Cat Bale Grab Handles Round or Square Bales With No Wrapper Damage

For Worldwide Release: November 2016
Release Number: 491PR16

Caterpillar Attachments has added a Bale Grab work tool for Skid Steer Loaders, Compact Track Loaders, Multi Terrain Loaders, and Compact Wheel Loaders having a universal, skid-steer-type interface. The versatile Bale Grab can grasp, carry, and place round or square baled material, without damaging either the wrapper or the bale. The new work tool’s rigid design ensures reliability and long-term durability.

The Bale Grab is designed to provide optimum machine stability when loading or carrying baled material. Bales of wheat, hay, and other materials for livestock feed or bedding are transported easily to and from the bale wrapper and when moving and storing the material. The rounded arm design allows the Bale Grab to firmly grasp round or square bales, whether sitting flat or placed side down.

Designed for heavy-duty service, the Bale Grab is available with either a 71- or 84-inch opening, uses a single hydraulic cylinder to manipulate a variety of bale sizes, and features hydraulic quick disconnects to enable fast tool changes. Tubular construction eliminates damage to wrapped bales, and for optimum reliability, durability, and safety, the Bale Grab incorporates Cat XT™-3 ES hydraulic hose, couplings, and O-ring face seals for leak-free performance. All hoses are placed in nylon-woven sleeves for added operator protection.


Bale Grab Product Specifications


71-inch (1 803 mm)

85-inch (2 133 mm)

Weight, lb. (kg)

575 (261)

580 (263)

Overall depth, in. (mm)

61 (1 550)

63 (1 631)

Capacity, lb. (kg)

2,400 (1 090)

2,400 (1 090)

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