Mini Skid Steer Log Grapples
If you are working in forestry, land clearing or the timber industry you may be able to benefit from using your mini skid steer with a log grapple attachment.
What is a Mini Skid Steer Log Grapple Attachment?
This attachment consists of a large hydraulically operated claw to clamp logs and transport them.
A hydraulic cylinder draws power from your mini skid steers auxiliary hydraulic system to open and close the jaws of the clamp. The jaws can be positioned either manually or hydraulically depending on the style you decide to purchase.
What Size Logs Can a Mini Skid Steer Log Grapple Handle?
Check out the manufacturers specifications prior to ordering as every model may be a bit different.
To provide an example, however, Blue Diamond Attachments makes a mini skid steer log grapple that opens to over 66” and closes to 4”. This type of range allows for plenty of versatility.
You should also considering the lifting capacity of any log grapple you are considering. You may find that many mini skid steer log grapples can lift up to about 2,000 pounds.
It stands to reason that you should ensure your mini skid steer is also capable of lifting this weight as well as the weight of the attachment. This may be specially important when loading trailers etc.
Other Mini Skid Steer Log Grapple Attachment Considerations
Some manufacturers offer a few interesting features to stand out from their competition.
For example, some customers may prefer to purchase a log grapple attachment with rope or chain attachment points. You also may prefer models that have seated claws for better grip on the logs.
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