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Another Greenhorn on the loose
« on: October 26, 2012, 08:01:40 PM »
Hi out there! This is my first post. I've been wanting a mill now for 5 yrs. Finally bought one today. Im like a kid at Christmas! She's a 70 with 80 hrs. and an EG200 with 70 hrs. I sure am tickled and cant wait to have it shipped so I can put er to work! Anyway, I'm sure I'll have alot of questions and hope you fellers can keep me on track. Thanks, and happy sawin!

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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 08:08:51 PM »
I'm assuming that you mean an lt 70? If so, that's a really serious machine for a first mill! Way to go, you'll be making mountains of slabs and sawdust in no time!
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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 08:21:29 PM »
That's like going from a manual mill with a 8 hp motor to an LT70. WOW!!! rooster,welcome to the forum.What's all the lumber going to be used for????
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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 08:29:25 PM »
You got a 70? smiley_clapping smiley_clapping smiley_clapping Thats a monster! Look at the bright side, You will never have to upgrade! Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2012, 08:33:54 PM »
Welcome aboard. Fill in your profile so we know where you are located. Give us a little run down on your plans with your new machine. bg

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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 08:37:51 PM »
Welcome aboard and congratulations,

Now rule number ??  it didn't happen unless there are pictures!! :D

You have to post that big 70 sawing some logs

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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2012, 10:46:37 PM »
Thanks guys. im not very computer savvy but I'll try. I'd rather have a chainsaw in my hands. Anyway, I have to go get my mill next week. I want to cut production with it. Mostly ties, and hemlock during building season. I also want to saw out an entire house, from framing thru trim and paneling. And maybe log siding for the exterior. I have some beautiful white pine for that. And of course, lumber for any mill buildings and such I will need

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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2012, 11:08:46 PM »
Hi, I own some property outside of Leeper, use the farm for hunting.
I've hauled the mill up there several times to cut wood off the farm.
Good luck with your mill.

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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2012, 11:52:02 PM »
Nothing like jumping in with both feet. Congrats!  8)
No matter how conventional wisdom may fly in the face of radical thought, it's still the most popular type.

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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2012, 06:55:00 AM »
Rooster 58,

I know where your located, I thought that town name was familiar!
The Co. I work for has a hydro electric plant in Clarion,  Piney Station,
My duties have changed so I don't get there anymore unfortunately :(
I really like that area very scenic!!

Best,
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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2012, 07:26:18 AM »
Rooster, good choice on the mill, these mills get down to bussiness. you will need to get some help, the 70 can run through the logs,   
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2012, 07:37:52 AM »
Great choice in a mill and good luck.You are going to enjoy this machine. al
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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2012, 08:38:57 AM »
Yeah, I got lucky on this deal. I waited too long on a couple other 70's, but it paid off. Even tho it doesnt have the newest technology, I saved alot of greenbacks. Now I have to finalize a deal on land so I have a home for it. 'Til then I may set it up on site after deer season and use my JD tractor to cut and skid about 5 or 6 loads of hemlock and maybe a load of maple and beech. Figure maybe I can make enough to get a jump on recovering my investment before I have to buy logs!!

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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2012, 07:32:21 PM »
You bought an awsome mill , I saw an LT-70 at the state fair in Richmond one year.  I sliced up a fat 14 ft pecan log 36 inches or more in less than 25 minutes cutting 8/4 and never even bogged down.  One fantastic machine.  Congrats!   Look forward to hearing more from you. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Time and Money,  If you have the one, you rarely have the other.

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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2012, 07:33:54 PM »
"It sliced". not "I Sliced".    Typo!!!!!!
Time and Money,  If you have the one, you rarely have the other.

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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2012, 07:58:31 PM »
I think we're all pretty good at figuring out typo's. I wished now I took typing in school. :D

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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2012, 09:23:27 PM »
Welcome to the forum. What year model did you get?
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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2012, 09:48:20 AM »
it's an '05. I found it in Wisconsin. One thing concerns me about loading trucks is that I want to start up with my 5205 JD tractor. Im not sure if I'll have enough reach

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Re: Another Greenhorn on the loose
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2012, 04:35:57 PM »
If you are trying to load log trucks with the high bolsters you will need to build a dirt ramp or some such to reach over them.
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« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2012, 05:44:44 PM »
If you are trying to load log trucks with the high bolsters you will need to build a dirt ramp or some such to reach over them.

And you might consider shoring up the sides with timbers to help hold the dirt in. Use a strong rot resistant species. If possible, find a spot where the ground is already gently sloped. Then your ramp can actually be more flat, meaning your tractor won't have to struggle up hill as much with the loader high.
No matter how conventional wisdom may fly in the face of radical thought, it's still the most popular type.

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