Atlas Copco Extends Its MultiGrapple Range

Fri June 19, 2009 - National Edition
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The Atlas Copco MultiGrapple range is now extended by six models to serve carrier units with a service weight from 1,400 to 160,000 lbs. (635 to 72,575 kg). Because of their sturdy design, Atlas Copco MultiGrapples are not only used for material sorting and loading but also for demolition of masonry and wooden structures.

A 360 degree hydraulic rotary drive unit speeds up positioning and the high capacity of the grapple ensures rapid progress. The high closing pressure and the large grapple volume provides for high machine productivity, according to the manufacturer.

All main components are made of steel. Hydraulic cylinders and components are protected against damage. The blades can be reversed and replaced with ease in order to minimize downtime and service cost and an open lattice jaw design offers improved job site visibility for the operator.

The design also reduces the likelihood of demolition or wood materials jamming in the grapple jaws because the open lattice design, with elongated slots, allows loose material such as sand and mortar to fall through, making it easier to sort materials.

Jeff Malarik, product manager of Hydraulic Attachments said, “The addition of these six new MultiGrapple models allows Atlas Copco to serve the entire carrier range from mini and compact excavators with the MG 100, MG 200, MG 300 and MG 400 models all the way up to 80 ton excavators with the high capacity MG 5000. The MG 2100 closes the gap between the existing MG 1800 and the MG 2700 and is designed for carriers weighing between 25 and 35 tons. There is now an Atlas Copco MultiGrapple model to serve demolition, loading or sorting jobs, large or small.”

For more information, call 800/760-4049 or visit www.atlascopco.us.