The people at GMT Equipment have been active in the forestry mechanisation sector since 1998. What have they learnt over the years? That tree clearance and maintenance companies, green-space management businesses and companies operating in natural areas increasingly need to improve speed and efficiency. Need to remove trees along busy roads or railways, or from locations with access issues? Then you want to keep inconvenience for the surrounding areas to an absolute minimum. Maybe you need to work with fewer people because prices are under pressure? The grapple saw and quick coupler can facilitate this.
The grapple saw is a grapple saw with hydraulic controls. Mounted on a log forwarder, mobile crane, rotating tele-handler or container truck, the grapple saw saws both upright trees and wood that is lying on the ground. The combination with the quick coupler is ideal: the smart construction means changing your machine is a thing of the past. You mount the grapple saw in the blink of an eye. The grapple saw and quick coupler are sold across the world. We work together with local dealers.
Versatility is the basis of the grapple saw’s success. In the Netherlands, the grapple saw is used by our customers for all sorts of jobs, in the city and the countryside. This could include the removal or management of trees, then milling and preparing them for transport. In Germany, the clamp is also often used for sawing wood for energy. Another application? In Chile, the grapple is used for harvesting wood from plantations.
Safety first: grapple holds tree trunk at maximum pressure, before cutting starts
Horizontal back ribs to secure tree trunk from slipping in every position
Tilt cilinderblocked when saw function is enabled allowing you to control tipping of tree trunks after cutting
Patented manifold enables plug-and-play installation without any changes to your crane
Easyaccessible manual operated ball valve to block saw function allows you to use the machine as a normal grapple
Saw oil tank capacity enough for a full working day
Compatible with all 173mm rotator types. On a model with Total Tree Control, rotator, link and crane point are part of the unit
All components made of high quality Weldox steel
Special designed saw bar prevents losing your chain
Chain tensioner based on many years of field experience
Hydraulic lines are well protected