Agricultural Machinery Specialist Committee 1969

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1969
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Kenya Agriculture Research Institute
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Kenya Agriculture Research Institute
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Over the next fifteen years, the volume of exotic ,soft woods available in Kenya will double every five years.For variaus reasons it is likely that. the cawmills used to convert this timber will be relatively small, la bour intensive units. The equipment required to operate such mills is simple to design. and manufacture, and could be mnnufuctured in East Africa. Tn this paper, specifications for two basic mach-Lnes are drawn up, one a conventional circular saw headrig, the other a more complex double log edger. If sufficient in-terest is shown in either of these' projects, the University College, Nairobi would be prepared to undertake the design of one of the machines. The possibility of using a double log edger to produce sawn planks is outlined as this might lead to improved timber quality and high conversion ratios at the expense of producing odd sized planks.
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