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Here are some photos of the type of portable sawmills that look to be the most popular in Europe, as shown in the recently posted video.

Using a horizontal bandsaw layout, they are commonly powered by an electric motor, with the power supplied by a towed generator. Some are powered by a gas engine, and at least one brand uses a Kubota Diesel.

The old PTO style with a circular blade is still out there, but the advantages of the bandsaw mill have taken over the market.

There is a range of them that are marketed in Canada as well -
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I'm trying to post up a bunch more, but the wind is howling here, and the internet (dish) is sketchy, but I'll see what I can do. If not now, then many more later.
 

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To me, it looks like a gas engine is mounted on top of the bandsaw in the Norwood photo.
The Alamy Stock Photo might be the Kubota powered unit - I didn't label it....
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The sequence where they are cutting square lumber (posts)- I'd call them 6"X 6"'s, but they might be closer to 5"X 5"'s...they are probably cut to metric dimensions in any event.

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It looks like they sliced the log into thirds horizontally, then rotated the whole deal 90 degrees, and then finished the posts with another series of horizontal cuts.

Looks like a beefy arm for the telescopic blade guide.
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