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Lucas mill recommendation for personnel use
« on: May 01, 2006, 11:38:31 PM »
Today I have received an email from Lucas milling machine. I have requested cataloge then they sent me the information by email.  I have found out there many types of machines and the price is ranging form $5000 and up.
I could not make my mind for which I want, actually I want for this machine for persoannel use and be able to slab some logs.
The cheaspest model is 
Model 613 160mm / 6.25 inch Cut 

Model 618 - 160mm / 6.25 inch Cut

Please who owns the Lucas mill please speak out which you one you recommend. And how dose it work?.

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Re: Lucas mill recommendation for personnel use
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006, 01:24:26 AM »
I bought the 613.  This model has a 13 hp Honda engine.  I quickly found out that I needed a bigger engine.

The 618 has a 18 hp electric start B&S.  I upgraded to this engine.  It made all the difference.

If I had  to do it again, I'd get an 8" model.  I like my Lucas but I'd look at the Peterson also.
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Re: Lucas mill recommendation for personnel use
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006, 08:13:02 AM »
I have a 618 and I like it.  It does a good job for me.  There are times that I would like to have the 8 inch cut of the 827.  I think the swing mills work best with large diameter logs.  If you have smaller logs (less than 14 inch diameter) and a method to move the logs, I would consider a band mill.  I love really large logs with the Lucas 8)
Lucas 618  Mahindra 4110, FEL and pallet forks, some cant hooks, and a dose of want-to

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Re: Lucas mill recommendation for personnel use
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2006, 07:19:28 AM »
The best mill is the 618 for easy use.
If you can afford buy the 827 for production.
Have fun

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Re: Lucas mill recommendation for personnel use
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2006, 06:49:51 PM »
I have the Peterson not the Lucas but horse power is horse power and more is better.

I have a 8"25 hp and love it.

Get the most HP you can afford you won't be disapointed

Just my .02
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Re: Lucas mill recommendation for personnel use
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2006, 08:49:42 PM »
I also have a Peterson, but it is the 10" model ATS. Mine has a 13hp Honda, and I wish I had a 27hp.

Go for all the power you can afford!
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