Pitting Head Attachments

Novelquip Pitting Head Attachments

Novelquip pitting heads: The ULTIMATE pitting head for commercial forestry. Select the pitting head option to fit your equipment or operation. Novel Pitting Heads are available in 5 Variations:

General Information

Suitable Carriers:
Excavator: 4 Ton to 8 Ton (5.5 Ton ideal)
Agriculture Tractor: Single head: 35 kW; Twin head: 65 kW
Three-Wheeler like Bell or Hintec
Skid Steer Loaders

Hydraulic requirements:
30 lpm per head at 160 to 250 Bar pressure

Pit size:
350 mm across and 350mm deep, centre of pit 400mm deep. Excellent soil retention in pit.

Tine types:
Tungsten tipped centre auger
Replaceable tip (banana tine)
Tungsten-chip hard-faced for rocky conditions

Double Flange tine carrier:
The Novel double flange is patented, unique and extremely rigid and reliable.

Hydraulic motor and Gearbox:
Delivers 3000Nm of torque at low rpm to stir the soil to a perfect tilth

Typical productivity:
From 2000 pits per day to 3500 pits per day (8 hour shift and depending on operator)

Typical Fuel consumption of carrier:
With Volvo EC 55B Pro figures vary from 2.8 lphr to 3.2 lphr.

Novel Pitting head: Option 1: 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.

Novel Pitting head: Option 2: 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.

Novel Pitting head: Option 3: 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.

Novel Pitting head: Option 4: Multipit R-Shock

Gearbox, double flange, centre auger and tines, protection to motor and gearbox. This option is strongly recommended above MULTIPIT One.

Warrantee: 1000hrs on motor, gearbox and DF.

Novel Pitting head: Option 5: 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.