The root grapple is widely used in the tree industry, and it works also in other jobs where different types of debris needs to be handled. It is equipped with the same grapples as the demolition grapple buckets, but the bottom part is made of strong steel bars.
This allows for the following:
1. Easy grabbing and handling of branches, tree trunks, rocks or just any type of debris
2. Tearing roots from the ground
3. Soil & similar debris drop to the ground between the bars when handling logs or branches, which is useful for feeding wood chippers. Soil and similar debris can affect wood chipper performance.
Two models are available: 1300 mm wide with two hydraulically operated grapples, and a narrower 900 mm model with one grapple. The hydraulic cylinders and hoses of the grapples are well protected with metal covers.