LOG GRAPPLES AND FORKS Log grapples and hydraulic forks for general forestry applications. Savalan offers a complete range of grapples for truck cranes, hydraulic wheeled loaders and excavators.
Logging grapples are gripping devices with two synchro-mesh jaws, operated by one double-acting hydraulic cylinder, with only one hydraulic circuit. Motion of the equipment is caused by the driving of the operating machine on which the grab is mounted. The cylinder is equipped with a safety valve to prevent the accidental opening of the clamp in case of a sudden pressure drops. The arms of Savalan log grapples have an optimized curvature, designed to guarantee the maximum load. The arms close one inside the other, allowing a firm grip even on logs of very small diameter. In fact they are perfectly suited to handle even single trunks. Excavator grapples are often provided of an hydraulic rotator, a very common accessory which can orientate the clamp and make the handling of long wood very easy. Timber grapples are suitable to handle logs, three branches, wooden sleepers and similar materials.