Victar enjoys visiting the production facilities of its loyal customers. And in September 2016, Victar visited a timber processing company “Meridian” situated in the Sverdlovsk region.
Meridian handles complex processing of timber with a full production cycle at two production facilities in the cities of Verkhnyaya Tura and Kachkanar.
The company leases an area of forest for 49 years for logging 120 thousand cubic meters of wood per year in Kushvinsky and Nizhneturinsk. Meridian possesses two sawmills, a coal field equipped with production lines to pack charcoal in paper bags of 3 and 5 kg and big bags of 100 kg, 2 transportation areas to serve the production, a logging site and 2 warehouses for primary processing of timber and its shipment.
Production facilities allow to produce finished timber products per year:
- timber – 25 000 m³
- birch pulpwood- 10 000 m³
- coniferous pulpwood – 8 000 m³
- raw plywood (veneer logs) – 28 000 m³
- firewood – 20 000 m³
- charcoal birch – 1.8 tons.
Meridian employs 450 people for its timber production.
We are in the town of Verhnaya Tura of Sverdlovsk region visiting the company “Meridian”. A cutting brigade handles bucking manually. According to the director of the company, manual harvesting gives better quality wood. We are at a slasher setup. The cable is hanging on the hawser.
Alexey Tarasov: I see a handle on the saw. Did you attach it yourself? Is it more comfortable this way?
Employee: We always had this handle on the saw.
Alexey Tarasov: Why you do not use gas-powered chainsaws?
Employee: It consumes a lot of gas. It’s a problem to refuel it constantly. Ha-ha-ha.
Alexey Tarasov: I understand. And if you compare the power of the saw with a Stihl chainsaw, for example? Did you choose Victar saw only because of the gas or because it takes a powerful saw for your production facilities?
Employee: This saw is much more powerful.
Alexey Tarasov: Good. I see you cut from the bottom to the top and not from the top to the bottom?
Employee: We cut both ways.
Alexey Tarasov: No difference and even more maneuverable. You are now more flexible with a cable hanging on the hawser. How long have you been sawing?
Employee: More than 10 years.
Alexey Tarasov: And only with Victar professional electric saw?
Alexey Tarasov: Have you ever tried to saw with a gas-powered chainsaw?
Employee: There is no sense to try it.
Alexey Tarasov: Because of the need to refill it with gas?
Employee: There are other reasons as well.
Alexey Tarasov: You perfectly harvest so much wood with just one Victar saw.