Single Line Clamshell Buckets

Verstegen developed a wide range of mechanical clamshell buckets for bulk handling. Clamshell Buckets can be used for most bulk materials. Every Verstegen mechanical line operated clamshell bucket is optimized for its specific application and bulk material. Single Line Clamshell Buckets are especially designed for cranes with only one holding line.

Single line clamshell bucket

A special clamshell bucket in the extensive range of Verstegen clamshell buckets are the single rope cable operated clamshell buckets, especially designed for cranes not configured with separate holding and closing lines. Besides the remote controle version Verstegen also offers the touch-and-go single cable clamshell bucket.

Single Line Clamshell Bucket

Three opening systems for clamshell bucket

Most of our single line clamshell buckets are provided with a mechanical hook system to secure the closing of the clamshell bucket. To open the clamshell bucket, this mechanism must be uncoupled. Besides the completely mechanical bucket with a touch-and-go opening system, there is a manual opening system (by pulling a tagline) and a remote control opening system.

Three opening systems for clamshell bucket

Single line clamshell bucket ready for operation

Single line clamshell buckets are normally used when port cranes are not available and ship board cranes must be used. Most of these ship cranes are single drum cranes that cannot operate 2- or 4-line buckets. In these cases Verstegen single line clamshell buckets can be a good solution. The clamshell buckets can be connected to any crane. The only thing you have to do is to hook the clamshell bucket on a crane with sufficient lift capacity and your grab is ready for operation.

Single line clamshell bucket ready for operation