Bradco Hardscape Grapple Is All Gain No Pain

Wed October 23, 2013 - National Edition
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As a hydraulically-powered alternative to forks, pry bars and brute strength, the attachment’s grapple arms and rubber grips adjust automatically to the shape and contour of the material being grasped without additional positioning.
As a hydraulically-powered alternative to forks, pry bars and brute strength, the attachment’s grapple arms and rubber grips adjust automatically to the shape and contour of the material being grasped without additional positioning.



The Bradco hardscape grapple by Paladin Attachments is the newest addition to Paladin’s grapple selection. Designed to eliminate the back-breaking job of moving heavy hardscape materials from place to place, the grapple is mounted on skid steer loaders, compact tool carriers and compact tractors for quick and easy handling of materials such as concrete paver sections, small boulders and granite/limestone/concrete steps. It is ideal for hardscape supply dealers, landscapers and property owners doing their own landscaping, according to the manufacturer.

As a hydraulically-powered alternative to forks, pry bars and brute strength, the attachment’s grapple arms and rubber grips adjust automatically to the shape and contour of the material being grasped without additional positioning. For increased safety, a cylinder check valve prevents loss of clamping force even if the machine’s hydraulic power is lost. Users also can easily reach over other sections of materials for specific selection, or load and unload heavy hardscape materials from the bed of a trailer or truck.

For easy storage, the hardscape grapple has a simple stand utilizing two steel tubes that have been integrated into the attachment and can be stored neatly in the quick attach when not in use. Weighing 175 lbs. (79 kg), this grapple attachment can lift up to 1,500 lbs. (680 kg) with a clamp force of 1,525 lbs. Designed with a grip range of 18 to 48 in. (45.7 to 122 cm), a plunge depth minimum of 13 in. (33 cm) and a maximum reach of 14 in. (35.5 cm) the hardscape grapple is purpose-built with the landscaper and hardscape supply dealer in mind.

For more information, call 800/456-7100 or visit www.paladinattachments.com.