The two machines join the HTH 20T, the larger HTH 24 Super and the HTH 26 Bigwood, bringing the total number of Warrior series models to five. They offer an increased feed roll power of 8,410 lbs using larger 20" diameter rolls, an increased cutting capacity of up to 27" with automatic chain tensioner, and a new hydraulic counting wheel position. All models include a 60,000- to 100,000-lb. capacity rotator unit, a standard topping saw, longer delimbing arms, a standard find end photocell feature, a hydraulic measuring wheel and the Logrite optimizing measuring system with volume capability and cab-mounted printer. For thinning, selective or squirt-telescopic boom applications, Waratah also offers a complete line of lighter Scandinavian harvesters including the 762B, 746 and the four-wheel drive models, the 758 and 745. Weighing from 900 lbs. to 3,000 lbs., the machines cutting capacities range from 14" to 26". The Waratah DS 260 whole tree processor features a totally self-contained, radio-controlled delimber/slasher unit. A tag-along trailer design, it features dual wheels, air brakes, a double-beam design, a heavy duty ball ring-mounted delimber/topping saw with a protected hose design and provisions for attaching a slasher. One man can top, delimb, slash and load trucks from the comfort of the loader cab.
Timrick: Timrick Welding and Machine Ltd. offers two loader options on its mobile slasher. The Serco 270 loader is equipped with Vickers vein pumps, Gresen valving and a five-speed transmission for travel. The 2750 Weldco-Beales loader offers Rexroth piston pumps and load sense valving. A fully hydrostatic drive, with speeds up to 13 kmh, propels the unit. Other upgrades include a heat stress relieved boom, cat style cylinders (bolt on caps), and relocation of the valving. The boom valving is mounted on a plate below the cab, while the remaining functions, such as the saw, drive and bang board, are set between the frame below. Both units come with a John Deere 6068T engine with a Webasto prestart and offer 360 degrees of continuous house swing, with outriggers up or down. A large, fully-insulated, 72-decibels cab comes complete with A/C, illuminated gauges and an adjustable seat for comfort. Timrick slashers offer several standard features allowing for increased production including: a half-cord reinforced grapple with one-inch T-1 tynes; a high performance saw with a double link saw arm; a 62"-wide bunk with deflected posts; and a hydraulic flip plate behind the saw that flips off unwanted shorts. Options include a sorting deck with adjustable dimensions and hydraulic pin stops for the bang board.
Metal Marquis Inc. Two models of delimber-slashers available from Metal Marquis Inc. are made for commercial thinning and have multiple stem capacity. Delimbing and slashing takes place at the stump, providing improved natural regeneration and soil protection. Offering cutting length precision and increased forwarder productivity, the Marquis DS1000 has delimber grapples with a 25-inch maximum opening. The 2,600-lb machine features a 66-inch stroke, boom speed of up to 10 feet per second and horizontal traction force of 6,500 lbs. It requires a 50 to 70 hp carrier classed in the 13,000- to 25,000-lb range. The 7,900-lb Marquis DS3500 delimber- slasher has delimber grapples with a maximum opening of 34 inches, a 117- inch stroke, boom speed of 13 feet per second and horizontal traction force of 9,000 lbs. The DS3500 requires a carrier in the 50,000- to 70,000-lb range with 150 to 200 hp. Both machines are easy and efficient to operate, says the company, and feature butt plate mechanical measuring systems and hydraulic driving systems with cylinders.
Danzco Danzco Machine Work and Welding of Washington offers three delimbers which can easily be moved with a grapple. The PT20L, the PT20M and the PT20H delimb trees with diameters from 2" to 20" and are fully self-contained, requiring no external hydraulics. The engine compartments on these models are enclosed in a metal framework with screens to help reduce clogging or contamination to the engine, while ensuring ventilation for proper cooling. The PT20L is designed for fixed-boom grapple skidders, while the PT20M is designed for operation with a swinging boom grapple or log loader. The PT20H is designed for use with a log loader. The machines also feature a 10-hp Yanmar air-cooled diesel engine that uses less than two gallons of fuel per day.
Denharco Denharcos XStream series feed rollers have added unsurpassed speed to its telescopic and one-piece boom delimbers, making the DT3500 and the DM3500 the fastest and most flexible delimbers in any application, the company says. The rubber feed rollers with chains protect the quality of the stem and use a soft clamp system that maintains a constant pressure over the entire stoke for maximum traction. For better efficiency, the feed rollers are controlled via user friendly joysticks. The reliable MD I measuring system is standard and supplies data in real time on the length of each stem during the delimbing process, from the butt plate or tail gate to the cutting tool. The topping saw and butting saw are equipped with Quick Brake, a system that prevents accidental movement of the boom when either saw is operating. The cast steel delimbing knives produce cleaner stems and make for less restroking. The heavy-duty DM, with a 35-foot stroke, and the telescopic DT, with a 55-foot stroke, have the reach to clear debris away and, with the XStream feed rollers, add another 24 feet per second of continuous delimbing speed. The new DT4000 telescopic delimber features 30 per cent higher feed speed and 50 per cent more operating power. The highlight of the Series 4000 is the new variable displacement motor, which enables the operator to regulate power and speed according to the operations requirements. The modular design DT4000 can achieve feed speeds of up to 13 feet per second. Rigorous testing has shown the variable displacement motor, twin-pulley winch-drive system is more reliable and easier to maintain, says Denharco. Its tensioning cylinder ensures cable tension is correct, eliminating adjustments, while the cast steel delimbing arms are cast in alloy for greater durability. The holding arms, available with or without knives, have 50 per cent larger openings, while the new transportation positioning system has a permanently installed transport post for safety.
Pierce More power and less downtime are the features Pierce boasts for its 3345 De-Liminator stroke delimber. A140-size traction chain drive provides more than 10,000 lbs of pulling power at 10 feet per second and comes with a 3,000-hour warranty. Other characteristics of the 24,450-lb delimber include a stronger 12X12 boom for increased lift capacity, a larger 33" tunnel opening, 50 per cent more grabbing power and an advanced, full-scale measuring system. For operator ease, the Pierce 3345 De-Liminator offers saw safetys, hydraulic lowering system, ductile-iron manifolds and chain with automatic chain tensioners and 11BC 3/4 pitch saw units. Other standard features include a 25" capacity topping saw, a 34" capacity butt saw and four-inch heavy duty holding arm cylinders with lock valve.
Timberline Timberlines SDL2a delimber offers a two cylinder, four way leveling system that provides the operator with safe and effective operation on sloped terrain. It offers a 42' boom with a 33' stroke and boom speed up of 10 feet per second. The sturdy head box incorporates a one-piece grapple link mechanism actuated by two 3.5" hydraulic cylinders with 3,650 psi pressure to handle the toughest stems, the company says. With 5.5-inch delimbing knives, a CAT 330 undercarriage and a Cummins C 8.3-C, 215 hp engine, the SDL2a has a front grapple pressure reducing system that allows better stem taper following for increased delimbing efficiency. The 3/4 " pitch, heavy duty topping and butt saws offer extended operating cycles between sharpening. Its single 8-D battery coupled with heavy duty brushless alternator means delivery of more cold cranking amps for longer periods in cold climates. A sealed alternator and watertight junction boxes minimize weather, dirt and corrosion problems. Standard on the SDL2a is the Timberline Smart System with diameter readout. With proven components and utilizing a rugged IDEC PLC, it offers a wide selection of options for the operator. The ROPS and FOPS certified cab is insulated for reduced noise and temperature control and offers cross ventilation, air filtration, heating and air conditioning.
Forespro Forespro offers its new stroke and telescopic boom delimber, the RST-300, featuring hydraulically independent delimbing and grab arm knives for better control and processing. The delimber head has heavy duty, double topping knives with an 8" maximum diameter. The topping saw has a maximum diameter of 20", while the butt saws is 30". The 23,900-lb machine has a 57-foot continuous delimbing reach, a stem diameter delimbing capacity of 30" and a boom travelling speed of 13 feet per second. Other standard features include a 30" funnel boom, double tension cable, a heavy duty 30" trough and cylinder. Options include a topping saw and a 24" or 30" butt saw.
Pro Pac Pro Pac Industries Ltd. manufactures two slasher models, the 500 and 600. Both feature a 60" saw blade, butt plates of 48" to 50" and 96" to 100" and cut lengths from 48" to 16'4". The 5,000-lb Model 500 has an overall length of 19'7", while the 8,900- lb Model 600 is 28'7" in length. Pro Pac also offers the PP393, PP453 and PP513 delimbers. All can be converted from an upright working position to a horizontal position for transport in a matter of seconds with no tools. The topping saw or circular saw provide a fast, clean cut from 15" to 22" in diameter in a few seconds. Tree length and diameter can be set by the delimbers computerized systems. Specifications include a 36' to 48' boom, a 20" to 30" maximum grapple opening, maximum delimbing diameter of 16" to 24", a 5" to 8" topping diameter with optional topping saw, and an approximate stroke of between 26'6" to 37'5". Pro Pacs delimbers are adaptable to all carriers.
Votec Innovation The versatile Hornet 825 delimber processor from Votec Innovation delimbs and processes hardwoods and softwoods up to 29" in diameter. With the use of a butt plate, the Hornet 825 minimizes the use of a measuring system, making it precise and productive. With a tail swing no longer than that of a standard excavator, it requires less room to operate than a stroketype delimber, while its low centre of gravity allows for easy manoeuvreability. The butt plate is now activated by a single four-inch cylinder, providing the same power as a pair of three-inch cylinders but with fewer wear components. The adjustable butt plate quickly allows for cuts from 96" to 117" in length using only one butt plate. An optional computer system is capable of up to 10 preset lengths. To avoid damage to feed roller motors, the case drain hoses have different fittings and cannot be mixed with the saw motor hoses. The new spike configuration on the feed roller wheels means less damage to logs and excellent traction force. Chained rubber rollers are also available. New feed roller arms have a stronger grip, while large-size feed roller motors offer superior feeding force, says Votec. Hydraulic hoses are made of abrasion- resistant, four-braided hose, while the stress release, homogenous heavy-duty steel delimbing knives are curved, enabling a perfect contour of each tree. Other features include: a newly designed heavy duty steel frame structure; Vickers valves; a fixed knife for more strength and better delimbing quality; sealed rotator with low maintenance components; and a lifting capacity of 100,000 lbs in any direction. Votec now offers a one-year, unlimited hours warranty on the frame, delimbing arms, butt plate, drive wheels and hydraulic cylinders. Its standard warranty on the other components is six months or 1,500 hours, whichever comes first.
Quadco A pulling force of 13,500 lbs and a standard topping saw are the main features of the new, extreme service 7500 processor from Quadco. The main saw on the prototype is a .404" saw, but other options include a 3/4 " pitch or Ultimate ring saw. The heavy duty 7500 processor, which will also be available in a harvester version, has a maximum cutting capacity of 30". The 5,800-lb processor comes equipped with a measuring/optimization system and top of the line proportional hydraulics. Feed rollers are available in either steel or rubber, depending on the application, and the arms are specially designed for picking trees out of a deck. The 7500 is ideally suited to carriers of 30 tons and over.
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