Caterpillar has launched the GSV520 and GSV520 GC orange peel grapples incorporating new easy loading tines and vertical cylinders that create a profile to facilitate greater material swing and more efficient bulk-material handling.

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The grapples are designed for use with a range of materials including shredded scrap and structural beams

The new grapples, purpose-built for Cat MH3022, MH3024, and MH3026 wheeled material handlers, are available in a five-tine-shell configuration, both closed and semi-closed versions, and feature a new rotation design.

They replace GSM25-Series grapples to provide users a choice for matching the grapple to the needs of the operation. Cat said the GSV520 GC allows the lowest acquisition and excellent life-cycle value; the GSV520 provides the lowest overall owning and operating cost and optimum life-cycle performance.

Both new grapples are suited for use with a range of materials, including shredded scrap and long structural beams. The enhanced performance of the new grapples helps waste handling operations meet the challenges of increased environmental regulation, increased pressure to recycle, and more stringent budgets.

Compared with predecessor models, the GSV520 and GSV520 GC models also have lower operating weights for optimum performance and fuel savings.

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