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The Komatsu C164 is specially designed to handle large trees. The extended position of the saw bar reduces the load on the frame and tilt link and decreases the risk of felling the tree over the nose sprocket of the saw bar.
The rotator for the C164 is a further development of the standard rotator for the C-model of heads, that has a stronger and more robust design.
The Komatsu C164 has a completely new tilt lock function that makes it possible to lock the head at just the right angle. This facilitates harvesting difficult branches or tree forks and has been a widely requested feature.

The C164 is a “carry style” head, where the stem is carried by the feed wheels and the delimbing knives are mainly used for delimbing the stem. This design is very energy efficient, making it good for productivity.
The feed system is designed with four driven feed wheels, which is well-proven and reliable concept. The C164 has a wide application range thanks to the option of two different feed roller motors.

Constant Cut, Komatsu’s intelligent saw motor control, ensures that the head has a constant and efficient saw motor speed throughout the complete cutting cycle. This, in turn, ensures efficient cutting and limits problems with cutting cracks.

The Constant Cut cutting unit is upgraded for the Komatsu C164, featuring several improvements for increased reliability. Available with 90/97 cm saw bar.

The Find End function makes it possible to reset length without needing to make a first cut and lump a part of the log.
Integrated work lights makes it easier for the operator to position the head with and without continuous rotation.
HD tilt link option for mounting on tracked machines, available with and without continuous rotating.
There are also other options available for the C164 head, such as colour marking and stump treatment.

Servicing the head is made safe and easy with centralized lubrication points. This means that all service points, including color marking and chain grease/lubrication, can be reached without repositioning the head from the service position.
The chain has an auto-release function to minimize unplanned downtime when changing chains. The auto-release function also means that you don’t need any tools to change the chain.