Product: Falcon Claw 2150

Safety. Simplicity. Productivity.
The Falcon Claw Deals With The Risk So Your Crew Doesn’t Have To.

Falcon Claw 2150

Falcon Claw 2150

The Falcon Claw is the logging industry’s most widely used Motorised Grapple Carriage and significantly reduces health & safety risks to crew members whilst increasing the efficiency of the log extraction process.

  • Fully remote carriage with a hydraulically operated bunching grapple.
  • High quality camera transmitting a live video feed to the Yarder operator.
  • Weighing 2150 kg with an operating distance up to 1000 metres.
  • Fast cycle times.
  • Payload of up to 8 tonnes.
  • Significantly reduces damage to logs and the environment.

Considerably Reducing the Danger To Crews

Over tens of thousands of operational hours, the Falcon Claw has dramatically reduced the accident and serious harm rates in the crews where the equipment has been operating.
  • Removes the need to have crew down the hill
  • A Poleman is no longer required at the top of the skid
  • The Yarder operator has complete visibility and control of the extraction process
Considerably Reducing the Danger To Crews
 

Significant Cost Savings

Significant Cost Savings
By removing Breaker Outs and Poleman from the log extraction process, the Falcon Claw not only reduces the potential Health & Safety risks, it also makes the entire process fully mechanised and more cost effective.
  • The Falcon Claw operates a a fraction of the cost of three crew members.
  • Faster cycle times means the Falcon Claw is as productive as Breaking Out and on steeper slopes it can be more productive.
  • By mechanising extraction it allows crew members to be allocated to other tasks or crews when required.
 

Large Payloads

The Falcon Claw 2150 has a maximum payload of 8 tonnes. The design of the grapple allows operators to easily bunch and extract multiple stems at the same time.
  • Grapple Opening Width: 2000mm (tip to tip)
  • Grapple Fully Closed: 310mm
Large Payloads
 

Full Operator Control Increasing Productivity

Full Operator Control Increasing Productivity
The remotely operated hydraulic grapple and rotator unit allows the operator to have full control over the grapple functions. This allows the operator to efficiently grapple the stems, shortening the cycle time and increasing the amount of stems that can be pulled per hour. Joystick functions:
  • Engine start-stop.
  • Grapple - open, close, rotate clockwise and anticlockwise.
 

Real Time Operation

The 19 inch LCD display gives the operator clear visibility and real time information from the video feed. The display provides:
  • GPS Information
  • Distance From Grapple to Yarder
  • Altitude+/- From Landing
  • Battery Voltage
  • Accurate Longitude/Latitude Readings
Real Time Operation
 

All Weather Operation

All Weather Operation
The Falcon Claw is designed to be operated in a wide range of weather conditions and temperatures.
  • The high quality waterproof camera has infrared for low light and poor visibility operation.
  • An inbuilt light enables the operator to work at any time day or night.
  • The easy to use joystick control allows the Yarder operator to control the carriage at the push of a button.
 

Greater Flexibility

The Falcon Claw enables logging crews to log from a variety of different positions on the face as well as requiring less landing room on the skid site. This allows the Yarder to be closer to the edge, providing more deflection for greater payloads.
Greater Flexibility
 

Specifications

  • Operating Weight: 2150kg
  • Grapple Weight: 880kg
  • Grapple Maximum Opening Width: 2000mm
  • Grapple Rotation: 360 Continuous
  • Hose protection: Double hinge point and swing brakes
  • Engine: Kohler KD625-2 Air Cooled Diesel
  • Hydraulic System: 28cc Variable Displacement Pressure Compensated Piston Pump
 

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