Overhead Scragg Mills

Skewing Overhead

The Skewing Overhead takes the best of the Standard Overhead and adds some new features that increases both yield and production over the Standard Overhead. Different variations of this machine can handle logs as small as 3 feet up to 20 feet long, depending on the customer’s specifications. Like our Standard Overheads, these machines are designed and built to run a long time with little maintenance, and with just one man needed to operate the machine. We do this to save you money. This machine comes standard with skewing log turners that are able to skew up to 3" left/right. This allows the Overhead to create two equal faces to increase yield on marginal logs and reduce the amount of boards to be edged. The modification to a rear pivot dog lift allows for increased production.

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Twin Band Skewing Overhead with Chipping Heads

We took our high production Skewing Overhead and MIT 10 inch Band Saw and added Key Knife Chipping Heads and made a masterpiece. This machine can cut hardwoods or softwoods from 5" up to 28" in diameter. Multiple length options are available. This machine has our skewing center system with independent log positioners, ultrasonic sensors for diameter readings of the logs for autoset with manual override (or 3D scanning available), and skewing log turners. There are two wide cant supports (one before and one after the chipping heads). Six head key knife chipping heads with 150hp drive motors and a polychain belt drive. A MIT Twin Band (or customer preference) with 63 inch diameter wheels and 10 inch bands were used on this machine but different size bands and wheels are available. Outfeed consists of 8 inch center beam cant guide with two 22 inch wide belt conveyors. Comes with hydraulics, power unit, a 8 x 8 foot cab, four camera color monitoring system, computer and graphic display.

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Conventional Overhead

End-dogging log mills have been a Cooper Machine specialty for 50 years, which is why Cooper is known for being the best Scragg on the market. Cooper Machine offers versions of the Overhead Scragg that are designed to handle logs as small as 3 feet up to 20 feet long, depending on the customer’s specifications. These machines are designed and built to run a long time (with some still in operation over 30 + years) with little maintenance, and with just one man needed to operate the machine. We do this to save you money in the long run. The Overhead Scragg is available with 48” or 56” diameter circle saws. Also available with a Twin Band (see Twin Band Overhead). These machines are available with several options for setworks including: manual setworks, Cooper’s own ultrasonic measuring system, Cooper X/Y scanning or 3D scanning. The Overhead Scragg is available with several upgrades available including three or four saw vertical edgers, graphic display and rear dog lift. Also now available with chipping heads.

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Twin Band Overhead

Twin Bands ranging in sizes 8" up to 12" are available with either the Skewing Overhead or the Standard Overhead. Cooper Machine sells MIT S.A. band saws or we can use the customer's choice. Models are available to cut from 36” up to 20’ in length. This machine is also available with Chipping Heads and can be run with Cooper controls or 3D Scanning (Lewis Controls or your choice).

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