When a retired US Marine, who now owns and runs a scrap yard in south Mississippi, made a special request for his four tine hydraulic grapple, Anvil obliged. The former Marine requested that Anvil make his grapple a little “Patriotic”. Anvil went beyond a little patriotic and gave the four tine orange peel hydraulic grapple the full Red, White and Blue treatment. The hydraulic grapple, pictured above, was in the shop for a rebuild as it had been through tough usage, moving scrap metal, cars and more. This job was typical of an Anvil complete rebuild, starting with full disassembly, sandblasting and testing of the hydraulic system. The next step was to replace the worn and damaged parts. These parts consisted of upper and lower pins and bushings, tine pins and bushings and tine teeth. All of the grapple's hydraulic hoses and fittings were replaced. A missing cylinder guard was replaced, and all gouges and cracks were welded. When it was time for paint, Anvil painted the tines blue, cylinders and cylinder covers red and the head assembly white. Anvil has painted custom colors in the past, as they currently have a LSU purple and gold clamshell bucket in the rental fleet and has painted Saints black and gold buckets and grapples as well.