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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Installation of the bridge grabbing crane with 16-tonne lifting capacity is being completed at the plant's concentration facilities.
Rolls-Royce was asked to supply a Stothert & Pitt 650 tonnes-per-hour grabbing crane for Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA) as part of a port expansion project.
The requirement is to refurbish and update five Stothert and Pitt Quayside Grabbing Cranes at the Port of Newport.