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Redco Hi-Temp Yellow Kiln Wheel Bushings

The Redco Hi-Temp Yellow kiln wheel bushing continues to be tested, and adopted, by sawmills across North America. Compared with the traditional blue nylon bushings, the Hi-Temp Yellows will outwear and outlast the blue bushings. While we cannot guarantee how much longer they last, around 50-100% longer is typical with our current customers, which also … Continue reading »

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Why Switch To Plastic Sprockets?

Plastic sprockets primarily made of Redco 750 have widespread use in the sawmill industry. Metal sprockets have been available long before plastic and some mills still hold out on switching to plastic. The question gets brought up “why would I want to switch to plastic?” First of all, plastic sprockets will reduce wear on the … Continue reading »

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Solutions In Action!

We can talk all we want about different plastic applications in sawmills but you really need to see them in action as words just cannot do them justice. Redwood Plastics has recently posted a YouTube video of a number of applications. These are real Redco products in real applications for our customers. The video is … Continue reading »

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The Top 3 Reasons To Use Plastics In Sawmills

There are hundreds of plastic applications in sawmill and planar mills and these applications have been developed over many decades. It’s one thing to just highlight each application but it’s also good to take a step back, look at the big picture and ask yourself why plastics should be selected over metal at all? While … Continue reading »

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Shock, Vibration and Noise

A few weeks ago the Vicksburg Post in Vicksburg, MS ran a story following Anderson-Tulley Lumber Co. Maintenance Manager Mike Williams through a typical work day and asked him about the challenges he faced in the mill. The article describes the noise and vibration of the modern mill – something we know our readers would … Continue reading »

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New Sawmill Catalogue

Redwood Plastics, the managing company of 4sawmills.com, is close to releasing our new Sawmill Products Catalog. This is a large undertaking by our Marketing Department. However, sawmills and planermill applications are Redwood’s core business and with so many parts developed over four decades the catalog provides a concise, single piece of literature that highlights many … Continue reading »

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Redco LUG LOADER WHEELS and 9600 IMPACT BEARINGS

Redco™ LUG LOADER WHEELS The Redco™ Lug Loader Wheel is a long-wearing, double-hardness split unit that can either be keyed to the shaft or provided to the press on. Lightweight, easy to install and extremely durable, this unit will far outlast rubber. View the product specification sheet here Redco™ 9600 IMPACT BEARINGS Introduced to deal … Continue reading »

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Quick and Easy Bearing Changes

Redco™ 750 SN Bearing Inserts SN Bearing inserts are designed for quick and easy changes for failed line shaft bearings. The bearings are split for fast installation to save on costly down time expenditures. Split for quick and easy installation Save down time expenses Long life and durability Custom sizes available   Redco™ Plastics can outlast traditional … Continue reading »

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Redco Chain Channel Inserts

Less wear on your chain, less noise and less maintenance costs without having to change out your metal channel. These inserts simply fit into your current channel. Available in C3 and C4 profiles and compatible with 81x, 81xH, 2060, 2080 and H78 chain. Available in: Redco™ UHMW & Redco™ Titanium PDF drawing – C3 dimensions … Continue reading »

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Pulp and Paper Solutions

  Many materials age and wear quickly; bronze, brass, rubber and steel are not always the optimal material for a given application which affects efficiency and production. Using Redco™ Plastic products such as Redco™ Polyurethane and Redco™ UHMW will improve performance with little initial cost and long term benefits, as well as reduce wear and … Continue reading »

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