Mitchell Bros is a Sawmilling
and Timber Processing
company based in Darfield.

Mitchel Bros - Sawmilling & Timber
                Processing Company

Mitchell Bros Sawmilling and Timber Processing was established in 1946 and is now currently owned and operated by 3rd and 4th generation members of the Mitchell Family.

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Established in 1946

Mitchell Bros Operation consists of a Sawmill and Timber Processing.

The processing consists of kiln drying, planing, wood preservation and optimising cross cutting. Mitchell Bros Production is focused on producing structural grades, but also produces treated timber for landscaping, fencing, CTL Industrial grades. These products are sold in New Zealand and Australia.

We also supply roundwood to the wholesale market, both farm fence posts and building poles which can be purchased from many stores throughout Canterbury and the West Coast. Mitchell Bros also produces Potato Bins and Pallets which we supply to the domestic market.

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Processes and Production

Timber Output

The mill cuts Radiata Pine only and has a very strong Saw Log supply from throughout Canterbury and the West Coast. The Timber production output of the Sawmill is about 18,000 m3 pa in which almost all is Kiln dried and preservative treated on site.

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Product Range

As well as Timber we also supply:

• Round Farm Fence Posts
• Building Poles
• Farm Buildings
• Potato Bins, Vege Bins and Pallets

Sawmill

-Debarker: Nicholson A-600 900mm Ring
-Wilsons Med Duty Log Carriage, onboard turning
-MOF Scanning
-CM & E Slabber
-Band Head Rig CAE High Strain
-Power Bench one fixed saw, one moving popup

Timber Processing

- Stacker: Tilt hoist Green and Dry Chain fitted with Ecoustic Grader and Auto Stacker.
- Planner: Leadermac Planner moulder fitted with Auto in feed and out feed.
- Resaw: 36” Stenner (Self Centering) fitted with 2 pack in feed and out feed skids.

Potato Bins & Pallets

Manufactories of Potato Bins, Vege Bins and Pallets for over 30 years.

Heat Plant

Scott’s bio-fuel heat plant with separate walking floors for wet and dry wood fuel.

Preservative Treating

CCA and Boron Treating.
2 x 18.5m Cyclinders.

Other Plant

Optimizing cross-cut saw.
Defect Scanner.