The technique of building a dry-stone wall is as old as time, to the point where Unesco included the process on their Intangible Cultural Heritage List to be protected and safeguarded.
Techniques to construct a dry-stone wall vary from area to area, but all involve placing stones on top of one another without using other materials, except when they need to use soil.
Over time, even the most ancient techniques paired “artisans” work – a form of skilled labor, which, is unfortunately disappearing – with modern equipment such as MB-G sorting grapples which make it possible to arrange stones or rocks:
- Of any shape and size;
- With extreme precision;
- And quickly.
The unit’s inclined plate allows MB Grapples to have more mobility and place the stones precisely, unlike other equipment – such as a digging bucket – which would have made it impossible to do the work.
It’s also possible to install a multi-purpose blade kit, which encourages a better grip and more control of materials that are oddly shaped or are particularly heavy.