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VK SERIES - High capacity, low height log carrying grapple

Trusted and used by many of the largest sawmills in Europe, the VK grapple is the ideal log handling and loading grapple for excavators, materials handlers and loader cranes in sawmills and loading yards; where large capacity but low height is a must.

The compact height of the VK series provides greater machine stability and allows greater reach.

Capacity ranges from 1.0m² to 1.5m².

the perfect load

Achieve a perfect load every time and improve your efficiency with Powerhand's log hugging leg design.

There is nothing worse than a jammed or crooked lifted load that leads to a messy pile. Powerhand has taken care of this. Our log grabs feature legs that have been specifically designed to allow loads to roll up the legs leaving no hollow pockets, where logs could slide from the middle of the load.

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STACK it high

The VK series is compact in height allowing higher stacking from the same base machine

The horizontal ram design of the VK means that overall height is reduced, making it possible to stack higher, while maintaining machine stability.

When carrying logs around the sawmill, the compact height also allows for loads to be carried with the boom lower, increasing the stability of the machine.


Like all Powerhand products the VK series is designed and built in house

We understand that the only way to guarantee the best quality is to control the whole process. That is why we complete 100% of design and manufacture in our factory in Scotland.

We are proud to never be satisfied and are constantly seeking to improve our concepts and to be at the forefront of manufacturing technology.

For over 30 years we have developed and refined our attachments in collaboration with many of the industries' leading users, with the aim of delivering the ultimate end product and customer experience.

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WORLD class Rotations

World leading attachments require world leading rotators... that is why we use Indexator rotators to partner our Powerhand attachments

We think of our attachments as the hand at the end of the machine boom and the rotator as the wrist. For unbeatable completion of the task and minimal downtime, both must be of the highest quality.

Powerhand has established a close working relationship with Indexator over the last 30 years, who lead the world in rotator design and manufacture the widest range of rotator products. They employ the most advanced design and manufacturing systems available, with industry leading testing systems used to rigorously test components after final assembly. This is all to ensure that the most durable rotators possible are created!

The VK series is fitted with Indexators high torque industrial IR series rotators as standard.

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  • Manufacturered from high strength Swedish alloy steel.
  • Robust leg stops, large diameter pivot pins and bushes ensure a long working life.
  • Well protected hydraulic cylinders and hoses.
  • Optional cylinder lock valves.
  • Optional pressure relief valve to allow fitment to excavators.
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