The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns

Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:

TimberKing Sawmills

Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools

Norwood Industries Inc.

Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money! sponsored by Northeast STIHL

Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products


iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts

Smith Sawmill Service

Author Topic: Heavy Stuff  (Read 1341 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Qweaver

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2054
  • Age: 76
  • Location: Weston, WV
  • Gender: Male
  • The cabin is done and we love it
    • Share Post
Heavy Stuff
« on: October 17, 2017, 10:10:39 PM »
When I took this red oak job to saw full 2"x 10" x 20' boards I did not even think about the weight of the boards.  About 170 lbs!  That will test ya!  Got us old guys puffing.  Whee!
So Many Toys...So Little Time  WM LT28 , 15 trailers, Case 450 Dozer, John Deere 110 TLB, Peterson WPF 10",  AIM Grapple, Kubota 2501 :D

Offline bandmiller2

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 8728
  • Location: Franklin Ma.
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Heavy Stuff
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 04:48:17 PM »
I hear you mate with those biguns I handle one end at a time until they are on my log deck then the old ASV and forks take over. You must have your own personal union and refuse to lift too much, its not worth it at our age. Frank C.
A man armed with common sense is packing a big piece

Offline drobertson

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 8013
  • Age: 59
  • Location: Missouri
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Heavy Stuff
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 05:47:34 PM »
hear that,, my last job before the spinal fusion was only 16's x2" green pine, those 12" ers got a bit cumbersome,  rollers and  leverage points are critical for sure,, my last 20' oak trailer floor was one like you describe,, I had to pull the  mill out and do one at a time, and for folks that are just beginning, slabs have to be moved too,,and I still miss my mill, 
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

Offline irvi00

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 115
  • Age: 45
  • Location: Cleveland, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Heavy Stuff
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 07:42:46 PM »
Was there this past Monday. 18 foot red oak in 8/4. My sister helps me off bear, she couldn't budge the 10 or 12 inch planks. Needless to say I hurt all over Tuesday morning.

Offline OffGrid973

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 540
  • Age: 43
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Gender: Male
  • Off Grid
    • Share Post
Re: Heavy Stuff
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 07:45:36 PM »
Thats a job where you should advertise free off bearer lessons, TODAY ONLY and see who bites :).  Did a trailer bed the other day at 10 x 2 and realized this requires a different strategy vs. cut off trailer close and final trailer 20 feet away.
Your Fellow Woodworker,
- Off Grid

Offline WV Sawmiller

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 9995
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Hinton WV
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Green's Sawmill Services
Re: Heavy Stuff
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 07:52:54 PM »
   I cut a 4" X 20" X 8' mantel and 2 2" slabs off the same walnut log. Just calculated and the 4" one weighed over 250 lbs and 2" ones around 125 lbs. That kind of stuff is way to heavy for me to be lifting up on my long term storage shelves. I use a pulley and my ATV winch for such.

   I agree heartily with earlier comments you don't lift stuff that big. You move one end at a time, slide or roll it or watch your younger helpers. I cut some 2" X 22" X 12' hickory for a guy one time. We slid them on to the forks of his skid steer.
Howard Green
WM LT35HDG25(2015) , 2009 4wd Dodge PU, Kawasaki 650 ATV, Sthil 440 & 441, homemade logging arch (w/custom built rear log dolly), JD 750 w/4' wide Bushhog brand FEL

Dad always said "You can shear a sheep a bunch of times but you can only skin him once"

Online longtime lurker

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1668
  • Location: way south
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Heavy Stuff
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2017, 07:22:09 AM »
Ones that always seem to end up hurting me are "regular" sizes: 6&8 x3's, 10&12 x2's etc etc. Average density of a lot of what we cut is about double white oak so its got some weight in those sizes but it's sorta do-able so you lift first and ache later.

The real big stuff won't hurt you because you don't even try. I gotta do some beams at 15x12x 27' next week. My calcs put them at 2850 lbs each. Only way those can hurt you is if you trip getting off the forklift.
The quickest way to make a million dollars with a sawmill is to start with two million.

Offline woodman

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 483
  • Age: 2016
  • Location: Wilmington Ma.
  • Gender: Male
  • I love cutting lumber on my wood mizer
    • Share Post
    • Jim Cripanuk's Portable Saw Mill
Re: Heavy Stuff
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 09:53:34 PM »
  I put a power feed on my wm e50 works grate
Jim Cripanuk

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

Uh-oh Log too heavy?

Started by Qweaver on Sawmills and Milling

29 Replies
Last post August 10, 2010, 11:27:46 PM
by carykong
Too Heavy ??

Started by Magicman on Sawmills and Milling

65 Replies
Last post December 16, 2017, 01:45:31 PM
by Magicman
heavy set

Started by dustyhat on Sawmills and Milling

2 Replies
Last post May 26, 2015, 08:17:47 PM
by hackberry jake
Look at these very heavy logs

Started by alsayyed on Forestry and Logging

24 Replies
Last post September 28, 2006, 07:14:58 PM
by maple flats

Powered by EzPortal