News Release   February 28, 2020

John Deere Tackles Steep Slopes with New FL100 Felling Head

Image of the New FL100 Felling Head gripping timber.

John Deere launches FL100 Felling Head ideal for steep slopes applications.

MOLINE, Ill. (Feb. 28, 2020) – With the continued growth of the steep slope market and the movement from manual felling in mind, John Deere announces its new large-class directional felling head, the FL100. The FL100 model provides customers with a larger, more durable directional felling head solution.

“Our customers are continuing to tackle more challenging terrain, and we want to provide reliable, durable equipment that is designed to meet their unique needs. As they seek purpose-built equipment for their operations, the FL100 will allow them to efficiently and safely fell in both unique steep slopes and traditional felling applications,” said Jim O’Halloran, product marketing manager for John Deere Tracked Harvesters and Feller Bunchers.

The robust, durable design of the new FL100 makes it ideal for steep slope, shoveling, and traditional felling applications. Featuring increased grip strength, grapple capacity and shoveling performance, the FL100’s grapple arm effectively handles both small and extra-large timber. The increased durability of the FL100 reduces potential downtime in tough conditions, while allowing excellent access to maintenance and service points.

Factory installed on the new John Deere 959ML Shovel Logger/Directional Feller, the FL100 offers the ideal solution for felling and maneuvering timber in steep slope applications. To learn more about the FL100 Felling Head, as well as the full line of John Deere Forestry equipment, visit a local John Deere Forestry dealer or www.JohnDeere.com.

Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division
Mailing:  P.O. Box 8806
Moline, IL 61266-8806

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