2021 - Volume #BFS, Issue #21, Page #09
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Rock Claw Lifts Rocks Into Place
Albert Allpress can build walls with big rocks the easy way with his Rock Claw. He says he needed the patented rock lifter when he was in the excavation business.
Allpress likens his Rock Claw to the arcade game where a claw picks up a stuffed animal. He wanted a simpler version that was all mechanical.
The Rock Claw has 3 arms cut from high-grade steel with curved points or claws at the lower end and connected to a chain at the upper end. Each arm is pinned to a 3-pronged steel plate at a point about 3/4 up the length of the arm. This creates a pivot point for each arm.
The Series I Rock Claw has 1 1/2-ft. arms. Series II has 2-ft. arms, and Series III has 3-ft. arms.
“I’ve lifted a boulder that is 3 ft. in diameter and more than 700 lbs. with the Series III,” says Allpress. “It made the backhoe tires squat, but the Rock Claw handled the boulder without a problem.  
“I have started selling them, and the more I sell, the lower the price will be,” says Allpress. “Currently, I have 3 models ranging in price from $480 to $960.”
Check out a video of the Rock Claw in action at www.farmshow.com.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Albert Allpress, 17287 Hallman Rd. NW, Poulsbo, Wash. 98370 (ph 360 509-3574; deereman52@msn.com; www.therockclaw.com).

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