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    Woodlands 130 loading options

    Hi All Part way through a trailer build for a 130 mill, just wondering how people getting on when loading logs ie best options if plant is not on site to be able to load logs etc. I've seen the vids with them being parbuckled up and they make it look so easy I'm sure reality is a bit different. Main question is has anyone constructed a log loader set up as Norwood and woodmizer have on some of the mills. Obviously hydraulics would be required but just putting it out there to see what others have done and how successful it's proven to be. Cheers
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    Woodlands 130 loading options

    120x60x5mm from Grampian steel in oldmeldrum. Reasonably priced and they deliver. Yeah that was one of options other suggested by a mate with a good lathe is to make up new male sections for the bolt on plates with an extra offset. Lost the light today so will have a good look tomorrow and hopefully come up with a plan.
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    Woodlands 130 loading options

    Hit first snag about 2 mins after that pic was taken Andy, there's a bit of play in the legs where they slide onto the male on the mounting plate and if leg is leaning in the bottom of the mill is fouling on the top of the leg mechanism. Had to walk away for 5 mins bud pretty pissed off but hey ho a solution will have to be found. Shame as there was some smallish DF lying around that I was planning on trying everything out on.
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    Woodlands 130 loading options

    Bit of progress with trailer/mill set up, got the mill lifted on and all the rails levelled in relation to chassis and trued up. 6 legs worked well and will easily level up the trailer. Shit day like sun one minute hailstones the next.
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    Douglas Fir and sequoia value

    Hi All ive a surplus of 4.8m Douglas fir saw logs left. Just wondering what sort of value these would be if milled up into beams or planking. Majority are over 750mm diameter so plenty of scope for some decent size pieces. Also I've a few slabs and rounds of sequoia just curious in regards its value sizes are approx 2.2m x 800 x 70 mm cheers
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    Today's milling

    Cheers J ill possibly give him a shout tomorrow.
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    Norwood poss scam ??

    Hi all Norwood sawmill on eBay at moment supposedly in Londonderry?? pretty sure I've seen it before at different locations with same pics. If it's genuine and your on here apologies. no feedback no description etc etc
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    Today's milling

    Looks good. Rather than the wood I was wondering if you could put up a few images of the log loader set up. Second pic showed the top hyd ram mount and pivot point very well. I'm looking at making or buying a set up, be good to see one in detail empty and at different positions during its operation. Cheers
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    Today's milling

    Working to those dimensions Andy, hopefully if weather is ok tomorrow I'll do some measuring up etc and see where I'm at. The drawings might be of use depending on what route you go with your own trailer set up.
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    Today's milling

    UXO job off Belgian coast mobbing in ijmuiden once done vessel will be remobbed for a chain swap on the Alba fsu for chevron. Looking like things will be pretty busy Andy so yeah it may well pay to just buy it otherwise I may find myself in the the same situation I'm at now in sept/oct with 25t of DF to convert to beams etc and no time to do it.
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    Today's milling

    Ratman/Andy yeah it's always good to build something that's bespoke to suit what you want. Time is the problem at the moment and the weather is not helping lately. I'm staring down the barrel of a 6-8 week trip away shortly so will be trying to get it to a point where I'm happy to leave it for a while. If the build costs get to within a certain point of the buy costs I'll probs just buy and adapt that to fit. time to do some maths I think
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    Today's milling

    Currently swithering on wether to make my own or buy the log loader from Trakmet ready made J got a quote from Pawel whom I'm sure you know. They look to have some good kit and my experience with polish welders would lead me to expect a robust bit of kit. That Brexit forum has done for me J I'm just about ready to sack it in as a few others have done.
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    Today's milling

    Makes me chuckle every time I see your jeep in the pics. It's certainly being used and nothing like the fleets of pampered 4x4s up here in aberdeeen lol
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    Today's milling

    No J I'm afraid I have to take the hit for that one, it was buried under a pile of other stuff that we were ringing up for firewood. End of day tired and in a hurry trying to get the piece I wanted uncovered just ended up pushing the bar into it whilst cutting one next to it. To be honest it's only a plunge type cut so not right through all the same a tad disappointing I must admit. But you are right so much decent material just gets wasted. The piece sitting vertically in the trailer is earnaked for a coffee van bar top so I'll be losing the damaged edge.
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    Today's milling

    Yeah Andy waste off local tree guy, bit of work to get it hone etc but better than seeing it chipped or burnt πŸ‘
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    Today's milling

    Those are beautiful pieces of timber πŸ‘πŸ‘ Got fed up today watching the Westminster farce and messed about a bit outside to take mind of all that crap. Nothing in comparison to that awesome stuff in pics above but it gave me something to stare at for a while. Mother Nature eh πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    Woodlands 130 loading options

    Yeah the ones on mine are too, currently bolted but they will be replaced with QD set up once all painted and done, clearance over highest point of wheels and offset from chassis to make sure lifter radius is sufficient was my concern.
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    Margaret Thatcher.

    Sensible as in not resorting to insults when an opinion differs from that of your own !! πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ€”πŸ€”.
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    Woodlands 130 loading options

    If I go for the hyd option I reckon I should come in at around Β£3500-4000 but there's a lot of free labour in there and I'm not really devoting all my time to it or watching the costs religiously. The Honda motor etc I'd use for powering the hydraulics I already have but a second hand generator as a donor is not big money, I probably could have saved a fair chunk by going single axle etc but liked the twin axle set up better. As an off the shelf option for the loader Trakmet have been very helpfull with offering to supply the whole log loader assembly including lugs to weld to chassis which would be very easy set up and match to a hyd power source. Before deciding which option I'll take I need to measure up the clearances and offset etc around the wheels to ensure it would work ok.
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    Woodlands 130 loading options

    Cheers J Keen get away from the Brexit bickering this morning so spent a bit of time fettling. Hydraulics are on the to do list J, if you notice behind the A frame there is a space for a Honda gx and hyd pump, plan is for a log loader and a leveller at each end. Steel is well overstrength but that's intentional as hydraulics were always a long term plan. For now I need to get it going and get some use from it but I'll put the pics up if and when I get further on with the build. Not too shabby for an Idiot eh πŸ™„πŸ™„
  21. Johnsond

    Woodlands 130 loading options

    Bit of progress with trailer build. Winch and ramps next. Looking to fab up a leveller at each end eventually.
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    Horse logging on peat

    From plenty of experience using horses in bad ground once they feel soft soft conditions underfoot they will be hell bent on powering out of it, and not at all easy to handle. The hoof is not good at spreading weight. Google horse stuck in mud etc and you will see plenty being hauled out.
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    Douglas Fir and sequoia value

    Good strong trailers πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    Douglas Fir and sequoia value

    Sounds like a pretty shit trip home. What trailer did you go for ?? Was it to put the mill on ??
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    Douglas Fir and sequoia value

    That's a very fair price for all of that

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