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Hay Bucket Grapple

HAY BUCKET GRAPPLE

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Hay Bucket Grapple

Two-cylinder grapple with large jaw opening allows handling of big round bales, while curved tines penetrate bales with minimal damage.

  • Two-cylinder grapple with large jaw opening allows handling of big round bales, while curved tines penetrate bales with minimal damage.
  • 2” bore, 8 3/8” stroke cylinders featuring corrosion, dent and flake resistant NitroSteel® cylinder rods.
  • Greasable 1 9/16” diameter hinge pins and 1 1/4” diameter cylinder pins.
  • Teflon® coated bushings provide lubrication at all pivot locations.
  • 3/4” x 6” weld-on cutting edge with holes to accept optional edges.
  • Machine specific hydraulic package available.
  • Big Bale Grapple with an open bottom also available.

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MODELHBG72HBG84
Overall Bucket Width (Inches)73.585.5
Bucket Depth (Inches)40.0
Bucket Height (Inches)31.4
Grapple Tine Thickness (Inches)0.5*
Number of Grapple Teeth4
Space Between Grapple Teeth (Inches)19.3
Grapple Jaw Opening (Inches)74.3
Bucket Struck Capacity (Cubic Feet)27.732.2
Bucket Heaped Capacity (Cubic Feet)33.238.8
Structural Wear Bars Under Bucket (1/2″ x 4″)55
Approximate Weight (Pounds)13501450
Recommended Loader CapacityGreater than 2400 pounds

*Tine Material is Grade 80 Plate (80,000 PSI Minimum Yield Strength).

Spec Comparisons - Virnig Hay Grapples

Easily compare Big Bale Grapples (BG) and Hay Bucket Grapples (HBG).

Name (Model)         WidthJaw Opening# of Grapple TeethBucket TypeWeight (lbs)Rec. Loader Capacity (lbs)
Big Bale Grapple (BG54)56.0"73.4"3Tines with Open Back900> 2,400
Big Bale Grapple (BG72)74.0"73.4"4Tines with Open Back1050> 2,400
Big Bale Grapple (BG84)86.0"73.4"4Tines with Open Back1150> 2,400
Hay Bucket Grapple (HBG72)73.5"74.3"NoneSolid1350> 2,400
Hay Bucket Grapple (HBG84)85.5"74.3"NoneSolid1450> 2,400

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.

Hay Bucket Grapple Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT WIDTH SHOULD I PURCHASE?

Typically, the grapple bucket width should be larger than the width of the skid steer.

When loading bales, it is possible to overload the skid steer when using a grapple that is too large. Always reference grapple recommended loader capacity before ordering.

If you are unsure about what width to purchase, contact a local Virnig dealer dealer or call Virnig at 800-648-2408.

WHAT TYPES OF BALES IS THE HAY BUCKET GRAPPLE DESIGNED FOR?

The Hay Bucket Grapple allows a user to move loose material and scoop hay bales. The main function is to transport large, loose round bales, but it can also be used to stack and secure smaller square bales. The Hay Bucket Grapple can be used with twine or net wrapping but should not be used with plastic wrap to prevent tearing.

HOW MANY BALES CAN THE BIG BALE GRAPPLE PICK UP AT ONCE?

The Big Bale Grapple is designed to pick up one round bale at a time. Attempting to load more than one bale at a time can overload your machine and cause performance issues as well as tipping dangers.

WHY ARE THE TEETH ON THE GRAPPLE JAW CURVED?

The teeth are curved at in a way that allows them to penetrate the bale for transport and slide back out the same hole when done. This keeps the bale material intact and limits damage to the bale.

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.

ARE HOSES INCLUDED WITH THIS GRAPPLE?

The hoses, couplers*, cylinders, and fittings are included with all Virnig skid steer grapples.

*Couplers not included with Compact Tractor grapples.

Virnig Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I PURCHASE VIRNIG SKID STEER ATTACHMENTS?

Virnig sells skid steer attachments through a network of independently owned dealers. 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?

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

DOES VIRNIG BUILD MINI-SKID STEER ATTACHMENTS?

All attachments have a universal skid steer mount. Use the recommended loader capacity listed per attachment to determine if it is properly sized for the machine in question.

WHAT IS RECOMMENDED LOADER CAPACITY?

Virnig skid steer attachments are rated to provide maximum performance and protection from damage when used with an appropriately sized skid loader.

Go here to find skid steer capacity and specs for 2015 models.

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

WHY DOES VIRNIG USE NITROSTEEL® CYLINDER RODS?

Virnig uses NitroSteel® 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.

WHAT IS THE SETUP TIME FOR A VIRNIG SKID STEER ATTACHMENT?

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

To minimize set up time, Virnig Manufacturing requires the machine brand and model to be listed on each order for attachments with hydraulic components to ensure 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?

Virnig Manufacturing, Inc. products are warranted to be free from defects, in workmanship, for one year from the end user’s date of purchase.

The questions and answers in this FAQ are provided for general information purposes only and may not be completely accurate in every circumstance, view full details. This FAQ is subject to change without notice.

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