How to Choose a Suitable Grapple for Your Excavator?

INDUSTRY NEWS 2022-04-02

If you are a project contractor or a farmer who has excavators, it is common for you to do earth moving job with excavator buckets or break rocks with excavator hydraulic breaker. If you want to move wood, stone, scrap steel or other materials, it is very important to choose a good excavator grapple.

There are many kinds of grapple from different brands, and the applications are different. Then how to choose a suitable grapple for excavator?

1、Although they have the similar application, there are many differences in appearance. Customers around the world have different preferences for grapple shapes.

For example, European customers prefer demolition grapple (picture); Australian like Australian grapple (picture); Customers from Southeast Asian love Japanese-style grapple; and people from other regions such as North America think wood/stone is more popular (picture).


2、Even though you can grab all things with any kind of grapple, it is recommended that you should choose the grapple for excavator according to the different materials.

For example, wood grapple for grabbing wood; stone grapple for stone; steel grapple, orange peel grapple and demolition grapples designed for waste and scrap metal according to different sizes of the materials.

The difference between wood grapple and stone grapple is about the teeth on the claws.


3、We have two types of grapple for excavator, rotating and non rotating.

Rotating grapple can rotate at 360 degrees and it is easier to load the goods at different angles. The difference between these two types is whether there is a rotating head.


4、Since there are different shapes of quick hitches over the world, you should pay attention to the quick hitches and make sure the grapple for excavator can match the hitches well.


5、Finally, you should choose the right model of the grapple according to the excavator weight and connection part dimensions.

You should measure the dimensions of the original bucket connection part. Customized grapple means we can make the grapple according to different dimensions. If you measure the dimensions in wrong way, the grapple may not be installed without modification. So please take it seriously when do the measurement.


If you purchase a grapple for excavator of poor quality, the grapple may rust, leak oil, snap, etc… Then you can not use it. So you should choose good quality products. If you do not know how to choose a grapple, please contact our professional sales team.

Our company has been manufacturing grapples for more than 10 years and we have many kinds of grapples. Jiangtu grapples for excavators are popular in the international markets and enjoy a good reputation named “durable and cost-effectiveness”. And “one year warranty and 6 months free replacement ” after sales policy makes jiangtu grapples have an increasing market share. Welcome customers from all over the world.



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