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Finite Element Analysis (FEA), combined with computer-aided motion analysis software, allows our design team to eliminate structural “hotspots” where structural strength is critical to the long-term integrity of the product. Learn more.


Introducing the GP.

Sorts, shovels and loads like a grapple. Delimbs, measures and cuts like a processor. Six-plus functions. One amazing attachment.

Unique contoured arm design lets you handle timber up to 52”.

Integral feed wheels grab and shovel logs farther in fewer turns, as well as reposition logs without releasing or rehandling.

It’s a grapple. It’s a processor. Okay, it’s both. At a price significantly less than that of an ordinary processing head.

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HANDLE BIG TIMBER. The GP’s innovative design allows it to reposition long logs, handle bundles of short wood and distribute brush. It can be used with both new and preexisting log loaders, making it economical as well as efficient.

MORE WORK IN FEWER MOVES. Groundbreaking features in clude integral feed wheels that allow the GP to shovel logs farther with each turn and easily move or reposition logs without rehandling while loading or sorting.

GRAPPLING + PROCESSING = BIG SAVINGS. The GP allows a single unit to accomplish tasks that normally tie up two machines, offering loggers significant savings in time, fuel, labor and maintenance costs, not to mention radically improved equipment utilization. The GP also features a full scale measuring system for calculating log length and diameter, allowing the processing function to easily merchandise logs.

MOVE, SORT AND LOAD. The state-of-the-art grapple arms offer unprecedented versatility. They can handle big timber up to 52" in diameter - and are ideal for picking individual stems as well as handling multiple logs without crisscrossing.

GP SPECIFICATIONS

DEGREES OF ROTATION 360º
ARMS OPEN 52”
ARMS CLOSED 3”
MAXIMUM WHEEL OPENING 54”
TOP SAW .404
TOP SAW MAXIMUM CUTTING DIAMETER 17”
BUTT SAW 3/4”
BUTT SAW MAXIMUM CUTTING DIAMETER 26”
FULL SCALE MEASURING YES
WEIGHT 5,980#
HEIGHT (TO LINK PIN): OPEN 81”
HEIGHT (TO LINK PIN): CLOSED 65”
WIDTH: ALL OPEN 88”
LENGTH 74”
RECOMMENDED MACHINE SIZE 22-37 MT

PATENT PENDING


gp logoThe Pierce GP represents the best of Pierce's pioneering spirit, innovative engineering
and state-of-the-art technology. If you're looking for the next big thing to make your job easier,
look to Pierce.




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