Elevated Sawmill Engine

Peterson Sawmill Feature – Elevated Sawmill Engine

Elevated Engine Position sawmill

One of the features of the Peterson Portable Sawmill is its elevated saw mill engine. Petersons mount their engines higher than other manufacturers for two reasons:


  1. To ensure the air filter intake is further away from the sawdust output. This prevents sawdust build up and overheating of the motor.
  2. To allow the ability of double-cutting to full depth, without the motor and gearbox restricting the opposite side of the blade.

Double-cutting is where you can cut the width that is twice as large as the maximum cut of your blade. So cutting 12′ with a 6′ blade, or 16′ with an 8′ blade.

6 comments shared

  1. hello, I own a petersonne all terain electric and I would like to modify it into a termic engine can you help me thank you

  2. Kindly, help me to fix my Peterson machine please I don’t know how to repair it.

    I will appreciate if you can help me with my problem

  3. Hi Ron, Thank you for your inquiry, the diesel engine option will have more torque and is more efficient than a similar sized gasoline engine option. The diesel engine option is quite a bit heavier and has more vibration than a Gasoline engine option. Corrosion wise, the diesel engine option has the same resilience as a gasoline engine option.
    With regards to price , Yes you are correct the diesel engine option is more expensive.
    Kind regards Aaron

  4. Is the diesel engine more powerful, more resistant to island salt-water laden breezes, and more expensive?

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