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The DelFab Company announces the return of an updated 3-wheeled feller buncher to the forestry market. DelFab was the factory under contract with Komatsu through 2008 for the manufacture of the Valmet 603. Since that time no manufacturer had offered the 3-wheeled design however DelFab has modernized this machine to meet market demand.
Contractors familiar with the powerful and versatile 3-wheeler know the ‘zero-turn’ maneuverability, multi-stem harvesting capability and light footprint minimize stand damage making the DF703 Phoenix ideal for plantation thinning.
The new DF703 boasts a 130 hp, 4-cylinder Cummins Tier III engine with updated controls and cooling system that is built to operate in hot climates. The carrier is ideally suited for DelFab’s own DF718 Hot Saw with 18” capacity.
The machine boasts plenty of hydraulic capacity to accept processing heads, directional-felling heads, shear heads, or mulching attachments. Productivity, comfort, safety and serviceability are central of the updated design.
Visibility is excellent from inside the modern and spacious FOPS, ROPS and OPS cab. The commanding work environment is both safe and quiet. Powerful air conditioning, a comfortable seat and ergonomically positioned controls keep the operator cool and productive all day. Controls are easy to learn and the machine is fun to operate.
Advantages of these 3-wheel units include fuel consumption below 5 gallons per hour; easy & low-cost transport from job to job; and a purchase price that is nearly $50,000 less than comparable 4-wheel units, available in multiple paint schemes