Komatsu, a manufacturer and supplier of equipment, technologies and services for the construction, forklift, mining, industrial and forestry markets, has developed its all-new sorting and demolition grapple range, the latest addition to the Komatsu attachments portfolio.

The new grapple range meets the customer’s needs and the highest safety standards, with all grapples coming as standard with a load control valve included. The main areas of focus were on low maintenance cost and a long lifetime of the attachments. This was achieved using oversized pins and bushings, a double-walled main frame and perforated Hardox shells.

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“We can cover a wide range of crawler and wheeled excavators, going from 2.5 to 70 tons machine class” explained its developers. “Their heavy-duty design ensures that they hold up in even the toughest conditions. These grapples are designed to handle anything from primary and secondary demolition to recycling”.

A spokesperson from Komatsu explained that these sorting and demolition grapples are the first of a complete line of demolition attachments that the company plans to introduce.

Other features of the all-new sorting and demolition grapple range from Komatsu include:

• Integrated mechanical end stops to protect the cylinder.

• Perforated Hardox shells as standard.

• Reversible Hardox 500 cutting edges with recessed bolts and nuts.

• Integrated load control valve.

• Double-walled, closed high strength frame.

• Oversized pins and bushings.

• Oversized slewing ring with internally mounted hydraulic motor(s).

• From the JRSG290-1 up, all models are equipped with dual rotation motors.

For more on the all-new sorting and demolition grapple range, visit the Komatsu website.

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