Root grapples and grapple buckets enable you to safely and quickly move bulky, hard-to-handle materials easily and securely. Grapple buckets are essential tools in tree removal, land clearing, paving, and construction. Cleanup crews use this heavy construction equipment for loading and piling logs, limbs, and brush.
This is all due to the unique design of the grapple bucket itself, which allows dirt and sand to fall to the ground while larger pieces of wood, rubble, and debris remain in the bucket. The grapple tines on the end of the bucket curve upward to prevent contents from spilling onto the ground and to avoid snagging utility lines and cables that may be lying under piles of debris, limps, and fallen trees.
What can are some things that grapple buckets can be used for?
For one thing, they are the perfect tool for removing roots of trees that have been cut down. This is why they are often called “root grapplers.” These forklift attachments are also good for clearing away debris after demolition work has been done. Excess construction debris is easy to remove with grapple buckets. In areas where storms have devastated foliage, they are essential tools in the cleanup of storm debris. Grapple buckets are important to a number of activities essential to landscaping as are self dumping hoppers. They are used from everything from clearing out brush to moving earthworks.
What are the most significant features of grapple buckets?
One of the most important components of any grapple bucket and forklift attqachments is a set of hydraulic cylinders that allows the bucket to flexibility adjust itself to the diameter, circumference, and unequal weight distribution of cumbersome and uneven loads. These cylinders keep the unit from becoming too heavy and creating a safety hazard and it helps extend the life of the unit. To keep wear and tear to minimum on your material handling equipment, hydraulic cylinders, hoses, and fittings are protected with covers. Every pivot point is lubricated to maintain flexibility and avoid stress to moving parts. Cutting edges are punched so an optional bolt-on blade can be fitted securely to the grapple bucket. Additional tines can also be added if the space between existing tines is too small. This makes it easier to move piles of rubble or in landscaping work where a large amount of leaves, twigs, and other small trash items have to gripped firmly to avoid spillage.
Do we need a demolition grade grapple bucket?
You do if you are fitting a grapple bucket attachment to a “track” style skid steer, 70hp or greater skid steer, or skid steer that is rated at 3,500 lbs. capacity or more.
What features make a demolition grade unit unique?
Demolition grade units offer more capacity for uneven and extremely heavy loads with reinforcement gussets, and reliable performance is ensured by heavier component manufacture throughout. They also feature cylinder hoses routed in an enclosed tube for extra protection.
You can customize these heavy-duty models with end plates that contain loose materials and raised rings that protect grease fittings from damage. Ask one of our representatives about which of these options is best for your next project.
What other forklift products does Easy Rack carry?
• Hoist & Hook Attachments
• Forklift Boom Attachments
• Fork Lift Extensions
• Fork Truck Platforms
• Forklift Spreader Beams
• Forklift Ram Attachment
• Forklift Mounted Attachments
• Fork Truck Hoppers
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