The Bayernlift company from Georgensmünd in Middle Franconia (DE) recently decided on a Woodcracker® CS580 smart for attachment to a telescopic loader. The company owns a Merlo telescopic loader, which it now wants to use for forestry operations. Bayernlift originally focused on the rental of forklifts and work and lifting platforms.
Managing Director Harald Katheder chose the Woodcracker® CS580 smart grapple saw because this version is particularly suitable for cutting down safety trees . In combination with the Merlo telescopic loader, the grapple saw has a particularly long reach and can thus advance into remote areas and maintain a high safety distance. “After the many storm damage in our area, people were afraid of further damage and tree throws,” says Managing Director Harald Katheder. His customers and the company use the grapple saw to remove trees with storm damage and trees at risk and are very satisfied with the result.
The WOODCRACKER® CS seriesfrom Westtech includes grapple saws for Roto telescopic loader attachment, for excavators or for truck cranes, which were specially developed for security cases. The “smart” version of the series impresses with numerous safety functions and an astonishingly low weight, which opens up additional mounting options. A hydraulically suspended saw box with a grease-lubricated chain saw serves as the cutting instrument. It can cut trees up to 75 cm in diameter. In addition, the saw box can be hydraulically tipped down from the driver’s cab.
The WOODCRACKER® CS smartcan be attached to standard Roto telehandlers without special precautions. The lightness of the machine and the many safety functions are only intended for use in the event of safety incidents, in order to be able to intervene quickly in the event of snow, ice or storm damage, for example, without putting forest workers at additional risk. The grapple saw is also very practical for tree felling in settlement areas and along the street, where care must be taken not to damage surrounding buildings or electricity pylons.
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