Anvil Attachments is one of the oldest suppliers of Grabs, Grapples, and Clamshell Buckets for Bulk Material Handling. Anvil has been supplying products under various brand names since 1905.

Today, Anvil Attachments continues to supply high-quality material handling products under the brand name Hawco, Pro-Line, Anvil, Owen, Yaun, Williams, and Drott. Anvil's testament to quality shows in that many of these products are still in use today.

Anvil supplies grapples and buckets in hydraulic, electro-hydraulic, diesel-hydraulic, and traditional cable operation. New units, repairing & servicing older units and supplying parts are all part of what we do. We will even re-engineer your off-brand bucket for greater performance.

Anvil is the only US manufacturer of clamshell buckets that has passed a 2-year testing program of the US government for quality and strength. Don't sell yourself short. See why Anvil Buckets are built to last.

Over its history, Anvil and its brands have the unique distinction of building the following clamshell buckets and grapples which are considered to be the largest of their type to have ever been built:
  • Largest clamshell bucket: 77 cubic yards
  • Largest electro-hydraulic scrap grapple: 20 cubic yards
  • Largest hydraulic scrap grapple: 7 cubic yards
  • Largest electro-hydraulic refuse grapple: 14 cubic yards
  • Largest 2-rope round nose dredging bucket: 40 cubic yards

    These accomplishments symbolize Anvil's design and manufacturing capabilities and represent the company's "can-do" attitude when an industry has had unique requirements.


Anvil has the fastest lead times in the industry.  Anvil designs its buckets and grapples around a concept of standard parts.  Components are designed around product families.  This system allows Anvil to keep many parts and components in stock.  A standard hydraulic grapple typically ships in 1-2 weeks from the time of order, a bucket in 2-3 weeks.  Stock parts can be shipped out either the same day or the next day from the time of order.

Anvil Parts 


Our products are tested using state of the art Finite Element Analysis (FEA) computer program.  This software test stresses and finds weak areas in design before any piece of steel is cut.  It also identifies and helps eliminate unnecessary weight. Anvil combines this technology with over 100 years of design and knowledge for the best designed, most reliable grabs in the market.



Anvil is consistently at the forefront of bucket and grapple design and innovation.  This is demonstrated through the patents which have been awarded to us.  An example of this innovation is our patented cluster sheaves, which increases cable life for customers up to 3 times on cable grabs.  Anvil currently has two new innovative patents pending.

Cluster Sheave - Patent No. 7,607,643

This patent is on the improvement of the Fairlead design used in most cable buckets and grapples today.  This design has increased cable life for Anvil customers up to 3 times over standard configurations, saving customers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

“Anvil has been able to double our cable life resulting in savings of over $125,000.00 per year on the cable alone.” – Darryl S., Chevron

Patented Cluster Sheaves


Sealed Lip - Patent Pending 

Anvil currently has a Patent Pending on an improved bolt on sealed lip design.



Anvil practices LEAN manufacturing throughout its organization.  LEAN improves efficiencies and reduces waste in the manufacturing process.  LEAN reduces cost and improves quality in every product.



• 2015 IBJ “BEST GRAB”
• 2012 IBJ “BEST GRAB”

IBJ Best Grab


Anvil Attachments is located about 20 minutes north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  This facility is where every bucket and grapple is designed; where every piece of steel is cut, bent, fitted, welded, assembled, and/or tested.  Every product from Anvil Attachments is “MADE IN THE USA”.

Made in the USA