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Posted: 04/16/18 06:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My initial thought was putting gear in the rear seat area of the truck would help but I guess it distributes that load fairly evenly. So I need to look at the mill again and see what I can do to load a little more on it. I can also reduce some weight there since I carried two chain saws and really only need one, carried extra fuel for the saws and could cut that down, carried 5 gallons of extra water and could insist the customer has some on hand etc...little things can add up. Heck, that's at least 70-80lbs right there.


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As soon as you can get into a dually, your load worries will go away. Keep on milling and that dually will come soon enough.[emoticon]

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I bet once you were in bed you were "sawing logs" there too.... LOL


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deltabravo wrote:

I bet once you were in bed you were "sawing logs" there too.... LOL


LOL I'm sure!

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That's some awesome work! Nicely done. Looks like fun too!


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Great Post interesting and you gave us a full accounting nice job

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The first trip you leave one saw home, will be the time it quits running and you need the second trip. Just Murphy's Law.

Good timing on your report as I just got back from a trip where I picked up 100 bf of custom cut white oak that was done on a mill like yours.

Big problem is the AF990 is a heavy load for any SRW and then you are asking it to do a lot more. I would see about adding a box on the trailer near the axle to put the gear in assuming the trailer axle can handle the addition weight.


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Thanks all. I'm thinking of moving the spare to a front bumper carrier which should shift a little more weight forward, putting an action packer mid mill (is should be able to handle it but I guess I'd have to get more info from woodmizer since they did not design it to carry stuff going down the road).

Leaving a saw is an option but yes, one of them has been rebuilt so it's possible leaving one behind could be bad; as it is now I carry both saws on the forward basket of the mill adding weight to the tongue.

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Great thread, again....
Your limiting factor is really only the tires and wheels.
I’m pleasantly surprised to see that without the mill hooked up that you’re under 8k on the rear axle. I’ve not weighted our setup but figured it’s right around 8k.
Like you, I’m not overly nervous about running that much on good stout OE rims and good tires, but before making a bunch of ad hoc mods that will only slightly reduce your rear axle weight, maybe just consider a set of 19.5s and be done with it. Can be found reasonably priced used periodically too.

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