THE new H212 from Waratah Forestry Equipment is a lightweight, agile harvesting and processing head.

Waratah’s smallest harvesting head, designed for 8–16-tonne tracked carriers or 16–18-tonne wheeled carriers, is intended to provide 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, according to Waratah.

“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 manoeuvrability and visibility with precise stem catching and fell cut positioning.”

The H212 is said to be ideal for first thinnings in dense stands, with the narrow head design providing 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, and good pivot position for efficient cutting.

The H212’s knife geometry draws the log into the head and provides delimbing from 30 mm to 360 mm.

The head utilises the TimberRiteTM H-16 control system, which features configurable settings for improved performance, productivity and measuring accuracy.

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

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