A grapple truck is a truck with a boom and claw used most often to pick up large tree trunks and place them in a dump body. Those who are working to clear land for new construction, who deal with the removal of demolition rubble, or who want to begin logging operations may want to consider adding a grapple truck to their fleet.
Some types of grapple truck can reduce the number of vehicles on a jobsite, as they are self-contained to lift and transport tree trunks and portions of tree trunks. Others are rear-steer models, picking up materials to load into the bodies of other vehicles.
When shopping for a grapple truck, you’ll want to consider the needs of your typical job and whether you’ll need extra man-power to operate the grapple truck. Also, whether you will have access to other dump vehicles if you do not choose a self-contained model.