Falcon HD Grapple Camera System

The Falcon HD Grapple Camera System gives you a real-time live feed of video in HD definition back to your yarder cab, giving you a seamless connection with what’s happening down the hill.

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Live Feed. Durable Components. HD Quality.

The Falcon HD Grapple Camera System has been developed to provide full visibility and grappling accuracy to improve cycle times and increase overall productivity. Our camera system can be fitted to any swing yarder grapple system, providing crystal clear vision of your remote logging site. Get your crew off the hill, reduce risk, increase your accuracy and boost efficiency.

Watch the HD Camera System

It’s easy to see the range of features built into the Falcon HD Grapple Camera System. It’s also easy to see why this is the Loggers choice for forestry cameras. Easy to see – all in HD.

Product overview

1080 Full High Definition (HD) resolution

Multiple aerials for increased signal integrity

Two Lithium Batteries

100% Triple O-Ring Sealed Housing

High Tensile Steel Housing

Constructed To Handle The Toughest Environments

Yarder Grapples are built to withstand extreme punishment and the Falcon HD Grapple Camera System is built to do the same.

Video Transmitter Unit is made from BISPLATE 80 with yield strength three times that of standard steel.

  • The Transmitter is mounted on four rubber isolation mounts.
  • The Transmitter aerial and GPS aerial are covered in Marguard high strength polycarbonate.
  • The camera is mounted in a silicon encapsulated jacket to minimise vibration.
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Complete Purpose Built Unit

The Falcon HD Grapple Camera System comes as a complete assembled unit and is simple to install and maintain.

  • Heavy Duty HD Camera & Transmitter Unit.
  • Tower Receiver & Aerial Assembly.
  • Battery Charging System.
  • Two Lithium Batteries.
  • 21.5” LCD Monitor.
  • Additional Extras: Spare Transmitter, Receiver & Camera.
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LCD Display Features

The 19 inch LCD display gives the operator clear visibility and real time information.

  • Distance From Grapple To Hauler.
  • Video Signal Strength.
  • Battery Voltage.
  • Real-time video.
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Increase Productivity With All Weather Operation

The Falcon HD Grapple Camera System is designed to be operated in a wide range of weather conditions and temperatures. The high-quality waterproof camera has infrared for low light and poor visibility operation allowing the operator to work at any time day or night.

Extend The Hours You Operate

The system is designed to run up to 24 hours per day and comes with two Lithium rechargeable batteries each having a 10-hour running time. It also comes with a wall charger.

Specifications

Dimensions 11.8” x 14.9” x 8.2”
Definition 1080 full HD, excellent low light visibility
Field of view 100 degrees
Range Over 3280ft (Line of Sight)
Battery 10Ah 14.4V battery
Up to 20hrs continuous battery life
Signal Multi aerial design for signal robustness
Zero-latency
Housing High tensile bis 80 steel
0.39” Marguard
IP67 rated components
Fully vibration isolated internals
Removable internal assembly for easy servicing
Mounting LH and RH mounting capability
Fully adjustable camera position (tool included)
On-Screen display Distance, signal strength
Camera Lens Replaceable 0.11” camera lens

 

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

How long does this kit take to install?

Subjective to the yarder, but typically 4-6 hours.

How long does a battery last in the camera box?

The battery will last up to 2 working days.

Is the battery in the Falcon HD Camera System able to be swapped out and if so, can I purchase additional batteries?

Yes, additional batteries can be purchased.

What type of range should I expect with the Falcon HD Camera System?

The HD Camera System range is over 1km in line of sight.

Is the Falcon HD camera System compatible with all swing yarders?

This system is design to work on swing yarders with a rope grapple.

What is the weight of the Falcon HD Camera System?

It weights approx. 39kg.

Does the Falcon HD camera System have distance markers or GPS?

The Falcon HD camera System will provide distance from the yarder including longitude and latitude readings.

Does the Falcon HD camera system include a monitor?

Yes, the Falcon HD camera system includes a 21.5 inch monitor.

How is the Falcon HD camera system installed?

Camera box installation is done via threaded blocks which are welded onto the grapple body.

This can be included or self-organised.

I currently have a standard Falcon Camera System – can I upgrade?

Yes, please contact us for more information.

I work in an area with a lot of logging operations. Is interference an issue?

No, The Falcon Camera System uses frequencies which are not commonly used.

Do you carry spare parts for the Falcon HD Camera System

Yes, spare parts are held in stock.

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You can find our range of forestry equipment from selected suppliers in New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Chile and Russia.

Case study

BlackStump Logging

Wayne McEwan of BlackStump Logging gives his take on the Falcon HD Grapple Camera System: "it's just clearer, and if the operators [sic] happy, I'm happy".

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