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How many horse power is needed for X size mill?
« on: November 09, 2005, 08:08:03 AM »
I'm building a manual mill, I have a 24 hp gas engine I was planning to use and would like to draw up my saw head. I was thinking about using 28 inch dia tires for my band wheels and would like to be able to saw a max log dia of 36 inches.

I wanted to use the larger tires to minimize band flex stress but I might be getting to large for my engine.

Any advice?
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Re: How many horse power is needed for X size mill?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2005, 08:12:44 AM »
 We used 13" trailer wheels and tires. We got a 24" dia. from those, and we SAW 36" Table Slabs. We CAN saw a 40" + log, but, it's hard work turning one that big. We have the 24HP Honda. We could always use "MO POWER"  :D :D :D

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Re: How many horse power is needed for X size mill?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2005, 07:46:10 PM »
The 15" tires on my mill give me 26" rolling diameter.  I have a 20 hp briggs on mine.  It is enough most of the time, but could use more sometimes.


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