Mary Valley Timbers

Mary Valley Timbers is a hardwood sawmill in the Gympie Region of South East Queensland with two green mills, a dressing shed, and a timber yard that stocks all hardwood, pine and hardware for wholesale and retail sale.

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The Mary Valley where Mary Valley Timbers is located has a rich history in the timber industry, dating back to the mid 1800’s. This area of South East Queensland was the first part of Queensland to be settled on by Europeans and is known for its successful logging and agricultural industries.
Operating from the site of the original Dagun Sawmill that was built in the 1920’s, Mary Valley Timbers is one of the few remaining working sawmills in the region.

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The Dagun sawmill was constructed in the late 1920’s by Jack Orms as proprietor and his brother-in-law Billy Kidd as off-sider. The sawmill has passed through different hands in the community over the years and in 1988 was taken over by Wayne and Kaye Morris and their friends Ken and Maree Walker. Mary Valley Timbers began operations by sending sleepers and posts back down to Melbourne where the Morris family was originally from. The business has continued to grow significantly over the past 30 years with daily operations now managed by Wayne’s daughter and son-in-law Sara and Tom Hooper and partners Jason & Annika File.

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Today Mary Valley Timbers is an eminent name in the Timber Industry in Queensland. Servicing Gympie and the Mary Valley all the way out to Noosa, Cooroy and the Sunshine Coast, as well as a regular customer base in Melbourne, the customer service at Mary Valley Timbers’ is second to none. Their longstanding industry knowledge allows them to provide customers with priceless advice for all their hardwood, pine and hardware needs.

Being such a reliable company themselves it is no surprise that Mary Valley Timbers look for reliable machines to operate their busy sawmill, which is why they have chosen two SDLG wheel loaders as their equipment of choice.

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When asked why they chose SDLG Jason said, “The machines are value for money with simple mechanics and are very reliable. Our production has increased with our new mill commissioned and they have been a great asset due to the reliability to date.”

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Mary Valley Timbers run an LG938L and a LG946L with log grapples, forks and the Volvo quick hitch which they say has been a valuable attachment.

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The 11 tonne LG938L wheel loader is designed for optimum break-out force – improving productivity and efficiency. The machine’s long wheelbase and high tipping load mean it stays stable – even on rough terrain. The LG938L also features a reliable Cummins 6BTS.9-C130 turbocharged engine, which is perfectly matched to the hydraulic pump for further enhanced performance.

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The 13 tonne LG946L Loader is Australia’s favourite SDLG loader for versatility and performance. Ideal for loading and unloading loose materials, it is widely used in timber plant applications. The 946L’s Planetary power-shift transmission is heavy-duty, smooth and reliable and incorporates a kick-down function for superior productivity.

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Mary Valley Timbers service their SDLG wheel loaders in house and daily checks are made simple with easy access service points.

The team at Mary Valley Timbers say while they conduct minor services themselves, they have had tremendous warranty service from CJD Equipment’s Field Service Technician, Warren Oelofse, and Parts Representative Paul Lowe is always there to help with parts requirements.

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This family owned business with just 24 employees have proven themselves as specialists in the Timber trade. Providing the best quality hardwood timbers in the industry at competitive prices, you can expect Mary Valley Timbers will continue to excel in the Timber industry for years to come. Partnering with another family owned company – CJD Equipment – with common values and history the two businesses can be sure to support each other into the future.

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