Ridings invests in Stenner horizontal resaws

9 October 2019

An advert for a line of second hand Stenner MHS10 horizontal resaws prompted Cardross-based Ridings Sawmills to investigate the feasibility of adding these to the “back end” of its 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.

The used resaws were sold to another buyer so Ridings involved Stenner and a number of discussions took place at the Cardross site, resulting in an order being placed for a three head Stenner MHS10 horizontal line and some complementary 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,” said David Riding, director.

“Ridings have regularly invested in capital equipment to ensure we keep pace with the latest developments in the industry,” added Mr Riding’s sister and fellow director Lindsay Mckechnie.

Stenner managing director Syd Mather was involved from the outset 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,” he said. “The co-operation of the Ridings technicians could not be faulted.”