Peterson Portable Sawmills

High Production Sawmill – 10/35 Winch Production Frame

Layla Robinson

Peterson Portable Sawmills’ manual high production sawmill is the Winch Production Frame – this one in particular, is fit with a 10″ blade and 35hp motor. The Winch Production Frame is ideal for custom sawyers or those wanting higher production when cutting their own timber for houses, sheds, fencing or woodworking.

On a recent custom sawmilling job in Gisborne, New Zealand, Peterson’s mill specialist Chris Browne spent three days on a milling job and gave us the statistics below. This shows just how quickly you’d be able to pay your sawmill off if you had work lined up. You’ll also find that once people find out you have a high production sawmill, you’ll have more friends than ever before!

To find out more about the Winch Production Frame, visit our webpage for specifications and options.

If you have any questions, or would like to request an obligation free quote, please contact our mill specialists.

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High Production Sawmill - Winch Production Frame

Truck load of timber from Peterson's High Production Sawmill

COUNTRY

New Zealand

SAWMILL

Peterson Winch Production Frame

MOTOR

35hp Vanguard

BLADE SIZE

10” (25cm)

UPGRADES

Electric Winch for vertical sizing

TIMBER

Macrocarpa

BEAM DIMENSIONS

8” x 4” (20cm x 10cm)

LOG LENGTH

13.8’ (4.2m)

TOTAL BOARD FEET CUT

8221bft (19.4m3)

TOTAL HOURS WORKED

16

TOTAL INCOME

$3,100

SAWMILL RUNNING COSTS

$77

BLADE REPLACEMENT

None

BLADE SHARPENING

10 mins, 3 times per day while blade still on mill
BOARD FEET CUT WITH BLADE 21,000bft (49.5m3) and counting…

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2 comments shared

  1. Brian says:

    Impressive numbers. I would suspect a decent amount of time was spent with off loading the cut beams from the log and bringing in the next log.

    While this is an interesting data point, it would be more meaningful if additional information was known. Ie Average diameter of logs milled (bigger logs yield more beams per log and less time spent moving the next log into the mill). How many additional crew members and support equipment were helping with this job?

    Cheers

    Brian

    • Chris says:

      Hi Brian, logs varied as you may well know with macrocappa. I would say from 400mm up to 1 mtr.
      Length of logs from 2 mtrs to 4.8 mtrs.
      It was a clean up couple of days hence the vast difference in timber lengths etc.
      I use a Hyundai 290 with grapple to load in logs, find it quick and easy and this gives the tail out guy a rest as well.
      There is only 2 of us doing this.
      We do find that cutting the smaller …2 inch stock we can produce just as much if not more as the main sleeper size , this I put down to the fact that yes its easier for the person off bearing. I did a week with my 14 yr old son but cut the logs short so as to restrict the heavy moving.
      With him and this set up we cut just under the 5m3 average per day.
      Hope this helps .

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