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« Reply #600 on: March 18, 2017, 11:24:35 pm »

Got those 19 logs done today :)  Rain and wind couldn't stop me ;) nor a cold.

Now on to another small job (8 logs) on Monday then off to tackle about a third of the big pile of logs after that :)
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« Reply #601 on: March 18, 2017, 11:56:31 pm »
 Very nice truck!  Congrats on your success in the milling business!
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« Reply #602 on: March 19, 2017, 12:35:16 am »
The cold and wind can be tolerated if on is dressed for it. Good to see you back at it!
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« Reply #603 on: March 19, 2017, 09:29:13 am »
Keep making boards and payments . That 6.4 will haul your camper and pull your mill . With that much power you can buy a fifth wheel and pull the mill off the back bumper . I have seen people pull a car on a dolly behind a fifth wheel try to back that one up . Just kidding  Nice truck .
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« Reply #604 on: March 19, 2017, 09:38:47 am »
No thanks backing that up!  LOL Just backing the mill with this bigger truck is a bit of a trick.  I could back it into anywhere with the old one but I find this longer truck with poorer turn radius makes it a challenge to turn around in tight places (like a dead end 2 lane yesterday).....but it sure pulls the mill nicely :)  Didn't get the mileage I was hoping for but didn't buy the truck for mileage either ;)....I got 10.6mpg pulling the mill 107 miles to a higher elevation (which usually means I get better mileage coming back so overall should be decent but I was heading into the wind with 45mph gusts coming home! :o :o).....
8.8 heading into the wind on the way home.

I've gotten 20+ on the highway though so I know the truck can do it but boy the wind can change that!  I went from 20 down to 12 on the same road, same speed (unloaded and no tow) just from wind recently.
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« Reply #605 on: March 19, 2017, 09:42:06 am »
I had to get a receiver hitch extension in order to pull a utility trailer with my truck camper on the truck.
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« Reply #606 on: March 19, 2017, 09:43:07 am »
If I did that with my current 5th wheel, the total length would be just over 72'.
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« Reply #607 on: March 19, 2017, 01:22:44 pm »
I had to get a receiver hitch extension in order to pull a utility trailer with my truck camper on the truck.

Saw some of those with baskets on them and was thinking that would be the way to go.  I could then put my fuel cans on the basket with water etc and a second basket on the mill for saws etc.  This is my biggest issue with hauling a camper to the mill site:  where to keep all the mill stuff that wouldn't do well inside a nice camper like gasoline, oil, chainsaws, bands etc.

But I'll figure it out ;)

I'm off to mill three large logs (30" I'm told) tomorrow for trailer decking and dump truck sides.  Should be fun
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« Reply #608 on: March 19, 2017, 01:42:24 pm »
Be careful with the extended basket . They may not be rated for the hitch weight of your mill . Your water in your camper will be useable in the mill . Think about a box that clamps to the rail ahead or behind the saw head mat be 2 pins to hold it on .
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« Reply #609 on: March 19, 2017, 01:44:53 pm »
Yup, I would have a removable basket/box mounted just behind the hydraulic pump box.
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« Reply #610 on: March 20, 2017, 09:48:01 am »
I have wondered about pulling the mill behind the fifth wheel but have not tried it yet. I pull my little fishing boat that way all the time. I think I would have to rewire the trailer connection on the back of the trailer to the regular round connector so id have brakes back there and add a second brake controler in the cab for the mill.

Any ideas or experience out there?
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« Reply #611 on: March 20, 2017, 05:40:34 pm »
The law wont let us do that here in Pa.
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« Reply #612 on: March 20, 2017, 09:15:37 pm »

1636 bf of 2x12's and 3 1/2 x 14's in just over 4 hours :)  Too bad the rest of the logs were too badly checked and the hearts had seperated.  Customer decided they'd make good firewood.

They were very happy and told me the cost of buying 4x14's ran them around 50c or more per bf vs my cutting them for them at around .25c :) 
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« Reply #613 on: March 20, 2017, 10:02:19 pm »
The law wont let us do that here in Pa.


But they'll let you raid a guys property and steal his stuff from him...


It don't make sense!
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« Reply #614 on: March 20, 2017, 10:31:10 pm »
The law wont let us do that here in Pa.


But they'll let you raid a guys property and steal his stuff from him...


It don't make sense!

The clean up was appointed by a court judge. I was just one of the hired clean up guys. If i did not do it someone else would of had to do it. Call it what you want.
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« Reply #615 on: March 21, 2017, 05:57:08 am »
I had to get a receiver hitch extension in order to pull a utility trailer with my truck camper on the truck.

I had to do the same towing with my truck camper in the bed.

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« Reply #616 on: March 21, 2017, 06:05:09 am »
Easy now I'm not questioning you I'm questioning the govt
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Easy now I'm not questioning you I'm questioning the govt

Then I agree with 100%. but it wasn't the govt but the township.
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« Reply #618 on: March 21, 2017, 10:35:33 am »
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1636 bf of 2x12's and 3 1/2 x 14's in just over 4 hours :)  Too bad the rest of the logs were too badly checked and the hearts had seperated.  Customer decided they'd make good firewood.

They were very happy and told me the cost of buying 4x14's ran them around 50c or more per bf vs my cutting them for them at around .25c :)

OK tree gurus.  Look at that bark.  Tell me if you think it's Larch or Fir.

My customer swore it was Fir but the bark was redish and heavily grooved.  The wood was white with few knots and very hard.

I've milled a lot of Ponderosa and Doug Fir and only very little Larch which always looked more like Ponderosa for the bark than anything else when it's large like this.  The wood was considerably harder than both Fir and Pine and I'm convinced this was Larch.

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« Reply #619 on: March 21, 2017, 10:55:08 am »
Larch Smells kind of sweet when sawed we call it Tamarack . You are right it is hard . Bark is thinner than other pines .
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