John Deere has announced its newest forestry attachment offering, the FR27 circular saw feller head.
Here’s what Deere told us about the new product
This feller buncher head attachment is now standard on John Deere 953M and 959M Feller Bunchers and is available as an option on the 853M, 859M, and 903M Feller Bunchers. It has greater capacity than previous models of feller buncher heads.
John Deere says the new FR27 builds on the success of the FR24B as another productivity-enhancing solution.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve operator efficiency and machine productivity. By introducing the larger FR27 feller head into our line of feller bunchers, we’re giving our customers a larger, more durable attachment to help increase their bottom line.said Jim O’Halloran, global product marketing manager, Track Feller Bunchers and Harvesters & Circular Sawyers, John Deere.
The redesigned FR27 allows loggers of all experience levels to tackle even the most ambitious jobs with confidence, knowing their machines are designed to handle larger wood and thrive in a variety of logging applications,”
The FR27 circular saw’s feller head is designed to handle everything from single-barrel lumber to medium-sized accumulation, and boasts a completely new design and overall rebranding from previous John Deere feller head models.
In addition, this rugged, high-speed felling head features top-notch cutting and accumulation performance for higher productivity than previous models. The FR27 has a cutting capacity of up to 27.2 inches and accumulation capacity of up to 7.5 feet, improving your ability to work in the woods.
When comparing the FR27 to previous John Deere feller head models, particularly the FR24B, the FR27 features an updated frame and wrist design that includes a high horn, long gripper arms and continuous hose routing for easy machine cleaning. In addition, hardened, wear-resistant saw body plates are now standard and provide increased durability for the saw body.
In addition, the FR27 offers a bolt-on saw body for increased serviceability with three separate saw body sections with integrated skids. An integrated large side chute for chip evacuation minimizes buildup and blockage, keeping the machine up and running. The side chute for chip ejection also has a cover that can be added or removed depending on the application.