100% Real Time Visibility
Let Your Yarder Operator Take Full Control and Maximise Production.

Falcon Grapple Camera

Falcon Grapple Camera

The Falcon Grapple Camera System has been developed to provide a Swing Yarder operator with the full visibility and grappling accuracy they need to improve cycle times and increase overall productivity.

  • The world’s first commercialised Grapple Camera System
  • Can be fitted to any Swing Yarder Grapple system
  • Installed and operated in over 50 Swing Yarder crews.
  • Removes the need for a spotter down the hill
  • Provides clear visibility in any weather conditions day or night
  • Transmits up to 900 metres

Constructed to Handle the Toughest Environments

Yarder Grapples are built to withstand extreme punishment and the Falcon Grapple Camera System is built to do the same.
  • Video Transmitter Unit is made from BISPLATE 80 with yield strength three times that of standard steel.
  • The Transmitter is mounted on four rubber isolation mounts.
  • The Transmitter aerial and GPS aerial are covered in Marguard high strength polycarbonate.
  • The camera is mounted in a silicon encapsulated jacket to minimise vibration.
Constructed to Handle the Toughest Environments
 

Complete Purpose Built Unit

Complete Purpose Built Unit
The Falcon Grapple Camera System comes as a complete assembled unit and is simple to install and maintain.
  • Heavy Duty Camera & Transmitter Unit.
  • Tower Receiver & Aerial Assembly.
  • Battery Charging System.
  • Two Lithium Batteries.
  • 19” LCD Monitor.
  • Spare Transmitter, Receiver & Camera.
  • Test Unit for Fault Finding.
 

Greater Operator Control

The 19 inch LCD display gives the operator clear visibility and real time information.
  • GPS Information.
  • Distance From Grapple to Yarder.
  • Altitude +/- From Landing.
  • Battery Voltage.
  • Accurate Longitude/Latitude Readings.
Greater Operator Control
 

Increase Productivity With All Weather Operation

Increase Productivity With All Weather Operation
The Falcon Grapple Camera System 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 allowing the operator to work at any time day or night.
 

Extend The Hours You Operate

The system is designed to run up to 24 hours per day and comes with two Lithium rechargeable batteries each having a 10 hour running time. It also comes with a dedicated 24 volt charging station to be mounted in the Yarder as well as a back up wall charger.
Extend The Hours You Operate
 

Reduce Downtime With The Test Unit

Reduce Downtime With The Test Unit
The Falcon Grapple Camera System comes with a portable test unit system to help diagnose any technical issues that may arise during operation. The Test Unit can also be used as a temporary screen in case of LCD monitor failure to ensure minimal production downtime. The Test Unit includes:
  • 7” LCD Monitor.
  • 12 Volt Rechargeable Lithium Battery.
  • A Receiver.
  • A Transmitter.
  • Battery Charger.
 

Specifications

  • Camera: Infrared For Low Light Operation, Anodized Solid Aluminium Housing, Auto Shading Lens, 100% Triple O-Ring Sealed Housing
  • Transmitter: 9 Channel 2.4ghz Unit, Transmits Up to 900m (Line of Site), Push Button Channel Changer For Easy Use
 

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