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Shavings Processing Equipment and Knife Grinder

Shavings Processing Equipment  and Knife Grinder
12" Box, PTO Driven, 35HP Minimum at the PTO, up to 9 Cu. Yds. Per Hour
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Shaving Mills
12" - 60", PTO or Engine Driven, 9 Cu. Yds. - 50 Cu. Yds. Per Hour
Portable or Stationary, with a Blower or Without
Shavings Re-Sizer, Conveyors, and Shavings Dryers

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Click here for literature on the Knife Grinder - Model 34" - "Magnetic"

KNIFE GRINDER - MODEL 34" - "Magnetic"
Powered with a 3HP, 240 Volt, "single phase", 60 cycle, spindle motor.

 

 


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Salsco can design a Turn-Key Shavings Operation to fit your needs and business site.


The length and width of shavings can be very easily adjusted by either adding chain to the Re-Sizer shaft or adjusting the speed of the shaft. Conveyors can be 15" wide, 25" wide, or 30" wide and can be anywhere from 10' long to whatever length is required.


Shavings Processing Equipment in Action. Watch the videos.

View our ad in the August 2012 issue of Timberline Magazine.

CAN I MAKE MONEY WITH A SHAVING MILL?


1 cubic yard of shavings weighs 135 lbs.
1 ton = 2,000 lbs. ÷ 135 = 14.8 cubic yards per ton

If you sell shavings for $10 per cubic yard you will gross $148 per ton of wood.  Our 40” mill produces 33 cubic yards of shavings per hour, so you can expect to use approximately 2 tons of wood per hour.  If you run the mill 8 hours/day, you will make 264 yards of shavings.   This is enough to fill 2 ½ tractor-trailers per day.  You would have used 17.8 tons of wood during the day.  If your cost for wood is $30 per ton, then your gross on $148 of shavings would be $118 after backing out the $30 for wood.

The following example is based on running the shaving mill for a one-day period.  The costs are based on the following assumptions:


Finance Charges   =   $1,500/month
Labor Cost   =   $12/hour  (1 person)
Fuel    =   $3/gallon
Cost of Wood per ton   =   $30
Maintenance   =   One man hour $12


Selling the shavings for $10/cubic yard

COSTS (Based on an 8 hour day)
Finance charges ($1,500/month ÷ 20 business days)  = $  75
Labor (1 man 8 hours x $12/hour)    = $  96
Fuel (4.5 gal/hour @ $3/gal)     = $108
Cost of Wood (17.8 tons @ $30/ton)    = $534
Maintenance (1 hour)      =  $ 12      
TOTAL COST PER DAY =  $825

NET PROFIT
You sell 264 yards of shavings for $10/cubic yard  =  $2,640

GROSS PROFIT $2,640
COST PER DAY - $825

SINGLE DAY PROFIT =    $1,815

All numbers are examples only.


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Salsco Shaving Mills utilize hardened razor-backed cutter knives which provide hours of operation in between sharpenings, depending on the materials being shaved.  The cutter shaft on the Salsco Shavings Mills is specially designed to cut in both directions and remove shavings throughout the cut. Mills are fully automatic, with sensors to prevent over-travel of the wood box.  From the smallest mill to the largest, built tough to provide years of continuous service.


Salsco Shaving Mills out for delivery and set up


Salsco Shavings before and after going through the Salsco Shavings Re-Sizer




Salsco 30" Shaving Mill set up with Conveyors and Re-Sizer


Salsco 60" Shaving Mill, diesel powered, conveyor drop unit


Introduced in 2011, the Salsco Shavings Dryer.  Dry shavings with ambient air for a fraction of the cost of Shavings Dryers on the market today


Salsco 30" Shaving Mill.  All in a days work!  Well, maybe more than 1 day


Salsco 60" Shaving Mill with extra wide Conveyor System