Cat® Forestry Grapples on Forest Machines are the proven performer in the woods and on the yard. It’s performance you can count on.

360 Degree Rotation

All Cat Forestry Grapples feature 360 degree rotation. The grapple can be quickly positioned however needed for maximum productivity.

Rugged Design

Cat Forestry Grapples are built for the woods, using high-strength steel throughout the body and tines. The design strategically places reinforcement in key areas to maintain structural integrity. Cylinders feature bolt on heads, and all hydraulics are protected inside the grapple frame.

Easy To Maintain

Long service intervals and in-field servicing result in more uptime and lower operating costs. Grapple design incorporates easy-to-access service points for all cylinders and connections.


  • Built Durable. GLL Grapple legs are made of high-strength alloy steel for maximum durability. For additional wear protection, both legs feature replaceable hardox wear strips on the inside and outside of the leg.
  • Unique Profile. Shape of the legs means performance — whether picking and sorting, bunching and loading or shoveling. Maximum performance in any situation.
  • Interlocking Legs. Legs will close down to a minimum of five inches — allowing operators the ability to easily handle single, small stems.


  • 360° Continuous Rotation. Hightorque hydraulic motor positions the grapple precisely for rapid sorting and loading. Built-in cross port relief protects the hydraulic system even with heavy loads. Heavy-duty slew bearing for reliability.
  • Internal Routings. Hose connections and supply lines are protected inside the grapple frame, away from the possibility of damage.
  • Hydraulic Cylinders. Heavy-duty wall construction deliver durability and maximum closing power. Bolted heads facilitate both durability and serviceability.
  • Direct Fittings. Direct fittings are durable and long-lasting, even in extreme conditions, vastly increasing longterm reliability.