Forestry can be a never ending process. After the trees have been felled, de-limbed and cut to the appropriate size, there is still so much that has to be done when clearing the territory. The most convenient machine to have in this situation is a wood grapple. Wood grapple is also known as a log grapple or grab crane.
We understand how complex actually forestry work can be, but it can also be fun, if you have proper machinery.
What is a wood grapple?
Wood grapple or grab cranes (for more info click here: https://uniforest.de/produkte/holzgreifer/) come in a variety of shapes and sizes, as you probably imagined. The first thing that can be confusing is the name itself. So, let’s simplify.
A grapple is basically an addition in a form of a hook or a claw that is meant to grab or hold something. Wood grapple per se is suited to load and transport logs, branches and other cylindrical materijal. They come equipped with a safety valve that prevents accidental opening of the wood grapple in cases of unexpected pressure drops.
Wood grapples can generally carry up to 40.000 pounds of material at once and there are smaller versions of wood grapples that are designed to hold just one log.
Other forestry grapples
There are some vehicles that have hydraulically powered grab with two or more opposing levers that hold the materials like logs or rocks. This way the material can be lifted and/or carried elsewhere. The hydraulically powered grab is also known as wood grapple and is used to pick up and transport logs. They come with different arm dimensions which allow safe transport and handling at woodyards.
Sorting grapples in forestry are another type of grapple tool that can be used for various actions. Although their main purpose is transporting logs, they are excellent in handling poles, pipes and other similar shaped objects.
Grapples for bricks or just lifting grapples are used mostly for recycling different kinds of waste. Farmers use them to transport manure, compost and hay. Some companies use them for lifting pallets.
Stationary or a truck-mounted wood grapple?
Stationary wood grapple has to be moved to a proper position before use. This kind of wood grapple works well in logging cables.
Truck mounted grapples, on the other hand, are mobile so they can be used in places that are otherwise harder to reach. They can fit into tighter spaces and can transport logs over long distances.
Uniforest is an online shop for all your forestry needs. There you can choose between two brands of truck mounted crane grabs or wood grapples.
Crane grabs can be installed on cranes and forestry trailers. These robust crane grabs come in different sizes.
Premium grabs can be attached on cranes and forwarders.
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