Cracking and Handling Timber

Larger diameter trees are split using a 8.7 ton JCB86C-2 mechanical excavator fitted with an attachment called a Wood Cracker.

This machine is capable of splitting trees over a metre in diameter by applying 26 tons of hydraulic pressure and handling the timber onto our firewood log processor

The splitting process is continued until the timber is the right size for entering the Hakke Pilke firewood processor.