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New grapples from MB Crusher

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Wed 22 Sep 2021

New grapples from MB Crusher

MB Crusher has launched three new grapples, suitable for handling logs, stones, debris, poles, positioning stones for drywall and clearing branches. First up are the MB-G350 (above) and MB-G450 (below) designed for smaller excavators. The former weighs 85kg and is compatible with mini-excavators weighing from 1.3 to 2.6 tons. The latter weighs 292kg and can be installed on midi-excavators weighing 3 to 6 tons.

Both models are designed to have an electrical kit installed for dual-acting hydraulics: this way, the two grapples can utilise 360-degree rotation even with mini excavators that only have two hoses. Like the larger models, the MB-G450 sorting grapple comes with interchangeable blades, which can be flipped around, extending the life of the blades. Finally, both units have two versions: with or without a rotation turret.

Both grapples can be further modified to simplify managing materials: the clamshell kit is useful for when collecting and handling small material, picking up soil, gravel, and sand. The multi-purpose blade kit helps pick up oddly shaped materials. For the MB-G450 sorting grapple, you can install the tilting lift rubber protection kit to manage angular blocks and delicate material.

The other new grapple model is the 1,615kg MB-G1000 (below) with a load capacity of 0.44 cubic metres (440 litres) suitable for excavators weighing 18 to 25 tons. Two new features are the dual motor, which allows for greater rotation and closing force, and the balancing valves installed on the hydraulic cylinder, allowing the unit to be more precise when handling materials.

This new model also comes with an inclined plate, allowing the unit to work regardless of the angle, and has the 360-degree hydraulic rotation, allowing the grapple to pick up materials in all working conditions efficiently. MB Crusher’s new MB-G1000 is also equipped with a safety valve, preventing accidental openings if the excavator’s pressure drops. There’s a silent block, allowing the unit to work in areas where you need to be mindful of the noise, too.

Depending on the work, the MB-G1000 model can be equipped with various accessories: the grip improvement kit for the blades, allowing the unit to handle materials with a better grip and greater control, perfect for materials of particular weight and shapes. The multi-purpose blade kit consists of a double blade: one side has teeth while the other is smooth. Another accessory is the tilted lift rubber protection kit, which handles angular block or delicate material. Lastly, there’s a clamshell kit to collect and handle small materials.

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