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25 years of GMT Equipment

26 May, 2023

Gierkink Machine Techniek (GMT) was founded in 1998 by Michel Gierkink. The Dutch company, that in its early years focussed on the maintenance and sales of forestry machines, has made a name for itself in the tree care and forestry sectors in recent years.

Revolutionary development

The decisive factor was the GMT035 grapple saw, which came onto the market in 2010. The patented grapple saw with double hydraulic connection, was a revolutionary development for the tree care and forestry sectors. In addition, the patented TTC system (Total Tree Control System) was introduced in 2020. This system blocks the tilting cylinder of the grapple saw and the movement in all directions in de cardanic suspension, as a result of which, after sawing, the tree sections can be removed in a fixed position.

Grapple saws in yellow and black

GMT Equipment now specialises in the production and worldwide distribution of the yellow and black grapple saws, also known as Gierkink grapple saws. These grapple saws allow trees to be felled, removed and taken away using just one machine and little manpower. The GMT grapple saws can be mounted on any crane-carrying vehicle without technical modifications and save a huge amount of time on-site. They are indispensable for the safe and efficient felling of trees.

Click here to register for our anniversary day (1200 x 150 px)
The new production facility of GMT Equipment in Vragender (NL)
The new production facility of GMT Equipment

Customer Day: Saturday, July 1, 2023

On Saturday 1 July, from 10:00 to 16:00 hours, GMT Equipment celebrates its 25-year anniversary and the opening of the company’s new production facility. The programme includes demonstrations, tips & tricks, all possible vehicle combinations with the GMT grapple saw will be shown and we will provide personal advice. Customers, users of the GMT grapple saw and other interested parties from the field are very welcome to join us. Click here to register your visit easily.