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Tsubaki offers solution to worn top chain tips
Sharp top chains are an essential component in the primary and secondary breakdown of a sawmill operation. Companies need premium performance to resist high wear and shock loads.
Tsubaki offers a solution to the common problem of worn top chain tips, which typically requires chain replacement. It now offers sharp top chains with induction hardened tips. The company says its new design results in a 20 per cent increase in wear resistance without compromising strength, and this design comes standard with its products.
Tsubaki also offers a wide variety of sharp top chain specifications to meet a variety of sawmill needs.
For almost a century Tsubaki have been focusing and specializing on forestry chains. The company says that its focus is to assure that there are quality improvements in its products all the time. www.tsubaki.ca
Peterson introduces 4800F chain flail debarker
Peterson’s 4800F chain flail debarker, a popular piece of equipment for removing bark for clean pulp and paper chips, has had a major redesign and includes many new features that clean chip producers demand.
The new 4800F features a 350 hp Cat C9 Tier 4 engine, upper and lower flail drives (similar to Peterson’s 5000H whole tree chipper), direct drive lower infeed and outfeed rolls, floating direct drive upper feed rolls, a five-foot wide bark pusher, and Peterson’s IQAN control system. The machine also features a dedicated 100 gallon hydraulic oil tank, and a 200 gallon fuel tank to allow the 4800F to run an entire shift without fill-up.
With a retractable gooseneck, the highway legal 4800F is easily moved between jobs and has an estimated curb weight of 48,100 lbs. The four fixed landing gear (with floating pads) allow the 4800F’s operating height to be adjusted easily, and provide stability once it’s on the job. The operator can operate the machine with a wireless remote which can also be paired with the Peterson 5900 disc chipper. www.petersoncorp.com
Wood-Mizer adds new industrial grade bandsaw
Wood-Mizer has released the new industrial-grade WM1000. It was developed both to break down up to 67” diameter logs and also to saw high value logs where the thin-kerf blade and wide cutting ensures maximum resale value.
The new twin rail sawmill can be purchased with or without a log bed, and the rails can be extended to any length for cutting multiple or long logs. The ride-a-long control platform and operator console is mounted on the head, allowing the operator to closely observe and control the cutting process.
The WM1000 comes standard with Wood-Mizer’s setworks system, which enables the operator to preset the required board thickness. Variable forward and reverse speeds allow the operator to adjust cutting speed to suit the size and species being cut. The WM1000 uses 2” to 3” wide thin-kerf blades to reduce waste and maximize recovery. Hydraulic blade tensioning ensures accurate cutting with a smooth finish, whether the user is halving, quartering, or producing slabs for further processing.