Waratah was established in Tokoroa, New Zealand, in 1973.
Waratah Forestry Equipment is proudly celebrating 45 years of innovation and serving customers in the forestry industry. The company pioneered mechanized harvesting with quality products paired with good customer support. The company transitioned to meet New Zealand loggers’ heavy-duty delimbing needs and created a delimber-feller-buncher featuring a four-roller fixed head. Following that innovation, a red grapple processor for the Canadian markets marked the beginnings of the 600 Series and solidified its place as the original red head in the industry.
Today, Waratah heads are found in all logging applications from felling on steep slopes, to cut-to-length hardwood harvesting at the stump, to processing on a landing or debarking on endless plantations. Waratah’s products are sold to loggers across the globe. Since its inception, Waratah, which has factories in New Zealand and Finland, has grown to support a global market. Waratah bases their success and future growth on quality, innovation and many years of experience.
Waratah has continued to innovate by finding new ways to increase productivity and provide customer solutions including reliability and durability. For example, the Waratah HTH622C 4x4 and HTH624C 4x4 help minimize waste and maximize profits as powerful four-wheel drive heads that offer multi-stemming, independent log shuffling, 360-degree rotation and more.
TimberRiteTM H-16, Waratah’s measuring and control system, is another recent innovation. This system provides versatility with configurable settings for improved head performance, productivity and measuring accuracy. In addition to the TimberRiteTM H-16 system, Waratah developed WaratahMateTM – a phone app that works with TimberRite to wirelessly share the machine’s production data in real-time. Developed exclusively for Waratah customers, the new app makes it faster and more reliable to send measuring system data back to the company. Source