Petersen Introduces New & Improved Crab Attachment

Petersen Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, introduces the new & improved “Crab” Attachment. It enhances the capabilities and features of Petersen’s prior design.

Exclusive to Petersen Industries, the “Crab” is an interchangeable device attached to the end of the grapple truck boom that enables the truck operator to pick up and transport commercial waste containers from a control platform located directly behind the chassis cab. The new design is compatible with all waste containers that meet ANSI Z245.60 specifications and has a lift capacity of 7,100 lbs (including attachment weight – approximately 570 lbs). Adding versatility to the attachment, Petersen’s new design also incorporates lifting rings for connecting chains to assist when lifting rear load containers, compactors or other items. For more information on the “Crab” attachment and other available grapple truck options, please visit

ABOUT PETERSEN – Petersen Industries, Inc. manufactures equipment for the trash, agricultural, arboricultural, and aggregate markets. Petersen’s Lightning Loader® grapple trucks are used by over 900 cities and counties nationwide, and by most major waste companies. In the mid 1970’s Petersen designed a knuckleboom that could be used for loading bulky trash. The result was a trash loader concept that has been improved and refined over the last 30 years. With the exception of 3 or 4 purchased items, Petersen manufactures all other major components, including most hydraulic cylinders. With complete CNC machining capabilities and fabrication facilities, Petersen is able to control every aspect of schedule and quality control.

Melissa Kincaid, Marketing Director
Petersen Industries, Inc.
863-676-1493 x 227