Friendly jaws

 
Published: Saturday 04 July 2015

Mechanical jaws with multiple uses are set to eliminate many back-straining farm tasks by adding versatility to the standard farm tractor. An Australian farmer, Geoff Lucas has designed the 'Lucas Grabber', which can be fitted to any make of tractor to grab, lift, carry, hold and dump heavy loads. It can lift bales of hay, rocks and log, fuel and chemical drums and even animal carcas ses. The maintenance-free Grabber's clamping force is gravity applied. The jaws are placed on a telescopic arm which allows objects to be lifted to different heights or dragged from inaccessible places in the bushland.

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