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RUFT3500 @ Arb Show

Posted on May 5, 2018

Riko will be exhibiting our latest RUFT3500, Fast Tow trailer at the ARB show at Westonbirt on the 11th & 12th May. The trailer has agross weight of 3500Kg and has full UK IVA approval. It is fitted with a 4.7 meter reach crane with rotator and timber grab. All powered by a built in Honda powered hydraulic power pack. The RUFT3500 has a unique hydraulic moving bed / chassis that allows you to move the load / axles to ensure you have the correct axle and nose weights for towing. Hope to see you at the Arb show.

Adding real value to timber.

Posted on March 13, 2018

You would probably be surprised if you heard that someone had sold something for £17 to £22 if it is worth £50-£60. You would no doubt question their sanity if it turned out to be worth £300-£375. And yet it is exactly what can happen when someone logs up a piece of timber that is of milling quality! To rub salt into the wound they may have even spent over £8,000 on a firewood processor to turn it into logs when a £3,150 Riko Timbery M100 sawmill would enable them to mill it.

To put it into perspective a piece of timber the size shown if the picture below could be worth as little as £17 as softwood logs or as much as £375 as air dried Oak boards.

A 36cm diameter X 3m felled piece of timber equates to approximately 0.31 cubic meters of timber. If its softwood then sold as logs is worth around £17-£22 (£55-£70M³), if it’s hardwood then sold as logs its worth around £25-£31 (£80-£100M³). However, the same piece of timber can be sawn into four 10cm X10cm X 3m posts & two 25mm X 100mm X 3m boards and as softwood could be worth £50-£60 (£266- £320M³) or as hardwood the value could be £100-120 (£533 -£640M³). If you are prepared to spend the extra time cutting it into Waney-Edge cladding boards, then the total value for Cedar is around £110-£130. If its Oak and you cut it into 25mm X 125mm X 3m boards and air dried, it could be worth £300-£375 (£1,600-£2,000 M³).

A PTO driven firewood processor capable of handling 36cm diameter timber will cost you around £8,000 + vat to earn £55-£100 per M³ of logs. A petrol engine Riko M100 saw mill will cost you £3,150 + vat and could potentially earn you up £2,000 M³.

(NB. All prices quoted were sourced on the internet via a UK search and are therefore not binding).

New Sawmills being launched at YAMS, 7th February

Posted on February 6, 2018

Unlike some Sawmills available in the market,  our sawmills are not manufactured in China, etc and then re-badged or even semi assembled in Europe, the USA or Canada and then sold as being manufactured in those countries! 

Riko bandsaw Sawmills are professionally designed with over 30 years of experience and knowldege in building sawmills and manufactured in Europe.

Professional Bandsaw Sawmill for converting timber / logs into planks, beams, battons, slab wood etc. to produce all manner of timber based products such as:  fencing, fence panels, fence posts, trellising, decking, garden gates, seats, picnic benches and tables and much more.

Why buy a Riko Timbery Sawmill:

Manufactured in Europe.
Petrol powered starting from 9hp upwards, or electric powered starting at 4kw upwards.
Range of models starting from 66cm timber diameter upwards with a log length of 3.5mtr 
Static or UK IVA approved road towable.
Full UK parts and technical support.

Happy Christmas.

Posted on December 20, 2017

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and New Year celebration. A big thank you to all our customers from everyone at Riko UK Ltd. We are closed from 21/12/17 and open again 02/01/18.

Did someone say Firewood Processor!

Posted on October 14, 2017

Our Latest delivery of Farmi WP36 and Uniforest Titan 40-20 Firewood processors have just arrived.
The Titan 40-20 is proving so incredibly popular that these four were sold whilst on route, but more are on their way. The Titan 40-20 Firewood processor really must be the best processor of its size on the market and with 20 ton splitting force it is simply great on UK timber up to 40cm diameter. As they say, ‘seeing is believing’.
The Farmi WP36 Firewood Processor is now available with 8 or 10 ton splitting force. With a cutting capacity of 36cm, large infeed throat and unique walking infeed-trough it really is great for twisted and awkward timber of 6-12” diameter. Hardly surprising that it remains our biggest seller! This is our last Farmi delivery for 2017 and some of this delivery is already sold. So don’t delay if you want to join the huge number of UK Farmi WP36 owners.

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