The future of tree removal is here! The knuckleboom crane, grapplesaw and truck; combined together to make the ultimate mechanized tree removal machine. By adding a Mecanil grapplesaw to the end of a knuckleboom crane, the unit is turned in to a grapple saw crane, now the operator can safely remove a tree without ever leaving the ground.
There are many different knuckleboom crane manufacturers that offer hundreds of different models ranging in reach and lift capacities. This website details some of the most popular knuckleboom crane manufacturers and models of cranes for use with a grapplesaw.
The knuckleboom crane has been used extensively in Europe for decades and is now making a major breakthrough in North America; especially in the tree industry.
The knuckleboom crane has the ability to get in to those hard to reach places that a stiff boom crane cannot. With the addition of hydraulic hose lines to the end of the boom, the knuckleboom can now be used with different attachments such as a grapplesaw, clamshell bucket, snow brush, hydraulic forks and a brick grab. Also available is a self leveling man basket that can be attached to the end of the knuckleboom allowing the crane to function as a bucket truck... this is an extremely versatile machine.
There are many different brands of knuckleboom cranes that will work with a grapplesaw. Popular brands include Copma, Effer, Fassi, Hiab, Palfinger and PM.
A gamechanger for the tree removal industry! The Mecanil grapplesaw is the most popular and full featured grapplesaw for use with a knuckleboom crane. Available in various models ranging from a 16" saw bar all the way up to a 25" saw bar. These grapplesaws are designed to work extremely efficient with a knuckleboom crane and hold up to the abuse thrown at them in the tree removal industry. As one Mecanil grapplesaw owner put it; "The Mecanil grapple saw is bulletproof".
There are many truck sizes to choose from when building a grapplesaw truck. Long reach and heavy capacity knuckleboom cranes require a larger truck for stability purposes, whereas a short reach and lighter capacity knuckleboom will fit on a shorter and lighter truck.
The crane can be mounted on the rear of the truck to avoid reaching over the cab of truck and optimize the crane outreach, or the crane can be mounted behind the cab of the truck in order to install a rear dumping box or allow for a shorter truck.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions about the grapplesaw truck. There are many different options available such as knuckleboom crane and truck size, brand, grapplesaw size, and pricing.
We work closely with many different knuckleboom dealers and can have a grapplesaw truck custom built to best suit your requirements at the best price available. We are not a dealer for a specific brand of crane; we can offer you honest facts and unbiased advice and not a sales pitch.