Modern Bypass Design
VALBY® Grapples use a modern, "bypass" design. This is a big improvement over standard "pinch" grapples. The bypass design allows a grapple to have a large jaw opening, while still being able to close down to a tight minimum opening to maintain control over any size log. Some VALBY® Grapples close down as tight as 1.5".
Large Hydraulic Cylinders
VALBY® Grapples have large-diameter cylinders that provide strength and long life.
Double Guide Bars
All VALBY® Grapples have two guide bars for balance and control.
All hinge points have replaceable bronze bushings for longevity and years of worry free use.
All hinge points have greaseable fittings. If the fitting is in an exposed position, it is also protected with a collar.
All VALBY® Grapples feature a belly plate to protect the cylinder from impact or debris.
All VALBY® Rotators feature continuous rotation in either direction.
All VALBY® Grapples and Rotators can be custom matched to your specific application based on your equipment and application.