Hultdins grapple sold under Waratah brand
SWEDISH-MADE HULTDINS GRAPPLES AND grapple saws are now sold in New Zealand and Australia under the Waratah brand
Waratah and Hultdins have a long running partnership and this latest move is seen as an extension of that relationship. Waratah has manufactured harvester and processor heads with the Hultdins Supercut saw systems for many decades and for the last 11 years Waratah has distributed the Hultdins felling head, the FL85 to every corner of the world.
Under the latest move Waratah and Hultdins have inked a distribution partnership to offer the entire portfolio of the Hultdins attachment range for the Australasian markets. This includes more than 38 differing types of forestry grapples, eight types of construction grapples and five differing chainsaw modules that can be fitted to almost every grapple.
Waratah says the deal is the result of customer demand, with Waratah-branded grapples and grapple saws going on sale for the first time last month (June).
“We’re excited to begin offering these new lines of grapples and grapple saws to our customers down under,” says Jules Larsen, General Manager of Distribution and Operators for Waratah Asia Pacific and Africa.
“Hultdins’ history of manufacturing excellence is a natural match and complementary product line fit to Waratah Forestry Equipment’s range of distribution lines.
“The addition of these new lines now provides loggers down under with assurance of quality grapple products and confidence that we have their back in aftersales.”
Hultdins, which is based in Mala, Sweden, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of attachment product lines and has been developing and engineering products for more than 90 years with tens of thousands of its products being used in the forest every day.
As part of this partnership, Waratah staff have received training on the grapple lines to coincide with the arrival of the first range of inventory, which also included a wide range of spare parts.
Hultdins grapples and grapple saws are now available in New Zealand and Australia under the Waratah brand.