On PFO orange peel 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 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.
The orange peel grapple’s innovative design allows the equipment to incorporate a rotation mechanism, both mechanical, (limited 250° rotation) or hydraulic (continuous rotation). In PFO orange peel grapples these devices are easily interchangeable, without any modification in the overall dimensions.
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 can give many advantages on excavators, when it’s necessary to work indoors or to operate in confined spaces.
Orange peel grapples are designed to handle loose materials such as metal scrap, paper, used tyres and urban waste. They can be mounted on truck cranes, mini excavators, wheeled loaders and tracked excavators.
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 orange peel 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.
Orange peel grapple for metal scrap and urban waste
PHOTOGRAPHS AND MODELS OF Compact orange peel grapple - PFO