John Deere FD55 Disc Saw Felling Head to Improve Logging Productivity

The John Deere FD55 Disc Saw Felling Head allows increased production
The John Deere FD55 Disc Saw Felling Head allows increased production

The John Deere Company has added to its forestry equipment with the announcement of its highly anticipated John Deere FD55 Disc Saw Felling Head (DSFH), available to order immediately. The new product is sure to boost productivity with its enhanced visibility to the cutting zone, power, and unique structure.

The Deere press release highlights several beneficial features of the FD55, which is compatible with the 643K and 843K John Deere Wheeled Feller Bunchers. The attachment can be used for everything from thinning to final harvests, according to Deere.

The new feller head has the ability to handle trees up to 23 inches in diameter and includes an efficient arm design that allows for strong grab arm force for tree manipulation. The JD FD55’s compact and streamline design allow for increased visibility around the saw motor to the cutting zone. The design also reduces debris from accumulating and impacting visibility and productivity.

From the release, Neil Harber, product marketing manager at John Deere Construction & Forestry Division, said of the new JD FD55, "We listened and learned from loggers who frequently handle various tree diameters in the development of the FD55. We're confident our customers will appreciate the higher productivity rates, increased uptime, and lower daily operational costs with this new versatile head."

The John Deere FD55 will increase productivity for loggers performing a variety of tasks in the forest. Its unique design offers enhanced visibility as well as powerful arm strength to seamlessly complete difficult logging tasks.