Had to replace electric motors on it. Been running fine since, I have owned it for 3 years or so now.   It baffles me why folks don't store stuff indoors??  Ok I get it a barn is expensive and shed a little less but for crying out loud you have (or had) a sawmill which would lower the cost of shed to just the metal roofing! 
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