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Waratah Forestry releases new HTH622B Series-III harvester head


October 13, 2020
By Waratah Forestry Equipment

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Waratah Forestry Equipment has released the new HTH622B Series-III, the next generation of its HTH622B harvester head. The new model combines improved operational performance, proven durability, and new serviceability features for next-level productivity and uptime

“The HTH622B has a loyal customer following and is now better than ever – as the new HTH622B Series-III,” said Brent Fisher, product marketing manager for Waratah. “As our most popular model in its size class, the HTH622B has proven itself as a reliable workhorse for Waratah customers worldwide. But we (Waratah) aren’t content to settle; we’re always looking for ways to improve our products. We’ve been listening to customers and assessing their needs, and their input has driven development in an even better product with the HTH622B Series-III. We think our loyal customers and new customers alike will be very pleased with its performance.”

Enhanced performance

The updated HTH622B Series-III includes several new features that make its performance even smoother and faster. These include a new valve with better flow-through characteristics for reducing heat, while improving feed speed and sawing performance.

When coupled with the TimberRite H-16 control system, this translates to improved feeding performance, log handling and speed when single stem processing, and pronounced 0.75-inch pitch saw performance.

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Additionally, a new measuring arm with 30 millimetres more travel and sensor protection provides increased accuracy in measuring crooked wood and improved uptime.

Improved durability

In addition to enhanced performance, the HTH622B Series-III features several upgrades that make the machine even more durable for working in tough woods. A new twin retainer front knife and strengthened upper delimb castings each contribute to improved delimbing durability in the harshest applications. For increased strength and productivity, the head has a new tilt frame and optional integrated colour marking system. A newly styled and stronger valve cover and hinges as well as reinforced drive arm covers keep key components covered.

Additionally, an optional main saw box strengthening kit for harvesting can provide additional protection, and new top saw motor protection and seals help fight cold weather conditions to improve uptime.

Easier to service

The new HTH622B Series-III improves uptime with several updates that make servicing quicker and easier.

Supplementing the new valve performance and reliability is faster access to the valve with new integrated handles and tool-less entry – followed by an improved and simplified hose layout which provides optimum access and serviceability.

Additionally, a larger saw oil filler makes fills faster with less spills. An improved pin retention also reduces stress on pins and need for servicing – maximizing uptime.

“When I saw the new 622B Series-III, I was really amazed,” said Luc Jalbert, owner of Luc Jalbert Foresterie Inc. “I was anxious to take it to the woods to try it. And I think they really succeeded; they made a good thing. In the new series, the operators like the tilt; there is more torque on the rollers; the top saw is faster. And the oil cap – it’s really big.”

The Waratah HTH622B Series-III is available to customers in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and Russia.

For more information about Waratah, please visit Waratah.com or contact Sarah Larson at slarson@mindfirecomm.com.