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Waratah introduces the H212 harvesting head


June 15, 2020
By PJ Boyd


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The new H212 from Waratah Forestry Equipment is a lightweight, agile harvesting and processing head. Waratah’s smallest harvesting head, designed for 8-16 metric ton tracked carriers or 16-18 metric ton wheeled carriers, provides enhanced productivity for early thinning operations. The multi-purpose head can handle mixed hardwood and softwood stands as well as multi-tree harvesting, processing or debarking applications.

“The nimble Waratah H212 is built to perform in dense stands,” said Brent Fisher, product marketing manager for Waratah. “Its compact and efficient design ensures excellent maneuverability and visibility with precise stem catching and fell cut positioning.”

Enhanced efficiency

The H212 features the new and highly efficient SuperCut 100S saw unit with improved auto tensioning and easier servicing, which can fell and process trees up to 520 mm (20.5 in.) in diameter. The delimb arms, which are designed to provide premium delimbing, complement the feeding power and grip of the drive arms on large or crooked stems. Likewise, the processing arm option, with an extended upper and lower knife offset, enables picking stems from the ground or piles to reduce processing time.

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The H212’s two-roller-design permits drive arms to float and easily follow crooked or straight stems while also achieving superior debarking when fitted with debarking options. The wide roller and delimb arm opening allows for fast grabbing of standing trees for increased productivity and evenly processes to the smallest top size.

A long length measuring arm together with twin diameter measuring sensors provide measuring accuracy in all tree species.

Greater maneuverability

With the ability to nimbly weave through the stand, the H212 is ideal for first thinnings in dense stands. The narrow head design provides excellent visibility even when knives and rollers are open, which helps increase agility in small diameter dense stands. The saw box also provides good visibility for aiming felling cuts as well as pivot position for efficient cutting.

The new H212’s knife geometry naturally draws the log into the head and provides superior delimbing from 30 mm to 360 mm (1.18 in. to 14.17 in.). That feed geometry helps hold the log when knives are opened during feeding.

The H212 utilizes the TimberRiteTM H-16 control system. This system provides unique versatility with configurable settings for improved head performance, productivity and measuring accuracy.

Various available options, from wide feed roller selection to processing knives, provide superb flexibility to adapt for almost any application in the modern forest harvesting and processing industry.

“We are looking forward to offering another innovative head that makes our customers’ jobs easier,” Fisher said. “The H212 is our compact little giant in the forest.”

The Waratah H212 is currently available to customers in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Asia Pacific and Latin America.