Waratah Forestry Equipment Unveils New H425, H425HD and H425X Harvester Heads

Waratah Forestry Equipment announced the new H425, H425HD, and H425X – 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.

“These models are built for durability and performance. Among other updates, new hose protection and servicing enhancements make these great heads even better,”

said Brent Fisher, product marketing manager for Waratah.

The standard H425 (1360 kg or 2,998 lb.), H425HD (1390 kg or 3,064 lb.), and hefty H425X (1426 kg or 3,143 lb.) each offer 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.

H425

Optimizing performance, productivity, and delimbing, the H425 excels 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.

H425HD

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.

For ease of maintenance, the H425HD now has an easy filling of saw chain oil. Likewise, daily maintenance can be performed without changing the position of the harvester’s head. The valve block and grease points are also easily accessible.

The H425HD 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.

H425X

The H425X features an extreme duty main saw a 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 ensures 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 H425, H425HD, and H425X are reliable heads for heavy-duty applications. With each new head generation, we’re providing our customers the solutions they need to maximize productivity and uptime,”

Fisher said.