Single Winch operates clamshell buckets.
Press Release Summary:
One Line System lets any conventional two-line bucket or grab be adapted to operate with single winch line, with same effectiveness as conventional two drum crane. It lets cable clamshell bucket work on hydraulic excavator, or operate conventional bucket underwater. Systems can be supplied to work with any size or type of bucket or grab for any type of application - mobile, marine or industrial.
Original Press Release:
A.P.P.I. One Line System
Allied Power Products, Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon has announced the availability of their patented One Line System for cable operated clamshell buckets and grabs. With an APPI One Line System, any conventional two-line bucket - or grab - can be easily adapted to operate with just one winch line. With this system, it is now possible for any type of equipment equipped with a single winch to operate with the same effectiveness as a conventional two drum crane. Applications that were impossible in the past - such as using a cable clamshell bucket on a hydraulic excavator - are now practical and productive. The high capacity, long reach and underwater operation of a conventional bucket or grab are now possible on virtually any host machine given it has a single winch. Operation is simple and intuitive. Every component is of standard design so production can be maximized and maintenance minimized. APPI One Line Systems can be supplied to work with any size or type of bucket or grab for any type of application - mobile, marine or industrial.