Cat® GSH420/GSH520 Grapples Feature Design Refinements for Effectively Handle Bulk Materials
The new grapples feature horizontal placement of the cylinders, thus creating a profile that allows for effective material penetration and efficient bulk-material handling. The design enhances the strength, reliability, and durability of the new grapples, which are available in 4-tine and 5-tine shell configurations and in closed or semi-open versions. In addition, the GSH420 and GSH520 feature a redesigned rotation system. The new grapples are designed to work with the Cat MH3022, MH3024, and MH3026 material handlers.
The design of the GSH Series grapples features construction of high-grade, impact-resistant steel that protects vulnerable areas, such as hydraulic cylinders. For added durability, high-quality bushings with lubrication grooves and hardened pins are used in all pivot points. Tines are configured with replaceable cast tips made from BHN 445-555 material that resists wear.
In addition, solid hinge-point construction and robust end-stops ensure long service life, and routing hydraulic hoses within the tines reduces hose wear. All mounting brackets has a solid pin to keep the bracket in an upright position for ease of installation. Also, the new GSH grapples feature a standard lifting eye on the bottom of the housing for expanded versatility, such as mounting a magnet.
The new HR10 rotation group, featuring a new swivel, significantly reduces hydraulic restriction by increasing return-flow capacity by 160% and by increasing open-flow capacity by 30%. Less restriction results in faster cycles and lower fuel burn.
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