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Digging Tree Puller

Product Category: Skid Steer

Dig, pull and remove trees, stumps and rocks.

  • UNIQUE REPLACEABLE CUTTING EDGES FOR PUNCHING THROUGH HARD SOIL, CUTTING ROOTS & GRUBBING TREES
  • FIXED JAW PROVIDES MAX STRENGTH & HELPS CENTER OBJECTS WHILE APPROACHING
  • 1″ THICK AR400 SERRATED JAWS & REPLACEABLE SERIES 23 TEETH FOR AGGRESSIVE DIGGING
  • TREE STABILIZING SERRATIONS ON GUARD TOP & JAW BASE
  • 3/8″ THICK GUARD ANGLED FORWARD & ON CORNERS TO SHED FALLING TREES AWAY FROM LOADER
  • 3.5″ DIAMETER CYLINDER PROTECTED INSIDE FRAME & FROM STRESS W/ HARD STOP
  • OPEN BACK DESIGN FOR QUICK CYLINDER ACCESS & DIRT CLEANOUT
  • 3″ TALL REAR BACK PLATE FOR EFFECTIVE SOIL BACK-DRAGGING
  • OPTIMIZED HOSE ROUTING SAFEGUARDS HOSES FROM POTENTIAL DAMAGE

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MODEL DTP
Overall Width (Inches) 50.4
Overall Height (Inches) 48.4
Overall Depth (Inches) 58.0
Guard Height / Width (Inches) 27.4 / 46.4
Max Jaw Opening: Front / Base (Inches) 32 / 14
Space Between Digging Teeth (Inches) 6.2
Jaw Thickness (Inches) 1.0*
Max Digging Depth (Inches) 42.5
Cylinder Bore / Stroke (Inches) 3.5 / 8.0
Cylinder Pins / Pivot Pins (Inches) 1.6 / 2.2
Approximate Weight (Pounds) 830
Recommended Loader Capacity Greater than 1800 pounds

*Laminated 1/2″ AR400 Plate (150,000 PSI Min Yield Strength) & 1/2″ Grade 50 Plate (50,000 PSI Min Yield Strength).

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Below are various questions Virnig Manufacturing receives on a regular basis. Browse through the following questions and click on a question to see the answer. If you do not see your question listed below please contact a local Virnig dealer or call 800.648.2408.

Digging Tree Puller Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT SIZE TREES CAN IT PULL OUT?

The maximum tree size which can be removed will vary greatly depending on the size of the skid steer, type of tree and ground conditions. Generally, it can pull up to 12” diameter trees. Consult with your local Virnig dealer or contact Virnig at 800-648-2408 if unsure if the Digging Tree Puller is right for your application. 

WHAT BENEFITS DOES HAVING A SINGLE MOVING JAW OFFER IN COMPARISON TO HAVING TWO MOVING JAWS?

Having one fixed jaw makes it easier to align trees and objects when approaching them. The fixed jaw provides increased control, allowing you to get inside of a tree that’s next a fence post or a neighboring tree. It serves as a reliable guide for pulling tasks, making it easier to center the jaw on objects during the approach. Fixed jaw drives into the ground easier and is simpler with less moving part. In contrast, using two moving jaws can be more challenging to align objects while approaching them. Also, there’s extra parts and maintenance with two moving jaws. 

HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO A STUMP BUCKET?

The Digging Tree Puller offers numerous benefits in comparison to a stump bucket. It allows you to extract entire trees by gently rocking them to loosen the root system from the soil. Additionally, the Digging Tree Puller enables you to pinch and cut roots. Overall, the Digging Tree Puller causes less ground disturbance, resulting in reduced cleanup efforts. 

HOW CAN I PULL OUT A METAL FENCE POST WITHOUT BENDING IT?

Place the jaws as close to the ground as possible with the right, fixed jaw up against the post. Slowly close the left jaw onto the fence post and lift straight up. If the post does not loosen then gently move the skid steer loader back and forth to loosen the post and try lifting straight up again. 

WHAT IS THE THICKNESS OF THE TEETH ON THE JAW?

The jaw teeth are made from ½” AR400 and 1/2” Grade 50 steel plate. Additionally, every tooth is gusseted with ½” grade 50 steel to provide rigidity. These attributes allow the Virnig Digging Tree Puller jaw to outperform inferior steel designs, even if they‘re thicker. 

WHY WON’T MY COUPLERS CONNECT/DISCONNECT EASILY?

The 90-degree couplers on the Digging Tree Puller are not designed to connect under pressure. If hydraulic pressure is not relieved before removing the lines, the couplers can be difficult to connect/disconnect. Users can also relieve pressure by loosening the coupler on the line. Note: this will likely be messy as the lines are full of hydraulic fluid. 

It is possible the couplers are damaged and in this case, replacement is necessary. To test, attempt to connect the couplers to each other while no pressure is in the line. If they cannot, the couplers are likely bad. If they can, the couplers may not be the issue and you should contact your local Virnig dealer or Virnig at 800-648-2408 for troubleshooting. 

Virnig Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS RECOMMENDED LOADER CAPACITY?

Virnig attachments are rated to provide maximum performance and protection against damage when paired with an appropriately sized loader. Here’s a checklist to get the right attachment for your loader.

Go here to find skid steer capacity and specs.

Contact a local Virnig dealer for the most accurate attachment specs, or call Virnig at 800.648.2408.

HOW DO I PURCHASE VIRNIG ATTACHMENTS?

Virnig sells mini skid steer, compact tractor, and skid steer attachments through a network of independently owned dealers throughout the United States and Canada. Call 800-648-2408 for assistance in finding a dealer or use the online Dealer Finder.

WHERE CAN I FIND PRICING INFORMATION?

Please contact a local Virnig dealer to obtain pricing information.

For Virnig’s suggested retail price, fill out an online Request a Quote form.

WHAT TYPE OF ATTACHMENT INTERFACE/HOOKUP DOES VIRNIG USE?

All Virnig skid steer attachments are manufactured with a universal mount to fit most skid steer loaders. The mounting frame is built to ISO 24410 and SAE J2513 standards.

All Virnig mini skid steer attachments are manufactured with a Toro®/mini universal mount, Bobcat® mount, or ASV® mount.

WHAT IS THE SETUP TIME FOR A VIRNIG ATTACHMENT?

Most Virnig attachments are ready to work right off the pallet.

To minimize setup time, Virnig Manufacturing requires the machine brand and model to be listed in every order for attachments with hydraulic components. This ensures proper hose length, routing, and coupler sizing. In addition, all hydraulic Virnig Attachments are tested for leaks and proper operation before leaving the factory. There may be specific scenarios in which additional setup time will be required.

HOW QUICKLY CAN I GET REPLACEMENT PARTS?

Most parts for Virnig skid steer attachments are available in-stock and can be shipped as early as the same day the order is received. Fabricated and back ordered parts are available with a reasonable lead time. Virnig uses several shipping options to provide timely and cost effective delivery to customers.

Check with a local Virnig dealer for replacement part availability.

WHAT WARRANTY DOES VIRNIG OFFER?

All Virnig parts and attachments are warranted for one year from the end user’s date of purchase, or the dealer’s date of first rental/demonstration. If the warranty period has expired, a sales receipt or first rental slip will be required for warranty consideration.

WHY DOES VIRNIG USE NITROSTEEL® CYLINDER RODS?

Virnig uses NitroSteel® cylinder rods because they are a superior performing alternative to chrome plating. The finish offers improved corrosion resistance and better grease retention.

Chrome plated cylinder rods can flake or pit and destroy the seals or other internal components; resulting in downtime and expensive repairs.

A NitroSteel® rod will perform better and increase the service life of a cylinder, making it the cost-effective choice. Learn more about the benefits of the NitroSteel® process.

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