Cranab has donated a grapple for a lottery organised by Swedish Forestry contractors in Värmland, western Sweden.

The contractors collected 63.000 SEK  (6000 EUR) for the lottery and the money was donated to the Swedish fund for prostate cancer research.

Winner of the mustache grapple was contractor Hugo Renström, Årjäng.

In August we delivered one more crane to Volvo rental truck fleet. With this concept Volvo in Sweden rent timber trucks to customers that have their ordinary vehicles at service or repair. With this cooperation Cranab and Volvo reach customers in most areas in Sweden.

Due to the current situation around the Corona pandemic, we have adapted our operations to the market situation and to limit the spread of infection. We try to help you as soon as possible. During week 14,15 and 16,  March 30 – April 17 you reach us during this time.

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The manufacturing company Cranab in Vindeln outside Umeå is celebrating its 60th anniversary. It was in 1960 that the first step towards today's business was taken by the brothers Allan and Rune Jonsson. Today Cranab is a world-leading manufacturer of cranes and grapples for forestry machines and trucks.

Cranab CT40

Cranab launches new grapple series for trucks

Cranab is now introducing a brand new series of grapples, adapted for truck cranes. The series consists of three sizes with the model designations, CT35, CT40 and CT50, and complements the entire Cranab grapple programme.

"The grapples in our new truck program have been optimised according to the needs that exist within the haulage sector. We have tested, test-driven and evaluated them in real conditions for just over a year and feel completely safe with the characteristics, performance and quality of the grapples. That's why we are now starting serial production and sales," says Micael Olsson, export sales manager for the On-Road segment at Cranab.

Light weight and compact design

The design work has placed major emphasis on handling and the weight of the grapples.

“Hunting down those extra kilos of weight is crucial when talking about trucks and we have minimised it without sacrificing performance and handling,” says Micael.

“We have worked hard on the thickness of materials and made them narrower than our other grapples.” The grapples easily penetrate down into the timber stacks and have excellent release properties. They are very easy to work with.

Loading and unloading

Grapples used on forwarders are designed for continuous operation and demanding work. A grapple on a mobile crane operates on a completely different frequency.

“Truck grapples are used in the loading and unloading of timber stacks on the vehicle and are not usually seen digging down into the ground, the way a grapple on a forwarder does. “Grapple requirements vary and truck grapples are optimised for their areas of use,” explains Micael.

Grapples for all types of crane and needs

The grapples fit not only Cranab’s mobile cranes but also those of other brands.

“We expect that these models will cover 90% of market demand for mobile crane grapples,” says Micael.

The most commonly used grapple in the programme is expected to be CT40, but to suit all users' needs there is also the smaller CT35 and the significantly larger grapple CT50.

“The CT50 is unique and is designed to maximise each grapple operation and work as quickly as possible. It can pick up vast loads of timber at a time,” says Micael. “This grapple size is popular throughout Europe and the CT50 will be able to meet the requirements of the most demanding tasks,” explains Micael.

For further information, please contact:

Micael Olsson, Export sales manager On-road: +46 (0)933-144 10, +46 (0)70-593 53 32

About Cranab

Cranab AB is part of Cranab Group, which consists of four leading brands, Cranab, Slagkraft, Vimek and Bracke Forest. Cranab manufactures cranes and grapples, Slagkraft grasscutters and bushcutters, Vimek small forestry machines; Bracke Forest manufactures units for ground preparation, seeding and biomass harvesting. Cranab AB is owned by the Fassi Group.

Cranab attends Ecomondo exhibition (Italy)

The 2019 edition of Ecomondo, the green technology expo in Rimini, Italy has now started. Cranab is exhibiting the latest crane developments for recycling together with Fassi and Marrel in a 100 m2  stand.

 The show will be open for the public from November 5-8 between 09:00 to 18:00

 We welcome all customers, dealers and colleagues to our stand 011 in hall C3. 

Cranab produces mustache grapple to fight prostate cancer

The company Cranab in Vindeln developed a unique blue-lacquered grapple with mustache that was auctioned in favour of the fight against prostate cancer. The auction took place at Entrepreneur's meeting in Lycksele, Sweden, and there was great interest.

"Prostate cancer is the most common cancer form in Sweden. Many in the forest sector, as well as many of our users are men who are in a risk zone of being affected or have been affected. Therefore, it feels very good that in this way we have been able to contribute to a better cancer care, research on prostate cancer and the possibility of saving more lives, "says Håkan Bergh, sales manager in Sweden.

personal data

A new EU regulation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will come into force on 25th May and aims to secure the processing of personal data. Cranab has therefore updated its privacy policy to clarify how we handle personal data.

The entire policy, which explains how we collect and process personal data, can be found by going to Privacy.

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