Our Products

Product development and improvement is an on-going company wide characteristic. Commercialization of products take place upon successful testing and industry feedback confirms the demand for Novelquip products

Pitting Attachments

Multipit R-S-E Precision

Our premium pitting head – this is the future of forestry. Hundred percent accuracy and quality without requiring marking and supervision. This machine operation requires very low levels of supervision as the quality and precision of the operation is continuously electronically controlled. Full (PLC) electronic quality and quantity control of the operation. Sends data e-mails to designated addresses, GPS every standing position of the carrier (enabling site mapping), informs the operator on completion of every pit – hence optimised productivity, and a GPS grid system with 38mm accuracy for mapping pit locations. We recommend the Volvo EC55B Pro excavator or similar as the optimum carrier. Warrantee: 1000hrs on motor, gearbox and electronic systems.

Multipit R-S Electronic

This is the well-known NOVEL Multipit head fitted to more than 30 pitting machines in the South African forestry industry. Full (PLC) electronic quality and quantity control of the operation. Sends data e-mails to designated addresses, GPS every standing position of the carrier (enabling site mapping). Informs the operator on completion of every pit, hence optimised productivity. We recommend the Volvo EC55B Pro excavator or similar as the optimum carrier. Warrantee: 1000hrs on motor, gearbox, DF (Double Flange) and Electronics.

Multipit R-S Counter

Gearbox, double flange, centre auger and tines, protection to motor and gearbox, and mechanical pit counter to record production (decreased supervision required). Warrantee: 1000hrs on motor, gearbox and DF.

Multipit R-Shock

Gearbox, double flange, centre auger and tines, protection to motor and gearbox. This option is strongly recommended above option MULTIPIT One. Warrantee: 1000hrs on motor, gearbox and DF.

MULTIPIT One

Base model: Gearbox, double flange, centre auger and tines. This is a straight forward budget pitting head (no shock protection). Warrantee: 250hrs on motor and gearbox. 1000hrs on DF.

Pitting Machines

Novel MPAT

  • Average of 2500 pits per shift overall (including transport time)
  • Up to 3500 pits per shift (burnt compartments)
  • Consistent pitting – all uniform in quality
  • Pit size 350mm across and 350mm deep with 400mm center
  • Tungsten chip hard faced tines or agriculture reversible tines
  • Tungsten center auger
  • Excellent tilth
  • No side wall glazing
  • 3000Nm of torque through planetary gear system (strong & reliable)
  • Patented design
  • Depth sensing (log only completed pits)

(Best quality and highest productivity pits in the industry)

Novel PropitS

  • Average of 2500 pps (pits per shift) overall (including transport time), single head. Twin head average 4000pps.
  • Single-head up to 3500 pits per shift (burnt compartments). Twin-head up to 6000ppd.
  • Consistent pitting – all uniform in quality
  • Pit size 350mm across and 350mm deep with 400mm center
  • 3m between rows
  • Tungsten chip hard faced tines or agriculture reversible tines
  • Tungsten center auger
  • Excellent tilth
  • No side wall glazing
  • 3000Nm of torque through planetary gear system (strong & reliable)
  • Patented design
  • Depth sensing (log only completed pits)

(Best quality and highest productivity pits in the industry)

Novel Multi-head machine

Four-head pitting machines are available as a special product. The range was discontinued due to the South African policy of inter-stump pitting (No inter-row pitting).

Planting Equipment

NOVEL ProPlant

The NOVEL ProPlant machines are machines that Pit, Fertilize, Plant, Firm up and Gel / Water the seedling in a single operation.

It is a precision machine dedicated to plantation establishment. Quality of every activity is electronically controlled and a single operator is required. The precision of the operation ensures precision of investment and hence an optimized return to the land owner.

ProPlant machines are machines with up to 8 heads per machine catering for an espacement of 3m or 3.5m between the rows and 2m, 2.5m, 3m or 3.5m within the row. High productivity ensures cost effectiveness and precision ensures optimum yield per hectare.

A ProPlant was successfully developed and tested during 2015 and Novelquip Forestry is in the process of commercializing the ProPlant machines.

Multipurpose Silviculture Carriers

Novel T12 and Novel T20

These vehicles are 4X4, 4WS, Crab-steer with an overall length of 6.2m and 8.2m respectively with an overall width of 2.4m and a ground clearance of 450mm. The carry capacity of the T12 is 12 tons and that of the T20 is 20 tons. Deutz-Weichai engines of 95kw and 199kw are used.

These rough terrain vehicles are used for bulk water, spray booms, secondary watering of seedlings, carriers for equipment or silviculture accessories.

Specialized Forestry Machine Design & Build

Trailers (Dedicated)

Trailers designed for the specific purpose and use of a customer such as the transportation of specific equipment like the Novel MPAT.

Forestry Fire Truck Wet-ends

Dedicated wet-ends are manufactured according to customer specifications. All valves are pneumatic-electronic controlled from the Cab, crew-cab or the rear of the vehicle for ease of operation. The water canon is remote controlled from the vehicle cab.

Slope-watch

The Slope-watch is an electronic device installed in any vehicle to warn the operator regarding the slope on which the equipment is used. The limits are pre-determined and entered into the CPU. A blinking green light indicates functionality and that the Slope-watch is “on”. When 75% of allowable slope is reached, either up / down or side-slope, an amber LED will light up and an intermittent busser will be activated. If the operator proceeds to exceeding the set limit, a red LED will light up and the situation recorded for time of and duration of the infringement. A 4 second alarm will also be set off for the warning of the operator.

The record of infringements will be stored on the on-board memory and shown on the HMI (screen) of the Slope-watch. The stored information can be downloaded and printed for the records of the owner of the equipment.