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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #200 on: May 05, 2020, 08:29:05 PM »
Is that you Jeff?
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #201 on: May 05, 2020, 09:43:48 PM »
We know how it goes. Don't see anything on the road till you have one. Cars, trucks and sawmills  ;D

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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #202 on: May 06, 2020, 05:54:46 AM »
That is why I started this thread, I see very few. 
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #203 on: May 06, 2020, 07:31:41 AM »
I've never seen one being towed down the road. Once or twice I've seen someone having logs milled on their property.
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #204 on: May 06, 2020, 08:13:22 AM »
 Saw a dark blue one last Sat. don't know what the brand was, maybe home made?
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #205 on: May 06, 2020, 08:59:47 PM »
Know of several in my neighborhood.  Have seen one when visiting Salina KS. Guy was parked at Vanderbilts, guess he needed new shoes.  Asked him about his mill when he came out, had just picked it up at TK, it was a 1600.  
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #206 on: October 12, 2020, 12:47:01 PM »
I didn't see it being towed, but it was sitting in the Dollar General store parking lot in Cherokee Alabama this morning.   Deb was in there getting something.  When he came out I talked to him.....believe we may even be kin.  Told him about the forum.   Hope he joins as he seemed like a very nice guy.  Only has 70 something hours on it.  Tim
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #207 on: October 12, 2020, 10:18:05 PM »
 

 Didn’t get the picture up with the old phone this morning I see.  Maybe he will join the forum.  Tim
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #208 on: October 12, 2020, 10:25:12 PM »
Saw mine today & yesterday behind my truck ;)
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #209 on: October 12, 2020, 11:14:40 PM »
Well, I towed my mill to a job site then sold my truck. Guess I'll pull it home with the Jeep. 
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« Reply #210 on: October 13, 2020, 09:28:45 AM »
You sold the Red pickup?   how did the work on the new home go this summer? chris

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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #211 on: October 13, 2020, 09:05:24 PM »
I passed two stationary sawmills today.  I just waved.  smiley_wavy
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« Reply #212 on: October 13, 2020, 10:18:35 PM »
@Iwawoodwork 
Yes, it was tired, old and was no longer a 4x4. It was time for it to go down the road without me. Am looking for another one. 
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #213 on: November 22, 2020, 12:03:19 PM »
Here’s me in the last 5 minutes 


 
I’m heading back home to Illinois with the mill after 8 1/2 months milling at my property in Indiana.I lost count but I know it was over 300 logs. 
Here was one of the piles.  


 
Most was ash, but There were a number of logs added as I was milling too, Like a bunch of cherry and a bunch of walnut.
 Now back at the old place I have to mill About 50 Osage sticks, RRQS 4 big oak logs, and about nine walnut logs.  I also have to plane all of my big beams with the MP 100. Once all that is done I can move the mill permanently back to the new place.
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #214 on: November 22, 2020, 02:24:00 PM »
Couple local boys have Woodmizers, but they don't go on the road with them. They hobby cut, one fellow mills some barn boards once in awhile. Just can't imagine the money invested in something sitting for months or years. $40,000 to mill $1500 of fir lumber. ;)
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #215 on: November 22, 2020, 03:43:38 PM »
Couple local boys have Woodmizers, but they don't go on the road with them. They hobby cut, one fellow mills some barn boards once in awhile. Just can't imagine the money invested in something sitting for months or years. $40,000 to mill $1500 of fir lumber. ;)
I agree, but with the resale value of a well cared for Woodmizer they may not do to badly as an investment. :)
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #216 on: November 22, 2020, 03:44:04 PM »
Many people do. Its not all about a return on your money 😂. Sawmills going to be worth more than a car in 10 years 😂. How would you like to have a sawmill or all your money going up in smoke in the stock market after you have had it in there for years banking on a good return 

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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #217 on: November 22, 2020, 03:51:44 PM »
Heck there’s several people on here that have more than one Sawmill 😂. Tell your neighbors that have the Woodmizers about the Forestry Forum they might want to be a member of the family 

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« Reply #218 on: November 22, 2020, 05:19:24 PM »
Tell your neighbors that have the Woodmizers about the Forestry Forum they might want to be a member of the family
They are fine fellows, can't complain about them at all, but they aren't forum oriented. :D

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However if you buy a used Wood-Mizwe, you have a good investment. Mills like mine were selling for about $8.000 to $10,000 when I bought mine in 2014. They are now going $13,000 to $17,000.
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