Dutch Recycling-Company Van Werven counts on Woodcracker

In April 2018 the Dutch company Van Werven from Oldenbroek received a new Woodcracker C450. The wood cutting head was mounted to the existing Volvo EW185 with 22 tons net weight. A good combo, because the cutting head is equipped with a tiltator, autospeed function and a collector.

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Combs the ground – the clearing rake Woodcracker G

Der Roderechen Woodcracker G gleitet durch den Boden wie ein Kamm durch feines Haar und kann durch seine starken Greiffinger auch als Greifer oder Holzzange verwendet werden.

Leading Mulch Manufacturer from Kansas works with Woodcracker® forestry machines

KANSAS CITY, Kansas — Drew Meylan wanted to improve efficiency in his company’s land clearing operations, and he turned to an Austrian company — Westtech — to supply a couple of tools for an excavator that have done just the trick.

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Woodcracker(R) CS580 smart in Polen

Grapple saw WOODCRACKER CS580 smart: Fast tree care in Poland

Polish contractors rely on WOODCRACKER technology for tree care in Poland.

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Woodcracker W1350 in Bulgarien

In operation around the clock: log grapple W1350 W1350 in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian manufacturer of bleached kraft pulp, Svilocel EAD, uses the log grapple Woodcracker W1350 to chop and process wood – a main preparation step for their production.

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Telekinematik Woodcracker

Connection Link for every vehicle – WOODCRACKER TK

The WOODRACKER TK (Telekinematics) enables a rigid mounting of WOODCRACKER cutting heads to harvester, telescopic cranes and rehandling excavators, where so far only pendular suspension was possible.

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WESTTECH Woodcracker on the Asturforesta in Spain

Asturforesta is an international exhibition for the forest industry, which takes place on the Iberian Peninsula from 15th to 17th June 2017 in the woods of Armayán, Tineo, Asturias.

Asturforesta 2017 is the eleventh edition of the forest exhibition by now and starts over with new experience based on their former successful events. Westtech will present their product innovations on an exhibition stand and also demonstrates their forest machines in action.

Visit us on the stand of our merchant Forestpioneer, and take a look!



Westtech at the MINERAL Bager Expo in Slovenia for the first time

On 21st and 22nd April 2017, the MINERAL Bager Expo took place in the driving safety center of Vransko, Slovenia, a small city of 2.600 residents.

The expo of the business magazine MINERAL issued amongst others construction equipment, attachments and utility vehicles. The Slovenian magazine adresses in particular companies and public institutions in civil and underground engineering and public services.

For the first time, Westtech took part at the expo along with known brands, like MAN, Scania, Case or Takeuchi and introduced the WOODCRACKER range. Numerous visitors had a closer look at the tree shear CL190, the cutting head C350 and the wood splitting tong W1000.

Speed up on the forest road with Street-Rubbers and WOODRACKER

The application areas for WOODCRACKER forestry machines are versatile, but to a certain extent limited to the flexibility of the carrier vehicle. Therefore Westtech always watches out for carrier vehicles and machines that make rough terrain accessible and enable a faster workflow in the forest. After all, time is money.

Safe with Street-Rubbers

The primary used carrier vehicle for WOODCRACKERs are excavators. Therefore, an exciting cooperation with Street-Rubbers arose. Street-Rubbers are rubberized and street-legal crawler units that combine the benefits of steel chains and wheel drive, especially for wheel excavators. Simply put, maximum traction in terrain but also complete roadworthiness without causing damage to the asphalt. Street-Rubbers broaden the footprint of the wheel excavator and treat the forest ground with care.

Access new application areas

Using Street-Rubbers extents the application for WOODCRACKER forestry machines. Rough terrain or inaccessible slopes are easier to handle. Additionally, no low-loaders are needed for short-distance transportation. An excavator equipped with Street-Rubbers combined with the cutting head WOODCRACKER C turned out to be a beneficial arrangement. Larger quantities of wood can be harvested automatically in a soil-conserving way, especially in places where typically manual work is necessary.