2021 - Volume #BFS, Issue #21, Page #09[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Rock Claw Lifts Rocks Into Place
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; email@example.com; www.therockclaw.com).
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