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« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2019, 04:28:27 PM »
Gump,
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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2019, 07:15:53 AM »
As you are,looking forward to seeing some orange metal on that wood. ;D
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« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2019, 05:36:20 PM »
The Eagle has landed!  Not too bad to set up about 4-5 hours. I actually got to saw a few logs!! Super excited. Let the journey begin. I have a lot of learning to do, can't wait to become more proficient at this.

 

  

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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2019, 09:37:19 PM »
Now that is a very nice and professionally done setup.  8)
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« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2019, 04:26:51 AM »
Thanks guys. Now I need a shelter overhead and more yard space! I already have some dried logs that I can use to build with, so hopefully building can be errected before the heavy rains this fall.

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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2019, 07:13:04 AM »
What a fine job!
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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2019, 03:09:30 PM »
That's a real nice set-up you have so far.
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« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2019, 06:50:49 AM »
Great setup! Beautiful area!
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« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2019, 06:36:22 PM »
Live deck installed. Railway ties buried as posts. 6x6 for rails, hinged at mill.

 

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« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2019, 08:03:28 PM »
That is a nice setup with a very nice infeed deck BUT to be a "live" deck it would need chains and a drive system to move the logs to the mill without you touching them other than to load the deck with fresh logs.

I use that setup fairly regular and call it a log rollway.   
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« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2019, 10:15:36 AM »
Nice set up!  Only time that deck is alive is when you stack 'em high (to save time?) and they start rollin' on ya. :o :o.  Don't do what I did & you'll be fine  :D :D.  Look forward to sawing pics.  All the best, Rob.
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« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2019, 12:42:43 PM »
That sure looks like a nicely done set-up.
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« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2019, 01:31:06 PM »
I like it. I'm planning a very similar arrangement for my new LT15. I don't think I'll do the log deck as I'll load the mill with pallet forks on my tractor. Do you have the mill anchored to the 6x6's in any fashion?
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« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2019, 09:29:35 PM »
I myself load onto a deck like that. Than I roll the logs onto the mill. That way no opps from the tractor. ;D
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« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2019, 06:04:20 AM »
I have a log deck the same as yours . If I were doing a new one I would have a slight incline on the deck towards the mill , say 5deg. Or so . I think just this little tweak will make a big difference over time . I have to roll my logs by hand up a ramp to the deck so for me this would mean rebuilding the whole deck . If I were loading by machine I would spike on a tapered 5x5 just to try it but Iím almost sure it would be better. Something to think about

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« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2019, 10:16:23 AM »
Quebecnewf could you still put a tapered 5x5 on there and cut the ramp end at the ramp angle or less?


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