FOREST machinery manufacturer Waratah has unveiled the new generation of its HTH618C harvester head. 

The HTH618C Series-III is described as offering increased productivity, reliability, uptime and more. With a variety of new features paired with a compact and durable design, this agile thinning head is well-suited for mixed diameters, bosses at the New Zealand-based firm say. 

Brent Fisher, product marketing manager for Waratah, said: “The HTH618C Series-III is highlighted by a new valve that delivers more responsiveness and operating efficiency. This Series-III model delivers what our customers expect and need from Waratah. 

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“Additionally, with new twin diameter measuring and improved hose routing, servicing and guarding, we’re looking forward to delivering another head that is truly built to work.” 

The HTH618C Series-III features twin lower delimb arms and a high-performance valve to ensure superior delimbing with agile and responsive log control, to tackle a wide range of harvesting jobs. The maximum delimb opening of 660 mm can handle larger stems. 

With a new valve that simplifies serviceability, the HTH618C Series-III features enhanced valve cover assembly and easier access to make quick work of servicing. Likewise, hose protection helps keep the head running and increases durability. 

The Waratah HTH618C Series-III is currently available to customers in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Brazil and Latin America.

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