Dry Cargo Magazine: Ships Gear Grapple


Bateman Boasts 30+ Years Of Experienece In Attachment Manufacturing

Based in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada, Bateman Manufacturing is at the forefront of the industry in the creation and fabrication of material handling products designed to support the scrap, waste & recycling, port, forestry, demolition, and industrial. Founded in 1989, BATEMAN has over 30 years of experience in attachment manufacturing and continues to rapidly expand.

In 2019, BATEMAN was acquired by GRYB International, a material handling attachments manufacturer based in Victoriaville, Quebec. GRYB International derives from GRYB Attachments, which was founded in 2007 and continues to expand with the additional acquisitions of Winkle Industries in Ohio, ShearEx in Quebec, and recently, SERCO Loaders in Minnesota. GRYB International is a group of manufacturing companies that develop, design, and manufacture products for a wide range of industries. Today, GRYB International employs over 400 individuals.


Strong Presence In The Great Lakes


The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway have long held an influence on BATEMAN’s product development and the company is proud to support this region’s bulk handling industry by delivering key material handling attachments to organizations not only working the waterways, but maintaining them as well. Major bulk-handling clients in this region include those in the road salt, wood chip, and coal handling industries. BATEMAN hydraulic and self-contained diesel clamshell buckets, ships gear grapples, are an ideal solution for streamlining re-handling processes for their versatility and durability.

The company’s hydraulic clamshell buckets are available in light, medium, and heavy-duty configurations with either open or closed-back designs. All BATEMAN clamshell buckets come equipped with BATEMAN’s severe-duty rotator with continuous 360° rotation and internal hydraulic relief, and also feature fully sealed moving parts for submersion in water. BATEMAN’s ships gear grapples are also a popular re-handling solution for customers in the Great Lakes region. Purpose-built for ports, its ships gear grapples help reduce demerging fees with their large handling capacities. Their split-body construction allows complete and easy access to the engine, while the hinged doors allow easy access for inspection and preventative maintenance. 

Due to the large amount of vessel traffic seen on the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway system, waterway maintenance is required on a regular basis in order to maintain piers, sea walls, and water depths. BATEMAN rock grapples are a popular material handling attachment solution in the Great Lakes for this type of waterway construction and maintenance due to their dexterity. In the past year, BATEMAN has proudly created, designed, and fabricated an all-new addition to the its waterway maintenance line up, the level-cut clamshell bucket. The level-cut clamshell bucket allows operators to dredge the bottom of waterways and plays an essential role in keeping the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway region open to vessel traffic by helping maintain water depths so that ships can travel safely.

What makes this clam so special? The bowls are designed to extract a specific amount of sediment from the bottom of bodies of water, all while leaving a flush surface to save operators time and money. In order to stay competitive in the market, BATEMAN is continually investing in research and development in order to improve our products and actively innovate new, industry-leading material handling attachments. After years in the grapple business, BATEMAN decided to bring over some of its grabs’ strongest features to its port attachments’ designs such as rotations, pin design and retention, cylinder design, and frame design in order to provide its customers with the dexterity of an orange peel grapple.

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