Handling with ease - Cat's new G315B

By Lindsay Gale01 July 2014

The G315B is the latest addition to Caterpillar Work Tools G300 series of grapples

The G315B is the latest addition to Caterpillar Work Tools G300 series of grapples

Caterpillar Work Tools B.V. has added a new waste handling grapple to its G300 series attachments in the shape of the G315B that has been designed for use on excavators weighing from 15 to 22 tonnes.

According to the company, the new grapple has been engineered to be able to handle large volumes of low density materials such as plastic and foam products. Weighing in at 1,450 kg (3,190 lb) the G315B has an 800 litre capacity and provides a closing force of 50 kN. It is 2.2 m (7.2 ft) long, 1.1 m (3.6 ft) wide and 1.5 m 4.9 ft) tall and operates at a pressure of 350 bar.

"The addition of the G315 WH grapple expands our current work-tool offering to the growing number of businesses in waste handling and recycling,” said commercial manager Dick Hermann at Caterpillar Work Tools. “We believe this addition, coupled with our technical and application expertise, will continue Caterpillar’s leadership as a global supplier for excavator and wheel-loader attachments. We look forward to providing our customers with enhanced value in support of their waste-handling and recycling tasks."

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