20 Years & Still Going Strong

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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

20 Years & Still Going Strong

Established in March 1994, Lucas Mill Pty Ltd is a family owned and operated business located in North East Victoria. The Business employs almost 30 permanent staff members along with supporting dozens of local and interstate suppliers.


The factory originated in a small farm shed on a sheep property nestled within the native stringy bark and red box trees in a locality called Wooragee. With low expectations, it came as a welcome surprise that orders for over 50 machines were placed in the first month of manufacturing – a quantity the Lucas family would have welcomed as a typical annual output.


Initially the company specialised in manufacturing the model 6 sawmill with a 6¼ inch cut until early 1996 when a model 8 was launched capable of cutting 8½ inches and powered by a 20 H/P engine.


Towards the end of 1996 Lucas Mill manufactured the first dedicated slabber, a machine specifically designed for cutting large timber slabs. The electrically powered swing blade sawmill was the next addition to the Lucas range in 1998 powered by a 3 phase electric motor. Our portable sawmills continued to evolve and grow over the next sixteen years with 6 different circular swing-blade machines now available, ranging from 4 ⅛ inch model up to the versatile 10 inch model. Optional attachments are available for each model including slabbing, planning, sanding and weatherboard attachments.


The Lucas Portable Sawmill has become an increasingly well recognised piece of machinery amongst the farming and timber communities of Australia. Whether your project is cutting timber for private fencing, building or furniture making; or if you are a sub-contractor, there is no doubt that there is a strong demand for a quality Australian made product such as the Lucas Mill portable saw mill.


In the current climate of environmental awareness, the Lucas Mill portable sawmill represents an ecologically sustainable option towards the recovery of timber from forests. The Lucas Mill can be transported to almost any location and set up to select harvest timber with minimal impact to the surrounding environment.


March 2014 represents Lucas Mills 20th anniversary in manufacturing their popular and proven portable sawmills. We are pleased to announce that the first Lucas portable swing blade sawmill ever made, a model 6-16 is still operating 20 years later (see below photo of first production mill in Bemboka, NSW).



To date around 14,000 Lucas Mill portable sawmills have been sold into more than 100 different countries around the world.



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