Coconut timber possesses unique qualities that set it apart from common timbers. It is exceptionally hard and durable, with its strength concentrated in the outer perimeter of the trunk. This high-density wood is also infused with silica, giving it elasticity. While these qualities make coconut timber highly desirable, it presents challenges during the sawing process. The wood can splinter easily and exhibits cross-fibers that tend to drag sawblades due to friction.
Pacific Green, however, has found a solution. They use a Peterson WPF 10″ Portable Sawmill with blades designed specifically for sawing these types of timbers. Peterson’s arsenal includes exceptional strobe knives for other “furry” timber varieties too. This commitment to innovation and problem-solving ensures that Pacific Green consistently delivers top-quality products.
Central to Pacific Green’s operation is the 10” Winch Production Frame by Peterson Portable Sawmills. This cutting-edge swing blade sawmill is equipped with an electric 3-phase motor, electric winch, and Hi/Lo tracks, making it an integral part of the company’s success.
Victor Chene of Dyna Lectric, Tahiti
Pictured in the above gallery is another successful customer who runs an agricultural equipment supply company in Tahiti. You can see 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. Pictured is also a close up photo of the different grades of coconut timber.