Unlike the standard model, the CTR 550 GX is equipped with a petrol engine Honda 8,7 kw (11 HP). The engine power is sufficient to allow the processing of large diameter logs without the need to use an electric motor. The light weight of the machine allows its easy movement. The bridge and the arm are reinforced to support the vibrations and the weight of the petrol engine.
The smallest machine in the range, conceived for cutting smaller volumes of lumber. Ideal solution for family farms, joiners’ workshops or small sawmills. The movement of the log is manual and really simple. The control panel is placed on a mobile bridge of the saw band arm. Thanks to that the operator has closer access to the workpiece when cutting. Height is adjusted using a hand crank with adjustable scale.
For the first time this machine uses a bimetallic saw band, usually used in metal band saws.
This peculiarity brings the following benefits:
Very simple operation.
A single saw band can cut all types of wood without tooth adjustment, sharpening or setting.
You don’t need any experience to start cutting wood in professional quality.
Bimetallic saw band easily cuts the metal materials that might be in the log.
Maximum accuracy and long service life.
No need to buy tooth sharpener or tooth setting machine.
Bimetallic saw blades have a low cost and are easy to find.
You may also use a special 35 x 0.9 mm bimetallic saw band instead of the 27 x 0.9 mm bimetallic saw band. Similarly to the metal-cutting bimetallic saw band it doesn’t require any sharpening or tooth setting. You can also fit your machine with standard saw-cutting bands (35 x 0.9 mm). Larger teeth in these saw bands allow for increase of productivity when cutting large diameter logs. However, in the above mentioned saw bands it is necessary to sharpen and set the teeth regularly.