Virnig’s Top 5 Skid Steer Grapples for Clearing Brush

Skid steer grapple attachments are vital in the tree industry and are quickly becoming a necessity among all of today's contractors. The five grapples listed below are the best Virnig Manufacturing grapples for hauling brush and logs.

1. V60 Large Capacity Skeleton Grapple (LCG)

V60 LARGE CAPACITY SKELETON GRAPPLE (LCG)

Get the most out of a skid steer’s lifting capacity with the largest Virnig grapple. This massive grapple is designed to pick up large logs and handle the toughest jobs a skid steer can handle. The size and do-all design allows the LCG to tackle jobs too big for other skid steer brush grapples.

The V60 Large Capacity Skeleton Grapple features independent jaws, that open to over five feet, to clamp uneven loads and handle large amounts of brush and debris. Cylinder Guards come standard with all Large Capacity Skeleton Grapple models.

The skeleton bottom and back gives the user excellent visibility and allows soil to fall through. Don’t let that extra HP go to waste and get the most out of the skid steer’s lifting capacity with the LCG.

Available in two sizes: 72” and 84”.

2. V60 Root Rake Grapple (RRG)

V60 ROOT RAKE GRAPPLE (RRG)

Ideal for piling and loading large logs and brush, the V60 Root Rake Grapple's jaw opens over four feet and allows the user to back-drag or rake debris. No front comb at the tine tips means users can easily drive the bottom of the grapple deep into piles of branches, logs, and debris (See the V50 Skeleton Grapple below for front comb info). A shallow 31.6” bucket depth gives operators the ability to control loads like no other grapple in our lineup.

This versatile brush grapple attachment can also be used for agricultural, landscaping, and demolition purposes, in addition to being a cost effective job site clean up grapple for the construction industry.

The V60 Root Rake Grapple jaw, made with ½” grade 80 steel, is significantly stronger than the Virnig V50 series grapple jaws. Replaceable, Series 23 cast steel teeth cut deep into and underneath stubborn roots and debris.

The RRG is equipped with two position hard stops in the fully open and closed position. This feature prevents stress and damage to the cylinders when back dragging or clamping on a load.

Cylinder Guards come standard with all Root Rake Grapple models. They prevent damage in multiple ways including: blocking dirt and debris from the cylinder rods, protecting the hydraulic fittings, deflecting heavy objects falling on the cylinder, and shielding on all four sides.

Available in two sizes: 72” and 84”.

3. V50 Skeleton Tine Grapple (STG)

V50 SKELETON TINE GRAPPLE (STG)

As one of Virnig Manufacturing’s more unique skid steer grapples, the V50 Skeleton Tine Grapple features fully gusseted tines with no front comb. No comb at the tine tips allows brush piles to be penetrated easily.

The open sides allow easy transport of brush and logs. With tines made of ½” grade 80 steel and jaws made from ½” grade 50 steel, the grapple will last for many years with proper maintenance.

This grapple also works well for demolition or scrap yard applications. Add optional Cylinder Guards as insurance to protect the cylinders in all grapple positions.

Available in five sizes: 66”, 72”, 78”, 84”, and 90”.

4. V50 Skeleton Grapple (SGV)

V50 SKELETON GRAPPLE (SGV)

The V50 Skeleton Grapple is one of our best selling grapple attachments, for good reason. The SGV is a “jack-of-all-trades” type of grapple.

Hauling brush and logs, even those wider than the grapple, is easy with the open-sided design. These grapples have a front support comb across the tines. A comb is a piece of metal that spans across the bottom tines of a skeleton bucket to increase overall strength.

The skeletal design improves visibility, decreases weight and helps sift dirt out of the brush. Each tine has a jagged tip for extra gripping power.

Compared to a traditional bucket edge, the SGV will be better suited to clear brush piles, logs, and thick debris. The tines are made of ½” grade 80 steel and jaws made of ½” grade 50 steel for long term performance. Also, every tine is constructed of one piece of steel, from tip to top cross member, to add rigidity.

Add optional Cylinder Guards as insurance to protect the cylinders in all grapple positions.

Available in six sizes: 60”, 66”, 72”, 78”, 84”, and 90”.

5. V40 Skeleton Grapple (BSGV)

V40 SKELETON GRAPPLE (BSGV)

Consider this the V50 Skeleton Grapple’s lighter, younger brother. The V40 Skeleton Grapple is a two-cylinder independent grapple with an open sided design for hauling brush and logs. The open bottom allows dirt to fall through the 8" tine spacing.

Every tine is constructed of one piece of steel, from tip to top cross member, to add rigidity. The tines and jaws are made of ½” grade 50 steel for long term performance.

Add Optional Cylinder Guards as inexpensive insurance against damage to the most crucial part of this skid loader brush grapple. 

Available in three sizes: 66”, 72”, and 84”.

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