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The City of Portland, Oregon

Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization

Unified. Prepared. Resilient.

Phone: 503-823-5386

FAX: 503-823-3903

Grapple Truck

The project aim is to acquire a Grapple Truck that would be deployed in the region to assist with debris related events. Grapple Trucks consist of a heavy duty truck frame with either a permanently affixed or removable 10-20 yard dump body and a 360 degree fully articulating clam shell bucket or grapple. These devices are routinely used throughout the waste management industry to assist in contracted debris removal. These assets have proven versatile and can be used to address numerous debris-generating events such as: wind storms, landslides, ice storms, and building collapses and USAR where debris is associated. These assets have also been used for security-related activities such as deploying / retrieving jersey curbs or other security-related barriers.