Rock grapples are regular attachments to go through our workshop, what is not so common are 'beasts' like the one we have just completed!.
This heavy duty Rock Grapple has been supplied to one of our local dealers to go on a Caterpillar 385, 85 ton excavator.
Built to a very heavy duty specification with an Induction hardened main pin (130mm diametre!) and case hardened top hats to hold the 2 halves together. It has 60mm Hardox toes, full Hardox legs and wear protection on the insides.
Designed and built for handling granite and armour rock boulders in excess of 10 tons each this grapple weighs over 6500kg and has a max opening of over 3.5 metres.