Product feature: Attach2's Multi Grab Bucket Mk3

A cross between a grapple and a bucket, the Multi Grab bucket MK3 was engineered for grabbing performance and strength to fill a heavy-duty grab role with extra versatility

The Multi Grab bucket can fit excavators from three to 40T

Attach2 introduced the Multi Grab bucket back in 2011, and while at the time it was met with a bit of scepticism, it has proved to become New Zealand earthmovers’ valued tool in their arsenal of attachments, the company says. 

With a demanding environment of earthmoving in New Zealand, the Multi Grab bucket could be just the tool needed to tackle jobs where a thumb just won’t cut it and more versatility than a grapple is required.

What’s the Multi Grab bucket? 

The Multi Grab bucket MK3 is a cross between a grapple and a bucket

The Multi Grab bucket MK3 by Attach2 is a cross between a grapple and a bucket. This unique combination was engineered for grabbing performance and strength to fill a heavy-duty grab role with extra versatility. 

By focussing on grab performance, the fixed bucket side of the attachment is more angular and boxed, as it suits the picking up of materials and comfortably handling the high amount of grab force exerted by the grab thumb. 

The flat bottom and back bucket of the bucket is made from high-quality wear plate steel equivalent to Hardox with extra structural and wear plating for working with abrasive and heavy materials.

The mounting ears and hydraulics are located on the back of the bucket, protecting them and the hitch from damage, by placing them far from the grab working area. The Multi Grab bucket’s unique thumb or beak design has its pivot point securely welded to the bucket chassis, improving the overall strength of the attachment.

The grab thumb has a long pivot arm maximising the mechanical advantage from the cylinder, which also includes a check valve that maintains hydraulic pressure without the operator needing to keep the hydraulic flow open to maintain the thumb’s position.  

Why use a Multi Grab bucket? 

The attachment can be suited to jobs that require strength and some bulk material handling

The attachment can be perfectly suited to jobs that require strength and some bulk material handling. The Multi Grab bucket is equally at home with small to medium demolition works to forestry and agriculture.  

The high-strength build isn’t just for specialist jobs; it can replace a traditional machine mounted thumb with a separate attachment and when not required, be kept on the trailer without having to carry around the extra weight on the dipper arm. 

In fleet situations, a Multi Grab bucket can be shared among excavators, rather than fitting all excavators with a thumb or moving a thumb-equipped excavator to a site. Attach2 are known as the original Multi Grab bucket supplier and can deliver the attachments to fit excavators from three to 40 tonnes. All Attach2 attachments come with a three-year warranty. 

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