The Evans & Reid Mechanical Grapple is mounted to the dipper end & bucket link with standard hangers. This means it can be used in conjunction with a quick hitch.
The upper, moveable jaw pivots on the dipper end. It is ‘opened & closed’ by the bucket link in exactly the same way that a bucket is operated.
The lower, fixed jaw is connected by thrust bar to 3 position bracket welded on the underside of the dipper arm. We supply the thrust bar, 3 position bracket & pivot pins with every grapple.
All grapples are supplied with a thrust bar, mounting pins and weld on 3 point pivot plate to enable the grapple to be mounted to the excavator.
Grapples are manufactured with standard hangers, so they mount to both the dipper end & bucket link. This also means the grapple can be used on a quick hitch.
We can also manufacture grapples to suit dedicated quick hitch systems.