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WIld Fire
« on: September 09, 2020, 08:33:51 AM »
We just had a bad forest fire here in Central Montana, It got my mill,a Lt 15, I hope insurance covers it, Had several cants, a few logs and a stack of lumber there too so it got hot! slab wood ,saw dust all gone.I been told it cant be rebuilt, SO looking at the new LX55? Any one have one or stick with LT15 It did bout everything I needed or wanted.

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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2020, 08:36:18 AM »
WOW.  so sorry to hear that.  let us know if we can help.  I have no info on the mill that you are asking about.
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Re: WIld Fire
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2020, 08:53:20 AM »
   Sorry for your loss. Glad you are okay. I don't know anything about the new mill you mention. If the mill was for personal use I'd think homeowner's insurance would cover it. Mine covers the outbuildings and equipment up to 10% of the value of the home. If used for business you will have to have had an inland Marine policy to cover it I suspect. 
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Re: WIld Fire
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 09:16:59 AM »
Shoot that sucks sorry you lost the mill. Did everything else turn out ok?

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Re: WIld Fire
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2020, 10:45:59 AM »
Sorry to hear of your loss!  I hope you are covered and get to shop for a new mill soon.

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Re: WIld Fire
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2020, 02:14:14 PM »
Im in north cali, trying to get off of 1 fire west of red bluff, and head east to chico for the creek fire. It ate 20,000 ac over night and the town we were suppose to go to today, is being evac’ed as of early this morning. 
Caught between 2 fires, dumping ash everywhere, and if we crank, lbs upon lbs will get ingested into our engines, something kind of important to keep us in the air. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2020, 03:07:29 PM »
That is one of the scariest jobs going, you boys are GOOD! Stay safe
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2020, 03:19:41 PM »
Sorry for your loss but glad you are ok . a frind of mine just  had his skid steer burn up on a job because it was not covered commercial they did not pay.
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Re: WIld Fire
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2020, 03:41:30 PM »
Im in north cali, trying to get off of 1 fire west of red bluff, and head east to chico for the creek fire. It ate 20,000 ac over night and the town we were suppose to go to today, is being evac’ed as of early this morning.
Caught between 2 fires, dumping ash everywhere, and if we crank, lbs upon lbs will get ingested into our engines, something kind of important to keep us in the air.
Stay safe!  Thanks for staying on it!
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Re: WIld Fire
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2020, 11:54:14 PM »
Sorry to hear about your mill, I hope your house was safe and you’re safe. 
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Re: WIld Fire
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2020, 08:51:36 AM »
We faired better than some, Lost 100 quail, snowplow, Hay roundbales, 100 acres of woods, some will come back, perimeter fence and some cross fence, I have agribuisness insurance, I'm gonna/have to, get a new mill, I was VERY happy with my lt15, did all I asked of it, But now I'm looking at the Lx modles, Also think I need one with wheels

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Re: WIld Fire
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2020, 09:17:08 AM »
Well sorry about your woods glad you didn't loose everything. Good luck with the new mill. The insurance check from the lt15 ought to make a pretty good down payment on a timberking 1620  or WM LT35.

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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2020, 09:33:48 AM »
I been told you cant rebuild these burnt mills due to warping? Say "wont never cut strait again"?

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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2020, 09:50:07 AM »
I am sure it has to do with the temp. it got to.  if it was on fire, all the plastic and rubber engine components are gone.  the metal will warp.  you can rebuild anything, but you have to look at the time and material cost, and will it be like new, or compromised.  if it just bubbled paint, it might be worth it.  loading arms and big clunky non critical stuff may be ok.  I would try to get a new to you mill, and maybe save some parts to sell or as back up for the next one if the same brand.  best of luck.
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Re: WIld Fire
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2020, 12:48:01 PM »
Excess heat from welding on them can warp a frame to that point, so yes I would say in the situation you described it's likely not repairable. 
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Re: WIld Fire
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2020, 05:27:37 PM »
Im in north cali, trying to get off of 1 fire west of red bluff, and head east to chico for the creek fire. It ate 20,000 ac over night and the town we were suppose to go to today, is being evac’ed as of early this morning.
Caught between 2 fires, dumping ash everywhere, and if we crank, lbs upon lbs will get ingested into our engines, something kind of important to keep us in the air.
God bless you for the work you do. What would we do without men like you who are willing to take that risk to protect us!
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Re: WIld Fire
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2020, 07:18:14 PM »
Im in north cali, trying to get off of 1 fire west of red bluff, and head east to chico for the creek fire. It ate 20,000 ac over night and the town we were suppose to go to today, is being evac’ed as of early this morning.
Caught between 2 fires, dumping ash everywhere, and if we crank, lbs upon lbs will get ingested into our engines, something kind of important to keep us in the air.
God bless you for the work you do. What would we do without men like you who are willing to take that risk to protect us!
I served this country 13 yrs, in the army, couldnt continue that, so the next best thing is to continue serving the states and their citizens by doing what i do. I look at it as being an amercian and doing what i can for the greater good. 
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Re: WIld Fire
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2020, 07:53:42 PM »
We just had a bad forest fire here in Central Montana, It got my mill,a Lt 15, I hope insurance covers it, Had several cants, a few logs and a stack of lumber there too so it got hot! slab wood ,saw dust all gone.I been told it cant be rebuilt, SO looking at the new LX55? Any one have one or stick with LT15 It did bout everything I needed or wanted.
Good news you are safe,   Go up to an LT28 with the log handling package 
@charles mann  you be careful out there.
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Re: WIld Fire
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2020, 10:38:28 PM »
   Sorry to hear about your mill and property damage. 
    My  mill engine failed this week and I was feeling poorly. My loss does not even exist compared to the catastrophe you have endured!
    I wish you the best in your recovery.
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Re: WIld Fire
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2020, 05:52:43 PM »
SOOOO how many have milled black timber? Theres a bunch around here. I gotta get a mill! The only Woodmizer dealer in Montana says at least a 12 week backlog!


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