The very compact design of PFO orange peel grapples makes them the best solution for truck cranes, where dimensions and weight are the key points. These grapples are specifically made for Z cranes, as their slightly conic body can lay on the boom to save the narrowest space and to allow the overall dimensions of the crane not to exceed the truck width.
Orange peel grapples are designed to handle loose materials such as metal scrap, paper, tyres and urban waste. They can be mounted on truck cranes, mini excavators, wheeled loaders and tracked excavators.
The grapples innovative design allows the equipment to incorporate a rotation mechanism, both mechanical, (limited 250° rotation) or hydraulic (continuous rotation). In PFO grapples these devices are easily interchangeable, without any modification in the overall dimensions.
Orange peel grapples are gripping devices with independent tines, each one set in motion by a double-acting hydraulic cylinder. This allows the equipment to have a good grip on loose materials and non-symmetrical objects. The number of tines vary from four to six. The oil flow must be provided by the machine on which the grapple is installed.
On PFO polyp grapples the hydraulic circuit is well protected into the structure. The generously dimensioned cylinders provides excellent penetration force into the handled materials and good gripping capacity.
Orange peel grapples are made using high tensile strength steel (WELDOX DOMEX) for structural parts and use wear plates (HARDOX) for parts in contact with the handled materials, such as the tines and the tips.Large diameter, induction hardened chrome pins and bushings are used in all grapple junction points.
The polyp grapples must be mounted on operating machines through a cardan link that allows pendulum movement in the four horizontal directions. IDROBENNE can supply custom-made links for any operating machine on the market
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PHOTOGRAPHS AND MODELS OF Orange peel grapple for Z cranes. - PFO