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I'm not getting a lot of call back (well, ANY callback) from portable sawmill guys. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

I have 4 24-30" diam, 10' logs to slice up. Want to do it on-site.

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Do you know if there are any dealers for portable sawmills in your area? They should have a list of who bought from them. If there are any small sawmills around (stationary i.e.) they might know who their portable competition. Our Yellow Pages also list some of them.
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Phil; a lot of this stuff is done on a barter or cash basis. Good reason for guys with mills to keep a low profile, if you get my drift.
Word of mouth and mostly personal contact... (with the sawyer not the saw). What Charles said. Also, saw sharpening services; if they're not bandsaw mills, they need their circ. blades sharpened.
Another contact source would be tree service guys. They either buck up the trees they fall, or someone is getting them sawn.
You sure a self loading flatdeck won't work for you? I mean hauling the logs to the saw rather than the other way around...a 3' x10' long log is pretty heavy to move without a tractor or equiv.
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Here is a link, I recommend Greg Guest in Auburn , I know him personally and he is an outstanding person.

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Here is a link, I recommend Greg Guest in Auburn , I know him personally and he is an outstanding person.

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Look up Woodmizer or go to the Forrestry Forum. Many mills in Mass. Here in Vt. I help a lot of mill owners with my tractor and FEL and have quite a bit of stickered up hardwood and white pine in my shed.
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