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CL SERIES - A clamshell for high volume loose material handling

The CL series has evolved to have optimal height to volume ratio. This allows you to handle large loads to and from ballast trailers, whilst staying under the overhead cables.

We know efficiency is paramount. Quick unloading of ballast trailers means less downtime on the track. The CL series features fast acting leg geometry, increasing speed of operation and decreasing loading and unloading times.

Capacity ranges from 1.0m² to 1.5m²


Like all Powerhand products the CL series is designed and built in house

We understand that the only way to guarantee the best quality is to control the whole process. That is why we complete 100% of design and manufacture in our factory in Scotland.

We are proud to never be satisfied and are constantly seeking to improve our concepts and to be at the forefront of manufacturing technology.

For over 30 years we have developed and refined our attachments in collaboration with many of the industries' leading users, with the aim of delivering the ultimate end product and customer experience.

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world class Rotations

World leading attachments require world leading rotators... that is why we use Indexator rotators to partner our Powerhand attachments

We think of our attachments as the hand at the end of the machine boom and the rotator as the wrist. For unbeatable completion of the task and minimal downtime, both must be of the highest quality.

Powerhand has established a close working relationship with Indexator over the last 30 years, who lead the world in rotator design and manufacture the widest range of rotator products. They employ the most advanced design and manufacturing systems available, with industry leading testing systems used to rigorously test components after final assembly. This is all to ensure that the most durable rotators possible are created!

The CL series is fitted with Indexators high torque industrial IR series rotators as standard.

Final Link in the chain

Often an afterthought in 'end of arm' attachment assemblies, the rotator to boom connection link plays a very important role.

We are proud to offer the whole 'end of arm' package. From attachment, to rotator and link. Powerhand offers a range of industrial excavator and material handler links for a wide variety of machines and applications.

Links are available as standard, swing dampening, or for fixed mount applications. We also offer the service of creating a link to your bespoke order. For any machine, for any application, we can manufacture a link to your specification.

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  • Sunken 100mm square drive headstock available, ideal for rail industry, with a saving of up to 200mm in overall height.
  • Powerful twin hydraulic cylinder.
  • Ideal for Rototilt / tilt rotator fitting.
  • Designed for the high volume rehandling of loose materials.
  • Manufactured from high strength Swedish alloy steels.
  • Heat treated hardened cutting edges and wear plates.
  • Hydraulic cylinder lock valves.
  • Pressure relief valves for excavator use.
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