Standard bale clamp (BKS)

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 BKS has been appointed by us as the standard clamp. This means that most of the bales can be packed with this clamp. The clamp is heavier than the BK but lighter than the BKC and BKZ. With very intensive use we recommend the BKC or BKZ, but for normal use the BKS is very suitable. The BKS is suitable for wheel loaders, telehandlers and tractors (up to 120 hp).

The four sliding tubes of the BKS are made of 8 mm thick steel. The clamp tubes are bent from one tube of 76x6.3 mm, so the tube has no weak points. The height of the clamping arms are 380 mm. The weight of the standard bale clamp is ± 280 kg.

The BKS is available in two versions, namely the BKS2.200 and the BKS2.600. The BKS2.200 has a clamping range of 700 - 2,200 mm and the BKS2.600 of 800 - 2,600 mm.

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

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.