• The Smartest Way
    To Do More With Less

    The Pierce GP is today’s most efficient tool in the logging industry.

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VERSATILE. FUNCTIONAL. AMAZING.

What if you could combine the versatility of a grapple and the functionality of a processor into one amazing work tool? That’s the revolutionary Grapple Processor.

The GP hangs like a grapple with 360° continuous rotation, 53″ arm opening and full measuring and processing capabilities.

With the cost of equipment increasing and the value of logs remaining static, you need a more economical way to log. One that allows you to combine your processor and loader into one machine, reducing the amount of equipment you require. The Grapple Processor does all that and more. Like saving you time, labor, maintenance, fuel and transportation costs by combining the equipment that has historically required two machines.

Whether your logging operation is large or small, the Pierce GP is the smartest way out there to do more with less.

Pierce Grapple Processor
Pierce Grapple Processor

LOG HANDLING
Feeding allows you to reposition long logs without releasing or rehandling. And, long logs won’t crisscross when handling multiple stems with the innovative arm design, which makes handling bundles of short wood a breeze.

SHOVEL LOGGING/HOE CHUCKING
Feed in order to shovel logs farther on each turn. Instead of 10 turns to the landing, now you can do it in as little as 8.

The GP also makes easy work of brush piling.

THINNING
Process your logs while leaving the limbs in the brush. The GP allows you to bring your fully merchandised logs to the landing, ready to be loaded out, without requiring processing at the landing.

SORTS, SHOVELS AND LOADS LIKE A GRAPPLE.
DELIMBS, MEASURES AND CUTS LIKE A PROCESSOR.

Pierce Grapple Processor

PROCESSING
For high output production, use the GP as your primary landing processor. For even greater production, use the GP as a supplemental processor to your existing delimber/processor.

GP Live Heel

GP Live Heel

GP Butt N Top

GP Butt N Top

GP with Quick Coupled Heel Rack

GP with Quick Coupled Heel Rack

SEE THE GP IN ACTION.

FEATURES

Mouse over the numbered hotspots to check out the features of the GP.

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Pierce Grapple Processor
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ROTATOR
360° continuous rotation with high torque Pierce rotator.

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STRUCTURE
Designed for the rigors of North American forestry and climate conditions. Accessibility allows for fast/easy servicing of the hydraulic, electrical and saw systems.

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DRIVE MOTORS
High torque drive motors allow for powerful delimbing, especially in the most limby applications. The feed wheels get to top speed in half the time of other processing heads.

For larger, high power machines, take advantage of the standard 934cc drive motors for extreme delimbing torque.

For smaller 20-24 MT machines, opt for the 857cc drive motors to optimize speed and torque.

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FEED WHEELS
The radius surface of the steel feed wheels allows for maximized traction and optimum stem support – benefits in large diameter and irregular logs, as well as multi-stemming smaller diameters. Optional: rubber/chain feed wheels.

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ARMS
Opening = 53.5″
Grapple arm contour is similar to our TC52 forestry grapple – ideal for picking individual stems, as well as multiple logs without crisscrossing, making the GP suitable for ideal log handling and loading. Grapple tips allow for efficiently digging into decks. Integral feed wheels are positioned between the grapple arms, attached to the arm.

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MEASURING WHEEL
Large diameter provides precision measurement.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Pierce GP Delimbing

DELIMBING

Dual delimb arms with replaceable weld-on knives. One cast floating top knife. One fixed reverse knife.

Pierce GP Bumper

BUMPER

Secure the GP to the heel rack for ‘in the brush’ maneuverability, as well as for simple transport.

Pierce GP Saw System

SAW SYSTEMS

Top Saw: .404
Butt Saw: 3/4″
Swing-away saw locations provide easy access to saw components.

Pierce GP Filter System

FILTER SYSTEM

High pressure filter, coupled with return and case drain filters, provide maximum contaminant protection in both directions, safeguarding the GP as well as the machine.

IT‘S A GRAPPLE. IT’S A PROCESSOR.

Features and technical data may vary without notice.
WEIGHT6,186#/2,806kg
DEGREES OF ROTATION360° CONTINUOUS
ARMS OPENA53.5″/136cm
ARMS CLOSEDB3″/8cm
MAXIMUM WHEEL OPENINGC60″/151cm
HEIGHT (TO LINK PIN): OPEND82″/209cm
HEIGHT (TO LINK PIN): CLOSEDE67.5″/172cm
WIDTH: ALL OPENF93″/236cm
LENGTHG74″/189cm
ARM TO ARM DISTANCEH45.5″/116cm
RECOMMENDED MACHINE SIZE22-37 MT
TOP SAW.404
TOP SAW MAXIMUM CUTTING DIAMETER17″/43cm
BUTT SAW3/4″
BUTT SAW MAXIMUM CUTTING DIAMETER26″/66cm
EFFECTIVE PROCESSING DIAMETER3″-28″/8-71cm
CAPACITY (FT²): TIP TO TIP4.5FT²
FULL SCALE MEASURINGYES
Pierce Grapple Processor
Pierce GP View 1

Pierce Grapple Processor
Pierce GP View 3
Pierce GP View 4

CALL 800.760.3270 AND SPEAK TO A PIERCE PRODUCT SPECIALIST
ABOUT THE EXTRAORDINARY GRAPPLE PROCESSOR.

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