Intermercato Clamshell Buckets are suited to Excavators and Cranes from 500kg to over 30 tonne capacity.

TMC, TGO, TCB are designed for moving stockpiles. These are very efficient at loading, choose which style suits your crane and loading requirements.

TGO also has the advantage of removable side plates.

Mounting of most clamshell buckets is usually via a link - cardanic suspension. Some heavy duty clamshells are suited to rigid mounting.

Clamshell buckets are very efficient at loading, as both shells oppose each other - forcing their way into the material, whereas a standard bucket continually pushes the spoil outwards.

Clamshell buckets allows trucks to self-load with a crane, freeing up site machinery for other uses. Clamshell buckets are also able to load from the very bottom of the heap, and even clean up a site as everything can be clamped neatly into the bucket.

The clamshell faces and mountings are all made from HARDOX and reinforced to give extra strength and durability for longevity.

All Clamshell Buckets have the following features:

  • Every pin greaseable with protected grease nipples - designed for a long life.
  • High clamping forces with oversised pistons - allows secure gripping of any load.
  • Bronze bushes throughout - maximise its life.
  • All excavator series made from the highest quality steel available - HARDOX.
  • Built by a company specialising in excavator grabs and grapples for over 20 years.

All clamshell buckets can be matched with Intermercato's line up of 360 degree continuous rotators.

A lot of customising exists, such as galvanised coatings for marine use and clamshells up to 6.0 cu m, please contact us for options.


Catalogue (PDFs)

Clamshell bucket TG12-40 and TG12-50

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The smallest of the range, carefully designed for small 2TM cranes to maximise capacity.

clamshell buckets TGS1240
Clamshell bucket TMC 40-80

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All purpose clamshell designed for loading work on 8 TM cranes.

Clamshell bucket TGO 500-1200

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Designed as a UNIVERSAL GRAB with removable side plates. This allows the operator to grip large trees securely with the plates removed and act as a clamshell for loose materials when bolted on. To suit 10-15 TM cranes.

Pilot operated check/overcentre valve standard.

Clamshell bucket TCB 500-1000

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All purpose loading grabs, some of our most popular are in this range, to suit 10-15 TM cranes.

Pilot operated check/overcentre valve standard.

Clamshell bucket TCB 420L - 800L

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Designed for LIGHT MATERIALS ONLY, a larger clamshell with a very low weight to maximise its volume. To suit 8-15 TM cranes.

Pilot operated check/overcentre valve standard.

Clamshell bucket TCB HD 1000

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Designed with an extreme duty demolition grapple frame for harsh work. Recommended crane is 20 TM or excavator 20 tonnes.

Clamshell bucket TCB HD 1250

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Designed with an extreme duty demolition grapple frame for harsh work. Recommended crane is 20 TM or excavator 20 tonnes.

Clamshell bucket TCB HD 1500

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Designed with an extreme duty demolition grapple frame for harsh work. Recommended crane is 20 TM or excavator 20 tonnes.

Clamshell bucket Superchip

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As the name says designed for moving bulk wood chip. Lighter weight grab to maximise the excavators capacity. Recommended crane is 20 TM or excavator 20 tonnes.


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