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HM122 which engine ?
« on: January 10, 2022, 08:29:10 AM »
I am considering to buy a HM122, if I can get it shipped to the Yukon @ a reasonable rate. A key question is - which engine shall I go with? My logs mainly will be spruce around 15" and poplar maybe 20" max. Is it worthwhile to go with the bigger engine or will I just waste gasoline?  I will run the mill a few days a year only - if I need boards to fix up or enhance my cabin.

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Re: HM122 which engine ?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2022, 08:33:26 AM »
Get the biggest engine that you can.  
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Re: HM122 which engine ?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2022, 12:09:01 PM »
Welcome! I doubt if you will notice enough difference in fuel consumption to worry about, the larger engine won't have to work as hard. With infrequent use 91 octane is a must and add a fuel stabilizer to minimize headaches.
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Re: HM122 which engine ?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2022, 12:16:08 AM »
That's always the thinking.  I only need to make some small cuts.  Then one day you see something or someone gives you a big ol' hunk of wood that would make special boards and you will wish you had that extra 2.5 HP.
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Re: HM122 which engine ?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2022, 05:20:13 PM »
I have the 122 7hp.  I have not had any issues with the amount of power.  Keep the blades sharp and don't force it and it will cut anything you throw at it.

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