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Just ordered hm130 need best way to mount it
« on: July 14, 2017, 03:38:39 PM »
Hello everyone
 Just sent in my order for a hm 130, wanted a mill for years so thought it was time to pull the trigger before time runs out! This is my first mill with no experience, im thinking about mounting it on two 6x6 runners with bracing as i intend to move it about 150 feet in the spring to its final resting spot.i intend to drag it before the ground thaws. Was wondering if anyone has done anything similar in the past without screwing up the mill.

I also picked up the cover and a box of xtra blades so far. Hope to have it here by next weekend!
 I might also add that ive been comparing these small saws for quite a while and the reviews and pricepoint seem top notch, also thanks to Brenna who answered all my questions with great patience. I hope the mill is a match for the great customer service! Thanks again.
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Re: Just ordered hm130 need best way to mount it
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 10:08:44 PM »
Welcome to the forum! I got no answers but others will. Good luck and enjoy the milling.
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Re: Just ordered hm130 need best way to mount it
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2020, 12:07:21 AM »
I think you have to ask yourself honestly, just how much milling you plan on doing.  Originally, I was going to buy the 126 mill and put it on the trailer package, which is the ideal situation I think.  You would be completely mobile and it would streamline your track set up.
Having done an honest assessment however of just how much sawing I was really going to do to justify the expense of the 126, I ended up swallowing my ego a little and instead bought the 122 mill.  So, while that means my diameter capacity was around 2 feet less, and given that it would be on a stationary 4x6 bed that I had to build for the track, what I was able to realize as a trade off was, the larger engine, a track extension, two boxes of blades, and the blade sharpener.  I didn't want to be dependent and have to go hunt down someone to sharpen blades, and all things considered, this made eminently more sense for me.

The questions that I would pose to you is, how much sawing you plan to do, since it seems that you committed yourself to the large model.  Why not just go ahead and invest in the trailer package?  My assumption, given your choice of model is that you plan on doing a lot of sawing and the trailer would not only make you mobile, which is a positive, due to the fact that you would then have the possibility to move it within a certain radius of your geographic area to take on projects if you chose, and redundantly, track set up is easier .  Think about the time and money you will now be spending for a temporary bed.  Worth it?  I'd mull that one over.
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Re: Just ordered hm130 need best way to mount it
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2020, 03:26:06 AM »
I purchased the HM 126 last fall and have no regrets but would have liked the HM 130 with all the extra features. Anyway, I don't see a problem with moving to the new location as long as the 6 x 6 are well braced to prevent twisting and you take the mill off the tracks when moving. Level the 6 x 6 with the tracks on a good base and place the mill back on.

By trying the mill before it's final location will give you the opportunity to see if the height will work best for you before it's set. Mine is sitting on cement pads with 2 x 10 wood base and I find this worked well for my height when pushing the mill. It's not to high or to low.

Enjoy your mill. Excellent choice.

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Re: Just ordered hm130 need best way to mount it
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2021, 09:54:03 PM »
Novascotiamill, I think you are right on track. I mounted my 126 to 2 16ft 6x6 timbers that sit on top of 3 6x6 cross ties that have 3ft steel stakes anchoring each end and setting on an 8 inch bed of gravel. This has proven to be rock solid for me. 

I have about 6 thousand board feet of logs staged within 50ft of my mill to make it relatively easy to load the mill by hand. Unfortunately I cant afford heavy equipment to handle my logs so I invested in a log arch from LogRite to help. 

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