Smooth log surface
Less usable wood-fiber removed
No ringing or gouging
High speed performance
Steady results on any species (yes, even hickory)
Pivoting heads follow the log shape, but lock to prevent
penciling the ends
Long life with low maintenance
Reduced shock & vibration
Hydraulic controls — precise & constant pressure adjustable at the operator’s station.
Vibration isolation on heads & bull wheels — no bouncing on the log
Roller bearings on bull wheels
this video starts with hickory
The payback for this machine:
Speed — you can count on a log every minute or less
Labor savings — the integrated design assures this job can be done by one operator (even in a Butt reducer/Debarker package).
Increased production — Planing will reduce the processing time. defects are easier to see in cleanly planed logs. The planing process removes slivers that can cause rubbers in lathes. the hand planing for Veneer mills get easier.
Increased yield — no fiber loss. Less bark, less dirt means cleaner logs. The fuzzy texture and slivers left from typical debarkers can cause errors in scanning the profile of the log, therefore positioning it incorrectly. The smooth surface after planing will result in more accurate scans and therefore better positioning and increased yield.
Maintenance — this machine is very strong, giving many years of service. You will have one machine to maintain, with parts available from our shelf when needed.