Global Forest Harvester Head Market Size, Share, Opportunities And Trends By Product (20 Inches, 16 Inches, Others), By Application (Harvesting, Processing, Debarking, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Apr 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614600
  • Pages : 138

A harvester head is part of a large forestry machine used for falling, bucking, and delimbing trees during logging operations. A basic harvester head comprises a chain saw to cut the tree at its base and then cut it to length (from bottom to top, with the head upright). Instead of a portable version's 2-stroke motor, the saw is powered by hydraulics. It generally comprises a saw or shear blade attached to an excavator's arm. The market's expansion may be due to elements including increased demand for wood products, rising forestry industry investment, rising environmental consciousness, and technical developments in harvesting machinery. The demand for forest products is anticipated to rise shortly due to a growing population. Another significant element driving the global market for harvester heads is the rising amount of money that governments throughout the world are investing in forestry sector development initiatives. For instance, in March 2022, to support sustainable forestry practices in Southeast Asia and reduce logging in natural tropical forests, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $15 million equity investment agreement with New Forest's Tropical Asia Forest Fund 2 (TAFF2) L.P. to aid sustainably managed plantation companies in expanding their businesses.

Forest harvester heads can be used to thin dense, difficult stands using forest harvester heads. In terms of harvesting forests, they provide dependability, productivity, and profitability. They are quite effective when keeping in mind massive trees, extensive root flares, and rough limbs. The market for forest harvester heads is soon anticipated to be driven by the rising usage of wood in the paper and pulp sectors. Additionally, demand for wood energy offers financial incentives, such as higher timber prices, that stimulate investment in forestry, extend the size and productivity of forests, and lower emissions from future harvesting and wood burning. The Food and Agricultural Organization also claims that there is a significant need for investment in new production facilities and jobs.

A profitable opportunity is emerging as a result of rising investments in the growth of the forest industry. In establishing, expanding, and enhancing their forestry industries' industrial productivity, emerging market countries like China and Mexico enhanced their GDP contributions.

Growing demand for wood in the pulp and paper industry to upsurge the market.

The need for wood in the pulp and paper sector is expanding due to the growth in the use of wood and its products. The main material used to make pulp and paper is wood. One of the biggest industries in the world is pulp and paper. The greatest and most notable influence on the world economy is made by pulp and paper.

The FAO estimates that the global GDP is roughly 1.52 trillion USD higher because of the forest industry. Moreover, roughly 405 million tonnes of paper and paperboard are generated a year, according to the World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).  Many people utilize paper and paperboard. The forest provides the majority of the essential raw resources needed to produce paper, pulp, and lumber. Tissue papers, writing and printing papers, and specialty papers are all made from pulps. The Metsa Group estimates that the yearly worldwide demand for pulp is 69 million tonnes.

Demand for effective harvester heads will increase due to the rising need to increase forest harvesting output.

The need for new and sophisticated harvester heads is growing as productivity gains through faster cutting cycles become more challenging. To better de-limbing, falling, and bucking of trees located in varied geographic terrains, manufacturers are developing a variety of adaptations. Throughout the projected period, this is likely to enhance the market for harvester heads worldwide.

Europe is projected to be the prominent market shareholder in the global forest harvester head market and is anticipated to continue throughout the forecast period.

The market for Forest Harvester Heads in the area is expanding most significantly in Europe. Strong economies in Europe may boost the market's capacity for capital investment in forest harvester heads. The expansion of the Forest Harvester Heads Market in the European area is being driven by the growing acceptance of Forest Harvester Heads throughout Forest Harvesting. As a result, over the anticipated period, Europe will continue to have the biggest market share for forest harvester heads. Throughout Europe, there have been more and more applications for wood during the past ten years.

Market Key Developments

  • In November 2022, Operators may harvest closer to the carrier with Komatsu's newly launched XT-5 tracked harvesters and operate with confidence because of a reduced center of gravity and an off-set boom.
  • In February 2022, Ponsse's position as one of the top manufacturers of harvesting systems will be strengthened with the introduction of the substantially improved PONSSE H8 harvester head. The H8 harvester head has a strong feed, a firm grip, and a sturdy but agile frame.
  • In September 2021, The new, small-size H423 harvester head and the large-size H425 and H425HD are both offered by John Deere. The former H413, H415, and H415HD versions have been replaced by these new attachments. These heads feature a 4WD feed, much like their predecessor.

Global Forest Harvester Head Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Growth Rate CAGR during the forecast period
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Product, Application, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered John Deere, Komatsu, Ponsee OYJ, Tigercat, SP Maskiner, Logset, Kesla, Barko Hydraulics LLC, Waratah, Nisula Forest OY
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Product
    • 20 Inches
    • 16 Inches
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Harvesting
    • Processing
    • Debarking
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

2021 has been taken as the base year in the forest harvester head market.
Prominent key market players in the forest harvester head market include John Deere, Komatsu, Ponsee OYJ, Tigercat, SP Maskiner, and Logset, among others.
The forest harvester head market has been segmented by product, application, and geography.
Growing demand for wood in the pulp and paper industry to upsurge the forest harvester head market.
Europe is projected to hold a significant share of the forest harvester head market.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. 20 Inches

5.3. 16 Inches

5.4. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Harvesting

6.3. Processing

6.4. Debarking

6.5. Others 


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America 

7.2.1. USA

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America 

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe 

7.4.1. UK

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Italy

7.4.5. Spain 

7.4.6. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa 

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific 

7.6.1. China

7.6.2. Japan

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Australia 

7.6.6. Thailand

7.6.7. Indonesia 

7.6.8. Taiwan 

7.6.9. Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. John Deere

9.2. Komatsu

9.3. Ponsee OYJ

9.4. Tigercat

9.5. SP Maskiner

9.6. Logset

9.7. Kesla

9.8. Barko Hydraulics LLC

9.9. Waratah

9.10. Nisula Forest OY

John Deere


Ponsee OYJ


SP Maskiner



Barko Hydraulics LLC


Nisula Forest OY