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Old 04-08-2013, 10:43 AM
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So after tossing around a couple of options, I landed on renting a Home Depot flat bed and transporting that log up to the sawmill myself. Luckily, my yard is about 1' higher than the bed of the truck, so I just backed the truck up and yanked the log forward a little at a time until I had it in the bed.
The sawmill was pretty cool to watch, and they had my tree cut up into 2x9 planks pretty quickly while I waited. I drove back, unloaded, returned the truck, and all in it cost me less than what he would have charged just to drive the mill down to me.

And your mill is much nicer being full hydro and with an auto loader. They had two kids that had to wrangle the log onto the mill and then hand beat these tangs in each time they repositioned it. I think your machine would have produced the same cuts in a 1/3 of the time.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:45 PM
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So after tossing around a couple of options, I landed on renting a Home Depot flat bed and transporting that log up to the sawmill myself. Luckily, my yard is about 1' higher than the bed of the truck, so I just backed the truck up and yanked the log forward a little at a time until I had it in the bed.
The sawmill was pretty cool to watch, and they had my tree cut up into 2x9 planks pretty quickly while I waited. I drove back, unloaded, returned the truck, and all in it cost me less than what he would have charged just to drive the mill down to me.

And your mill is much nicer being full hydro and with an auto loader. They had two kids that had to wrangle the log onto the mill and then hand beat these tangs in each time they repositioned it. I think your machine would have produced the same cuts in a 1/3 of the time.
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woodsman:

Is that an LT40?

Do you have auto set features on it, or do you make each cut manually? How consistent has it been for you?

I'm in Indianapolis for the next two weeks for training, and I'm trying to find time to sneak away to visit the Wood Mizer shop just to get a good feel for their mills.

A mill is on my short list of "things I need to buy if I find them cheap enough"

Dan
Just a bump here....

I ended up buying an LT40HD with a diesel engine and the Simple Set.

I have been milling a crap ton of beams (25' 6x12s for rafters out of Englemann Spruce) and beetle kill pine and spruce into 2x6s which I then plane into Tongue and Groove.

Someday soon I hope to have made enough to get a roof on!

Dan
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