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4-wheel forwarder (skidder)

The W230 signals a new era for 6-cylinder skidders. Equipped with a Tier 5 engine, the new, ergonomically optimized panorama cab featuring an unobstructed rear panel gives operators a perfect view of the work area. The W230 redefines the skidder and can be used as a pulley, crane and clam bunk skidder..

Technical specification:


Deutz 6-cylinder water-cooled TCD 6.1 L06
W230 – 180 kW (245 DIN hp) at 2,000 RPM
compliant with TIER 5 emission category
displacement 6,057 ccm
electronic Engine Management (EEM 3) system
fuel tank capacity approx. 170 l
AdBlue tank capacity 20 l

Hydraulic System

variable displacement pump with 330 l/min at 2,000 RPM  
280 l hydraulic oil
system pressure up to 380 bar, crane operation up to 280 bar
biodegradable hydraulic oil with bypass oil filter
load-sensing hydraulic system
main valve block for supply to steering and hydraulic system
control blocks for pulley drive, rear plate functions and crane operation


front frame in stable box profile with integrated oil and fuel tanks and SCR tank
removable front section with front plate
rear frame in stable box-section construction
stable center hitch with tapered roller bearings
torsion on the frame supported by strong slewing ring +/- 22°
torsion lock using 2 double-action hydraulic cylinders with an automated fuction that can be switched on or off using the joystick
all floorpans on the bottom are hinged for maintenance work

Electric System

system voltage 24 V
battery power 2 x 100 Ah
alternator 28 V/100 A
1st gear max. 0 - 16 km/h
2nd gear max. 0 - 40 km/h

Power Train

hydrostatic drive with electronic power control
2-gear distribution gear with 2 traction motors
NAF planetary axles with multi-disc brakes running in oil bath
100% engageable differential lock in front and rear
dual-circuit brake system, spring-loaded parking brake


articulated frame steering with double-action cylinders
orbitrol valve with emergency steering device for on-road usage
steering movement +/- 46°

Tires (series)

Nokian 23,1-26 in front
Nokian 23,1-26 in rear

Forestry Accessories

Welte HZM 14 double-drum rope winch with up to 14 t total pulling force (or different); without rope
2 pressure reduction valves to set pulling force for each rope drum
frictional reverse operation
2-gear oil engine with Weltronik (soft start) system
front dumper with 1.60-meter lifting height and a
max. lifting capacity of 45 kN
stable rear plate with height-adjustable tool well, pulley carrier with 2 infinitely rotating double-roll propellers and cable guidance rolls

... link Welte Fahrzeugbau GmbH