Komatsu Launches Harvesting Head Specifically Designed for Thinning Projects

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Komatsu America Corp introduced the C93 Harvesting Head, the first model in the company’s C-series family of “carry-style” heads.

Weighing in at 2,138 pounds, the C93 Harvesting Head replaces the prior 350.1 model, as well as offers improvements for better handling of thinning projects, crooked stem and multi-stem harvesting applications.

Ko C93 0248With a working range of 6 inches (150 mm) to 15 inches (370 mm) in diameter and a maximum cutting capacity up to 23.6 inches (600 mm) in diameter, the C93 is available installed on Komatsu 911.5 and 931.1 Harvesters. The head is also available as a loose head for installment on other carriers.

The C93’s frame design allows the head to closely follow the tree trunk. The head features a rearward tilt angle of 40 degrees, as well as a three-driven roller, four motor carry-style feed system.

The head can generate up to 5,688 foot-pounds of feed force at up to a 16.4 foot per second feed speed.

The C93 is equipped with one lower and two upper hydraulically controlled delimbing knives and a fixed vertical top knife. The upper knives are designed for handling trees with tough limbs, such as lodgepole pine.

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Note: All comparisons and claims of improved performance made herein are made with respect to the Komatsu 350.1 model unless otherwise specifically stated. Materials and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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