Compact bale clamp (BKC)

The bale clamps from Kemp are made for moving and picking up bales. These bale clamps are ideal for picking up rectangular bales, but it is also possible to transport round bales. The bale grabbers have two sliding tubes per clamping arm, so four in total. These four sliding tubes ensure that the force is distributed over the entire height of the clamp. This allows us to keep the clamps slim/narrow, which allows passage between close-lying bales.

The clamping arms are completely galvanized, which makes the steel no longer sensitive to the effects of the weather or dirt. The parts that aren’t galvanized, are treated with two components primer/coating.


The BKC is developed for the intensive user and therefore suitable for tractors (up to 120 hp), wheel loaders and telehandlers. Compared to the lighter bale clamps (BK and BKS), the BKC is changed on a number of components. In the corners of the clamping arms is a reinforcement strip (15mm) welded, which makes the angle even stronger. The clamp pipes are bent from one tube of 70x6.3 mm, so the tube has no weak points. Plastic guidance is mounted in the sliding tubes, which results in minimal wear and a maintenance-free machine.

The height of the clamping arms is 480 mm, due to this height the force on the bale can be well distributed. The four sliding tubes are made out of 8 mm thick steel. The weight of the BKC is ± 300 kg.

The BKC is available in three versions, namely the BKC2.200, BKC2.500 and BKC2.600. The BKC2.200 has a clamping range of 700 - 2,200 mm, the BKC2,500 of 700 - 2,500 mm and the BKC2,600 of 800 - 2,600 mm.

The compact bale clamp is available with the attachments that belong to your vehicle (for the attachment parts, see the document: Kemp attachment parts).

For additional specifications, see the document: product specifications.


Pilot operating non return valve: Needed at open centre and internal leakage control valve. Duo to the open centre, the oil can’t be blocked and the clamp can’t stay in one position. The pilot operating non return valve, takes over this function by blocking the oil flow, allowing the bale clamp to stay in one position.

Pressure relief valve: At a working pressure above 225 bar, then install an pressure relief valve.

Removable attachment parts: It is possible to order the attachments not welded but mounted with bolts and nuts. This allows you to easily replace the attachments when necessary.

Bale spear: This ball spear allows you to remove the foil / rope & net from the bale. For more information look at the product page of the ball spear.

Removable rack for 2nd bale: The bale clamp has the possibility for a rack, so several bales can be transported simultaneously.