Portable Sawmills Manufacturer Introduces Advanced Hydraulic and Power Feed Options in Europe

The European launch of Norwood Sawmills’ new hydraulic log handling attachments and power feed/power sawhead system for its full-sized portable bandsaw mill is well attended and positively received.

Norwood Industries, a leading global portable sawmill and forestry equipment manufacturer, has released a remote controlled power sawhead/power-feed system and a complete line of hydraulic log handling attachments for the LumberMate Pro MX34. These optional attachments were designed and developed to address growing demand for sawmill automation from Norwood’s worldwide customer base.

Unveiled to North American customers in the summer of 2012, the official European launch of the new hydraulic attachments took place on September 30, 2012. Customers travelled from all over Europe to attend the open house at Norwood’s European distribution hub in Sweden.

The hydraulic attachments make loading and handling logs easier and faster. Norwood’s large-capacity LM Pro MX34 bandmill can be equipped with any or all of several hydraulic attachments: a hydraulic log loader, a hydraulic log turner, hydraulic log clamps and/or hydraulic toe boards. These can be added in modules anytime, one component at a time or all at once. Also available is a power sawhead/power feed system, which allows the owner to control both the depth-of-cut and the saw carriage from a single remote control.

At the official European unveiling, customers from Finland, France, Belgium, Germany, Russia, Poland, Norway, and Sweden had the opportunity to watch the fully powered LM Pro MX34 effortlessly and smoothly handle and mill logs into accurately cut lumber. Now in stock in North America and Europe, all of the hydraulic and power modules for the LumberMate Pro are ready for immediate shipment worldwide.

“Norwood is recognized as the global leader in manual portable sawmills. They’re known for being easy, fun to use, reliable, accurate and affordable,” says Norwood Industries’ vice-president, Ashlynne Dale. “Now our customers can take their manual bandmills to the next level by adding hydraulic and power functions. They can do so with confidence that their Norwood hydraulic sawmill will be every bit as dependable and enjoyable as their manual mill.”

More information on these hydraulic or other LumberMate Pro MX34 options can be found here.