The people at Gierkink Machine Techniek 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 felling head and quick coupler can facilitate this.
Smart combination of felling head and quick coupler
The felling head is a grapple saw with hydraulic controls. Mounted on a log forwarder, mobile crane, rotating tele-handler or container truck, the felling head 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 felling head in the blink of an eye. The felling head and quick coupler are sold across the world. We work together with local dealers.
Multifunctional felling head
Versatility is the basis of the felling head’s success. In the Netherlands, the felling head 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.