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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To meet the specific materials handling operations at Enviropower's plant, Demag installed a 10t SWL, 13.25m span, double girder grabbing crane. Mounted on the crane is a wire rope hoist with a 10 cu m bucket grab on a 12.4m hook path.
The requirement is to refurbish and update five Stothert and Pitt Quayside Grabbing Cranes at the Port of Newport.
Engineers from Konecranes' consultation services operation have already implemented the CRS on two of the site's 9.5 tonne, cab driven, electric overhead and double girder waste grabbing cranes, with work scheduled to commence on a third shortly.