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I'm a mill owner
« on: July 30, 2014, 12:13:15 AM »
Bought a 1993 LT40HDD20 that now has a 24 horse Onan gas engine on it. Comes with shingle lap sider, sharpener & setter some blades and other bits of equipment.
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 12:25:35 AM »
Congratulations!!  I have a 95 with the 24 also.  I'm sure you will love it!

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 01:39:16 AM »
Congratulations on the new to you mill Darrel!! Let the good times roll 8)
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Re: I'm a mill owner
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 05:26:04 AM »
Now you're sawing!! What's the plan for the lumber.
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 05:50:17 AM »
Owning a sawmill is like owning a boat . . .
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 05:54:59 AM »
Told you that mill would find you. They are like stray dogs they tend to find the right owner, and if it's not you it will just keep moving.
Pictures Please when you get a few minutes. I'm sure you have a lots to do, but share the joy.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2014, 06:43:40 AM »
Congrats Darrel! Like Alligator says, post some pics when you get a chance.

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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2014, 06:45:50 AM »
Congratulations on the mill purchase, Darrel.
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Re: I'm a mill owner
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2014, 06:59:05 AM »
Congratulations on the "new" sawmill.   8)
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2014, 10:05:13 AM »
I forgot to say,when you start sawing you will have to start another thread that is titled,I'm a sawyer.  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2014, 10:27:31 AM »
Thanks guys!  Pictures will be forth coming but right now my mobile device says that I don't have permission to post that picture.
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2014, 11:11:59 AM »
Oh, one more thing, it has that fancy chair like Magicman has.  I guess that means that I'll have energy left over for dancing at the end of the day.  8)
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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2014, 12:06:12 PM »
Oh, one more thing, it has that fancy chair like Magicman has.  I guess that means that I'll have energy left over for dancing at the end of the day.  8)
Hahaha. I think that probably means you'll have to hire someone to remove the boards. Or you can get up each time and remove the board, then climb back up on the seat to go again...what? 500 times a day? That'll probably be all the dancing you'll want in a day.  :D

In reality, I've never had a ride along seat. They look like they'd be pretty nice if you have an off bearer.
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2014, 04:26:37 PM »
  In reality, I've never had a ride along seat. They look like they'd be pretty nice if you have an off bearer. 
  Or not, it still is nice.  It's also easy to see over a big log if you need to check the blade guide.  I occasionally stand up or sit on the seat back.
 

 
I do have a folding step stool to use when the front of the sawmill is high.   ;D
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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2014, 07:36:44 PM »
Congratulations Darrel,
Cant wait for your pictures and your first sawing experience,,,,,,,,,have fun

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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2014, 08:49:30 PM »
Congratulations! I'm sure you will love it.
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Re: I'm a mill owner
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2014, 02:27:40 AM »
You got a fair amount os bells and whistles with the package ;) bet you are dancing now 8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2014, 02:38:11 AM »
I like that Magic, you park the mill in the shade then put an umbrella on it just to be styling.  8)

So my son, Ben, is going to be picking up my mill on Friday, meanwhile, I'm back in Utah because I have to work the moth of August then I move to Oregon and start a new job there and saw in my spare time.  Then by time I retire I hope to have enough work to keep me as busy as I want to be and no busier.

I only have one picture of it and will post it some time Thursday.
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« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2014, 02:54:21 AM »
Backwoods, the only thing it doesn't have that I wish it did is a debarker.  But yes, it does have a few nice perks.  I checked out every bearing on it and all are good.  The sprockets for the feed drive are starting to show a little wear, but not bad.  The B57 belts need to be replaced.  The water lube system is missing.  When I asked the owner about it he said that he just never used it and took it off.  And of course, its once orange paint is ugly as sin.
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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2014, 07:12:10 AM »
Congratulations, and welcome to the pinkish-orange family!  ;D
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