lumber milling equipment
If you often find yourself in need of lumber for various homestead projects, consider a small, portable sawmill to cut your own lumber. Portable milling equipment makes it possible for you to create dimensioned lumber for all kinds of DIY projects. The videos below show the versatility of portable sawmills in action. You will also discover tips to assist with assembly.
How we convert standing dead trees to usable lumber.
How we milled lumber, made a gate and installed the gate during a break in the weather.
How we expect the unexpected and turn blow down trees into lumber.
Milling flour hasn’t changed much in 150 years. Clean the wheat, grind it and sift it (if you want “white” flour). Some good folks here in Kansas have built a replica of an 1880s flour mill — from oak and cottonwood trees on the building site — and filled it with vintage equipment that they’ve carefully restored.
A great opportunity to use a new hand-driven sorghum mill and cook down a small batch of sorghum for the crowd at the Lawrence Kansas MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in October!
Transforming a tree to lumber and then to a piece of furniture.
One farm is able to combine cost savings, with energy sustainability by using a Savonius rotor.
Daedong Industrial, a global agricultural manufacturing company, celebrated its 66th anniversary in May 2012.
From log to the mill to the project in no time at all.
Sawing oversized sycamore logs with my Norwood portable sawmill was a huge job, but yielded a lot of great lumber, and salvaged the logs instead of dozing them into a pile and burning them.
The benefits of owning a home wood mill and the economic advantages if you have available timber.
Todd Harne shares his "must-have" pieces of equipment to tackle his spring chores around the farm.
This is a brief description of how to stack lumber so that it dries evenly after sawing. Also description of a chain saw dovetail bench.
The new adapter, from Worksaver, Inc., allows John Deere 400/500 series loaders to be used with Euro/Global attachments.
Bobcat’s 600 frame-size loaders have a non-DPF emissions solution.
ECHO and Shindaiwa ranked at Gold Level Status in the annual NAEDA Manufacturer Relations Survey.
Readers share their favorite durable, long-lived, sturdy and well-made kitchen tools.
Most stock tanks aren’t designed to prevent the water from freezing. The tanks have no insulation, and the large area of water exposed to air doesn’t help either. Livestock owners frequently us a floating electric tank heater. But there’s a better (and less expensive) solution — solar livestock water tanks.
With tons of different models of TVs, DVD players and associated equipment, how do you know which cables you’ll need to connect it all? Take a look at this Web site that helps you get it all together.
Read reviews of the best butter churns.
If you’re getting ready to build a home or begin a woodworking project, consider building with sustainable wood products. With help from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Forest Stewardship Council databases, you can locate sustainably harvested wood.
Working with a sawyer to cut custom lumber for your projects can be a great experience. Here are a few tips to make it even better.
Splitting firewood has changed over the lsst 40 years. A sharp chain and hydraulic splitter make all the difference in the world.
Observations and reminiscences of the 2012 MEN fair in Seven Springs, PA.
How to work with a sawyer when cutting your lumber
With an understanding of your limitations, you can operate more safely and efficiently. Training in timber cutting techniques can greatly expand your capabilities
Salvaging logs is always a challenge-- but finding buried treasure in it always makes it worthwhile. This salvage job came after the land had been cleared by the owner, and the best lumber pick over buy a logger.
Regeneration of trees on a harvested area give hope for generations to come.
Worksaver, Inc. introduces new clamp-on snow blades, ideal for compact tractors with non-quick attach buckets.
Personal users can now buy welding and cutting products and accessories online from the comfort of their home.
Company announces plans for expanded production with Menlo and launch of Innovation Center at NPCC property.
New Internet Presence Offers Users Simple, Value-based Experience
Investments in lawnmower fabrication processes save more than 310 tons of steel annually.
Joplin’s one-year, post-tornado milestone to be marked with neighborhood tree planting, community beautification led by national equipment manufacturers, Vermeer Corporation and Kubota Tractor Corporation
Two new models of pull behind cutters for use with tractors.
Mahindra USA leads in several survey categories and ranks among top three overall.
An introduction to a series exploring the world of beekeeping
The Camping Accessory People expand their already extensive product line.
JackJaw’s new T-post extractor is durable and lightweight.
Qualifying referrals to Exmark can receive $100 Carhartt gift cards.
Husqvarna adds 3 all-wheel drive walk mower models to offer high quality options for any budget.
Exmark’s “Transitioning Mower Fleets to Propane” provides a road map for landscape professionals.
New Holland has introduced its next generation of hardworking utility tractors, the T4 Series. This tailored offering produces between 84 to 106 horsepower thanks to powerful 4-cylinder engines with Common Rail technology and a Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation system to meet Tier 4A compliance.
We’re testing incubators, equipment and feed for the Community Chickens project.
EZ Tomato Cages are the brainstorm of two friends, both fed up with purchasing tomato cages that were cheaply fabricated, weak and difficult to store.
Dixie Chopper, the manufacturer of The World’s Fastest Lawn Mower, offers the Zee 2 series, its newest and largest line of residential zero-turn lawn mowers. Ideal for large property owners, Zee 2 mowers include a variety of features for fast performance, quality cutting and comfortable operation.
Bobcat is a global brand with more than 600 dealer locations in North America and the leader in compact equipment—industry's original innovator, beginning more than 50 years ago with the first compact machine and predecessor to the skid-steer loader.
Simran Sethi looks into the furniture and logging industries.
How we avoid most clutter but manage to keep good leftover products for future use.
Here is a description of some of the pruning tools and techniques for pruning trees for future sawlogs.
The Game of Logging is a professional logging program that can benefit anyone who uses a chain saw.
Using portable sawmill and basic timber frame techniques to build a utility shed.
I love my two-story log cabin, which combines recycled and an array of green building materials.
The solar-powered tractor was painted Terry’s favorite color—green—before the motor was strapped in. After the motor was installed a battery stand was welded over the top of the DC drive motor which is large enough to accommodate twelve 250-amp deep-cycle batteries. Once the performance controller was installed battery cables were run, linking the batteries together.
TRUFUEL, a ready-to-use engine fuel, can be used in two and four-stroke engines.
Kubota reinforces tractor and heavy equipment safety for the whole family.
Readers share reports about their favorite specialized kitchen utensils.
The 2011 report focuses on the Garden Effect and Payback-if-sold. The Garden Effect is the estimated increase in a property’s market value as a result of having beautiful landscaping.
You can use your ATV to smooth your driveway with this new grader attachment.
The American Society of Safety Engineers’ Ag Branch encourages purchasing tractors with a Rollover Protection Structure. Programs exist that will help offset the cost of the ROPS to add to older tractors. Tractor rollovers are common accidents that will lead to severe injury or death, but an ROPS will keep the driver safe.
The bar has been raised once more as AGCO Application Equipment introduces for 2012 three new RoGator high-clearance sprayers designed with even more power.
Cam always wanted to be the kind of guy who could swap out a motor and now he is!
Honda Power Equipment is raising the standard for portable generators, adding value and enhanced performance to three of its popular portable generator lines.
New Holland Agriculture is unveiling new equipment, and exciting new technology at the 2012 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa.
Mahindra USA, the leader in affordable, high-quality farm equipment, continues its commitment to provide hard-working, high value tractors in the United States with the launch of 13 new models for the 2011 season.
Third party study proves Yamaha’s longstanding claim of most durable CVT transmission.
The new sub-compact tractor line offers “max performance, versatility and value.”
Grasshopper announces a new online tool designed to calculate fuel costs and impacts of commercial mowing equipment.
Capable of moving a host of materials: snow, aggregate materials, livestock feed and silage.
Select Kubota models now available for rent at the Home Depot.
Put your riding mower to work!
A new smaller utility trailer for your all-purpose ATV.
Hud-Son Forest Equipment would like to introduce the all new 2012 HFE-21 Homesteader portable sawmill.
With new powerful engine options, more safety features, enhanced technology and easy, comfortable handling, the 4500 will soon become a customer favorite in Ventrac’s lineup.
Get your garden ready for spring by making this sturdy, comfortable outdoor bench from recycled-plastic lumber and an old truck tire inner tube.
Eating cicadas, building a porch, and hauling lumber for said porch all in the same week with several images of the action as well as some bee installation pictures.
None of these items' primary use is for gardening or livestock keeping but here we are using them all the time. So here's my list of items that you should keep around if you are an avid gardener or own livestock.
If you’re considering buying a new log splitter, you may have begun to debate whether you want an electric log splitter or a gas-powered model. What’s the difference? DR Power Equipment has some useful insight for you.
Ventrac unveils the 3400 tractor, the newest sub-compact tractor to their product lineup.
New Platform Revealed at Dealer Road Shows
Kasco is excited to offer these outstanding products to our own line of grain drills and overseeders.
DR Power Equipment has threatened to make ordinary hydraulic log splitters obsolete with the brand new DR®RapidFire™ Log Splitter. DR technology has eliminated the big drawbacks of hydraulic log splitters.
The RTA12 & RTR12 Series Rotary Tillers from Land Pride till soil for seedbed and planting preparation with uses and applications in landscaping, gardens, and residential areas.
KIOTI Tractor, one of the fastest growing utility tractor manufacturers in North America, is pleased to announce the addition of the DS3510, a 34 horsepower compact utility tractor.
Kubota partners with the Propane Education & Research Council to offer $1,000 purchase incentive on its ZP330, delivering ‘green’ performance and more ‘green’ in your pocket.
ECHO Bear Cat is pleased to introduce the 2” SC2170 Chipper/Shredder to its line of outdoor power equipment.
Hoelscher Commercial Products announces a new product for pulling out trees, posts, shrubs and vines.
Sawing their own lumber enables home owners to fulfill their dreams.
New burn barrel alternative provides safer, smarter home and garden burning for homeowners.
Blount, the world’s largest manufacturer of saw chain, announces the launch of the new OREGON PowerNow 40V MAX* Cordless Chainsaw.
KIOTI Tractor is pleased to announce the expansion of their popular implement and attachment lines.
Husqvarna has issued the Ethanol Challenge in order to provide the tools for consumers to gain awareness about ethanol.
Hoelscher Commercial Products announces a new product for pulling out trees, posts, shrubs and vines.
The Honda EB6500 earned first place in the Rental Equipment Register’s generators and welders category, selected by a panel of industry experts as displaying innovation in rental industry products.
Herd Seeder is the primary name in the industry, having produced quality seeders and spreaders for more than sixty years. Kasco is excited to offer these outstanding products to our own line of grain drills and overseeders.
Choose smarter features for better results.
ECHO Bear Cat is excited to announce that is has met the required guidelines to attain certification on the manufacture of its outdoor power equipment by the National Association of Trailer Manufactures (NATM).
The new FSA 65 and FSA 85 grass trimmers, the latest products available for the 36-volt STIHL Lithium-Ion battery technology system, deliver fuel savings, time savings and environmental benefits for gasoline-free trimming applications.
Do you love showing off your FarmTek products? Think you're using them in a unique and interesting way? FarmTek would love to see!
As spring approaches the lawn surrounding your home will certainly begin to grow. With the New Lithium Powered Cordless Recharge Mower ULTRALITE, from Driven By Solar Inc., achieve beautiful manicured results without nasty fumes.
Land Pride is proud to announce four new skid Grapples in 12 different sizes as well as a skid-mounted Stump Grinder. These completely new attachments feature the same quality and durability that you’ve come to expect from Land Pride.
Funds will go to Honored American Veterans Afield and Feed The Children organizations.
Bobcat Company introduces 3-point tiller implements for the Toolcat 5610 utility work machine and the full line of compact tractors.
DR offers innovative ATV utility trailer with 1 year hands-on trial.
Micro Dairy Industry Leader, Bob-White Systems, Launches E-Commerce Site.
Robert Zwald talks about farming equipment and selling his harvest in the 1940s. This is the sixth part of Robert's stories from the past, as compiled by his daughter, Ruth.
Professional team ropers David Key and Jade Corkill are the new Grand Champions of the 29th Annual George Strait Team Roping Classic.
Red Brand Fence (manufactured by Keystone Steel and Wire), recently received an award for their recycling initiatives by their industry peers.
Cub Cadet is known for providing break-through innovations, a reputation supported by the Best Buy rating.
Milking is a fun and easy chore! Here are some hints on milking in an easy fashion.
Smaller version of the original Gardener’s Hollow Leg is perfect for picking dinner!
Think outside the box and consider outdoor power equipment for your Valentine this year.
New Holland Agriculture is unveiling a number of new tractors as well as new haytools and other equipment at the 2012 World Ag Expo in Tulare, California and the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky.
Multiplaz North America announced it continues to woo potential resellers, as it is overwhelmingly winning consumers with its green technology, gasless, based Super New Plasma Welding and Cutting Machine, the Multiplaz 3500.