RL3 Rear Mount Grapple Loader

RL3 Rear Mount Grapple Loader

Customized Muscle

The rear-mounted RL3 is designed for loading into attached trailers or into separate haul trucks.

The RL3 attaches to our TT2 dump trailers, or use it to load other trucks in high volume situations. It’s maneuverable and versatile – letting you get the job done your way.

  • 20 ft. boom reach includes 4 ft. telescopic extension
  • Standard control type is dual walk-thru
  • Also available with patented QUADSTICK® controls – 4 six function mechanical joysticks
  • Trailer package option – includes float control, pintle hitch, diverter valve, and quick coupler
  • Boom stows in rear rack or in trailer
RL3 Rear Mount Grapple Loader

System Description
Petersen Model RL3 rear-mounted loader is mounted to a short frame chassis. The RL3 loads into attached dump trailers or into separate haul trucks.

Reach (from centerline rotation): 20 ft
Main Boom and Tip Boom: 16 ft
Tip Extension: 4 ft
Tare Weight (Empty): 18,2401bs
Front Axle Weight: 5,100 lbs
Rear Axle Weight: 13,140 lbs
Outrigger Span: 11ft 8in
Storage Height: 13ft 2in

Lifting Capacities
Radius    Over Rear      Over Side
10 ft        7,100 lbs       5,500 lbs
16 ft        4,400 lbs       3,100 lbs
20 ft        3,2001bs       1,800 lbs

Weight of bucket and/or attachments must be subtracted from lift capacities shown. Standard bucket weighs appx. 1000 lbs. Capacities shown do not exceed 85% of vehicle tipping moment with outriggers fully extended on firm, level ground.

Bucket Features
The bucket is 4ft long with an opened width of 5ft between pickup blades. Anti-scalping bucket sides are pivot mounted to provide a horizontal closing action rather than a vertical digging motion. Sides are mechanically linked to single hydraulic cylinder to ensure that both sides close and open together.
No hydraulic hoses below bucket rotator.

Recommended Chassis Specification (Minimum)

Body Style Conventional Cab
Cab-to-Axle Dimension 84 in
Front Axle Rating 9,000 lbs
Rear Axle Rating 21,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 30,000 lb
Frame RBM 900,000

Operator Controls
Dual manual controls (greaseless) for outriggers and loader on both sides of the truck for easy access and visibility. Also available with “QuadSlick” dual joystick controls. Side-mount seat controls or all-weather cab are available.

A-frame pedestal design allows flexing under repeated load shocks. Replaceable Cast Nylon bushings used in head assembly. Head assembly is stress relieved. Reinforced connection points with hardened pins and replaceable bushings. Counterbalance valves used on boom cylinders and pilot operated check valves used on vertical outrigger cylinders.