Waratah debuts Series 3 harvester head

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Waratah Forestry Equipment is introducing a new generation of its HTH616C harvester head – the new HTH616C Series-III. 

The new harvester head features several new service and accessibility upgrades and is highlighted by a new main control valve designed to increase performance, responsiveness and compatibility to a greater range of carriers – including Wheeled Cut to Length (WCTL), and smaller, lower powered carriers with limited flow.

“Boosting productivity and profitability is what the HTH616C Series-III is all about,” said Brent Fisher, product marketing manager for Waratah

“With a new valve, improved performance and more uptime, contractors can have confidence in the loads delivered. The new HTH616C Series-III gives more performance from low powered carriers, and it provides a great option for those with WCTL machines who want a 600-series head.”  

With a weight starting at 1,800 kg, the Series-III features a more efficient main control valve that can be configured with various options to fit performance needs on wheeled or tracked machines. 

As well, motor selections can be configured to complement the new valve and improve feeding speed, with a high torque motor option that is available to help to increase productivity in tough delimbing conditions.

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The harvester head’s new valve provides improved responsiveness in the delimb and drive arms to enhance grabbing stems, log handling and improve sawing performance, which reduces processing times.

Waratah also incorporated a new cast delimb arm design, which improves limb shedding, and can be configured in processing or harvesting profile with a maximum delimb opening of 68.5 cm.

The H616C Series-III has optional twin diameter sensors that provide better measuring when small end diameters are critical. 

Furthermore, the head features more length measuring consistency, with more measuring arm travel and enhanced measuring arm responsiveness. 

Beyond productivity improvements, the HTH616C Series-III harvester head also has a variety of features designed to increase uptime. 

Hose routing has been optimized to the new valve improving fitting access and easier serviceability, while new optional harvesting guards for the main valve, drive arms and saw box are available to reduce understory hosing interference.  

A new and improved valve cover provides tool-free and quick access with integrated handles and quick-attach pins. A larger oiler filler improves the ease of filling bar and chain oil and helps shorten daily servicing.