Blades and peaveys are cheap. Add up a price on the blades, and peaveys. Add to depreciated mill price. Note that cost of the mill is not the cost of getting it operational on a permanent, purpose-built location.
Not to get too personal, but are you married? Have a partner? If so, what does she/he feel about this move or decision. I have found that my best decisions with my business have been made with the support of my wife.I am not too worried about that, as I am not looking to keep his business intact. I would rather buy the equipment and roll it into my business. Such as putting a forestry box on the truck, and using the mill for my house or other "art" projects. I may not make a huge profit from the investment of the mill and forklift, but I would make it pay for itself.
I'm pretty sure it's a DOT thing not a DOL thing, though if you don't have it registered for enough tonnage as your carrying you can be fined.UPDATE:
I stopped by DOL and asked about the truck. I had the plate # on a photo in my phone, so she looked it up. It's registered at 24,000, and is net weight is 15,800. According to the DOL person at the desk CDL is dependent on the registered weight not the tag on the door. Is this true for WA? I called the state troopers, they didn't know and said it's a DOL issue. So the people enforcing the laws don't know?
Taking the next step on the land. Still looks good, not perfect (but what is)? Also it's up hill from a gun club, (1/2 mile away) Thursdays and Saturdays are their big shooting days. Glad we don't have PTSD (yet)..
Putting a plan together, for my investors on the equipment to see if they are interested.
I should know more on the land next week!