WARATAH Forestry Equipment has announced the new H425, H425HD and H425X – described as a trio of rugged harvester heads built for tough jobs.

With a powerful control valve and four-roller feed arm geometry, each high-performance head is productive on wheeled or tracked carriers, says Waratah.

“These models are built for durability and performance,” said Brent Fisher, product marketing manager for Waratah. “Among other updates, new hose protection and servicing enhancements make these great heads even better.”

Optimising performance, productivity and delimbing, the H425 is said to excel in large diameter regeneration harvesting. A powerful control valve and feed-roller arm geometry ensure a solid grip and agile harvester head control for all diameter classes.

For increased uptime and lower daily operating costs, the H425 offers improved hose routing from boom to harvester head and from the valve to feed motors, keeping hoses well protected from limbs and understory interference.

The H425 offers optional saw motor sizes, standard (narrow stem) or buttress (wide stem) saw frames for challenging applications, and processing knives for picking stems from the ground or bunch piles.

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Built to work on the toughest jobs, the H425HD features a heavy-duty tilt frame, feed motors and guarding to provide even more durability. With a powerful control valve and a top saw option, the high-performance head offers great productivity, especially for wheeled carrier applications, says Waratah.

For ease of maintenance, the H425HD now has easy filling of saw chain oil. Likewise, daily maintenance can be performed without changing the position of the harvester head. The valve block and grease points are also easily accessible. The H425HD also offers optional saw motor sizes, and standard (narrow stem) or buttress (wide stem) saw frames.

The H425X features an extreme-duty main saw box with heavier steel plating, extra feed motor component guarding, heavy-duty tilt frame, hose protection and increased drive arm durability for demanding applications in mixed stand harvesting. Its four-roller feed arm geometry is said to ensure rollers grip solidly in all diameters, improving responsiveness with unprecedented tree-processing performance, especially in large timber.

Purpose-built for tracked harvesters, the H425X offers options for many applications with multi-tree handling, an integrated top saw and processing knives for picking from piles or hardwood applications, and many feed wheel options to suit numerous applications.

The standard H425 (1,360 kg), H425HD (1,390 kg) and H425X (1,426 kg) are described as offering increased reliability with new feed motor hosing routings and new covers. For quick and easy servicing, each head features a new hinged valve cover and improved access to greasing points.

“The H425, H425HD and H425X are reliable heads for heavy-duty applications,” Fisher added. “With each new head generation, we’re providing our customers the solutions they need to maximise productivity and uptime.”

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