Portable Sawmilling at it's best with the ATS

By: Peterson Sawmills  09-12-2011
Keywords: Portable Sawmill, Portable Sawmilling, All Terrain Sawmill,

A mill for tough conditions
The All Terrain Sawmill has been designed as the ideal entry-level mill to portable sawmilling. It meets our clients demand for an affordable mill that can handle the tough conditions of jungle, bush or forest.

The ATS uses a raised track system, allowing it to be assembled on nearly any terrain type. It makes milling valuable wood in hard to reach areas easy and profitable.

Milling made easy
The focus behind the ATS design is ease of use for the operator. Made of alloy and stainless steel, the ATS is lightweight, highly portable, robust and rust resistant. Even on rough terrain it can be set up in 15 – 30 minutes and the operator can easily cut 2-6 cube (850-2500 bft) per day.

Both vertical sizing winches to raise and lower the mill are at the operator’s end, to minimize walking. Additional crank handles allow you to adjust to log taper easily, meaning more efficient cutting and greater recovery from your log.

The standard track system allows you to mill logs up to 20 feet/6 meters long, while still using the same winch to lower the complete length.

Like the entire Peterson Portable Sawmill range, the ATS mill Double Cuts easily without having to turn the head of the mill, as you do you do with other brands of swingblade sawmills. Learn more about how Peterson mills Double Cut.

Mill Specifications

Blade 6" 8" 10"
Motor Petrol Motors: 13hp, 20hp, 24hp Honda, 25hp, 27hp, 30hp†, 38hp† Kohler
Diesel Motors:
23hp Lombardini Diesel*
Maximum Cut 6" x 6"
(152.4 x 152.4mm)
8" x 8"
(203.2 x 203.2mm)

10" x 10"
(260 x 260mm)

Double Cut

6" x 12"
(152.4 x 304.8mm)

8" x 16"
(203.2 x 406.4mm)
10" x 20"
(254 x 520mm)
Max. Log Diameter 4′ (1.2m) high and 6′ (1.8m) wide
Max. log length on std tracks 20′ (6m)◊
Average Production** 850 – 2500bft+ per day
2 – 6+ cubic meters per day

* Check for availability in your country
** Production numbers may vary due to species and size of cut
† Only available on 10" models – 30hp avail. on 8" models
◊ Excludes 6″ 13hp model, which comes standard with tracks to cut 13′ (4m)

Accessories for the ATS

Weight Breakdown

Main Carriage 150kg 331lb
60kg 132lb
20kg 44lb
102kg 225lb
30kg 66lb
30kg 66lb
Total 392kg 864lb

Easy Set-up

1. Set up the at the ends of the log.

2. Install the uprights and peg the diagonals into the ground.

3. Clip in the tracks and ensure they are parallel by looking down them at eye level.

4. Clip in the telescopic winding shaft.

5. Wheel the carriage to the tracks and install, then raise the tracks.

6. Remove the jockey wheels. The sawing process can now begin.


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