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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.

easy penetration

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?

Series Loose Tie Grapple 4550RA

Technical Data

Height (open/excluding rotation)

41 in

Weight (excluding rotation)

880 lb

Area (tip to tip)

2.9 ft2

Close

4 in

Open

50 in

Series Loose Tie Grapple 4642RA

Technical Data

Height (open/excluding rotation)

38 in

Weight (excluding rotation)

675 lb

Area (tip to tip)

2.7 ft2

Close

4 in

Open

41 in

Series Loose Tie Grapple 6007RA

Technical Data

Height (open/excluding rotation)

30 in

Weight (excluding rotation)

780 lb

Area (tip to tip)

4.5 ft2

Close

7 in

Open

58 in

Series Loose Tie Grapple 6006HDRA

Technical Data

Height (open/excluding rotation)

36 in

Weight (excluding rotation)

1,253 lb

Area (tip to tip)

5.03 ft2

Close

8 in

Open

66 in

Series Loose Tie Grapple 6606HDRA

Technical Data

Height (open/excluding rotation)

41 in

Weight (excluding rotation)

1,380 lb

Area (tip to tip)

6.30 ft2

Close

6 in

Open

77 in

Series Loose Tie Grapple 8610RA

Technical Data

Height (open/excluding rotation)

46 in

Weight (excluding rotation)

1,638 lb

Area (tip to tip)

7.5 ft2

Close

11 in

Open

92 in

out-lift

Both versions of Rotobec Rail Grapples come equipped with Rotobec’s own built in house HIGH PRESSURE CYLINDERSOur cylinders feature a BOLT ON HEAD design allowing for incredibly easy maintenance. They are without a doubt, the most durable and reliable available.

out-perform

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.

out-last

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.

QUALITY COMPONENTS

In order to guarantee the quality and reliability of your heavy 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.

success stories

CUSTOMER: Wiskerchen Truck
LOCATION: Glenwillow, OH
PRODUCT: 5805RA Rail Grapple

5805ra

CHALLENGE

Customer needed a Rail Grapple that was capable of handling rails, ties, tie bundles and other materials.

CUSTOM SOLUTION

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.