An advert for a line of second hand Stenner MHS10 horizontal resaws prompted Frank at Ridings Sawmills to investigate the feasibility of adding these to the “back end” of their Chipper Canter line.

The intention was to reduce the number of passes on the main line such that volume would be increased and ‘off line’ resawing requirements would be significantly reduced. Theused resaws were sold to another buyer so Ridings involved Stenner and a number of discussions took place at the Cardross site. These meetings resulted in an order being placed for a three head Stenner MHS10 horizontal line and some complimentary equipment from Dignan Technical Services.

“We are still in the commissioning stage but are already seeing the benefit of the MHS10 line in the form of increased volume” commented David Riding.

“Ridings have regularly invested in capital equipment to ensure we keep pace with the latest developments in the industry” added David’s sister Lindsay.

Stenner Managing Director Syd Mather was involved right from the start and was particularly pleased with the “can do” attitude of the Ridings staff: “Space was fairly tight and it was important that everyone pulled in the same direction to  ensure smooth and successful commissioning. The cooperation of the Ridings Technicians could not be faulted.”