MANUFACTURER Ventrac has unveiled two new log-handling attachments for one of its most popular tractors. 

The KM100 Rock Bucket with Grapple and the KM300 Log Grapple can both be fitted to its 4520 all-terrain compact tractor, creating an "agile, powerful and surface-friendly mobile unit for woodland management". 

Able to transport anything from whole logs to loose debris, the KM100 will sift large rocks from dirt and surrounding material. The independent top grapples effectively trap odd-shaped materials, grasping the load with multiple clamping points for transport. 

Forestry Journal: The KM100 Rock Bucket with Grapple The KM100 Rock Bucket with Grapple (Image: Supplied)

The open structure offers excellent visibility of the bucket’s contents. The Rock Bucket is ideal for removing rocks and tree debris into trailers or shuttling material across complex properties, Ventrac officials say.

Meanwhile, the KM300 has been called a "highly-manoeuvrable way to transport whole logs". This time-saving capability, chiefs at the firm say, means less log-cutting and fewer trips in and out of a work area. 

These new additions complement the KC220 Stump Grinder. Its heavy-duty, replaceable carbide cutting teeth on a large 56 cm (22") diameter rotor remove large or small stumps.

Forestry Journal: Ventrac's KC220 Stump GrinderVentrac's KC220 Stump Grinder (Image: Supplied)

A rotor speed of 1,300 rpm provides a fast tip speed which results in significant amounts of material removed with each pass. 

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Rupert Price, managing director of Price Turfcare, the UK and Ireland distributor for Ventrac, said: “Ventrac is the most versatile groundscare maintenance system available to professionals in the UK. 

"Now with the introduction of these latest attachments for arboreal applications, they have added to the extensive range of front-mounted implements, providing yet more versatility for the owners of a Ventrac compact tractor."

For more information, contact Price Turfcare on 01284 827540