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New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« on: January 03, 2017, 08:32:18 PM »
This new, custom built, Turner Mill should be at my house late this week. 38" bed, 24 foot capacity, fully hydraulic with all the bells and whistles plus 34" between the blade guides.


Super Excited Doc....
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 08:48:15 PM »
wow that is really nice. hope to see pictures of it in action.

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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 08:57:44 PM »
Interesting design.  Is that electrical or hydraulics on the overhead wire?
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 09:12:33 PM »
Electrical. It doesnt have much in the electronics department like many other mills. It's mostly hydraulic. Electric up and down, clutch, and start.
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2017, 09:17:27 PM »
Here are a few more from the build.






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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2017, 09:20:14 PM »
I'd be prity excited about that ! Looks like a nice mill !
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2017, 10:00:05 PM »
Great looking mill :)
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2017, 10:12:27 PM »
I've never heard of Turner Mills. Looks like they make a pretty good machine.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 10:27:43 PM »
When I didn my research I wrote down all of the options I wanted/needed and priced them out to all the manufacturers. Bottom line if I wanted hydraulic loading arms they all started at 27k or more. I got a custom mill with a much larger capacity for a decent bit less. Plus I was involved with the whole process. They don't do a lot of advertising but those that have them swear by their reliability and quality.

For example. If you break down you can go to napa and get almost any part for it. If you lose a bearing on the head of an orange mill you are down until you get one from the manufacturer. Based on what I've learned.
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2017, 06:30:12 AM »
Congrats. Now that is a big step up. When you get it set up, I will come by and check it out. ;D

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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2017, 07:15:11 AM »
Looks like it has a separate motor for the hydraulics.The power feed must be electric as well?
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2017, 07:41:17 AM »
Doc, does Turner still use rubber tires for their wheels on there larger mills.?? They work and you won't have to stretch belts over cast iron pulleys. I have seen the manual Turners cut at shows but not the deluxe model. Frank C.
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2017, 08:05:30 AM »
Looks like a good score on a nice mill but the killer shop is what i like the best.
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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2017, 09:59:22 AM »
Yes, Turner uses trailer tires for the bandwheels.
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2017, 10:37:08 AM »
What is the power unit for the mill head ?
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2017, 11:02:46 AM »
You will like it!!!
What's the plan for the lumber?
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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2017, 11:40:55 AM »
The power unit is a 36 hp Subaru, the biggest I could get without going diesel and really upping the price tag. I'm told that subaru is shutting down it's small engine department but will carry parts for 8 years. Despite this news, I still went with it over the 24hp Honda.

c-farm, I intend to mill for others primarily and develop my property. Possibly (if the wife approves) build a house with the spoils...
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2017, 01:04:31 PM »
I've heard no complaints about Subaru engines
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2017, 02:14:07 PM »
Congratulations on the new mill!
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2017, 07:26:51 PM »
My understanding is that someone (Yamaha?) is buying the Subaru small engine line, so it will not be an orphan, and will be available and supported in the future. Subaru had already promised support, but now it will also be still manufactured, although it may gain a name change. I'm sure there will be plenty of press releases to keep up customer confidence.
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