John Bergman the sawmill designer from Mahoe Sawmills travelled to Fiji to train Mitch Barris team.
Mitch has the Mahoe Supermill with the Kubota 42hp diesel motor and 300mm x 200mm maximum cut. The Supermill is fully hydraulic with hydraulic screw lift rise and fall and hydraulic feed.
On the last day Mr Barri held a demonstration day to show off the Mahoe sawmill. The distinguished guests were very impressed with the speed and ease of turning logs into boards. Many villages are looking forward to having access to a mill to cut their trees for personal use and sale.
Two days after the demonstration day Nadi was battered by Cyclone Evan. Some trees damaged in the cyclone are to some of the first logs milled.