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GMT Equipment compact felling grapples

The all-in-one grapple saw solution for pruning, felling and transporting trees.

Are you looking for an efficient and safe all-in-one solution for tree maintenance or removal?

Manufactured in The Netherlands, GMT Equipment attachments are perfectly suited to any machine that can handle a normal hydraulic grapple – whether it be a mid-sized excavator, forest machine or truck mounted crane.

  • Add cross-cutting and felling capability to almost any machine
  • Simple assembly without electrical systems, wiring or extra hydraulics
  • Increase safety and productivity without additional manpower
  • Safe tree felling, chipping or transport all in one workflow

Safely prune, fell, top, cut-to-length, load a truck or feed a chipper all in one pass, using one machine, without touching the ground or causing damage due to falling timber.

The GMT felling grapple saw and felling head models are suitable for storm clean up, harvesting biomass, tree maintenance or removal on public green areas, along roads or waterways.

For extended use as a loading grapple the saw function can simply be turned off with a manual valve built into the grapple frame.

Compare our grapple saws

Compare the different GMT Equipment grapple saws and discover which grapple saw suits you best.

 

GMT035 GMT035 TTC GMT050 GMT050 TTC
Dimensions
Maximum opening width 85 cm | 33″ 85 cm | 33″ 122 cm | 48″ 122 cm | 48″
Maximum cutting diameter ø 40 cm | 16″ ø 40 cm | 16″ ø 50 cm | 20″ ø 50 cm | 20″
Minimum cutting diameter ø 5 cm | 2″ ø 5 cm | 2″ ø 8 cm | 3″ ø 8 cm | 3″
Control
Tilt + Link blocking No Yes No Yes
Weights
Weight grapple saw 245 kg | 540 lbs 245 kg | 540 lbs 395 kg | 870 lbs 395 kg | 870 lbs
Maximum workload 1500 kg | 3300 lbs 1500 kg | 3300 lbs 2500 kg | 5500 lbs 2500 kg | 5500 lbs
Hydraulics
Recommended pump flow capacity 35-65 litres/minute 35-65 litres/minute 45-80 litres/minute 45-80 litres/minute
Maximum operational pressure 250 bar | 3626 psi 250 bar | 3626 psi 250 bar | 3626 psi 250 bar | 3626 psi
Saw
Length saw blade 46 cm | 18″ 52 cm | 20″ 64 cm | 25″ 64 cm | 25″
Actual length saw blade 35 cm | 14″ 40 cm | 16″ 50 cm | 20″ 50 cm | 20″
Saw motor 10 cc piston motor 10 cc piston motor 10 cc piston motor 10 cc piston motor

Compare our grapple saws

Compare the different GMT Equipment grapple saws and discover which grapple saw suits you best.

Dimensions:

Maximum opening width

GMT035
GMT035 TTC
GMT050
GMT050 TTC
85 cm | 33″
85 cm | 33″
122 cm | 48″
122 cm | 48″

Maximum cutting diameter

GMT035
GMT035 TTC
GMT050
GMT050 TTC
ø 40 cm | 16″
ø 40 cm | 16″
ø 50 cm | 20″
ø 50 cm | 20″

Minimum cutting diameter

GMT035
GMT035 TTC
GMT050
GMT050 TTC
ø 5 cm | 2″
ø 5 cm | 2″
ø 5 cm | 2″
ø 5 cm | 2″

Control:

Tilt + Link blocking

GMT035
GMT035 TTC
GMT050
GMT050 TTC
No
Yes
No
Yes

Weights:

Weight Grapple Saw

GMT035
GMT035 TTC
GMT050
GMT050 TTC
245 kg | 540 lbs
245 kg | 540 lbs
395 kg | 870 lbs
395 kg | 870 lbs

Maximum Workload

GMT035
GMT035 TTC
GMT050
GMT050 TTC
1500 kg | 3300 lbs
1500 kg | 3300 lbs
2500 kg | 5500 lbs
2500 kg | 5500 lbs

Hydraulics:

Recommended Pumpm Flow Capacity

GMT035
GMT035 TTC
GMT050
GMT050 TTC
35-65 litres/minute
35-65 litres/minute
45-80 litres/minute
45-80 litres/minute

Maximum Operational Pressure

GMT035
GMT035 TTC
GMT050
GMT050 TTC
250 bar | 3626 psi
250 bar | 3626 psi
250 bar | 3626 psi
250 bar | 3626 psi

Saw:

Length Saw Blade

GMT035
GMT035 TTC
GMT050
GMT050 TTC
46 cm | 18″
52 cm | 20″
64 cm | 25″
64 cm | 25″

Actual Length Saw Blade

GMT035
GMT035 TTC
GMT050
GMT050 TTC
35 cm | 14″
40 cm | 16″
50 cm | 20″
50 cm | 20″

Saw Motor

GMT035
GMT035 TTC
GMT050
GMT050 TTC
10 cc piston motor
10 cc piston motor
10 cc piston motor
10 cc piston motor

 

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Grapple saw GMT035 and GMT050

Grapple saws GMT035 and GMT050 enable trees to be removed in sections. Flexible, tension-free grasping, sawing and controlled felling. These grapple saws have proven themselves for more than 10 years in a variety of situations. The GMT035 has a relatively low weight, only 245 kg, and is therefore most suitable for a low-weight crane from approximately 5 tons/meter. With this felling head you can cut trees up to a cutting diameter of 14 inches.

The GMT050 grapple saw is the ideal tree felling equipment for cranes with approximately 10 tons/meter. With a maximum cutting diameter of 20 inches, you can fell almost any tree. Easy installation of the grapple saw within 2 hours and no additional hydraulic lines or electric control cables are required because of the patented valve block.

 

Grapple saw GMT035 TTC and GMT050 TTC

The GMT035 TTC and GMT050 TTC are almost identical to the GMT035 and GMT050, but feature the patent pending TTC system. TTC stands for Total Tree Control and these grapple saws have been specially developed to make it possible to hold tree parts after the moment of sawing. Not only is the tilt cylinder of the grapple blocked, but so is the movement in all directions in the cardanic suspension between rotator and crane. That means: flexible installation and fixed removal at the push of a button!

See how the Total Tree Control system works here

The advantages of a GMT grapple saw

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Fast and safe removal of trees

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Suitable for all vehicles with a crane

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Easy installation

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Just one person needed on the ground

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Save up to 60% in man-hours and materials

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Directly from the tree into the container or chipper

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Hardly any clean-up work after felling

GMT grapple saw in combination with the Quick coupler GMT C10 and a GMT Fly Jib

Want to save time, cost and manpower? Combine the GMT grapple saw with the GMT C10 Quick coupler and a GMT Fly Jib. The Quick coupler gives you greater flexibility. The smart construction means you don’t have to adapt your machine. It allows you to quickly and easily switch between the grapple saw and other equipment on your crane. With a GMT Fly Jib you can easily install a GMT grapple saw on the loader crane of your truck or on your telehandler.

The GMT Equipment grapple saws are suitable for all rigid vehicles with cranes. Good examples are trucks, telehandlers, excavators, tractors, forwarders and skidders. You simply mount the grapple saw on the crane of the operating vehicle. It is also possible to switch off the saw function and use the grapple like a normal wood grapple. This is particularly useful when loading and unloading your vehicle.

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