Ash dieback in the UK demands extensive safety fellings with Woodcracker® forestry machines

In the UK, the fungus responsible for ash dieback is spreading more quickly than expected according to experts, reports BBC. Millions of deseased trees near buildings, roads and railways will have to be cut down. A recent survey found infections had been confirmed across 80% of WAles, 68% of England, 32% of Northern Ireland and 20% of Scotland. (Source: BBC). The fungus infects the trunk and branches which die off as a consequence. The trees become fragile which makes a felling with a chainsaw very difficult.

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Polytechnical school Ried: fit for forestal challenges with WESTTECH

Storms, snow pressure, bark beetles: The challenges are rising for forest owners. Innovative forestry technology and safety are more important than ever while working in the woods. The polytechnical school in Ried, Upper Austria, are preparing their pupils for those challenges in a special week with a practical orientation.

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Grapple Saw CS580 smart on a telescopic handler aka “Schnappi”

Together with the Bremer Baumdienst in Germany Westtech produced this amazing video.

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Woodcracker CS580 smart Merlo Greifersäge grapple saw

Woodcracker® CS580 smart in Russia

After already travelling to Germany to see the famous WOODCRACKER® CS580 smart live, finally the CEO of the company LLC RUS-SOSHKI could welcome his very own CS smart by the end of February!

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Successful end of the exhibition BAUMA 2019

At the international most important construction machine exhibition the BAUMA in Munich, WESTTECH could not be absent. The BAUMA 2019 featured good customer and dealer contacts, interesting talks and loads of innovations.

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