With a grab weight of nearly eight tonnes, it is suitable for
connection to ABP’s dockside crane which has a minimum
21-tonne lifting capacity. A powerful 37.5kW integral
hydraulic power pack ensures rapid opening and closing rates
to achieve high levels of performance, critical to minimize the
amount of time in unloading vessels where excessive delays
can generate high level of demurrage cost.
The second heavy duty hydraulic grab, which has a 3.5m3
capacity, is designed to handle material up to 1.5t/m3,
including sand and aggregates and is provided complete with
an adaptor plate to suit ABP’s dockside material handler.
The remaining three grabs ordered range in capacity from
4–5m3 capacity, and are suitable for materials with bulk
density up to 1t/m3. These are again provided with an
adaptor plate to suit ABP’s dockside material handlers.
Each of the grabs incorporates a unique design with a
fork lift pick-up point, high close shells rated for zero
degrees repose angle and close tolerance spill-free Pantanax
wear-resistant lower and side knives. The design of these has
been developed in conjunction with ABP on several previous
grab orders during recent years where grabs have been
supplied to ABP at Ipswich, Kings Lynn, Garston, Newport
This brings the number of MRS grabs supplied in the UK
to 99 — there will certainly be a big celebration when
number 100 is ordered!