Remembering September 11, 2001

Remember 911

Today we remember all the families in America, and world wide, who’s lives were forever changed by the horrific events that transpired on Sept 11, 2001. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, with our military, and all the men and women who’s job it is to keep our country and the world safe.

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Used Grapple Trucks For Sale

With the onset of hurricane season and the threat of storms overshadowing most of the southeast, Apex is ready to provide high quality, dependable storm clean-up trucks that will be needed to deal with the aftermath. When a quick response is needed to help get people’s lives restored to normal, you can count on Apex grapple trucks to help lead the charge.

Whether you need a large tri axle  loader truck to haul debris and pull a storm clean-up trailer, or a municipal style single axle grapple truck to move around on small city streets, Apex Equipment has a truck that will work for you. All  Apex grapple trucks go through a 210 point inspection repair process and an independent Federal DOT inspection. All certified pre owned grapple trucks are covered by a 2 year/200k mile warranty.

Every used grapple truck is part of the Apex Rapid Response Program. If you are working a storm, especially in a city you are not familiar with, and a breakdown occurs with your equipment, you can call our toll free hotline and get immediate support. This means you don’t have to spend time trying to locate local towing companies or repair services, we will handle that for you, and the recovery and repair process for your truck will get started fast.

Below is today’s featured video on the Apex website.

Please visit to view the complete grapple truck inventory.

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Grapple Trucks For Sale

Each grapple truck goes through a 210 point inspection repair process, followed by an independent Federal DOT inspection, most roll off trucks are offered with a 2 year/200k mile drive-train warranty. Our knowledgeable, courteous staff will guide you through the process of getting the right roll off truck for your requirements. When America is ready to work, Apex is ready to work.

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Grapple Truck Video

2004 Sterling Acterra, single axle, grapple loader truck, with a 210 HP Mercedes engine, 6 speed Allison automatic transmission, Pac-Mac grapple loader, 24 yard dump body, 210 point inspection, Federal DOT inspection, and a 2 year/200k mile warranty. WOW!


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Grapple Trucks Coming

Apex Equipment has added four ex-municipal grapple trucks to their growing inventory of loader trucks and tree service equipment. These grapple loader trucks are fleet maintained trucks with low miles, automatic transmissions, and dump bodies.

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Used Loader Truck For Sale

Two 2005 International 7400s with Peterson LT-3 Lightning loaders and telescopic booms, a 2002 International 4700 with a Peterson LT-3 Lightning loader and telescopic boom, and a 2000 international 4900 with a Peterson LT-3 Lightning loader and telescopic boom.

Each truck will go through the 210 point Apex inspection repair process, a Federal DOT inspection, and the 2005 models will be offered with a 2 year/200k mile drive train warranty. As always, each truck will be ready to work when it leaves the Apex facility.

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What Are Grapple Trucks

The grapple truck is a versatile trash truck, with an A-frame or tube shape tower, which typically has a two piece boom, with a grapple attached at the extended end, for grabbing objects from multiple areas around the vehicle. The entire unit is commonly referred to as a loader.

grapple loader truck

Grapple Loader Truck

The loader is powered by a PTO,  a hydraulic pump that sends oil under pressure to the attached cylinders, causing them to extended or retract depending on the operators command. The grapple loader is controlled by levers and/or joysticks which are attached to the machine’s power supply, and staged in a area around the implement that will give the user the best view possible of the material being handled.

grapple loader

Used Grapple Truck

Because the grapple loader is very often used to lift large or bulky objects, two stanchion type supports are built onto the unit, on each side of the vehicle. If the grapple loader is an A-frame design, the props will be beams that stab downward out of each side of the A-frame unit, stabalizing and balancing the vehicle, as they apply pressure to the surface beneath the machine. More on this type later…

grapple truck stabilizer

Grapple Truck Stabilizer


If the loader truck has a tube shaped grapple unit, the stabalizers will be arm type braces that extend outward, on either side, from under the machine, with two stabbers, that counter balance the unit by applying pressure against the surface on both sides of the truck in the same way as the A-frame design. More on this type later…

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