K.T.S Grapple
It is the grapple that does all the work, and that is why we have carried out a lot of development work on this unit. High-strength materials and ingenious design maintain weight at a low level, so that payload increases. The grapple becomes more flexible to work with.

To further optimise robustness and weight for the K.T.S Grapple we have made use of a computer-assisted tensile strength program, the FEM (Finite Element Method).

The grapple may not be too heavy, but if it is too light and undersized, then perhaps it will only last the first years, and what happens then? What would that cost?

The K.T.S Grapple is made of high-tensile steel Strenx for maximum tensile strength and durability. It also makes the grapple lighter.

If you compare Strenx with standard steel plate, Strenx steel is more than twice as strong. It is also weldable, without the need for any subsequent treatment.

The K.T.S Grapple has double parallel stays to distribute the weight evenly on both sides of the grip frame. The parallel stays are placed on the inside so that they are well protected from being hit by logs.

All joints have
lubricatable bronze bushings. The pins are of high quality steel so that they will last for many years of hard work.

With the grapple arms in a fixed position, all nipples can be greased. This makes maintenance of the grapple a lot easier.

We can also offer a K.T.S Rotator Link with a slewing brake. The slewing brake makes it easier to operate the crane. The grapple sway less so that your work has
greater precision, and handling characteristics are improved.

We also sell Baltrotors' rotators, which turn through 360.



0.18 m2

0.21 m2

Bushings Yes / lubricatable brass bushings in all joints
Grapple opens, max. 1 100 mm 1 300 mm
Tip power on the grapple arms 7 000 N - 700 kg
Recommended flow Between 10 and 60 l/min
Recommended pressure 150 - 215 bar
Hydraulic cylinder size 70/40 mm 
Grapple arms shaft diameter 30 mm
Number of hydraulic outlets required to control the grapple 1 double-acting
The grapple may be equipped with plates, so it can be used as a grapple bucket Yes / extra equipment
Weight, complete grapple, without rotator/rotator link 79 kg 83 kg



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Contact K.T.S Maskiner

Phone:      +46 19 58 50 10
Fax:  +46 19 57 42 33
E-mail:  info@kts.se



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Look at the joints on the grapple arms. To
avoid tension cracks, we have added reinforcement.

To protect the hydraulic cylinder and the parallel stays from being hit from underneath, we have fitted a shielding plate on the underside of the grapple frame. This in turn means lower maintenance costs for the K.T.S Grapple.

The grapple arms are rounded, so that the timber easily 'rolls in'.

The grappling force (i.e. the ability of the grapple to clamp and hold the timber) is very high and means that timber of all sizes easily rolls into the grapple. 

The tips of the grapple arms are correctly shaped, so that they easily penetrate the load when unloading.

The correct shape of the points on the arms of the grapple increase capacity when sorting the timber.

K.T.S has the same philosophy with the grapple as we have with the timber trailer and the crane. It should be able to be used for several purposes. That is why we have also developed insert plates for the grapple, so that you get a very useful grapple bucket.

The insert plates only fit the K.T.S original grapple from the 2006 model.

The K.T.S Timber Grapple and Rotator Link are CE certified as a separate unit. This makes it possible to assemble the grapple and the link on all types of cranes.



K.T.S Pro Grapples
We also have a range of larger grapples - 0.25 - 0.30 - 0.35 m2 - for professional use as well as some smaller Hardox grapples. Information about these grapples can be found at the Pro-Grapples page.