MACHINERY manufacturer Ponsse has launched a new debarking harvester head for processing eucalyptus trees.

The H7 HD Euca harvesting head can be fitted to Posse’s Cobra, Scorpion King and Ergo harvesters, as well as to 16–22-tonne tracked base machines.

“This new harvester head has been developed together with our customers, based on their feedback,” explained Janne Loponen, harvester head product manager at Ponsse. “We wanted to introduce an even more powerful and productive harvester head for eucalyptus processing that withstands even the most extreme conditions, and we succeeded in this with the H7 HD Euca harvester head.”

The frame of the H7 HD Euca harvester head is described as being capable of working in even the most extreme conditions. The geometry and technical solutions of the new head have been made to ensure maximum efficiency during debarking, feeding and sawing.

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The development also focused on mechanical durability and ease of maintenance, Ponsse said.

Its feed rollers and debarking knives are said to guarantee first-rate debarking results, while the solid frame and robust tilt-frame give the harvester head the durability needed in debarking. Automated functions control saw movements according to the tree diameter and saw bar position and allow trees to be cut quickly.

The manufacturer has also recently launched extended protection for frames and cranes for forest machines with a Ponnse Active Care service agreement.

The frame and crane care covers main frame structures for up to 10,000 engine hours if the machine has a valid service agreement during that period. The Active Care service agreement needs to be valid for the whole period, but the agreement can be made in several parts.

“With the new frame and crane care package, our customers can get even more out of their service agreements,” said Eveliina Pölkki, product group responsible for service agreements.

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