Brunette Flare Butt Reducer | Brunette Machinery Company

Serving the North American forest industry for over 75 years

Head Office
8717 - 132nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia
Canada, V3W 4P1
Phone: (604) 522-3977

Brunette Flare Butt Reducer


Eliminate feeding problems inside and outside the mill. Each and every machine center in your mill will get relief!

The Brunette Flare Butt Reducer is designed to convert troublesome logs into high production and high recovery logs.

Removing the flare butt end from logs improves log handling and sorting, eliminates sand and pebbles often embedded in the flare butt end of a log and, improves alignment and log control during scanning.

The Brunette Flare Butt Reducer’s unique design and cutting geometry turns unwanted logs into valuable timber, while the robust construction reduces maintenance and improves uptime for continual return on investment.

Realize these KEY BENEFITS

  • Cleaner chips because of elimination of bark inclusions in the flare butt.
  • Improved productivity with proper positioning of logs for feeding sharp chains, canters or head rig carriages.
  • Increased recovery because of more accurate scanning and log positioning.
  • Reduced downtime.
  • Improved recovery through curve sawing gangs.
Technical Specifications
Capacity: 6/7 logs/min (based on 24″ diameter log)
Maximum Removal: 8″ radially per rotation
Maximum log diameter: 40″ log with 54″ butt
Minimum log diameter: 8″Ø
Cutterheads: 10″Øx52″ long
Cutting tools: Four-sided
Number of cutting tools: 42
Log turner drive – Bottom: One (1) gear motor, 5 HP single speed
Log turner drive – Top: One (1) gear motor, 5 HP single speed
Hydraulic unit: 15 HP, 1800 RPM
Weight including main motor Approx. 18,000 lbs.
Image shows a dual head flare butt reducer

Brunette’s Flare Butt Reducer is also available in a Dual Head model with all the same benefits as above. The DH model  features a custom-designed dual head that allows for smooth flare butt removal regardless of log orientation.