Thx for the response. I’ve actually talked to the owner of the company in New Zealand (Jake Peterson)and the U.S. rep at Smith Sawmill Service(Jay Willoughby).Both were extremely helpful and a wealth of information. Very refreshing dealing with people not concerned just with sales-but service and to make folks happy with their productSome of the earlier models had issues with the guide track flexing too much. I believe the manufacturer made some improvements but you better do your research. I have no first hand experience fwiw...just internet reading on some forums.
Update-I received the slabber carriage and the guide rollers on the mount would not work on the older rectangular beam I have. I contacted Turbosawmills via email and photos and the called me right away on 12/8. After a brief conversation and verifying my shipping address, they advised they’d send me an adapter mount. I opened the mailbox this evening(12/16)-and there’s the package w/ hardware from New Zealand! Now that’s service-and no charge!!I don’t know. You could contact them-they may still have some of the carriages around. The rest of the mills are the same. They currently offer a Honda motor-powerd set-up or various electric motors. [email protected] or [email protected]
They are shipping me a sawblade and a slabber carriage-which an Alaskan sawmill bolts to it for slabbing. I guess I will be the lab rat on this due to lack of response. I will post an update and photos when I get it up and running.