Press release   May 15, 2020

NEW H219 HARVESTER HEAD FOR LARGE HARVESTERS AND BIG TIMBER

John Deere H219 harvester head

The H219 is ideal for use with large harvesters and big timber. The two-wheel-drive H219 harvester head has dual-speed feed motors. Its feed force and speed automatically adjust to the size of the timber being processed. Delimbing quality is excellent regardless of the diameter of the timber. Long knives and large roller openings make it easy to grab the tree for fell cutting. The combined function of two feed rollers and powerful delimbing knives provides smooth processing of straight and crooked trees alike. Better routing of the feed motor hoses and the hose protection increases the durability of the hoses. The
feed motor’s hose connections outside the valve cover enable easy replacement of hoses, and the new, hinged valve covers improve serviceability.

The serviceability of the length measuring equipment has been improved, and the area around the equipment is better protected. The structure and the strength of the length measuring equipment have been improved, enabling use of the required pressure force of the measuring roller with all types of trees. A
new measuring roller option has been developed for trees with thick bark.

Thanks to the TimberMatic control system, the measuring accuracy is excellent. The automatic zeroing of the length measuring with the Find End sensor facilitates and accelerates log processing. The top-saw option maximizes productivity in hardwood harvesting and processing. The John Deere H219
is a powerful harvester head built for use with large wheeled and tracked harvesters. Additionally, the H219 harvester head is ideal for debarking big eucalyptus trees.

  • Maximum cutting diameter 750 mm
  • Feed force 37.7 / 28.1 kN
  • Maximum feed speed 4.5–6.0 m/s
  • Weight without rotator and link 1930 kg

New SuperCut 100S saw unit for all John Deere harvester heads

Starting in spring 2020, all John Deere harvester heads will have a new SuperCut 100S saw unit. The saw unit’s next-generation chain tensioning unit, automatic chain tensioning, and mechanical bar locking give it added efficiency and reliability. The improved chain release makes it easier to replace the saw chain. The new saw unit enables also a bigger selection in terms of saw motors and saw bars.

John Deere harvester heads are known for their productivity, reliability and measuring accuracy.

John Deere harvester heads are high performance tools that meet the industry’s stringent quality requirements in all working conditions. Harvester head testing is part of John Deere’s product testing process. Each harvester head model has been field-tested for thousands of hours before the start of serial
production.

John Deere harvester heads are designed and manufactured in Finland.

Further information:

Elina Suuriniemi
John Deere Forestry Oy
Puh. +358 400 466 476
SuuriniemiElina@JohnDeere.com