Peterson Sawmills cutting Coconut Timber
Coconut timber is not easy to saw, as it is very hard wood, it splinters, and it is cross-fibred with a tendency to drag the sawblade back due to excessive friction. However Peterson blades are designed to saw these types of timbers easily. Petersons also have excellent strobe knives for other types of ‘furry’ timber.
For a full technical document on processing, treating and using coconut timber download these documents:
Coconut Wood Processing (Queensland Government)
Coconut Palm Processing – Technical Handbook (protrade)
Pacific Green, Fiji Islands
Pacific Green were instrumental in discovering the wonderful properties of coconut timber. They set up the world’s first factory dedicated to the coconut palm, in Fiji in 1986. From there, they have grown to an international company, supplying hi-end coconut furniture to the best resorts around the world.
With the assistance of Peterson’s technical training,
Pacific Green were able to cut 34 logs in one day.
Victor Chene of Dyna Lectric, Tahiti
This is another successful customer who runs an agricultural equipment supply company in Tahiti. Here they are demonstrating an 8” cut WPF 27hp Kohler Peterson mill with manual winch, Lo/Lo tracks and alloy bunks for holding the coconut logs.
8” cut Winch Production Frame sawmill with 27hp Kohler petrol motor, manual winch, Lo/Lo tracks and alloy bunks.