Harvesting Processor Head


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If you’re looking to add some proven power to your forestry or logging operation, you need equipment that offers both power and precision. Southstar QS500 harvesting processor heads represent a wise choice for small-to-medium-sized wood applications. Packed with features designed to maximize ease of use and productivity, it’s harvester attachment you can trust.

What sets the QS500 apart from the competition is its versatility, durability and control. With an impressive 25ft per second feed speed and 360-degree rotation, it offers exceptional maneuverability in some of the toughest of conditions. Whether delimbing, tree felling or stump processing, users get all the power and accuracy they need.

Product Highlights

  • 2,175 psi optimal flow pressure
  • Suitable for 20-22 ton carrier size
  • 107″ harvesting height
  • 4x highly durable drive rollers
  • 68″ max head width
  • 630 cc drive arm

Product Documents


Weight (Including Rotator Top & Link)5,921 lbs (2,686 kg)
Height (In Harvesting Position)107″ (2,720 mm)
Maximum Width (With Head Open)68″ (1,731 mm)
Degree of RotationContinuous 360°
Number of Drive Rollers4
Motor Size (Drive Arm)630 cc
Motor Size (Fixed Center Drive)400 cc
Maximum Drive Roller Opening (Diameter)32″ (815 mm)
Maximum Drive Roller Closing (Diameter)3″ (75 mm)
Feed Speed18 – 25 fps (5.5 – 7.6 mps)
Maximum Delimb Opening (Diameter)27.5″ (710 mm)
Minimum Delimb Closing (Diameter)3″ (75 mm)
2 Stem Processing +/- 1″ Accuracy9.8″ (250 mm)
3 Stem Processing +/- 1″ Accuracy7″ (180 mm)
Saw TypeSS 3/4
Bar Size34″ (863.6 mm)
Chain Pitch3/4″ (19.05 mm)
Chain Auto TensionStandard
Laser Find EndStandard
Bar Size28″ (710 mm)
Chain Pitch0.404″ (10.26 mm)
Carrier Size (Tracked)20 – 22 ton (20,000 – 22,000 kg)
Maximum Pressure5,076 psi (35 mpa)
Optimum Flow @ Pressure79 – 85 gpm @ 2,175 psi (300 – 320 lpm @ 15 mpa)

When you’re facing the toughest forestry and logging jobs, the equipment you use really matters. QS500 harvesting heads make light work of delimbing, stump processing and tree felling, making it one of the best possible options for a range of scenarios.

To find out more about the Southstar QS500 and the power and precision it can add to your operation, get in touch with a Wajax expert today.

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