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Portable Wood Shaving Machine
"Our new pto-powered shaving machine converts logs as big as 22 in. in diameter and up to 8 ft. long into wood shavings for use as livestock bedding. It has a lot of capacity and works fast," says Bernie Riopel, Concord, N.H., who's the U.S. representative for the Canadian-built "Tremzac" wood shaving machine.
  The pull-type rig measures 7 ft. 3 in. wide by 22 ft. long and 9 1/2 ft. high. The operator uses a forklift to load logs in over the side. A 24-in. wide, 48-in. long hydraulic-driven carriage on top moves forward and backward across a planer that's mounted on the floor. The planer, equipped with 24-in. long planing knives, converts the logs into shavings. The shavings are discharged out the back by a conveyor, or by an optional blower that also mounts on back. A 10-ft. hose, hooked up to the blower, is used to direct the shavings into a barn, truck, or storage shed, etc.
  "It has a capacity of 15 cubic yards per hour which means it can convert a whole container of logs into shavings in just 20 minutes," says Riopel. "It fills a big need because there's strong demand for wood shavings for use as bedding. Dairy producers are having a hard time finding sawdust, because most of the sawdust produced by sawmills is now being sold to pellet mills for use in wood burning stoves. Commercial wood shavings are available, but they're expensive."
  Sells for $42,900. A larger 31-ft. long model is also available that can produce up to 20 cubic yards per hour. It sells for $46,900.
  Available options include conveyor or blower and trailer.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, B.R. Distributor, P.O. Box 775, Concord, N.H. 03302 (ph 603 491-7671; brdistr@netzero.net).

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2008 - Volume #32, Issue #4