FOREST machinery manufacturer Waratah has debuted a new configuration of its HTH623C harvester head, intended for use in tight spaces.

The new HTH623C loader processor (LP) features a wide delimb opening, intended to increase productivity, while a short tilt frame improves reach for higher deck piles, making it more maneuverable. This, Waratah says, makes the head ideal for tight spaces.

“The HTH623C LP takes great features of the HTH623C harvester head and expands on those for loading and processing applications,” explained Brent Fisher, product marketing manager for Waratah.

“With a shorter tilt frame and a larger maximum delimb opening, the HTH623C LP delivers the productivity and efficiency Waratah customers have come to expect from each new innovation.”

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One of the biggest differences from the HTH623C harvester head is the large delimb opening on the HTH623C LP, which allows for multiple logs. The maximum delimb opening on the new configuration is 939 mm – 239 mm larger than the HTH623C’s opening.

The new short tilt frame allows for better log control along with more flexibility working on high decks or sloped piles, and with the advantage of grabbing multiple logs, operators can clear the yarder chute or shovel more efficiently, Waratah says.

Weighing 3,140 kg, the HTH623C LP is described as a multi-use tool for those working in tight spaces. The new configuration features a shorter tilt frame, said to permit efficient loading of trucks, improved reach for higher deck piles and more compatibility with live heels.

“With more than 45 years of innovation in the forestry industry, Waratah understands what customers need for their worksites,” Fisher added.

“The HTH623C LP is another example of the Waratah team’s creativity in delivering the best machines.”

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