FOREST machinery manufacturer Waratah has debuted its newest harvesting head, said to master fast and precise felling and crosscutting.

The H423 has been designed to carry out a wide range of harvesting jobs from early to late thinnings, and even light regeneration harvesting.

“The Waratah H423 provides fantastic performance in thinnings,” said Brent Fisher, product marketing manager for Waratah. “Its short frame, fast feeding and optimal capacity position this model to make quick work of any thinning job that comes its way.”

The H423 is said to be well-suited to delimbing stems of all diameter, and is ‘ideal’ for thinnings and other fellings where the tree diameter at breast height is 150–350 mm.

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The 955-kg head features a 420-mm tip-to-tip delimbing diameter, with a 580-mm cutting capacity and the option for multi-tree handling equipment.

This new model features next-generation hose routing from the boom to harvester head and well protected hoses to the feed motors making interference from understory or limbs a thing of the past. Likewise, serviceability to the main valve is easier thanks to a new hinged valve cover and improved access to greasing points.

The Waratah H423 is currently available to customers in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

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