Rock Construction Equipment and Tools: Caterpillar

May 2009 Vol. 64 No. 5

The Cat G130B Contractors’ Grapple is a heavy-duty, durably constructed tool designed for structural demolition, material handling and utility application, such as sorting and loading rock, scrap and construction debris.

The Cat G130B works ideally with a range of models in the Caterpillar medium-hydraulic-excavator lineup, and its design assures flexible, efficient operation, as well as compatibility with both C- and D-Series Cat excavators.

The Cat G130B uses a two-over-three tine configuration that allows the three tines on the slightly curved lower jaw to sink easily into scrap piles, while a pair of tines on the interlocking upper jaw exerts ample hydraulic power to retain material securely on the large working surfaces of the jaws. Abrasion-resistant AR 400 steel, used for tine tips, wear plates and wrappers assures durability in the harshest environments. The flush design, coupled with the precise curvature of the lower jaw, assures that material slides out with no obstruction when the grapple dumps. www.cat.com