Investing in Grapple Trucks

A recent storm provided the push for one township to acquire some much needed equipment

Investing in Grapple Trucks

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Proper equipment makes a huge difference, and sometimes it takes not having it when you need it to realize its value.

In The Woodlands, TX, Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack has recently sanctioned the acquisition of two grapple trucks, allowing teams to more efficiently clear extensive debris from roads and other affected areas in the aftermath of significant storms.

This investment follows the aftermath of severe storms that ravaged South Montgomery County in June, 2023 leaving fallen trees and large branches strewn across various parts of the precinct.

Following the storm, crews worked in collaboration with contractor CrowderGulf, to clean up roughly 35,000-plus cubic yards of debris. “The June storms were a wake-up call for us, highlighting the need for improved resources to protect our residents and infrastructure,” Commissioner Noack said in an interview with Woodlands Online. “These grapple trucks are a significant step forward in our mission to enhance our storm response capabilities. We are committed to being well-prepared for future challenges, and these vehicles will be invaluable assets in that regard.”

The trucks are designed for rapid debris removal, reducing the time needed for cleanup operations. They are also equipped to handle a wide range of debris types ranging from tree debris to building materials. Safety is crucial during disaster response. The trucks are also designed with safety features to protect both operators and the public during cleanup efforts.

The Woodlands trucks include a 24-foot trash body that is sloped from 48 inches to 72 inches over the first 10 feet, then 72-inches high the remaining 14 feet creating 51 cubic yards of  total capacity. 

Information was sourced from Woodlands Online. Read the original article here -


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