HeliHawk Logging Grapple

The self setting HeliHawk Grapple is designed to eliminate the need for ground crew and to free up the pilot .

HeliHawk Logging Grapple

Low maintenance mechanism, no hydraulic systems, no electrical systems, no more switches, buttons, or wiring.

Constructed from Bisloy steel the grapples is designed for maximum strength but with a significant saving in weight. The simple single High Tensile bolt attachment ensures that the HeliHawk Grapple is compatible with a wide range of long lines.

The HeliHawk Grapple boasts an extremely low maintenance mechanism: no hydraulic systems, no electrical systems. The mechanism is simply attached to the long line and is fully operational. No more switches, buttons or wiring. The pilot is simply left to fly the machine.

We custom build the HeliHawk Grapple to suit a variety of applications.  Our product has been used for many tasks, from the extraction of deer carcasses to laying fence lines for logging operations. Though designed for aerial use, the grapple is equally at home attached to conventional truck-mounted articulated arms and cranes. Turn around times can be halved as the HeliHawk Grapple eliminates the need to rely on ground crew to strap loads. The crewless operation also removes a potential hazard from the area of operations.

Whatever your intended use, the HeliHawk Grapple WILL save you time and money. Contact us with your requirements for a no-obligation quote.

Sizes

HeliHawk Logging Grapple

Our logging grapple comes in 4 different sizes that can offer you a grapple that will suit your requirements from the 18KG PW500 up to the large PW4000

Sizes
PW 500
PW 1000
PW 2000
PW 4000
Jaw Opening
680mm
800mm
1150mm
1400mm
Weight
18 kg
24 kg
90 kg
150 kg

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(+64) 27-457-2182

Applications

Heli Logging

The primary application for the HeliHawk Grapple is aerial timber extraction. Precise aerial extraction negates the need to construct costly logging roads into remote areas , thus also minimising the environmental impact of the timber industry on surrounding areas. No ground crews are required. Turnaround time is kept to a minimum which results in cost savings.

HeliHawk Harvester

A larger grapple used in conjunction with a land based hauler and a remote controlled carriage. It eliminates the dangers that breaker-outers face when hooking up conventional strops. This grapple weighs 450kg and, like our other grapples, is made from Bisalloy 80.

Crane Mounted

The HeliHawk Grapple is equally at home on a conventional crane. The HeliHawk was used at the Matahina Damon a crane to lift debris out of intakes and to clear surrounding areas. The HeliHawk is not limited to logging operations. A crane mounted grapple is currently being used to lift and place heavy boulders and rocks on a construction site.

Truck Mounted

Truck mounted units, such as HIAB are easily fitted with a HeliHawk Grapple. The lightweight construction and ease of use means that it is ideal for localised log loading onto smaller vehicles. Users enjoy the benefits of the grapple, but with both feet kept firmly on the ground. Again, the grapple can also be used for large rocks & boulders. Perfect for landscapers to place boulders and rocks to create special design features

Salvage

Often in a salvage situation, time is of the essence. The HeliHawk Grapple offers the fastest turnaround of any logging grapple in the world.

The HeliHawk Grapple proved it’s worth with the salvage of 1000s of tonnes of timber from the stranded log carrier Jody F Milennium in early 2002. With 3 helicopters working, the team were able to pick 1 or 2 logs every 30 sec’s and played a vital part in the salvage operation.

F.A.Q.

Check out some of the more frequently asked questions about our logging grapple here. If your question isn’t here please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

How does it work?

Our logging grapples have a unique catch system that when you push it once it releases and push it again and it catches.

Does it need electrical, hydraulic or air to operate?

Definitely no need for any other assistance other than gravity.

How hard is it to operate?

The best way is to understand how the grapple works on the round first. Simply attach to a long line and as with any long-lining under a helicopter the more you use it the more efficient you will become.

Availability?

Generally 2-3 weeks to shipping after placement of order.

Warranty?

We offer a full 12 month warranty.

Contact Us

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HELIHAWK Ltd | TAUPO | NEW ZEALAND

+64 27 457 2182