Clamshell Buckets

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

Two major designs exist for Intermercato's clamshell buckets

  • TGS, TMC, TCB series - designed for MOVING STOCKPILES. These are efficient at loading, choose which style suits your crane and loading requirements.
  • DDG Series - designed for MAXIMUM BITE when tunnelling and digging into dirt. Oversized rams, the strongest shell and small widths give the highest clamping forces to break into dirt.

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 oversized 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 specializing in grapples for nearly 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 buckets TGS1240

Clamshell bucket TG12-40 and TG12-50 - Download Full Specifications (PDF)

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

 

clamshell buckets TGS1240

Clamshell bucket TMC 40-80 - Download Full Specifications (PDF)

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

 

clamshell buckets TGS1240

Clamshell bucket TGO 500-1200 - Download Full Specifications (PDF)

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 buckets TGS1240

Clamshell bucket TMC-40D - Download Full Specifications (PDF)

Designed for scraping between railway sleeps with a 6 TM crane.

 

clamshell buckets TGS1240

Clamshell bucket TCB 500-1000 - Download Full Specifications (PDF)

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 buckets TGS1240

Clamshell bucket TCB 420L - 800L - Download Full Specifications (PDF)

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 buckets TGS1240

Clamshell bucket TVG 650-1000 - Download Full Specifications (PDF)

Designed as a heavy duty crane clamshell. Pilot operated check/overcentre valve standard. High loading forces on larger cranes - to suit 25 TM cranes.

 

clamshell buckets TGS1240

Clamshell bucket TCB HD 1000 - Download Full Specifications (PDF)

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

 

clamshell buckets TGS1240

Clamshell bucket TCB HD 1250 - Download Full Specifications (PDF)

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

 

clamshell buckets TGS1240

Clamshell bucket TCB HD 1500 - Download Full Specifications (PDF)

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

 

clamshell buckets TGS1240

Clamshell bucket Superchip - Download Full Specifications (PDF)

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.

 

clamshell buckets TGS1240

Clamshells buckets designed for digging - DDG Series Light -
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Clamshells designed for digging. Dual oversized rams give maximum bite for hard ground. Recommended excavator size 9 - 13 tonnes.

Includes vane or RMR series rotator, clevis and link separate.

 

clamshell buckets TGS1240

Clamshells buckets designed for digging - DDG Series Heavy -
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Clamshells designed for digging. Dual oversized rams give maximum bite into hard ground for tunnelling. Recommended excavator size 20 - 28 tonnes (larger depending on application). Includes RMR series rotator, clevis and link separate.

 

clamshell buckets TGS1240

Clamshell bucket TVG6000 - Download Full Specifications (PDF)

6 cu m designed for moving bulk woodchip.


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