grabbing crane

grabbing crane

[′grab·iŋ ‚krān]
(mechanical engineering)
An excavator made up of a crane carrying a large grab or bucket in the form of a pair of half scoops, hinged to dig into the earth as they are lifted.
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The requirement is to refurbish and update five Stothert and Pitt Quayside Grabbing Cranes at the Port of Newport.
5 tonne, cab driven, electric overhead and double girder waste grabbing cranes, with work scheduled to commence on a third shortly.