Loose Tie Grapples
SPECIALIZED ATTACHMENTS FOR SPECIALIZED INDUSTRY
Rail ties are the life blood of the railway industry. Without them, there would be no rails and no trains. Efficiently handling rail ties, both new and used, requires unique attachments designed specifically for this purpose. The Rotobec Loose Tie Grapple is a modified version of our Combination Grapple, used for the loading and unloading of ties by the rail side. When it comes to handling rail ties there is simply no better way than with one of our amazing Rail Grapples.
LEAVE THE SHALE BEHIND
Shale presents a variety of problems when cleaning up loose ties by the rail side. To combat this, we have cut a hole out of the narrow jaw to allow shale to fall out when handling ties. We have also eliminated all gaps on the backside of the jaws where shale has the tendency to build up.
A curved jaw shape can prevent your grapple from easily penetrating a pile of ties resulting in half full grapple loads and a decrease in efficiency. The jaws of our Loose Tie Grapple are curved outwards to ensure that you are getting a full load of ties every time.
MAXIMUM CLOSING FORCE
BUILT IN-HOUSE CYLINDERS
Each Rotobec cylinder is designed, fabricated and assembled in-house to guarantee the absolute best quality. The Loose Tie grapples come standard with our 5,000 psi (345 bar) high pressure cylinders, which offer exceptional closing force and an unbeatable level of durability.
THE KING OF ROTATORS
For the last 40 years, Rotobec has been pushing the boundaries of innovation in the world of rotator design. The rotators on our Rail Grapples are no exception. In addition to standard 360° rotation and a fully supported pinion gear, all of our rotations are fully sealed, allowing them to be fully submersed in water up to 15 feet deep. Our rotators are without a doubt the most advanced and longest lasting ever made. Why settle for anything but the best?
Both versions of Rotobec Rail Grapples come equipped with Rotobec’s own built in house HIGH PRESSURE CYLINDERS. Our cylinders feature a BOLT ON HEAD design allowing for incredibly easy maintenance. They are without a doubt, the most durable and reliable available.
Our Rail Grapples come standard with OVERSIZED, CHROMED AND HARDENED PINS and our unique interlocking HEAD STRUCTURE, providing an unmatched level of strength. We have added a strengthening ellipse to the jaws of the Loose Tie Grapple to add even more support.
Rotobec grapples last longer. Plain and simple. Our Rail Grapples are manufactured of a HIGH TENSILE STEEL, which drastically increases the life of your equipment. On the Loose Tie Grapple,we have gone one step further and added HARD SURFACING to the jaws to further extend their life.
In order to guarantee the quality and reliability of your material handling equipment, we proudly manufacture and assemble every major component of our grapples in-house, right here in North America. Each component is constructed of only the best quality materials available, and is built with one purpose: To outperform and outlast the competition.
SERVICE MADE SIMPLE
Our number one priority is your productivity. Machine downtime is a costly inconvenience and we have taken every measure to ensure that our customers experience as little of this as possible. Our expert team of service technicians are conveniently located all across North America and are dedicated to providing our customers with the best service in the business.
CUSTOMER: Wiskerchen Truck
LOCATION: Glenwillow, OH
PRODUCT: 5805RA Rail Grapple
Customer needed a Rail Grapple that was capable of handling rails, ties, tie bundles and other materials.
Rotobec specially designed the edges of the 5805RA to pick up two or more ties at a time, this optimizes each motion and increases lifting variety capabilities. This grapples is also able to bypass, further increasing versatility for use in various applications.