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Thread: Removing Large Cants From The Mill

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    Hi All, I have a customer that ordered 14 12x12x20 posts for a barn he's building. Here's a video of how we get these cants off the mill when complete. 8)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbvPi5qiJ6U

    This would be impossible with out the forklift. I have these logs scattered all up and down my driveway which is only 12' wide the logs are 20 footers. They would have to stay there with out the forklift.




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    Hi Randy thanks for the video. Would you be prepared to share with us what a post like this would typically cost.
    cheers

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    That must be a whoopin' big barn to need 12x12s to hold it up.
    OK, how did they handle them before forklifts?
    Neat video, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Hi Randy thanks for the video. Would you be prepared to share with us what a post like this would typically cost.
    Hi Rob Keeble, These are selling for $165.00ea. Yeah I agree with you Frank, thats gonna be a big barn. Also my price is way below any place I've been able to find them. I have found them as high as $400.00ea.
    Last edited by Randy Wynn; 11-09-2008 at 09:00 PM.

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    Hi ya' Randy!

    I agree that your price is pretty good for the customer. Are you supplying the logs too? I see that you're getting good service from that forklift. I'll bet you say a little thankyou prayer every time you set yourself down in the seat eh?

    cheers eh?

    John

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    Yeah John, These are my logs. The forklift is just tooooooo cooooool. Makes life much EZ'r. Yes I do thank the Lord for my forklift everytime I crank it.

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    Very cool Randy!

    I'd say before they had forklifts, they would have had a good horse or mule drag them off the mill, certainly a lot more work, but then again, you did what you had to do.

    Thank goodness for power steering too eh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Very cool Randy!

    I'd say before they had forklifts, they would have had a good horse or mule drag them off the mill, certainly a lot more work, but then again, you did what you had to do.

    Thank goodness for power steering too eh
    I knew that. Just being rhetorical. Another example of my failed sense of humor. And, they were lifted into place with tripods, pulleys, more mules and a lot of sweat. I believe the Amish are still doing things that way.

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