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SP 461 LF - A big little harvester head

The SP 461 LF is a very fast, nimble high performance harvester head. It is designed according to SP´s Low Friction principle for minimum friction and maximum productivity. The SP 461 LF is perfectly suited to work on midsize thinning carriers with long reach as well as smaller in stand thinning carriers.

Fast feeding in combination with low weight and very compact measurements ensures highest efficiency and productivity even in dense small diameter thinning. In larger diameter thinning the clever SP patents LogHold and proportional angled feed rollers gives the SP 461 LF an impressive handling and capacity. The SP 461 LF is in all respects - a big little harvester head.

The SP 461 LF reaches top performance in stands with a diameter of 8 – 35cm (3 - 14”) dbh, but is thanks to the LF principle also capable of efficiently working with larger tree sizes.


All of our harvester heads have smart, useful functions. Click on the circles if you would like to know more.

Technical data

Learn more about the technology behind our various harvester heads. Here you will find everything from information about cutting and delimbing to weights and dimensions.


Min. pump capacity: 185 l/min
Rec. working pressure: 23 - 25 MPa


Proportional clamping pressure of the feed rollers in relation to trunk diameter, individual settings for different species for optimum performance.
Roller motors: 398 cc
Max. opening: 420 mm
Feed speed: 5 m/s
Feeding force: 18 kN
Proportional pressure: Yes


The SuperCut 100 is a very powerful saw unit with integrated chain lubrication and hydraulic tensioning of the chain. Together with SP’s QuickCut, this optimises cutting time and minimises the risk of cutting cracks.
Cutting diameter: 530 mm
Chain speed: 40 m/s
Saw motor: 20 cc
Saw unit: SuperCut 100
QuickCut: Yes


Proportional delimbing knife pressure in relation to trunk diameter for minimum friction and maximum production. Individual setting of upper/lower knives and for different tree species for optimum performance.
Movable knives: 4 incl. top knife
Fixed knives: 1
Delimbing diameter tip to tip: 350 mm
Min. delimbing diameter: 30 mm
Proportional pressure: Yes
LogHold: Yes

Weight and dimensions

With extremely compact measurements and low weight, the SP 461 LF is perfectly suited for thinning operations in dense stands.
Width closed: 850 mm
Width open: 1130 mm
Height: 1230 mm
Weight: 726 kg


The SP 461 LF can be fitted to a variety of different carriers such as conventional forest machines and excavators. In order to ensure good function, please consult your nearest SP dealer or SP staff.
Proportional clamping pressure of the feed rollers in relation to trunk diameter, individual settings for different species for optimum performance.
Optimum tree size (DBH) for highest productivity*: 8 - 35 cm
* Diameter at breast height, measured 1.3 m up the trunk.

We reserve the right to change specifications and design. Harvester heads pictured may have some extra equipment. All stated measurements/values are approximate and refer to standard equipment.

LF – Maximum production and minimum friction

LF stands for “Low Friction” and refers to the very low friction that arises between trunk and harvester head in the LF series. LF minimises the friction during feeding, thereby maximising the harvester head’s performance and production. The low friction also minimises damage to the trunk, wear on the harvester head and fuel consumption.

The LF harvester heads have a low weight in relation to their capacity, and their compact design means that they can also be manoeuvred easily in dense stands. LF comprises four smart systems that help to minimise friction and maximise production.

Accessories and equipment

All of our harvester heads come with a high level of equipment as standard. However, a number of different accessories are available in order to optimise the harvester head for different needs, carriers and felling conditions. The most common accessories are described below.

For more information about accessories, please contact your nearest SP dealer or SP Maskiner.

Colour marking SUPERMARK

Multi-tree equipment

Feed rollers

ICE saw box

Complete measurement and control system

Control system

SP harvester heads can be installed on machines equipped within any of the following control systems.

Dasa4 Compact
Dasa Forester*
John Deere Timbermatic 300/3000
Motomit IT
Motomit PC
Komatsu MAXI
Techno Matic
Technion till SP461LF *

* A complete control system can be supplied by SP

Control system