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Milling on a fiberglass ladder

Discussion in 'Milling & Saw Mills' started by oaktreeguy, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. oaktreeguy

    oaktreeguy ArboristSite Lurker

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    Is there any reason not to mill on a fiberglass ladder? Is it just that most folks come across aluminum ladders cheaper?

    Thanks
     
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    Trever GB mill 076 Super Stihl

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    Don't know of any reason, and yes aluminum ladders are a lot cheaper. I use uni strut sections.
     
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    No reason not to...should work great!
     
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    I accumulate many bits of assorted tools at farm auctions. 32' AL extension ladder $70 since it is 6' longer than one gotten for $15. Or the 066 runner w/2 bars & 7 loops $320 :happybanana: Fiberglass of any length don't show up (yet)
     
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    Why are you runing a sawmill on a ladder?
     
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    Me too. I picked up a heavy duty 42' extension a couple years ago for $40. It's so heavy that the rope and pulley on it run through a 3 pulley block, Joe.
     
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    Cause ladder works well enough to make flat parallel planes of the logs I get to mill. It is better than what I've tried before,and ties down on roof well.
     
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    I'm not sure I understand. We use a Woodmizer LT40 and it's on a concrete slab. Don't need a ladder to get to it.
     
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    Valley, look at the pic in my avatar. That's an old Homelite Super 1050 on a Granberg Mill. Cost a little less than an LT40, Joe.
     
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    I think ValleyFirewood is funnin' with us. The question about "milling on a ladder" can be read as, you are standing on the ladder to reach the mill.
     
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    I know, I like to fun back with Valley. I'm jealous that he has more big toys than me. Plus, he's always picking on me for my "Tall Stump", Joe.
     

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