New Demolition & Sorting grapple line - G300 GC series Designed for High Production Minimizing Operating Cost

For Release in Europe, Africa, Middle East, CIS: February 2015
Release Number: 67PR15

Caterpillar Work Tools is pleased to introduce three new Demolition & Sorting Grapples. The G310 GC, G313 GC and G315 GC Grapples are an addition to the current G300 Series bringing the customer the perfect blend of performance and a whole new level of value. The GC-series Grapples are modern yet straight forward in terms of material and technology minimizing owning and operating cost.

The Cat® G300 GC grapples are designed for hydraulic excavators with operating weights ranging from 10 to 19 metric tons and are purpose-built specifically to sort out debris at source, load or unload containers or strip a building before final demolition.

“Our economical new Demolition and Sorting grapples are purpose-built to handle materials and fit our customers’ budget” says Bert Heijligers, Marketing Communications manager, Caterpillar Work Tools B.V. “They are designed to reach a broader family of customers and to compete in a fast growing market. All GC grapples are backed by Caterpillar’s commitment to quality”.

Design features

The G300 GC grapples are available with a fixed upper head or with a top plate for mounting an adapter bracket, which allows the grapple to be exchanged among multiple carriers. When used with the dedicated Cat CW Quick Coupler, the grapple can be exchanged in seconds for other Cat work tools. Cat excavators have pre-programmed hydraulic settings to accommodate G300 Series grapples.

Purposely built for demolition and sorting applications, the new grapple has a low height and features a durable shell and hinge design in its construction. Hydraulic components are fully protected, and the one piece push bar, provides powerful closing forces for the grab shells.

The G300 GC series grapple also features hydraulic, 360-degree rotation, enabling the grapple to approach material from virtually any angle and also minimizing the need to move the carrier. The perforated  shells offer optimal view during operation. The square design allows maximum accessibility to material, and the smooth inner surface of the shells and their high clearance promote optimal loading.

Maintenance panels on the G300 GC grapples provide easy access to main components, and weekly service intervals and easily accessible lubrication points help keep downtime to a minimum. Replaceable, abrasion-resistant cutting edges are standard.


Flat top version

G310 GC

G313 GC

G315 GC

Excavator class

10 – 15 t

12 – 16 t

15 – 19 t

Dimensions - Length

1788 mm

1800 mm

2000 mm

Dimensions - Width

850 mm

950 mm

1000 mm

Dimensions – Height

1223 mm

1223 mm

1326 mm


400 L

450 L

600 L


814 kg

845 kg

1142 kg

Closing force

36  kN

36 kN

52 kN

Pressure – Open/close (max.)

350 bar

350 bar

350 bar

Flow – Open/close (max.)

60 l/min

60 l/min

90 l/min

Pressure – Rotation (max.)

220 bar

220 bar

220 bar

Flow rotation (max.)

40 l/min

40 l/min

40 l/min


*Weight excludes mounting bracket


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