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  • Strong and robust sawmill machine. Designed for the demanding African sawmill environment.
  • High quality band resaw.
  • Motor: 14hp Kohler motor
  • Log diameter capacity: 500mm.
  • Log length capacity: 4.8m. Additional length extension available.
  • Proudly made in South Africa for Africa.

The Rhino 500 band sawmill offers sawyers an economical and durable solution to meet their milling needs. From the powder-coated structure, to the reliable Kohler gas engine, this mill will exceed your expectations. All major steel components feature a powder coated, galvanized and stainless-steel finish ensuring your mill will stand up to nature’s elements. We recommend covering your sawmill when not in use, but if you forget it’s good to know that it will endure nature. The head moves up and down along galvanized steel channel via a very easy to turn hand crank system. The blade is kept lubricated by utilizing a water gravity feed system. This prevents sap from gumming up your blade.




The mill is capable of cutting 500mm diameter logs up to 4.8m long. Additional log deck sections are available in 2m lengths. Capable of squaring cants at 500mm or skimming veneers at as thin as 1.5mm. The Rhino 500 will cut within 25mm of the deck ensuring you maximize your usable board foot output.




The Rhino 500 are powered by 14HP Kohler gas engine. It comes with a two-year commercial engine warranty for all applications. Attached to the engine is an industrial centrifugal clutch system which offers “gas and go” efficiency and ease.


Track System


The head of our machine rolls along rigid “L” channel which is bolted to the log deck sides and cross supported with heavy duty laser cut and precision bended cross bunks. These cross bunks supports ensure the weight of the log is dispersed over a large bearing surface to avoid marking the log with indentation. They also provide additional rigidity to the track system. The log deck itself consists of two 2m sections allowing for 3.2m log lengths. Additional 2m log decks may be attached to accommodate logs of any length.




The Rhino 500 utilizes 32/35mm x3658mm x 22mm dabble harden blades which are available through Rhino Band Sawmills. Blade kerf is kept to a minimum at just 2mm to maximise the most amount of lumber per log.


Rhino 500 Loading Ramp Kit


The heavy-duty steel log loading ramp kit easily mounts to the sawmill allowing users to easily roll logs weighing up to 1,500 kgs onto the sawmill bed. The kit includes two steel ramps, a manual hand crank winch and a mounting kit. Please note that this loading ramp kit are not compatible with the Rhino 700 and Rhino 950 HD sawmill.

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