At widths of 72 and 84 inches, respectively, two new industrial grapple-rake attachment models from Caterpillar equip compact loaders for debris cleanup and land-clearing tasks. Each of the robust, bucket-like rakes features tines on the floor to allow small material to sift through while the skid-steer or multi-terrain loader carriers continue to catch large material. The grapples open vertically to 37 inches. For material carrying and truck loading, the hydraulically operated dual yet independent grapple assemblies clamp and hold any irregularly shaped objects. Clamping force is 2,250 pounds per grapple.
September 28, 2010