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New engine option offers more efficient, faster cutting than ever


While the world appears to be slowly recovering from the pandemic, the negative effects on global supply chains are looking to last well into 2022. With the current increased, global demand for portable sawmills, all manufacturers are facing the same shortage of components. Peterson Sawmills took a proactive approach and started looking for alternative mill parts, to offset its reliance on individual suppliers. Our Sawmill Specialist Chris Browne researched various engine brands and models, and decided to add the Honda iGX800 to the range of motor options.

He explains the advantages of this new engine option for our sawmill range: “the iGX800 is a rugged, 780cc engine that offers great fuel efficiency. It’s reliable, compact and fits comfortably on our 8” mills. It has more than enough power (net 25hp) to drive our 10” mills too, and it has been  performing extremely well in the field.”

The iGX800 has an integrated electronic Self-Tuning Regulator (STR) governor and will always run smoothly, no matter what altitude you’re on. It’s fully CE-certified and compliant with stringent emission rules. For more efficient, faster cutting than ever, this engine option is now available on selected Peterson models (ATS, WPF and ASM). Contact our sales team to learn more.

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