Felling trees in difficult situations demand the best safety arrangements and powerful machines to rely on. The forestry equipment producer Westtech from Upper Austria developed a versatile grip saw for the intelligent attachment to an excavator with very low net weight, to remove trees fast and unscathed: the Woodcracker® CS610 compact.
The whole Woodcracker® CS series includes grip saws for roto telescopic handler or excavators, which got developed especially for safety tree fellings. The CS610 compact out of this series features low net weight of approximately 900kg, which leads to completely new application areas.
Woodcracker® L – a wood splitter, more compact and more efficient that it has ever been Versatile, low-wear and full of power –just a few characteristics of the wood splitter Woodcracker® L.
Westtech Maschinenbau made a day full of practical experience in an energy forest possible together with Hargassner Heiztechnik. It took place on the 22nd of September 2020 and was held for the HTL Ried’s pupils due to the “forest week” of the 4th grade.
Dried wood chips have a higher heating value than fresh wood and improve the efficiency and life span of the wood chip heating system. By splitting the wood trunks, the processing gets easier and the wood can dry naturally before getting chipped.
The stump removal shear Woodcracker® R was designed to harvest and generate biomass from big root stocks. The clearing rake Woodcracker® G extracts smaller rootstocks and root material.
The various attachments from Woodcracker® on a mobile excavator LH22 Industry offer numerous possible applications and a maximum of flexibility whilst working. Tasks in any situation and condition are challenged in no time.
Both a hydraulically actuated cutting head (Woodcracker CL260) and a wood splitter (L700) of the brand Woodcracker(R) were put to the proof in a multi-week on-road test. Mounted to an excavator, the machines showed off their pros and cons.