Nisula 425C

More properties to enhance harvesting operations


Nisula 425C is a multi-purpose harvester head equipped with grapple arms that make timber handling and sorting effortless. The NCU3 control system adjusts the grip force of the grapple arms to the tree stem, enabling a firm grip during felling, feeding and other operations. In combi-machine use, the separate grapple arms also allow loading without changing the head.

When larger trees are felled and heavier stems handled, the grapple arms apply a strong grip to the stem. When feeding starts, the grip force is reduced to minimise friction. The control system has a diameter limit set for the utilisation of the grapple arms during harvesting operations. If necessary, the settings can be adjusted via the control system, but usually the harvester head works best with the standard settings.

The new stronger drive motors increase the feeding capacity by 20% compared with the previous model. The new machined front knives provide improved delimbing efficiency and durability as well as a larger delimbing diameter compared with the previous C-model. 425C offers additional properties for thinning.


Delimbed energy wood processing
Combi-machine use


Light harvesters
Farm tractors equipped with an adapter sleeve mounted crane
Forwarders in combi-machine use
Lighter than 12-ton excavators


NCU3Lite with length and diameter measurement function
NCU3i with length and diameter measurement function + cubic volume measurement function + priority bucking function
NCU3X with length and diameter measurement function + cubic volume measurement function + value bucking function + data transfer facility (option)
Compatibility with Motomit control systems


Saw control
Automatic chain adjuster
Colour marking
Stump treatment facility
Separate chain lubrication function


Technical data

Weight 425kg 937lb
Clean delimbing Ø 300mm 12"
Single cut Ø (1 stem) 425mm 16,8"
Number of delimbing knives 2 + 1 2 + 1
Opening of front knives 430mm 17"
Opening of grapple arms 920mm 36"
Width in delimbing position (open/closed) 1100/940mm 43/37"
Height in delimbing position 880mm 34.6"
Height in felling position 880mm 34.6"
Operating pressure 210bar 3046psi
Required oil flow 120-150l/m 32-40gpm

Details 425C


The head is extremely easy to maintain. All the grease points can be handled with the head in one position.


The cylinder sleeves of the head do not move lengthways, which minimises the movements of the hoses and thereby the risk of damage.


The grapple arms located in the centre of the head and below the stem provide an exceptional triangular support for the stem while it is being handled. Thanks to this property, also extra-large stems are kept in a tight grip.


The triangular support structure facilitates and speeds up the handling of the stem and improves measurement accuracy.


The grapple arms located near the feed rollers facilitate the delimbing of crooked stems. If necessary, the head can be slid past the crooks with the front knives open without losing grip of the stem.


The grapple arms make the head extremely versatile. For example, forked and fallen trees can be handled without difficulty. The grapple arms make it easy to pick up the stem with the right grip for handling, which significantly reduces the risk of damaging the knives and the feed rollers.