EG250 EX energy wood head (excavator)

We now sadly have to inform you that the production of the Mecanil EG250 EX model is discontinued…
however we can also give you a hint that a stronger successor is in the making.
More information regarding this later on.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Mecanil EG250 EX is a energy wood felling head without tilt function and with a cutting knife that can cut trees of maximum 20-25 cm in diameter. This model is based on the Mecanil EG250 with tilt function, with modifications to be more suitable for excavators.
This grapple model will now be renewed to be stronger and work more efficiently.
We will have to wait a bit for the new updated version to be ready.
We will naturally keep spare parts and support for the existing EG250 EX models.


Efficient energy wood head for excavators

The EX model of the EG250 are based on the normal EG250 energy wood felling head, except it has attachment for excavators and the hydraulics are more suitable for excavators. This grapple is an efficient combination of a felling head for energy wood and a traditional loading grapple. The head is suitable for all kinds of clearing and thinning operations as well as felling, collecting, handling and loading of trees and bushes etc. Excellent for clearing bushes and twigs, for example in field margins and roadsides. The grapple has a patented cutting knife which demands a small space and which manage cutting of thick trunks fast.


  • EG250 EX for installation on excavators up to 12-14 tons
  • Fast and easy to use – increases productivity
  • Several different control systems – Choose the most suitable control system.
  • Works perfectly as a traditional loading grapple
  • Easy to install
  • Can easily cut trees without harming trees nearby
  • Can cut a bigger bundle of smaller trees and bushes with one cut

    Connection alternatives for grapple control:

  • Grapple control with 2 double-acting hydraulic lines:
    There are 4 hydraulic line inputs on the grapple; grapple open/close and knife in/out.
    This alternative is suitable if there are 2 double-acting hydraulic lines free on the excavator.
  • Grapple control with a 2×6 valve on the grapple:
    There are 2 hydraulic line inputs and 1 input for an electrical wire on the grapple. This alternative is suitable if there is only 1 double-acting hydraulic line free on the excavator. This alternative requires that an electrical control wire is installed along the crane with a switch in the cabin. The switch has 2 positions. When position 1 is active the function for grapple open/close is in use. When position 2 is activated the function for knife in/out is in use.
  • Grapple control with pressure controlled valves:
    There are 2 hydraulic inputs on the grapple. This alternative is suitable if there is only 1 double-acting hydraulic line free on the excavator. The functions are controlled by pressure controlled valves.

    Excavator attachments:

    S30, S40, S45, S50, S60, NTP10.

    Ask for more alternatives and more info.

    3 claw alternatives:

  • Energygrapple claws (claws with 4 spikes)
  • Claws like a traditional loading grapple
  • A-model claws (claws with diagonal plates) (+300€)

    Technical information

    Model EG250 EX
    Excavator size –> 12-14 tons
    Accumulation No
    Weight (from) 330 kg (without excavator attachment)
    Working pressure max 250 bar
    Rec. oil flow rate 40 – 90 l/min.
    Opening of grapple about 1450 mm
    Cutting diameter, knife –> 250 mm
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