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« on: January 13, 2010, 03:01:56 PM »
I am new to the milling business,My wife and I are planning to build a log cabin and we are going to mill our own lumber. We are currently looking at a burg mill that is on sale 36" throat with 13 hp honda. If anyone out there has a mill like this how well does it cut,are they reliable, are parts available, how is the company support. are they a reputable com? If there is anyone out there that owns one I sure would like to hear from you. This mill is on sale until the end of the month so I have to decide pretty quick. Thanks

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Re: burg sawmill
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 04:10:06 PM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum schlep.

I couldn't recall ever hearing of them, so I searched the forum and found there is some mention, and one member that mentioned said he liked his. Use the search function and search burg sawmill and you can see the few mentions of the mill. There ain't much.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010, 05:58:43 PM »
I have  the 42” Burg. I got it second hand  with a few modifications. My saw had the raise and lowering of the head  changed  so it now climes a chain like the WM . It is a hand crank but goes threw a gear box with a fare reduction so there is no need  for any  lock. I t also has a small electric motor driving it only 5 hp. I will be going with a larger motor soon. As for how it cuts, I have  not had any problems. The 30’ of track is set on 8” I-beam and that is set on pears  with 4X10 going  across from side to side. So fare we are good and level. The saw has cut some nice lumber and it has not had any trouble. I have not called them yet  so I cant comment .   

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010, 07:11:41 PM »
Schlep and Woodbe welcome to Forestry Forum, this is a great place to learn about ALL sawmill stuff.

I googled Burg and found their website.  Looks like a Bill Rake style mill with linn lumber mills persuasion.  First I ever heard of them.  It looks comparable to a Woodmizer LT 10.

Will you saw mostly hardwood or softwood logs?
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 07:38:34 PM »
good to hear from you people, i read the post on the one owner ,however there was not a lot of info there. I have never worked with a mill so this is all new to me. I will be sawing spruce that has been sitting for 1year and is peeled. I purchased the lumber from a sawmiller who decided to retire because of health problems in the family. Most of the lumber is 18" in dia.  and I am hoping that this mill will handle it without investing a great deal of money .I do realize that it is manual and labour intensive and that is fine but I want something that is reliable,that is fairly easy to maintain,and easy to get repairs should something go wrong. Also I am 1500 plus miles from the manufacture and know nothing about the company other than the conversation I had with the owner and the pics on the web page. Having said this however looking at it and what is being offered its seems to be worth the dollar they are asking.

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2010, 07:46:41 PM »
Schlep and Woodbe welcome to Forestry Forum, this is a great place to learn about ALL sawmill stuff.

I googled Burg and found their website.  Looks like a Bill Rake style mill with linn lumber mills persuasion.  First I ever heard of them.  It looks comparable to a Woodmizer LT 10.

Will you saw mostly hardwood or softwood logs?
mostly spruce that has been dry for 1year

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2010, 07:52:29 PM »
I have  the 42” Burg. I got it second hand  with a few modifications. My saw had the raise and lowering of the head  changed  so it now climes a chain like the WM . It is a hand crank but goes threw a gear box with a fare reduction so there is no need  for any  lock. I t also has a small electric motor driving it only 5 hp. I will be going with a larger motor soon. As for how it cuts, I have  not had any problems. The 30’ of track is set on 8” I-beam and that is set on pears  with 4X10 going  across from side to side. So fare we are good and level. The saw has cut some nice lumber and it has not had any trouble. I have not called them yet  so I cant comment .   

Woodbe

what was the reason this was changed . more efficient or just simplier to operate?

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2010, 08:29:11 PM »
schlep,   Welcome to The Forestry Forum..... 8)
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2010, 10:28:44 PM »
From what I was told by the guy I bought it from was he didn’t like it when the cable on one side over lapped and the other did not. I would think that would not make a huge difference but it all adds up. So fare I have just cut Doug Fir, Red Oak and Locust it all cut good with a sharp blade. This is my first mill as well. So in less there is something is going real bad I may not catch it. Hope this will help you.

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Re: burg sawmill
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2010, 12:45:45 AM »
The burg sawmill is made here locally and I have talked with a couple of owners and they seemed very happy with them. One of them had a barn over flowing with wood that he had milled on his, and his mill was still cutting good when he demonstrated it for me. He had spent the day watching me mill up a large deck of logs for his neighbor and invited me over after I had finished. Both of the mills that I have seen had a solid foundation under them and there was no plans to move either of them.
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2010, 02:43:14 PM »
schlep,   Welcome to The Forestry Forum..... 8)
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2010, 02:47:34 PM »
The burg sawmill is made here locally and I have talked with a couple of owners and they seemed very happy with them. One of them had a barn over flowing with wood that he had milled on his, and his mill was still cutting good when he demonstrated it for me. He had spent the day watching me mill up a large deck of logs for his neighbor and invited me over after I had finished. Both of the mills that I have seen had a solid foundation under them and there was no plans to move either of them.
great, I guess that is the way we will go then,we were mostly decided but wanted to hear from people that have seen them work,thanks for the info, I guess we will have work to do soon.

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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2010, 11:57:57 PM »
Here is a picture of my Burg mill. I just wanted to see if I could get them set up on the post. I am still working on the back wall and roof so we can stay dry when working. The log deck showed up while I was gone. Some of my good friends set it all up on a Sunday afternoon. Well good luck with your mill.

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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2010, 03:23:37 AM »
schlep,  Tis good to see someone else from Saskatchewan on the forum...

Those dry spruce logs must have come from north of you  eh eh.  Where abouts did they come from? 

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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2010, 01:35:09 PM »
schlep,  Tis good to see someone else from Saskatchewan on the forum...

Those dry spruce logs must have come from north of you  eh eh.  Where abouts did they come from? 

Brad.

Also good to talk to someone local, the logs come from prairie river,i am building in Somme ,Your not far away ,do you know anyone with picker truck,looking for someone to move 35 cords about 13 miles?

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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2010, 09:58:36 PM »
I just looked at my profile and it needs changed.... I am actually living in Wynyard but do own some land north east of Kelvington.....   

I may know someone.... will make a couple of calls and see if a friend of mine still has his self loading trailer....   Just wished I had my small grapple log trailer finished.  It would take a few loads but would do the job  a cord at a time.

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Re: burg sawmill
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2010, 10:44:18 PM »
Can't have mine ..... I like it too much !   ;D

The parts are mostly off the shelf.

Saws good !

Mr. Burg is a good man to deal with !

Check my photos. You will find pictures of the mill and log plus lumber sawed.

It comes with a track and bunkers but yah have to supply a sturdy frame under it.

Head aligns nice.

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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2010, 11:43:38 PM »
 :D  nice looking job, Well we took the plunge and ordered it. I will be mounting it also on a trailer, really would like to hear from you how your turner works,would be interested in trying to do something like that as well. can't wait for it to get here but  sounds like a while ,back ordered for 8 weeks or more so I guess I just got to wait////

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« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2010, 07:19:51 PM »
Yup, I waited about three months for mine but it was worth the wait. I'm a big fan of manual mills but a bigger fan of log turners. They can be as simple as an over head chain fall. My turner isn't the best but its better than nothing. I have some new cylinders but no time to install them. For now try the search option.......


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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2010, 10:33:15 PM »
when you got yours was there much setup? Also I was wondering if one should go to a centrifical clutch rather than the lever setup as I see most of the other brands are set up that way?  One other question that I forgot to ask was how wide the two rails were on the 42" saw because I want to start building the trailer.


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