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Rhino Sawmills Model 500 (900mm dia wood) 700 (900mm diameter wood) and 950 (1,200mm Diameter wood)

Ritlee Rhino portable and stationery sawmill band saw

Ritlee Rhino portable and stationery sawmill band saw is the only South African manufactured band saw.

 Built here in South Africa for African woods and African operating conditions in a bolt together modular format.

She really is a winner.– Please come have a look at the unit in operation on our showroom floor.

Ritlee Rhino Model 950 sawmill

Ritlee Rhino Model 950 sawmill

Ritlee Rhino model 700 sawmill

Ritlee Rhino model 700 sawmill

Ritlee Rhino 500 Sawmill Bandsaw

Ritlee Rhino 500 Sawmill Bandsaw


Ritlee Rhino spec sheet for all models Bandsaw Sawmill

Ritlee Rhino spec sheet for all models Bandsaw Sawmill


Our Rhino range is still fairly new so reference customers are not that many.

But she is made in South Africa and is a bolt together modular construction

To save you and us time and inform you where price ranges from on this page, to asses if these bandsaw sawmill falls within your planned budget. the Rhinos’ on this page start at R100,000 excluding Vat and delivery for the Model 500 petrol


Ritlee are the sole distributors of this Rhino Bandsaw, its service and its spare parts throughout Southern Africa.

  • Band saw sawmill engineered professionally in a all bolted construction using profile cut and pressed components. 
  • Designed with practicality, efficiency, reliability, durability, simplicity of operation and ease of maintenance in mind,
    • thus making it a unit which is ideal for operation in areas close to assistance or far away.
  • Portable and/or stationery sawmills
  • Built for profit orientated professionals for full time operation to hobbyists.
  • All come with loading ramps, leveling pads, wood grabs and log stoppers on each 2 meter length. 
  • Build up the length you want in 2 meter increments.
  • Comes standard with 6 meter working frame (3 bolted together 2 meter sections!)

Why Ritlee Rhino?:

  • Support columns 4x carrying cutter head (Band saw) (Not 2)
  • Double suspension chains 2x with cranked bearing mounted height of cut precision setting which is lockable.
  • Log deck is a all bolted construction and easily extended in 2 meter increments each 2 meter with own log clamps, log stops and levelling feet.
  • Safety and practical centrifugal clutch on drive from engine to head.
  • Accelerator is linked to lubricating/cooling liquid control which activates as revs pick up!

See illustrations below!

Ritlee handle 3 model options at the moment, with a smaller 500 unit also on offer now!

Model 700 capable to cut diameter 950 wide  (Our most popular unit)

Model 700

Ritlee Rhino Model 700 bandsaw illustration

Ritlee Rhino Model 700 Bandsaw

Ritlee Rhino setup with log ready for cutting with band saw

Ritlee Rhino 700 setup with log

Model 950 capable to cut diameter 1,250 mm wide  (Available on a trailer or stand alone!)

Model 950

Ritlee Rhino Model 950 bandsaw on trailer setup (Fully roadworthy)

Ritlee Rhino Model 950 on trailer setup (Fully roadworthy)

Model 950 Bandsaw with cut logs

Model 950 Bandsaw with cut logs This 950 is in a stand alone setup

Ritlee Rhino Model 950 band saw Ready for action

Ritlee Rhino Model 950 band saw Ready for action


NEW Ritlee Rhino 500

Rhino 500 showing cutting head

Rhino 500 showing cutting head

Typical features on all models 500, 700 and 950 models:

Bandsaw Lockable thickness of cut crank operating both suspension double chains through gearbox!

Lockable thickness of cut crank operating both suspension double chains through gearbox!

Bandsaw Calibration reader for thickness of cut

Clear and true calibration reader for thickness of cut for planking etc

Bandsaw wide head showing support/carrier columns of bandsaw head

Band saw wide head showing support/carrier columns of bandsaw head

One of the 2x suspension chains on Ritlee bandsaw

One of the 2x suspension chains on Ritlee bandsaw


Rail construction with log stoppers, log clamps and levelling pads All bolted

Rail construction with log stoppers, log clamps and levelling pads All bolted

Bandsaw Lubrication point for saw blade (Activated when operator accelerates) also showing support roller

Lubrication point for saw blade (Activated when operator accelerates) also showing support roller and settable depth mounting for support.

Bandsaw Centrifugal clutch on both models which engages as operator accelerates

Centrifugal clutch on both models which engages as operator accelerates. This engages the saw blade.


  • Sure, we do not produce the large numbers as those imported, BUT it is manufactured and designed by South Africans for African conditions.
  • Band saw has proved to be most reliable because we do not have all the fancy electronics which constantly are prone to problems!
  • Mission and aim is to be a leading manufacturer of band sawmills in Africa, our vision is to become the supplier of choice in Africa. Rhino is running in SA, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Madagascar, and most major countries throughout Africa..
  • As with our Ritlee 225 wood chippers, compost turners, wood shavers, trommel screens, this Rhino sawmill is also South Africa manufactured, designed to cater for S.A conditions, woods, and operators.

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Specs of each model:

See above

Model 950 (Can quote for transport wheels and hydraulic loading of logs)

Model 950 Video No 2

Model 700 (Can quote for transport wheels and hydraulic loading of logs)

Rhino Sawmill Model 700 You Tube Link!

Rhino Sawmill Model 700 You Tube Link!

Model 500 (New size smallest unit with all features used on other models)

Rhino 500 in action– we are really thrilled with it!– first one in the field already!


Pamphlet Download:

Ritlee Rhino Model 700 and 950 pamphlet

  Ritlee summary of range we handle.


 

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