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Peterson Portable Sawmills Special Promotion

Company Offers New Zealand Travel Package for Purchase of Automated Swingblade Mill

By IRI Staff
Date Posted: 9/1/2007

            Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure? Peterson Portable Sawmills is proving anything is possible and offering another world first to purchasers.

            Simply purchase a Peterson 10-inch Automated Swingblade Mill (ASM) and Peterson will fly you to New Zealand to do exactly that -- mix business and pleasure as part of their latest promotion.

            Customers who participate in this special promotion will receive five nights at a local bed & breakfast, a full day of tourism activities and return airfare for one. This promotion also includes in-depth training by the manufacturers.

            Peterson Portable Sawmills is based in Rotorua, New Zealand, which is world famous for its boiling mud, steaming geysers and indigenous culture. Customers can take their pick from five different tourist packages, all specially designed to give you a taste of the real New Zealand.

            While you are in New Zealand, Peterson will teach you how to make more profits in sawmilling.

            Peterson designed the ASM specifically to answer two key needs. A commercial sawmill business often has many challenges to face -- too many employees to look after, soaring wage costs, over-capitalisation, high maintenance and overhead, and even outdated equipment. A simple solution is to replace two or three manual mills with a single, automated mill for equivalent production and more. Labor and labor costs can be reduced as well as maintenance and operating costs.

            “The timber here is big and hard, and the mill handles it easily. There’s no more sweat involved, and the best part is it saves a lot of headaches in the long run,” said Alan Worthington of Tastimco Distinctive Timbers in Australia.

            Even with only one portable sawmill, there are lots of hurdles when growing, such as the hassles, paperwork and expense associated with hiring workers or the extra capital needed for expansion. This is often a dilemma for many sole operators.

            With the Peterson Portable Sawmill ASM, however, an owner-operator can increase production and accommodate growth. Case studies show a low capital outlay for the Peterson automated sawmill can provide a productive return.

            The design and features of the Peterson Portable Sawmill ASM make it possible. For example, the board remover delivers the freshly cut lumber right back to the operator. This feature greatly increases production without employing a single staff member. Also, the operator can regulate the feed rate to suit his pace. As Glenn Marquette of the U.S. said, “I believe in working smarter, not harder!”

            Besides the Peterson Portable Sawmill ASM, no extra equipment is required. The ASM’s reduced operating costs mean more cutting and less maintenance, allowing the owner to ‘have a life’ outside his sawmill business. Kelvin Williams of New Zealand agreed. “As long as the blade is spinning, it makes me money.”

            With all Peterson Portable Sawmills, blades are designed to maintain tension for longer, reduce saw dust, and hold up in even the knottiest and hardest logs. The blade can be sharpened on the mill in minutes; a set of tips will last more than 20,000 board feet.

            The Peterson Portable Sawmill ASM is capable of double-cutting easily, and it is one of the most versatile portable mills for quarter sawing or sawing for grade. There is no log turning or resawing required, reducing labor and operator fatigue. “This puts owners in a win-win situation,” said Chris Browne of P&B Engineering.

            For a free, comprehensive quote within 24 hours or to discuss the many accessories and options available, contact Aaron Kalan at Peterson Portable Sawmills at +64-7-348-0863 or email


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