So what makes the Hammerhead GS-44 grapple saw better than the competition? Let's take a look!
Hammerhead grapple frame is built heavier
Hammerhead has a guard/reinforcement around the top clamp cylinder
Hammerhead has a solid support across the top of the frame vs. no welded in cross support on the competition
Hammerhead has a much heavier duty top clamp which takes a lot of stress, especially when you cut a longer log in half and you're supporting the half of the log that is still in the grapple and is extending out only one side of the grapple after cutting
Hammerhead has a steel saw bar oil tank vs plastic tank on the competition
Hammerhead uses a sealed bearing for our saw pivot, no greasing required
Up to 30" log diameter cut capacity, vs. 26" on the competitons
Powder coated vs. painted
Standard right side saw mounting or optional left side saw mounting
Saw motor options
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Hammerhead grapple frame is built heavier - Just look closely at pictures and we think you'll agree that the Hammerhead is just plain built better. Way more bracing & guarding to make it much sturdier than any competitor with a similar styled grapple saw.
Hammerhead has a guard/reinforcement around the top clamp cylinder - We weld in a guard to protect the clamp cylinder from getting damaged by a stick, branch or log. This guard is also designed to reinforce our frame to make it much stronger than our competitors, which has no guard, and minimal bracing in the top portion of the grapple saw frame.
Hammerhead has a solid welded in support across the top of the frame vs. no cross support whatsoever on the other guys - Our cross support is very heavy duty and provides a TON of strength at the top of the grapple frame, ensuring nothing is flexing or twisting as you pick up a heavy log, or when you're digging in a pile of logs.
Hammerhead has a much heavier duty top clamp - The top clamp takes a lot of stress, especially when you cut a longer log in half and you're supporting the half of the log that is still in the grapple and is extending out only one side of the grapple after cutting. The clamp is no place to cut corners and when you compare us to the competition, you'll see that ours is much stronger & better reinforced.
Hammerhead has a steel saw bar oil tank - Steel vs plastic, need we say more?
Hammerhead uses a sealed bearing for our saw pivot, no greasing required - Less mainenance and no greasing means more time to cut logs.
Our grapple saws have a 24" (Std model), or 30" (XL model) log diameter cut capacity - The other guy claims that theirs will cut up to 27", but that seems like a stretch from what we've seen. Ask us and we'll send details and pictures showing how we calculated it.
Durable Powder Coated Finish
Hammerhead products are powder coated to create a long lasting finish which helps to prevent rust & corrosion. Spray paint is just not as durable.
Our standard grapple saws come with the saw on the right side (when looking from the cab of the machine). We offer an optional left side mounted saw for customers who want to mount it on an excavator, telehandler, or single boom skid steer such as models from JDB & Volvo.
Saw Motors By Hydro-Gear, Parker & Sunfab
We offer 3 saw motor options for those who have different needs & preferences. Hydraulic saw motors are available from Hydro-Gear, Parker & Sunfab.
Our Grapple Saw Costs Less! - Not only is it built WAY stonger, it also costs less. That's what you call win-win!