Loading Systems

The design of a grab is dictated by the nature of the bulk material that needs to be handled. This guarantees optimal performance of the grab. Other important factors to incorporate in the design process are the grab crane and the conditions at the work site.


Cactus grab

The Cactus grab is specifically used for the handling of scrap, biomass, rocks and household waste.

One of our leading products in this field is the Cactus grab, which you can use specifically to handle shredded scrap, biomass and rocks. But also for wood chips and household waste.

The Nemag Cactus grab stands out thanks to its robust design and use of first class wear-resistant and high-tensile steel. Depending on the lifting power required, the Cactus grab is equipped with six or eight claws. The grab is available, depending on the material it needs to process, with an open, half-open or closed claws. This ensures a minimal waste of material.


The grabs are built in four-rope version. The volumes that the grabs can handle are up to 17 m3 for scrap and up to 45 m3 for wood chips. The Cactus grab is manufactured with the highest possible quality steel, such as Dillidur 400, Hardox 400, Dillimax 690 and Weldox 700 or equally renowned types of style. The Cactus grab’s closing rope guide can be equipped with low friction cable guides, 
which guarantee a long life span of the closing cable.


The Cactus grab has a lifting power ranging from 25 to 63 ton Safe Working Load. The volume range reaches 10 to 45 m3. The bulk materials that the Cactus grab can process are scrap, rocks, biomass, wood chips and household waste. Depending on the lifting power required, the Cactus grab is equipped with six or eight claws. The grab is available, depending on the material it needs to process, with an open, half-open or closed claws.


The Cactus grab is manufactured with high tensile materials with excellent low friction cable guides, in short a very robust design. With its independently movable claws, the Cactus grab has excellent digging power. Moreover, the Cactus grab is versatile in use thanks to the various types of claws and the option of being able to choose between six or eight claws.

The added value of the cactus grab

  • Favourable volume in relation to its own weight
  • Extremely robust design
  • Application of wear-resistant and high-tensile steel