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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2140 on: October 26, 2017, 03:00:42 pm »
Give the old guy a break,he is a state worker too.  :D
He just got that equipment. Wait until he gets a few more loaded trucks under his belt.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2141 on: October 26, 2017, 08:16:33 pm »
Wait, it takes 45 min to fill that trailer?  Is the truck far away from your pile?


There is some travel, 100' one way,
I think I can cut the time some, by running the Cat faster. But, I'm good at 45.
By the way this saw mill thing is suppose to be fun.  8) 8) :D :D
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2142 on: October 27, 2017, 09:43:24 pm »
I bet in a couple more loads, you'll have it down to 30 minutes!

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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2143 on: October 28, 2017, 05:51:39 am »
I bet in a couple more loads, you'll have it down to 30 minutes!





Will see, The truck is coming back Monday, 5 or 6 loads left I think.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2144 on: November 01, 2017, 10:21:23 pm »
The 70 is working out pretty good so far.  Ive got 50 hrs on it so far and am still learning to perfect all the controls but I feel like Im getting the hang of it not too bad. 


We cut over 4mbf with it today of 4 cants and 1.25 flitches.  There was 3300ish of cants in two packs, one pack was 15 layers high 50 wide lol we got to that point it was raining on us and we just pushed harder.  Now tomorrow when its raining all day well be running the cants through the chopsaw and resaw. 











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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2145 on: November 01, 2017, 10:26:50 pm »
That's a good bit off sawing.  So is the LT70 that much better than your old mill?  I keep thinking about getting one but it's hard to justify for me. 
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« Reply #2146 on: November 01, 2017, 11:05:59 pm »
the 70 is most definitely that much better than the old mill.   ;D ..the 70 fixed alot of problems I had with the old mill, for cutting for the industry that I'm cutting for.  It does have a couple things I don't like about it but 2 negatives compared to 80 positives ain't no thang.  I will say, if you're sawing by yourself, a 50 wide would probably be a good way to get into a wide head, bigger engine, chain turner and vertical backstops. 
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2147 on: November 02, 2017, 07:32:00 pm »
Now you need a roof over it.
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« Reply #2148 on: November 02, 2017, 08:00:24 pm »
Ya tell me about it  :D
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2149 on: November 07, 2017, 06:54:30 pm »
4x4 do you have the blade rolling down yet?? :D :D ;)
And what blade do you use??
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« Reply #2150 on: November 07, 2017, 07:35:01 pm »
Oh yea, I got the blade rolling going pretty good.  It makes all the difference to have a flat blade.  If you dont hve a flat blade your lumber will look like you sharpened your blade with a dremel tool lol


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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2151 on: November 07, 2017, 07:41:07 pm »
Oh yea, I got the blade rolling going pretty good.  It makes all the difference to have a flat blade.  If you dont hve a flat blade your lumber will look like you sharpened your blade with a dremel tool lol


I use wm 7/39 .055 1-1/2 195 and kasco 7/40 1-1/2 .055 195 on the seventy

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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2152 on: November 07, 2017, 08:17:24 pm »
More power to ya man, long as your customers do too thats all that matters
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2153 on: November 10, 2017, 06:47:43 pm »
The Cat is working good, But, sometimes it makes a mess.  :D :D
 

 
Was going to roll the 20' log on the arms not push the mill over. ::)But the cat pulled it back.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2154 on: November 10, 2017, 07:33:59 pm »
I was just thinkin that the mill do look crooked! :-\
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The winds of change are blowing at hurricane force and I don't like it but good shall come even though I see not how.

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« Reply #2155 on: November 10, 2017, 09:09:25 pm »
All fixed now. 8)
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« Reply #2156 on: November 10, 2017, 09:21:16 pm »
Ain't in an awesome feelin when you see that it's fixable and then fixed?
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2157 on: November 10, 2017, 10:29:27 pm »
Hey Peter I was wondering what size John Deere you have it looked like a 5400 series but wasn't sure I've been shopping around a little lately

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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2158 on: November 11, 2017, 06:21:59 am »
Whoops, DanGit!!  How do you get all that sawdust out of there, it looks like it's blocked in with everything around it.  Surely you don't shovel it??

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« Reply #2159 on: November 11, 2017, 06:32:15 am »
Yes a 5410, A 2000 model, 81 horse, Most come with a 65 horse. I found this one through a JD dealer. It was a trade in with less than a 1000 hrs on it.
Come to find out the old owner had ordered it with a bigger engine.
Cab with heat and AC. In NH when cutting firewood in the winter for the next year. It is nice to have a cup of coffee and warm up some. In the summer with the AC I don't want to get out of it. :D :D :D $30,000.
A lot of times going to a dealer can be a good thing.
And I wanted one made in the US. When you get over 50 horse they're made here.

Just like the Cat I got, Went through a dealer. Under 4000 hrs dealer maintained.
Just tell the dealer what you are looking for and call when one comes in.


Well its 6;15 AM, I got some logs to scale and a bunch of customers coming today. gotta go.


Slow Joe, just saw your post, I move the lumber with the cat then use the JD with a bucket, I can drive right in. Put it in the GMC 3500, del to a farmer in town, he fills the truck with cow poo. ;D I have piles of poo all over. It sells well.
That's 4 days of sawing.
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