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Took the plunge
« on: January 26, 2006, 08:07:49 PM »
Well I did it I went and ordered me a WMLT70 should arrive around the middle of March I am getting excited thinking about it feels alot like how waiting on Christmas used to feel. :D
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2006, 08:12:04 PM »
That wait is tough, I know!  Better get out there and get some logs bucked and ready.  If you don't do something to keep yourself busy you'll go nuts waiting for your mill.  Congratulations!
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2006, 08:39:12 PM »
No trouble staying busy I cut 5-6 days a week with my LT40 and still trying to run a treeplanting operation so between the to there isn't any days off.
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2006, 08:40:27 PM »
what happens  with  the LT 40 ?
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2006, 09:10:50 PM »
Not for sure yet thinking about selling her and the other side of me wants to hang on to her for working around the house and some small portable jobs right now I keep her setup in one place and the way that it is setup it is fair amount of trouble to take her down for small jobs and then trying to get it set back up in line with the edger and all might have to sell for the same old reason as most do.$$$$$$$$ ???
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2006, 10:01:18 PM »
Good for you Jake, I'll be right on up to check things out for you.  ;)  I've been thinking of taking the plunge myself. The only thing that is stopping me is that I'm fresh out of 46 thousands. I've got to do something to up my production. I'm sawing out towards DanG's right now. Today I sawed about 600 BF. Now that's just poothetik! Usually I saw anywhere from 1000' to 1600' by myself. These logs are 8' long, knarly and don't roll well, 30" dia. and full of dirt. Cutting all 1X's. This type of combo kills my day. ............  How much more do you expect to be cutting with the LT70 than with your LT40?
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2006, 10:16:33 PM »





Not for sure yet thinking about selling her and the other side of me wants to hang on to her for working around the house and some small portable jobs right now I keep her setup in one place and the way that it is setup it is fair amount of trouble to take her down for small jobs and then trying to get it set back up in line with the edger and all might have to sell for the same old reason as most do.$$$$$$$$ ???


If you do decide to sell the LT40 please send me info on it.
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2006, 10:59:56 PM »
Whoo Hoooo!... Congrats CS-  8) 8) 8)
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2006, 04:36:53 AM »
woodbowl the way that I have it figured is 500bf/day increase in production will be able to justify the mill but I would like to see about a 1000bf increase but I have been working for myself long enough to learn how to figure on things like this. You take what you think you can do with something cut it in half and if you can still make it work you might be alright but you might need to cut it in half again just to be sure. ;D
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2006, 07:48:43 AM »
I am excited for ya 8) 8)
Please let us know what your actual "in the field" increase in production is. They sure look like a sweet machine.
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2006, 10:28:57 AM »
it's amazing

the amount of people that buy a bigger mill and keep the old one....

or always want one mill bigger  :D
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2006, 11:09:27 AM »
Congrats on the upgrade. 8)

Not for sure yet thinking about selling her and the other side of me wants to hang on to her for working around the house and some small portable jobs
I felt the same way when I upgraded. Held on to the old one for a while but the best comparison I can make is that it was like going back and using a typewriter after having the luxury of a word processor! Ended up selling it and buying other toys. Best of luck.
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2006, 11:46:09 AM »

it's amazing
the amount of people that buy a bigger mill and keep the old one....



Just don't sell it to your neighbors. That way you don't create competition for yourself.  :D
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2006, 12:02:37 PM »
Lady up here just one a $50,000 lotto scratcher.

That would pay for a LT70 in a hurry..  ;D
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2006, 05:51:22 AM »
Brad_s. I didn't know you new me that well. I had to take my JD tractor into the shop on Monday to get the front axel housing replaced went in to talk to the man about it yesterday and ended up looking at a new tractor so if I choose to go that way I will have to sell.
jpgreen you check and see what she has left after the tax man gets done with her and I doubt if she could buy a LT70 for whats left.
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2006, 06:37:13 AM »
We ran our 94 model LT40 manual mill setup in the shed for 5 years when got a chance to buy a used 96 LT40 Super.  Our son had the idea he was going to do mobile sawing but he went off on another tangent and didn’t saw a board on it. So we set the Super up in the log lot and used it to saw out heavy dimension lumber and continued to use the manual to saw up lighter logs.  Sometimes Mary and I had them both going at the same time.

When we got around to ordering the new LT40 Super, we put an ad in the local trade paper for the two mills.  I got quite a number of calls.  Many wanted to know how come I had TWO sawmills.  Some were even blunt about it – almost like I wasn’t allowed like I was committing bigamy or something.  I came up with a quick answer.  I’d tell them, “Well, I liked the first one so much I had to have another and now I’ve got a third one on order and THREE mills would just be too much.”.

Congrats on the new mill.  What all did you get on it?
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2006, 08:32:29 AM »
I just read in the paper Custom Sawyer, she netted about $36000 after taxes..  :o
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2006, 08:56:20 AM »
If I had the 36000 I could borrow the rest. :D
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2006, 09:46:48 AM »
Now you Guys know your wifes wouldn't let you spend all that 36K on a mill :D :D

You might get to buy a new chain saw and thats about all :D :D :D
Jerry

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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2006, 09:55:35 AM »
So we're out running the sawmill yesterday and I'm telling Patty all the neat features that a LT-70 electric has. Of course I don't run my mill enough now to justify a new one but you know if someone would come along and offer to buy mine it sure would be nice to upgrade.

Would you believe she didn't think anyone would drive up the lane and do this. ;D


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