Mecanil XG220 G2

Versatile and efficient energy wood felling head with both saw and cutting unit

– This is a giant leap forward in professional energy- and small wood harvesting.

With this unique head you cut small bushes, twigs and thinner trees with a snap and fell bigger trees using the saw. The head also works perfectly as a traditional loading grapple. The XG220 is a combination of two of the most successful and tried out Mecanil products; Mecanil EG250 energy wood felling head and SG220 grapple saw. The head is very easy to install because of no need for any additional hydraulics. Mecanil XG220 A RC is equipped with the patented self-powered wireless control. Does not require any change of battery. The battery is charged when the grapple is in use.



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  XG220 A on a harvester
  XG220 A on a harvester
  XG220 A on a excavator
       ** Video by Claus Jensen, Denmark

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  • Fast and easy to use – increases productivity
  • Stable both in felling and loading position
  • Full control over all functions – for example, make the cutting movement many times without opening the grapple.
  • Works perfectly as a traditional loading grapple
  • Easy to install
  • No additional hydraulic lines are needed – only pressure and tank
  • Completely stepless control – for example, stop the tilt half way if necessary
  • Can easily cut trees without harming trees nearby
  • Can cut a bigger bundle of smaller trees and bushes with one cut
  • Option: Self-powered wireless control (no change of battery required)


Control system alternatives

  • 2 hydraulic lines (pressure – tank) and electrical wire
  • 2 hydraulic lines (pressure – tank) and self-powered wireless control


Suitable base machines

  • Forwarders
  • Harvesters
  • Tractors
  • Excavators (free hanging)
  • If you are considering installing this grapple saw on another base machine, please consult the Mecanil dealer.


Grapple claw alternatives

  • Standard: Energy grapple claws (open ended)
  • Option: Traditional log grapple claws (closed ends)
  • Option: A-model claws (claws with diagonal plates)



Model Features
XG220 A G2 – 2 hydr. lines (pressure – tank).
– Cable along the crane.
– Separate control buttons that can be installed in joystick.
– Incl. collecting unit.
XG220 A RC G2 – 2 hydr. lines (pressure – tank).
– Self-powered wireless control with separate control buttons that can be installed in joystick.
– Incl. collecting unit.
XG220 G2 – Ask for more information about XG220 without accumulation.


Technical information

Model XG220 A G2 XG220 A RC G2
Tilt function Yes Yes
Collecting unit Yes Yes
Grapple size 0,22 m2 0,22 m2
Weight 390 kg 460 kg
Rec. working pressure 180-230 bar 180-230 bar
Rec. oil flow rate 60 – 100 l/min. 60 – 100 l/min.
Opening of grapple 1200 mm 1200 mm
Attachment rotator 173/6 173/6
Hydraulics 2 lines (pressure/tank) 2 lines (pressure/tank)
Control Cable control,
12V or 24V
Wireless control, self-powered
Cutting diameter, cutting-unit max. 200 mm max. 200 mm
Cutting diameter, saw (18″) –> 450 mm –> 450 mm