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looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« on: February 04, 2020, 02:55:16 PM »
Hello everyone!  I'm new to the forum.  I was hoping to get some advise and help on this used mill I'm looking at.  current owner claims it has around 40 hours on it.  only used to build a shed and then lost interest.  it has been sitting outside for 7 years since new.  only thing covered is the engine.  they are asking for 5,000 dollars for it with power feed option and bed extension. no trailer package.   what concerns should I have on this mill since its been sitting for years?  is it worth the money or should I stay away?  I am scheduled to go look at it tomorrow morning.

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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 03:08:12 PM »
   I'd want to see it run and cut a log or two.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2020, 03:15:25 PM »
see if the metal is free or froze up at joints.  WM had a service that will go through a mill and fix and or point out problems if you want.  i am not a WM guy, but hear only good things.  if it were me, i would contact WM for a quote for the same mill new with the same bells and whistles.  it has low hours, and may be fine despite being in the weather, if well lubricated.  see what savings you are getting.  see in person if it looks new or if the use has been "underestimated".  the hours may be correct, but different styles of use, can wear differently.  i can have a drill for years, my brother can ruin one in about an hour.  :)
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2020, 03:34:46 PM »
new price on the LT15 with extension and power feed is around 9,500 plus shipping and tax. thats what is drawing me to this tomorrow.  I really want new but would have to go to a woodland mills or frontier to keep the price the same as this used woodmizer.  what I like about woodmizer is the much heavier frame system and it sounds like resale is a lot better on them.  just nervous of pullys and bearings being in poor shape along with belts.

according to the seller this unit has an 18 HP electric start motor which is bigger than I can get on a new woodland mills or frontier.  they only go up to 14hp.


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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2020, 03:37:29 PM »
Woodmizer has a sale going on right now the lt15 is 7,595 brand new and ready to go.  hope this helps you decide . Randy

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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2020, 04:51:28 PM »
I imagine if the engine will run fine, then youre set.  Even if you have to replace the belts, thats easy and fairly cheap.  Many mills live their entire life with just the head covered.  If what you want is an LT15 with extension and power feed, then I think its a great deal.  If you dont need extension and power feed, then you might consider new instead.  Sometimes I think about getting an extension for my LT15, but then i think about moving really long logs and havent gotten the extension yet.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2020, 04:56:21 PM »
I think the power feed will be nice. especially if I can stack the previous board while the mill is cutting through the next piece. the track extension will be great for a couple of headers needed for the building I will make for the mill.  it will allow me to drive in with my loader with a 17 or 18' log without fighting the opening of the building.

I could live without the extension though.  but just the power feed is 1195 plus the 7595 for mill then tax and shipping and your still at near 10k

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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2020, 05:06:35 PM »
I do not see that you have mentioned the asking price and you do not need to.  just make sure the fact that the "new" is worn off is taken into account.  My mill is outside, but i use it on a regular basis. and keep it lubed and limber.  so i know what i have.  if it has set for 5 years unused, it may have issues with bearings, or pins.  you will bet an idea tom.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2020, 05:10:34 PM »
As previously mentioned, the LT15 is on sale right now at Woodmizer.  Currently the LT15 with power feed is listed at $8790.00 plus tax and shipping.

If the power feed works and the engine runs and you can successfully cut a few logs this might be a pretty good deal.

But good luck in your sawmill adventures...
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2020, 05:27:56 PM »
Sounds like a good deal to me, It will not be for sale long at this price.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2020, 05:29:20 PM »
You will have a much better sense of the mill once you've seen it.Sweat equity is worth a lot.My first mill required a lot of tlc but in the end it cut great lumber.You will have a tremendous advantage in knowing help and parts are only a phone call away. WM support is top notch.Take cash and see what you can come with.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2020, 05:50:37 PM »
seller wants 5,000 dollars.  when we first spoke sunday he said bring cash and we will talk...  then of course someone called him today and wants to buy it.  so then he calls me and said he will at least hold it for me to see tomorrow but is now wanting 5,000 firm. 

I think the biggest concerns are the bearings if they have just sat for a few years.  he did call me today and said he fired it up. he will be ready to show me how the mill works tomorrow morning and cut a little timber to demonstrate as well.

hopefully everything is good.  if not, I messaged the gentleman that is selling a 3 year old LT15 never even unboxed on hear already.  I am hoping to hear back from him tonight...  its the same distance to either mill.  the one for sale on this site that hasnt been even unboxed would be awesome, but not for the same price as ordered new with warranty.  he wants 8600.


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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2020, 05:53:06 PM »
Welcome to the forum!
I really like my Frontier OS31, but I was on a budget as I only cut for myself. I would like to have more power than the 13.5 I have, but it is capable of meeting my requirements. I did purchase an extension. If I continue to mill, I can see where hydraulics are necessary...
I would want to put eyes on the mill in question and cut with it before purchase..
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2020, 06:03:58 PM »
if this woodmizer doesnt work out and the one for sale on this forum I have narrowed it down to a new frontier OS31 or the woodland mills 130max with trailer package and extension.

how do you like your frontier?

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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2020, 06:14:54 PM »
Durf, if that used LT15 does not work out (and it is a pretty good price and worth putting a few bucks into) I think that new one will also be a great deal for you. It has been here a while and I am really surprised it hasn't sold. If I had the money, and believe me, I thought about it. hen I have a place that really needs a mill and it would be perfect for them but they are a company and it is not in this years budget....yet. That mill has just the options I would order too, but I have to focus on handling equipment first.
 Whichever way you go, you should come out just fine. Good luck to you.
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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2020, 06:25:08 PM »
Welcome to the forestry forum Durf700
Good luck with your purchase and your sawdust journey.I see you are from the home of Remington very nice company and area.
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2020, 06:37:00 PM »
thanks guys for the imput so far.  ya, remington arms is 5 minutes away. alot of family members worked they're entire careers there. some still do.  I just purchased 54 acres of nice woods. 1/2 hardwoods which I am selectively logging and the other half is hemlock.  this is what led me to the sawmill.  the loggers dont want to pay you hardly anything for it around here due to the closest mill to process it.  so unless you sell to people that want the logs for milling its of no value.  I figure I  have a chance to really do well with milling my own hemlock and building some outbuildings for myself, and then I can also sell some to recover the expense of the mill maybe.

i'm exited..  just want to get something that will be reliable.

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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2020, 06:53:03 PM »
if this woodmizer doesnt work out and the one for sale on this forum I have narrowed it down to a new frontier OS31 or the woodland mills 130max with trailer package and extension.

how do you like your frontier?
I have plans to build a bit and a use for my wood... I would buy it again. I had the cash money and it fits well with my plans. I have 50 acres of mature mixed trees that the local loggers don't want to pay squat for and the means to selectively harvest. I would rather have the Frontier sawmill and a PTO driven logging winch for my tractor than the more expensive sawmill at this time. Retirement is 10 years out and I work a job... we heat with wood so little goes to waste.
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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2020, 07:31:18 PM »
my Biggest concern would have been the motor, but it seems he quelled that concern.  That suggests that he took care of it right the last time he used it.  I love my LT15 and that one will be upgraded compared to mine. I only have 15hp, manual feed and no extension.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2020, 07:38:27 PM »
ya, the seller told me that he had drained the gas out last time it was used. so thats good.  I guess what i'm most nervous about is the drive wheel bearings and stuff that havent scene action in a while. it would be disappointing to get it home, set up and start milling and have a bearing overheat and seize or something..  what do you guys think of the bearings sitting for a few years?

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« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2020, 07:45:19 PM »
I doubt its an issue, but you can take the blade off and spin the wheels to see how they are.
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« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2020, 07:48:02 PM »
good advice. I will take off the blade and check for any slop or unwanted resistance.  anything else ?

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« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2020, 08:27:44 PM »
As long as the motor runs good don't worry about the rest. Woodmizers are pretty basic machinery. They have all the parts and they are simple to repair. That mill will never be worth much less then the 5000 so you can't lose anything but your time and effort. 
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« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2020, 08:51:21 PM »
You can check the blade guide bearings, but even if theyre bad thats not a big deal at all.
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« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2020, 07:55:43 AM »
Check it out good, then take the mill home, set it up and saw with it.  The bearings will not have had much weather on them and they are sealed. 

Dont borrow trouble. As others have said the mill is not a complicated machine and repair of anything but the engine is basic mechanics.  The engine is running so basic oil, spark plug, fuel treatment etc should have you ready to saw.
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« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2020, 10:10:33 AM »
If it was a 25 year old pony you'd want to take a good look in his mouth but 7 year old green broke? Take it home and Finish breaking it in! Might need new horse shoes and harness but thats wear parts.

I would not be concerned on the bearings. Pins/bushing may need to be disasembled, cleaned, lubed and re-assembled. Belts could be dry and cracked but those are pretty cheap.     
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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2020, 10:29:40 AM »
Bearings are sealed! and like I said before this mill will not last long even at this price, he who hesitates!
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« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2020, 02:27:19 PM »
well....  i'm a woodmizer LT 15 owner now! :laugh: I was gonna walk away after a 2 hour drive because I was still considering a new smaller mill..   and I known he had 2 others that wanted it..  and so I just told him, I said I'm here now with the trailer and the cash... and after some negotiating.. we settled at 4800 dollars with a brand new box of woodmizer blades and a box of used woodmizer blades that need to be sharpened.  i'm pretty happy with the deal. the track measured around 27 feet , so minus the saw head I believe my max log length will be around 24'. also the power feed option worked as it should and it did fire right up without even cranking for  more than a second.  the bearings all seamed to be lubed well and felt smooth.

the negatives: need a water bottle..  and new woodmizer decals for the head.  other than that I think I did great!!!! so really not anything big at all!

I look forward to learning how to use this streetrod real soon.  now i just have to get it unloaded and want to try to clean it up. I like to keep my toys in good shape and clean. :)

thanks again for all the help on here guys.  I will maybe try to figure out how to load a pic or 2 up later.


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« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2020, 02:29:46 PM »
If you bought a brand new one, you would be in the same boat needing a water bottle in 7 years anyway.  great deal!
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« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2020, 02:42:20 PM »
You did good. I was going to throw my two cents in but these other gentlemen covered it. If something breaks after you fire it up, bearing etc, don't sweat it at all. Fix and carry on.
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« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2020, 02:44:55 PM »
Good for you!  8) 

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« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2020, 03:12:44 PM »
If you bought a brand new one, you would be in the same boat needing a water bottle in 7 years anyway.  great deal!
Actually. given where you (and I) live, all you have to do is forget the anti-freeze one fall day and you will need a new tank. :D ;D
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« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2020, 03:17:53 PM »
You did great!  Now the fun can begin.  

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« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2020, 03:19:29 PM »
@Old Greenhorn is right.  i have had mine 7 years.  1 new fuel tank due to squirrels thinking it would taste good.  new valve on water tank x 2.  a new articulated spout on the drip lube system.  new hydraulic pump belt.  some pieces to repair energy chain. i did not forget to raise the log stops, (i thought i could gently roll a log off of forks onto the mill, not) and it rolled off the back.  some black spray paint, ect. ect.  some of this stuff is wear and tear and natural injury due to the weight of the materials you are moving.  weather and cold.  moisture.  all take their toll.  yours is just broke in.
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« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2020, 03:46:04 PM »
Yet another person has been infected with stage II of the viral & terminal sawdust condition.

We really need to develop a more effective support group for these poor people! The only thing we seem to be able to do here on the forum is to encourage more victims to succumb every day.

Enjoy your mill! If your like most of us on here you will be wondering why you waited so long. 

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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2020, 04:10:54 PM »
Great score!  We look forward to hearing about and seeing (pictures) of your sawing!  It is a slippery slope.  Sawdust is my drug of choice!
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2020, 04:31:54 PM »
sadly there is no "herd" immunity, being around others with the condition, just makes it worse! :D
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2020, 04:33:29 PM »
Good deal man!  So you got an extra, extra bed section.  I only have 2 sections and can only cut about 10 6.  I got my mill from a previous forum member after he was unable to saw due to health.  He was second owner and it only came with 2 sections.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2020, 06:29:27 PM »
Good Deal you will not be sorry, can get any part for it from woodmizer, extra bed section is icing on the cake and power feed.  Hope you have fun be safe, and keep us posted, Put it under a shed for peace of mind.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2020, 06:55:19 PM »
It's all tucked away in the pole barn for now.. gotta say though... I'm buying a trailer kit for it before spring when I want to start using it. What a pain in the ... moving it. Plus I dont like the idea of leaving it ar my property when I'm not living there . Does anyone have a trailer kit they want to sell? If not I'm buying woodmizer one. 

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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2020, 07:23:17 PM »
You could try posting that in the "Wanted" area of the forum. That's what I plan to do when the time comes and I need equipment.

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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2020, 07:32:07 PM »
 

 

here it is guys!  sprayed some wd40 on it but all seems good so far!  now just need a trailer!

thanks again for the help!

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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #42 on: February 05, 2020, 07:37:52 PM »
 

 

heres the extra 3 pieces of tracks and blades

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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2020, 07:55:43 PM »


has anyone built this like "Yellowhammer" on here did?  I sent him a message and asked if he wanted to build me one.  I would be willing to pay. looks like a great way to save your back. 

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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #44 on: February 05, 2020, 08:41:20 PM »
To load it, back trailer to end opposite head.  Lift end and back under it.  Then roll head up the ramp.  Push rest of way on.  Two of us loaded mine that way.  Its easier to do with 2 sections together.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #45 on: February 05, 2020, 08:51:42 PM »
For some super LT15 mods take a look at Forum member elk42's gallery.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #46 on: February 06, 2020, 12:49:07 AM »
I saw a trailer kit advertised on sawmill exchange, under bandmill, manual been listed for months.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #47 on: February 06, 2020, 09:08:38 AM »
my local amish sawyer said he will sharpen my blades for 7 dollars each!  thats nice..  10 minutes from my house!

I will check for that trailer and see if its still around in the for sale section.

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« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2020, 09:20:03 AM »
Congratulations!
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2020, 09:41:36 AM »
I will check for that trailer and see if its still around in the for sale section.
This is probably it:  LINK
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« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2020, 05:11:03 PM »
thanks.

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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2020, 08:28:29 PM »
That mill aint seen enough logs to qualify as used. Id call it a demo unit.
You done very well.
If you ain't livin on the edge you are takin up way to much room. Of course at my age if I get too close to that edge any more theres a good chance I may fall off.
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2020, 09:23:24 AM »
when I paid 5k for my LT 15 used it was about that old, the previous owner had built a trailer under it, I think that well maintained they will always be worth 5k. I`ve since added the pineywoods design hydraulic turner, which is awesome.

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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2020, 08:13:14 PM »
thanks! I'm going to build my own trailer for it. I have a 4' axel on tires with leaf springs and a hitch from a tractor supply trailer.  just need some steel to install under the existing frame.  going to pretty much copy how woodmizer LT15 GO trailer is.  I am also going to work on setting it up with at least 1 winch for log turning like the post earlier was set up.  I may even ad a 2cd winch for pressure to secure the log against the stops.  i will probably be doing alot of the sawing by myself so if I can reduce the amount of effort for a few hundred bucks it will be well worth it.

if anyone else has installed winches hooked to log turners or log clamps I am open to designs.  as of right now it looks like I will buy the woodmizer manual log turner kit and modify it.  I called the woodmizer rep and he said with the addition of a bracket or 2 I can make the LT28 manual log turner work on my LT15. its way overpriced... for what you get, so if i cant find anything else I will probably grab that one. 

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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #54 on: February 08, 2020, 08:53:09 PM »
How will you use the extensions if you build a trailer under it?
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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #55 on: February 08, 2020, 09:09:19 PM »
Find an old boat trailer,  see a lot for sale without the titles really cheap. Cut the frame above the axles and maybe you will have to move the saddles to match the frame width of the LT 15. Just bolt it on. Will have to make a tongue for the front but the trailer will give you that also.   

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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #56 on: February 08, 2020, 09:25:31 PM »
the trailer kit they offer is designed for 3 sections of track.  I will use it like that until I get my barn built at my new property.  then once thats done I will set it up with the full 4 sections of track so I can cut up to around 24 feet. 

I could probably brace the whole frame and trailer the whole 4 sections.  its only about 5 miles from my current home to where my 54 acres are. i'm gonna meet with a family member that owns a steel fabrication shop that may want to mill up some red maple I have... gotta love barter system!  i'm sure he will be willing to help out with the trailer system build. not that its complicated, but maybe with the steel and cutting down to size so I just have to bolt or weld on.

I will look at boat trailers available this week as well.

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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #57 on: February 09, 2020, 06:48:19 PM »
Careful about welding anything to the frame of your mill, easy to warp the frame.  Been there, done that.

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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #58 on: February 09, 2020, 09:54:33 PM »
good to know.  I think i will probably weld together the frame supports and then bolt them the way woodmizer kit bolts to the bed sections for they're trailer kit design. that way I can take it off if I want to set it up for good in a building.


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Re: looking at 7 year old Woodmizer LT15
« Reply #59 on: February 09, 2020, 10:49:17 PM »
 I put a trailer under mine years ago, also a winch claw turner, linked lever operated backstops, hydraulic jack toe boards and among other things a hybrid style two plane clamp.

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