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Hudson 30 trailer mounted mill
« on: June 25, 2019, 01:16:13 PM »
Have recently purchased a Hudson 30 trailer mounted rig with a couple of extensions. It will cut a 16' log. I need to cut a 22' log but can't figure out how the mill will ride over the end stop. Is there a trick or is this the limit of the trailer mount.

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Re: Hudson Oscar 30 trailer mounted mill
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 01:58:58 PM »
Is this a Hud-Son saw? Which one? A photo would help. I have a 328 but it is not on a trailer. The end stop is just held on with a bolt, if you loosen that, it swings out of the way. Maybe the trailer version is different? You can buy, or make additional track. I have 24' on mine.

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Re: Hudson 30 trailer mounted mill
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2019, 02:23:33 PM »
Can't specifically say about your mill but when I have cut timbers longer than the mill I slide the log / cant back and forth to make it work.  Not nearly as much fun as it sounds but it works.  
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Re: Hudson Oscar 30 trailer mounted mill
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019, 03:57:11 PM »
The entire carriage is one piece with a block welded on each end to keep the carriage from rolling off. ( see picture) I have to assume this is the limit of the trailer. Anything longer will have to be setup on the ground and lift the mill off with a bucket tractor and place it on the surface rails. Ugh. Just thought there might be someone else out there with another solution. Sorry, pic would not load.

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Re: Hudson Oscar 30 trailer mounted mill
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019, 04:06:10 PM »
OK, so this is an Oscar 330 then? They must make the trailers a little different. Sounds like you would have to grind the welds and remove the stop. Then you could add an extension of your own build with another set of legs. The ground mount tracks come with holes on each end to connect the next track. you could add 100' of track if you wanted and the stop just gets moved to the end of the last track.
 There are instructions for uploading photos near the bottom of the main page. Everybody has to work through it the first time, then it's easy. You upload to your gallery then put them in your post.
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Re: Hudson Oscar 30 trailer mounted mill
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2019, 04:21:38 PM »
This is a poor photo, but it the lower right corner at the end of the track you will see a yellow tab, that is my end stop. I am thinking yours is actually on the carriage, not on the track, correct?


 
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Re: Hudson Oscar 30 trailer mounted mill
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 04:30:44 PM »
That's correct. The Oscar 30 is an earlier version of the 330. I'm  sure the trailer rig is designed to keep people from hauling a 100 foot trailer. I'm still trying to figure out the picture thing. BTW I like your cable rig. Nice to have a solid tree nearby.

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Re: Hudson Oscar 30 trailer mounted mill
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Re: Hudson Oscar 30 trailer mounted mill
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2019, 05:52:46 PM »
Finally figured out the "easy picture thing". I'm sure I won't remember it.

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Re: Hudson Oscar 30 trailer mounted mill
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2019, 06:40:52 PM »
Isn't there a method for cutting a log longer than your mill? If it's just just for the occasional long log. Like winching the log forward and back.
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Re: Hudson Oscar 30 trailer mounted mill
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2019, 06:50:11 PM »
Finally figured out the "easy picture thing". I'm sure I won't remember it.

Itíll be second nature after a few posts. Itís worth the effort. Pictures stay on the FF forever and donít become blank boxes with an X in the corner.

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Re: Hudson Oscar 30 trailer mounted mill
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2019, 08:36:57 PM »
Well while you were figuring out the 'picture thing' I went and looked up the drawings for the 330 trailer, but they were not detailed enough. Your photos fixed that. Looks like you have 2 problems, first is the welded stub sticking out the side assuming that is the stop, and the second issue is your jack stand.
 Do both of these interfere with the carriage?
 If you can get that stud out of the way AND if you can find a way to get that jack stand lower, will the carriage pass on by? If so, you can bolt another track section right onto those holes I see there.

 Yes, there are other ways to do long longs, they are all a lot more work, take a lot more time, and most give mixed results. Some guys are real good at it, but they work hard at it too. Search the forum here and you will find a bunch of good ideas. I just added track. Those guys can give you work-arounds, they know a lot more than me.
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Re: Hudson 30 trailer mounted mill
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2019, 10:50:03 PM »
Thanks for your comments, Greenhorn. I can lower the legs by taking them off the 4x4 they are sitting on and putting something smaller and solid under them. I plan to cut the carriage stop off and bolt a stop  that will swing out of the way like your mill. I'll then bolt on another section and support it on cement blocks and make sure that has a carriage stop or it could fly off like a roller coaster leaving the tracks. 


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