Boxing Clever with Salvador

United Box, Kirriemuir.

Leading potato box manufacturer, United Box Ltd, has invested in a Salvador SuperUp crosscut saw from Daltons Wadkin. Located at Airlie in the heart of the Scottish seed potato growing region, United Box has an unrivalled reputation for manufacturing a range of high-capacity wooden boxes.

Formed in 2003 by the current owners Scott Group, James Jones and Sons, and the Phillips family, United Box claims to supply 80% of the Scottish Potato Box market. To keep pace with increasing demand from growers in the UK and Ireland, the company looked to Daltons Wadkin for expert advice on how to meet their growing production requirements.

“Crosscutting was a bottleneck in production”, comments Andy Walsh, Sales Director at Daltons Wadkin. “We offer an unrivalled range of manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic crosscut saws from leading European manufacturers”, Andy continues. “When looking to boost productivity, reduce skill requirements and provide a safe working process, Salvador answers the call every time”.

Daltons Wadkin are sole agents for Salvador in the UK and Ireland, a partnership spanning over 10 years with installations into the hundreds.

The new Salvador SuperUp has replaced the original model boasting a wealth of features. The working principle of the machine remains the same with safe two-handed operator control, but the overall design is now stronger with improved accessibility for maintenance and blade changing.

The added strength of the machine enables sawing capacities to be increased with blades sizes of 500/ 550 and 600mm available. Pneumatic controls for regulation of the saw stroke are now conveniently located above the machine bed making adjustment for varying material types/thicknesses simple.

Infeed and outfeed tables can be specified in any length with a choice of manual and pneumatically operated flip down stops. The previous model featured a fixed front saw guard that encumbered machine loading and unloading in tight workspaces. The new SuperUp model now offers an optional automatic retracting front protection guard, allowing operators to front load the machine across the saw-line without having to manoeuvre the entire length of the work piece onto the infeed table.

For more information on the Salvador range of crosscut saws contact Daltons Wadkin on 01159865201, email or visit