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Waratah harvesting head

Waratah harvesting head

This harvesting head, produced by Tokoroa company Waratah, is used for felling trees and removing branches during thinning and harvesting operations. It can cut wood 750 millimetres in diameter and has a long reach. It is among the specialised machinery developed by the company since the 1970s as the result of research into logging methods.

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Margaret Richardson, 'Forestry research - Helping with the harvest', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 October 2021)

Story by Margaret Richardson, published 24 Nov 2008