Caterpillar G206, G208 Grapples

April 5, 2023
Extensions of the tiltrotator product family

Models G206 and G208 Caterpillar multipurpose grapples are extensions of the tiltrotator product family. An integrated bracket provides minimal offset to optimize use on a tiltrotator, according to the company.

The Cat G206 grapple is sized for 5- to 6-ton excavators, and the Cat G208 grapple for 7- to 10-ton models. Maximum closing force is 3,260 lb.-ft. and 4,136 lb.-ft., respectively. An integrated cylinder load-holding valve maintains grapple closing pressure with no leakage, and a hard-mounted piston accumulator maintains grapple arm closing forces with shifting loads. Routing of the integrated jumper lines and hoses safeguards against damage and dirt infiltration.