Rigid Track System

Take on logs of any length!

Peterson Sawmill Feature – Rigid Track System

The Junior Peterson, Winch Production Frame, Dedicated Wide Slabber and Automated Swingblade Mill have all been designed with a rigid track system. This allows for simple track extensions (available as optional extras) for these particular models. (Extensions for the ASM must be included at time of mill order.)

These Peterson sawmills come with standard tracks that can cut logs up to 6m (20ft) or 4m (13ft) on the JP. However the manual mills can have unlimited track extensions without compromising accuracy or portability.

Many custom sawmillers have used such a ‘runway’ of tracks to fill niche markets and obtain lucrative beam orders.

Another option is the efficient double-track sawmilling set up as shown in this drawing. Cut extra long logs, or load and prepare a second log while your first is being sawn at the operator’s end, which will roughly halve your log-loading downtime.

If you have any questions about the track systems used by Peterson Sawmills, please leave a comment below or contact our sales team.

rigid track system

8 comments shared

  1. Ian Schultz says:

    what is the price of 2 9 ft extentions

    • Liam Dijk says:

      Hi Ian, I have passed on your message to Rachel who will be in touch with pricing. Cheers

  2. Nigel Speedy says:

    I see the standard tracks cut up to 6m.
    How long are the optional extension for the WPF?
    More specifically what length log can be milled with the standard tracks plus one extension, or plus two extensions?

    • Maurice van Liempd says:

      Hi Nigel,

      Thanks for sending in your questions. Our standard WPF sawmilling package has enough tracks to cut logs up to 6.0 meters in length. The Standard WPF Sawmilling track configuration comprises of 2 rails (left & right) with 2 x 13’ (4.2 meter) lengths of track joined together. This gives you a total track length of 26’ (8.4 meters) for each rail. Please note we have allowed for a gap of 4’ (1.2 meter) at each end of your log to be able to safely pivot your saw blade.

      We have a number of optional track extension kits available for our very versatile WPF:

      – 9’ (2.85 meters)
      – 13’ (4.2 meters)
      – 19’ (5.7meters)

      For example, if you wanted to add a 13’ (4.2 meter) track extension kit to your standard set of WPF tracks this will allow you to cut a log up to 33’ (10.2 meters) in length. Please note the total track length required to achieve this is 39’ ( 12.6meters)

      Lastly please note with our WPF model you are not limited to any set track length as you can add as many track extension kits to your standard WPF track set up as you need.

      I hope this helps, if you require further information please reach out to us.

  3. Gene Cox says:

    How length is a track extension for a JP?

    • Maurice van Liempd says:

      Hi Gene, thanks for your inquiry. One of our portable sawmill specialists will get in touch with you soon.

  4. Gail Aiken says:

    We’ve got a JP and are considering some options for a project we’re doing. How much do track extensions cost?

    • Maurice van Liempd says:

      Thanks for your inquiry Gail, one of our sawmill specialists will get in touch with you today. Best, Maurice

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