The very first Woodcracker® was a pair of “splitting pliers” for strong wood, which the founder of Westtech had originally built for his father. At that time, the machine went by a different name, and it was built for carrier vehicles with an operating weight of 11 tons. Today’s equivalent is the Woodcracker® W820 heavy-duty wood splitter, whose pliers open as wide as 32 inches and which delivers 28½ tons of splitting force.Read more
Westtech Maschinenbau GmbH is known for its innovative attachments for forestry applications. And in the Woodcracker® CS product series, the machine manufacturer now has something to offer for extra-safe tree felling applications.Read more
Removing trees in difficult situations requires good safety practises and reliable machinery. Forestry machinery manufacturer Woodcracker® from Austria has developed a lightweight and flexible grapple saw for quick and safe removal of trees from their surroundings: the Woodcracker® CS750 smart.Read more
Felling trees in residential areas has proved a challenge for everyone in the industry. The Woodcracker® CS750 Smart grapple saw makes this task possible, ensuring the safety of all workers and local residents as well as preventing any damage to nearby buildings. Equipped with a strong gripper, the grapple saw securely holds the cut material during the cutting process, providing a safe and efficient solution for tree removal in residential areas.
The WOODCRACKER® CL product line features light-weighted and swift machines, which have wide-ranging fields of application due to their low weight. Until now, the CL machines are mounted to carrier vehicles from 2.5 to 14 tons and can cut trees and bushes up to 320mm in diameter. Now Westtech introduces a larger size, that opens new possibilities: the new WOODCRACKER® CL320.
Machines with the extra something are the profession of Werner Steininger, whose success story started with a single machine for personal use: The young engineer designed and built wood splitting tongs for his parent’s farm. This unprecedented machine delighted with efficiency and easy handling even demanding commercial user. After growing demand, he founded the company Westtech Maschinenbau and named his “baby” Woodcracker®. Today the very resilient machines are sold from Upper Austria, over New Zealand, South America to the Siberian Taiga.
Westtech presented it’s winner of the price “Machine of the year” in the division “Forestry attachments” at the exhibition Forexpo at the end of September 2021 in France. The magazine Le Bois International executed the mentioned award “machine of the year 2021”.
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 stump removal shear Woodcracker® R and the clearing rake Woodcracker® G work efficiently – solely or in combination
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.
Both Woodcracker® are available in various sizes and easily mounted to common carrier vehicles due to the standardized quick-change system.