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Overview

Cat® GSV Orange Peel Grapples include models and sizes for a wide range of applications. With faster cycle times and increased capacities, GSV Grapples allow you to move more while spending less. A more efficient product design increases the grapple's overall productivity and reduces maintenance costs. The addition of a GC model to this product line provides an economical option while delivering the same Cat quality you expect.
Not all grapple models are available in all regions. Consult your Cat dealer for specific configurations available in your region.

Specifications

Units:
Tine Count 5 5 Less
Shell Type Options Semi-open, Closed Semi-open, Closed Less
Capacity 0.75 yd³ 600.0 l Less
Operating Weight 2989.0 lb 1356.0 kg Less
Maximum Lift Capacity 11023.0 lb 5000.0 kg Less

Recommended Carrier Weight

Material Handler Minimum 20.0 ton (US) 20.0 ton (US) Less
Material Handler Maximum 30.0 ton (US) 30.0 ton (US) Less
Excavator Minimum 14.0 ton (US) 14.0 ton (US) Less
Excavator Maximum 21.0 ton (US) 21.0 ton (US) Less

High Performance Less Fuel Burn

  • Move more tons per hour with faster cycle times.
  • Increase hydraulic flow capacity up to 160 percent with a new rotation system.
  • Improve your overall fill factor up to 140-200 percent because of refined tine curvature.
  • Cat Machines are pre-programmed with optimum performance settings for your grapple to maximize the pairing and efficiency of the machine and grapple.

Long Lasting Quality

  • Grapple life is prolonged because of lighter, force distributing cast pieces in place of welds.
  • Prevent cylinders from overextending, and avert unnecessary wear on hinge points and tine tips with heavy duty, abrasion resistant upper and lower stops on the grapple's housing.
  • Strength you can count on. Solid construction inner tines and tips are built of high grade steel, resisting abrasion and metal-on-metal wear. Hinge points are cast eliminating weak points on the frame.
  • Increase wear life with easy to replace, cast tine tips.

Easy to Maintain

  • Spend more time working with decreased maintenance time.
  • Usage before first service interval is increased up to 250 percent and ground level grease points are safer and easier to use.
  • Integral hydraulic components have been rerouted, decreasing tension on hoses and eliminating interference with materials.
  • Easy access to the hydraulics makes maintenance quicker, so more time can be spent moving materials.
  • An optional cylinder guard is available to protect hydraulic hoses from materials.
  • Maintain a safe working environment by using the Mounting Bracket Aid which allows the bracket to stay in an upright position while installing the grapple to the machine.

Options for Specific Applications

  • Meet your specific needs with semi-open or closed tine style options.
    • Semi-open tines work best for applications where larger steel scrap or pipes and beams are being moved.
    • Closed tines are optimal for smaller, shredded materials.
  • GC Grapples are lighter, which make them the ideal choice for recycling applications.
  • Standard Grapples have been optimized for large and shredded scrap materials.