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Re: Possibly Purchasing an LT-28 - Need you guys opinion
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2016, 08:02:57 PM »
   I have a lt40hdg28  the hyd. make life easier . can't imagine turning logs by hand , walk around mill . roll up , clamp , walk back . make couple cuts , do it again . if you plan on always having help you might be alright . I went with hyd. so I could saw alone . hyd. toe brds are handy to . power feed, power up down ,auto clutch , there is enough miles a day just tailing . used has been mentioned but I worry about used .  I have a 2004 with 2800 hrs . must be pushing 100 thousand brd feet mark . paid 28 thousand . believe I just sold it for 16 thousand . long story short I'm a believer in hyd. if you can swing it         rl

this would be one more factor I have considered - I will be milling by myself 90% of the time..
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Re: Possibly Purchasing an LT-28 - Need you guys opinion
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2016, 09:11:58 PM »
There is no substitute for good hydraulics.
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Re: Possibly Purchasing an LT-28 - Need you guys opinion
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2016, 09:45:58 PM »
I have the lt15, built a log cabin cut up lots of pine for other projects,  but I have a tractor to handle the lifting and turning, would be nice to have the hydraulics to save the tractor though.
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« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2016, 12:49:57 PM »
Well I placed my order for my LT28 Saturday  8) - 8 weeks out puts me close to July 1 for pickup

I got the upgraded 25hp engine, log deck package and power feed option.

I decided with the sale price they have going and my current sawing needs this is going to fit the bill. After looking at the 35 HYD I feel like that is where I may eventually end up going but I don't for see the need in the next couple years and the price point was more realistic for me in the 28 then the 35 at this point. Im planning to start with the 28 - recoup some expense when I can and if this mill gets as much use as I think it will then when the time is right I will move this one down the road and upgrade to the 35HYD. Im pretty excited ive been looking at woodmizers for 2 years now and im still planning to go the show in Richmond in a couple weeks although I wish they were going to have a 28 there as I have yet to see this exact mill run.

I appreciate all your advice and responses to my questions - this forum has been an asset on getting some real world feedback and im sure I will be reading more
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« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2016, 01:00:55 PM »
Congrats on the upcoming big event.   8)
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