What are grapples & what are they used for?

A grapple is an attachment used in construction for plant machinery needs to pick up and move materials such as logs, rocks, and debris. It is typically used in industries such as forestry, landscaping, and demolition.

These particular Masterhitch grapples are mechanical, and are designed to attach to different types of machinery such as excavators, loaders, and cranes. They are used to grip, hold, and move materials from one location to another, providing a safer and more efficient way of handling heavy and bulky items.

Masterhitch Grapples are simple in design, but made from strong and durable British materials. 

The Masterhitch Grapple is ideal for demolition work, site clearance and can be used for forestry tasks. They are effective at picking up materials safely and securely, ready for transporting. 

They require no additional hydraulic rams, and are operated by the bucket ram instead. We do also have a hydraulic version available. Check out our Hydra Grapple attachment, which can be used for similar tasks. 


  • Made for machines from 7 to 30 tonnes.
  • The Grapple can be made to fit any quick hitch system or to be mounted directly into the dipper arm.
  • A cost effect and versatile addition to any plant fleet.


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Improved Efficiency

Using a grapple attachment on your plant machinery can save time and labor. It can easily pick up and move materials that would require several workers to move manually.

Increased Safety

Grapples can handle heavy and awkwardly shaped materials without the need for workers to come in direct contact with the materials. This reduces the risk of injury.

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Grapples can handle a wide range of materials, making them a versatile attachment for plant machinery.

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Using a grapple attachment can help reduce labor costs and increase productivity. This makes for a cost-effective solution for handling materials in construction and plant machinery needs.

“The Masterhitch Guarantee”

Masterhitch back all of their products with the “satisfaction or your money back” guarantee. A full range of spare parts are readily available off the shelf and our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to offer help and support whatever your questions may be.

Contact us now on +44(0)1634 290022 or email us at sales@masterhitch.co.uk to get a quote today.


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