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Satco Harvesting Heads

214 Processing Head

Using SATCO® design mentality for manufacturing heavy duty harvesting, processing and felling heads:

The SATCO® 214 is a small harvesting processor head with heavy duty features designed to carry out a range of operations from thinning to medium/final cut.

There are two sets of moving delimb knives and one fixed top knife. With two independent drive rollers following the contour of the stem, the job is done with ease. With many parts used in common throughout the 214, spare part stocking is minimised.

SATCO® offers three levels of control system, SATCO® Plus-1, DASA5 PRIO and DASA5 Optimising

The SATCO® 214 - the smallest in the family with big features.

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223 Processing Head

The SATCO® 223(T) is a  single grip, two roller harvesting & processing head. The SATCO® 223(T) stands up to the tough demands of ‘Clear Falling’ and ‘2nd thinning’ in Radiata Pine forests of the Southern Hemisphere. It is ideal for processing short logs.

The SATCO® 223(T) Processor has a 66cm (26”) diameter stem capacity. The SATCO® 223(T) sits in the  24” processor market . A unique "hose through centre" connection to the base machine  allows the hoses to travel through the centre line of the attaching pins. This prevents the hoses over–bending causing premature failure and protects the hoses from damage, especially in ‘Cut to Length’ applications.

A set of bottom delimb arms are used for diameter measuring, delimbing and tree clamping for falling. Because the arms are so close to the butt saw, you get accurate diameter measurements and you have less risk of tree slippage when tree falling. You also have the advantage of better delimbing. The large 50cm (20”) diameter feed rollers are not linked and are able to follow the contour of any tree without slipping. The bottom saw unit is supported by a large 30cm (12”) diameter slew bearing making it a very robust unit especially when falling. SATCO® also use a unique locking system for the saw sprocket to prevent broken drive shaft keys and damaged saw motor shafts.

SATCO® offers three levels of control system: SATCO® Plus-1, DASA5 PRIO and DASA5 Optimising.

SATCO® 223 & 223T Processors are constructed using high grade materials and manufactured using the best robotic welding wire for a far superior weld.

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225 Processing Head

The SATCO® 225(T) is a  single grip, two roller Harvesting & Processing Head. The SATCO® 225(T) stands up to the tough demands of ‘Clear Falling’ and Processing of Radiata Pine forests of the Southern Hemisphere. It is ideal for processing short and long logs out of the stack as well as cut to length. With a large 40cm (16”) measuring wheel you can be guaranteed length accuracy.

The SATCO® 225(T) Processor has a 70cm (28”) diameter stem capacity. The SATCO® 225(T) sits in the  25” processor market. A unique ‘hose through centre’ connection to the base machine allows the hoses to travel through the centre line of the attaching pins. This prevents the hoses over–bending causing premature failure and protects the hoses from damage, especially in ‘Cut to Length’ applications.

A set of bottom delimb arms are used for diameter measuring, delimbing and tree clamping for falling. Because the arms are so close to the butt saw, you get accurate diameter measurements and you have less risk of tree slippage when tree falling. You also have the advantage of better delimbing. The large 65cm (26”) diameter feed rollers are not linked and are able to follow the contour of any tree without slipping. The bottom saw unit is supported by a large 30cm (12”) diameter slew bearing making it a very robust unit especially when falling.  SATCO® also use a unique locking system for the saw sprocket to prevent broken drive shaft keys and damaged saw motor shafts.

SATCO® offers three levels of control system: SATCO® Plus-1, DASA5 PRIO and DASA5 Optimising.

SATCO® 225 & 225T Processors are constructed using high grade materials and manufactured using the best robotic welding wire for a far superior weld.

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3 Series Medium Capacity Processors

The SATCO® 3 Series Medium Capacity Harvesting & Processing Head has been designed with robust and long service-life features. SATCO® has a unique ‘hose through centre’ connection to the base machine which allows the hoses to travel through the centre line of the attaching pins. This prevents the hoses over–bending causing premature failure and protects the hoses from damage, especially in tree felling applications.

The SATCO® 3 Series Medium Capacity Processor saw unit is supported by a large 30cm (12”) diameter slew bearing making it a very robust unit especially when falling. The saw adjuster is a heavy duty manual adjuster unit running a 43” bar with ¾” chain. SATCO® also use a unique locking system for the saw sprocket to prevent broken drive shaft keys and damaged saw motor.

The Top Saw option offers a Supercut 100 404 unit known to the industry for its self adjusting feature meaning more time in the seat for the operator.

The SATCO® 'Tri-Knife System' offers the logger the ability to pull logs from the stack with ease, with the knives always pulling the log straight up into the head no matter what angle the head is opposed to the log. The SATCO® 'Tri-Knife System' also runs the tree true through the head making delimbing more efficient.

SATCO® 3 Series Medium Capacity Processing Heads are constructed using high grade materials and manufactured using the best robotic welding wire for a far superior weld.

SATCO® offers three levels of control system: SATCO® Plus-1, DASA5 PRIO and DASA5 Optimising.

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3 Series Large Capacity Processors

The SATCO® 3 Series Large Capacity Harvesting & Processing Heads have been designed around the robust and successful SATCO® 630 Felling Grapple.

The 325E has been designed to enable contractors to replace static-delimbers by utilising one machine to both fall and clean stems, reduce machinery requirements and reduce operating costs. The idea is that you can cut a tree down and delimb it on the spot making the tree lighter, cleaner and more cost effective to pull to the processing site.  Up to 15 percent of a tree's weight is in the limbs so leaving them in the stands means that you get great fuel savings with faster processing times while leaving all of the waste out in the stands.

The SATCO® 325M offers measuring and the SATCO® 325T offers measuring and a ¾” Top Saw utilising the same saw componentry as the Bottom Saw.

The SATCO® 3 Series Large Capacity Processing Heads 360 Degree continuous rotation allows felling in any possible direction in relation to the base machine. It has a unique ‘hose through centre’ connection to the base machine which allows the hoses to travel through the centre line of the attaching pins. This prevents the hoses over–bending causing premature failure and protects the hoses from damage, especially in tree felling applications.

The SATCO® 3 Series  saw unit is supported by a large 30cm (12") diameter slew bearing making it a very robust unit especially when felling. The saw adjuster is a heavy duty manual adjuster unit running a 43” bar with ¾” chain. SATCO® also use a unique locking system for the saw sprocket to prevent broken drive shaft keys and damaged saw motors.

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420 Felling Head

Using all the proven hydraulic components of its big brother the SATCO® 420 Directional Felling Head & Loading Grapple has quickly proven to be a very versatile unit enabling operators to fall, bunch, stack and shovel whole stems. The 360 Degree continuous rotation allows felling in any possible direction in relation to the base machine with a load out time of 85% of a conventional grapple which makes this an economical choice for many jobs.

Weighing in at 1400kgs (3000lbs), and requiring 200lpm at 3300psi (230bar) this grapple can be pinned on to any base machine in the range of 16-25 tonne. Because the SATCO® 420 can be run on a small carrier, the horsepower requirement is minimal compared to running a fixed disc saw head. These factors all amount to less base machine stress and great fuel efficiency.

A unique SATCO® ‘hose through centre’ connection to the base machine, allows the hoses to travel through the centre line of the attaching pins. This prevents the hoses from over–bending and causing premature failure as well as protecting the hoses from damage, especially in tree felling applications.

The SATCO® 420 Felling Grapple saw unit is supported by a large 30cm (12”) diameter slew bearing making it a very robust unit especially when felling. The saw adjuster is a heavy duty manual adjuster unit running a 36"” bar with 3/4” chain. SATCO also uses a unique locking system for the saw sprocket to prevent broken drive shaft keys and damaged saw motor shafts.

Since the SATCO® 420 has no electrical system down to the head, it easy to maintain and allows the operator to quickly change to a conventional log grapple with ease.

360 degree continuous rotation makes felling large diameter trees easy, a front cut can be put into the tree without having to reposition the carrier.

The SATCO® 420 is constructed using high grade materials and manufactured using the best robotic welding wire for a far superior weld.

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630 Felling Head

The SATCO® 630 Directional Felling Head & Loading Grapple is proven in all parts of the world. It is a very versatile unit enabling operators to fell, bunch, stack and shovel whole stems. The 360 degree continuous rotation allows felling in any possible direction in relation to the base machine.

The very first unit was built in 1999 and is still working today with more than 40,000 hours of loyal service and is on its third base machine - proving itself to be the most reliable and efficient saw grapple in the world today. SATCO® has units extensively servicing New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Asia and the United States.

The SATCO® 630 Directional Felling Grapple is the most versatile saw head on the market, its résumé includes:

  • - Fall and bunch for ground based crews
  • - Fall and bunch for a swing yarder grapple
  • - Pulling stems through a static delimber
  • - Windblown sites – Safe for handling fallen or 'hung up' stems
  • - Truck loading
  • - Woodlots
  • - Sorting and stacking stems

It has a unique SATCO® 'hose through centre' connection to the base machine which allows the hoses to travel through the centre line of the attaching pins. This prevents the hoses over–bending causing premature failure and protects the hoses from damage, especially in tree felling applications.

The SATCO® 630 Felling Grapple saw unit is supported by a large 30cm (12”) diameter slew bearing making it a very robust unit, especially when felling. The saw adjuster is a heavy duty manual adjuster unit running a 43” bar with a 3/4” chain. SATCO® also use a unique locking system for the saw sprocket to prevent broken drive shaft keys and damaged saw motor shafts.

The SATCO® 630 has no electrical system down to the head which makes it easy to maintain and allows the operator to quickly change to a grapple with ease.

360 degree continuous rotation makes felling large diameter trees easy, a front cut can be put into the tree without having to reposition the carrier.

The SATCO® 630 is constructed using high grade materials and manufactured using the best robotic welding wire for a far superior weld.

Weighing in at 2000kgs (4400lbs), and requiring 200lpm at 3300psi (230bar) this grapple can be pinned on to any base machine in the range of 20 – 35 tonne. Because the SATCO® 630 can be run on a small carrier the horsepower requirement is minimal compared to running a fixed disc saw head. These factors all amount to less base machine stress and great fuel efficiency. We would love the opportunity to help you increase your production while bringing down your running costs.

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422DB Debarker

The SATCO® 422-DB Debarker was developed and built with the Eucalyptus logger in mind. SATCO® went to the Eucalyptus loggers to see what they needed and wanted from a Eucalyptus debarking head and this is what we came up with.

The SATCO® 422-DB Debarker is designed to attach to a 20-25 tonne base machine and has a capacity of 50mm (2”) diameter to 560mm (22”) diameter.

It has a unique SATCO® 'hose through centre' connection to the base machine which allows the hoses to travel through the centre line of the attaching pins. This prevents the hoses over–bending causing premature failure and protects the hoses from damage, especially in 'fall, delimb and debark' applications.

It uses a 4 roller system so the feed rollers close around the stem similar to a camera lenses shutter and maximum coverage is achieved as a result. The 4 feed roller geometry also allows the operator to drive right off the end of the butt leaving 2 rollers in contact with the stem to drive the tree forward again. This makes removing bark right down to the end of the butt easy.

SATCO® uses synchronized motors to drive the feed rollers which minimises slippage and maximises drive. SATCO® also builds its own feed roller hubs with large taper roller bearings so all the motor does is drive the feed rollers. This means there is no side load on the motors which in turn maximises the life of the drive motor. Motors can be serviced easily as they bolt on externally.

The SATCO® saw unit is supported by a large 30cm (12”) diameter saw bearing making it a very robust unit especially when falling. The saw cylinder is mounted inside the saw box protected from saw chain damage. SATCO® also use a unique locking system for the saw sprocket to prevent broken drive shaft keys and damaged saw motor shafts.

The SATCO® Plus-1 measuring software is designed and supported by SATCO® in-house.

SATCO® 422-DB Debarking heads are constructed using high grade materials and manufactured using the best robotic welding wire for a far superior weld.

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