Mobile Manufacturing Company

Mobile Manufacturing Company produces it`s own saw blades. The blade manufacturing process includes punching, milling, grinding, rolling and leveling. Most of the parts that make up the Mobile Dimension Saw are manufactured by ourselves. A variety of pulleys, collars, shafts and other close tolerance parts are produced to exacting standards by experienced personnel and high-tech computer controlled machines. The overall quality of our engineering, manufacturing, fabricating and testing equipment is a measure of the exacting perfection of our finished sawmill. At Mobile Manufacturing Company, there is no compromise to the pride of good craftsmanship when it comes to our finished Mobile Dimension Saw.

Company details

798 NW Dunbar Ave., PO Box 250 , Troutdale , Oregon 97060 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Forestry
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Every Mobile Dimension Saw is delivered as a complete, ready to operate sawmill. Whether it’s the Board & Block method, which comes with a small 2-wheeled trailer, trailer hitches, tooth grinder, tooth wrench, lag bolts, ratchet wrench, and saw wrench, jack and lumber roller are all included. The two additional choices are with endstands. The endstand set-up comes with all the components that will let you start sawing logs. The endstands can either be placed on wooden or metal framework you make yourself or Mobile Manufacturing Company has a metal frame option you can purchase. The other choice is to purchase the sawmill mounted on a large trailer for easy set up and moving.

The long-term availability of replacement parts is never a problem. In fact, any part for any Mobile Dimension Saw ever made is quickly available from the complete inventory maintained in our Troutdale, Oregon warehouse. With just a single call to our customer service department, the items you need are on their way - usually the same day we receive your order.

Sometime in 1962 as Jim and I were returning home from a camping trip, we stopped to watch and talk to some loggers. We learned that the loggers were required to haul out big, partly rotten logs (cull logs) at their own expense and was not getting paid for them at the mill. Bear in mind, this was a depressed economic time of our history, so even at the best; it was not a job to get rich at.

Due to that encounter, the idea of a portable sawmill was born. One light and portable enough to be taken into the woods and manufacture lumber on the site, leaving the rotten parts of the log. A truck capable of hauling 4,000 board foot of logs (scaled down and perhaps only partly saleable) was able to haul 11,000 board foot of lumber, making a profitable payload, the hauled lumber pieces all had a value.

Through the ensuing years, many false starts were begun, many models and experiments, chain saw bars, circular saw blades, Onan engines, Briggs and Stratton engines, and even 2 engines at a time and finally ending up with what it basically is at this time. A VW engine and 3 circular saw blades.

We erred in judgement, were discouraged and disgusted and made enough unproductive decisions about ways to get it manufactured and put it on the market. We licensed a company to make it, but it was a very discouraging two years.

Finally in January of 1966 we decided to act on that old axiom, 'if you want a thing well done, do it yourself'. Acting upon that decision, we rented an old building, bought, begged and borrowed machinery and started manufacturing the sawmill. Needless to say, we worked many long hours and squeezed each dime until we could make people aware of the potential capabilities of the sawmill. Since the start, the sawmill has been used around the world and has proven to be one of the best inventions.