Product feature: OSA GR 10 rotating grapple

One of A1’s early investments has been an OSA GR 10 rotating grapple they purchased from the Australasian agent Boss Attachments

This OSA rotating grapple is a game changer for us

Although new Waikato-based company A1 Civil and Demolition has only been operational for a short while, the owner’s unique levels of industry experience will be a positive reassurance for future clients.

Trent Stibbard with OSA rotating grapple

Director Trent Stibbard has spent his lifetime working in the earthmoving sector and since arriving from Australia seven years ago, he has been wholly involved in demolition projects. 

A1’s links with its partner business, Prestige Building Removals, will also see the company extending from its demolition services to include site preparation for building removal and section clearing.

"We’ve made a major investment in making sure that our equipment, systems, and certifications are all A1 too," says Trent.

"That means the best gear to do each job properly and being resourced appropriately for the handling, removal, and disposal of hazardous materials such as asbestos."

During his time in the demolition industry, Trent says he has demolished hundreds of houses and commercial buildings. The houses come in all shapes and sizes, but one of the key things he has learnt over the years is the importance of always having the right equipment to do the job properly.

With that in mind, one of A1’s early investments has been an OSA GR 10 rotating grapple they purchased from the Australasian agent Boss Attachments.

"Compared to a bucket or fixed grapple, the MC 10 allows for full 360-degree rotation and that allows us to operate with an amazing degree of precision during a demolition," says Trent.

"As well as delivering much more efficient on-site material sorting, the extra precision also lets us complete the average house demolition around 30% faster."

At the time this story was written, A1 and Prestige were jointly involved in a major project that involved the selective removal and demolition of a number of houses on adjoining sections.

Boss fixed ripper is ideal for concrete demolition

The work also saw the OSA Grapple being used to gently dismantle and remove decks and verandas from houses targeted for removal. A Boss single shank ripper was also used to break up heavy concrete patios, concrete paths, and foundations. 

"I’ve had a long association with the Boss team and their OSA demolition range; their gear is great quality, built to work hard, and easy to service. Paul (Herbison) is always available 24/7 too," says Trent.

Boss Attachments Ltd distributes the OSA range throughout New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. In addition to the rotating grapples, the Italian-manufactured OSA range also includes primary and secondary demolition tools, pulverisers, multi-systems, hammers, and shears.

"When it comes to unrivalled power and performance, OSA products are world-beaters and in an absolute class of their own," says Paul Herbison of Boss Attachments.

For further information, contact Paul Herbison 027 290 8306 or visit

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