Hay Bucket Grapple

HAY BUCKET GRAPPLE

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Hay Bucket Grapple

Product Category: Skid Steer

Haul hay bales, silage and other light materials.

  • NITROSTEEL® CYLINDER RODS & TEFLON® COATED BUSHINGS ON ALL PIVOTS
  • 3/4″ x 6″ WELD-ON EDGE

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MODEL HBG72 HBG84
Width: Overall / Inside (Inches) 73.5 / 71.25 85.5 / 83.25
Height: Overall / Bucket (Inches) 58.3 / 31.4
Overall Depth (Inches) 40.0
Grapple Tine Thickness (Inches) 0.5*
Number of Grapple Teeth 4
Space Between Grapple Teeth (Inches) 19.3
Grapple Jaw Opening (Inches) 74.3
Bucket Capacity: Struck / Heaped (Cubic Feet) 27.7 / 33.2 32.2 / 38.8
Structural Wear Bars Under Bucket (1/2″ x 4″) 5 5
Cylinder Bore / Stroke (Inches) 2.0 / 8.375
Cylinder Pins / Hinge Pins Diameter (Inches) 1.25 / 1.563
Approximate Weight (Pounds) 1350 1450
Recommended Loader Capacity Greater 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

HOW MANY HAY BALES CAN THE GRAPPLE PICK UP AT ONCE?

Virnig Hay Grapples are 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.

WHAT GRAPPLE 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

BOLT-ON EDGE INSTALLED

  • Extends bucket edge life.
  • Reversible 5/8” x 8” bolt-on wear edge with 5/8” plow bolt holes spaced 6” on center.
  • Available on all Virnig Buckets except skeleton style, unless noted.

SERRATED BOLT-ON EDGE INSTALLED

  • Excellent alternative to toothbar for chiseling and breaking up compacted soil.
  • 3/4″ x 8″ single bevel, serrated edge with 5/8″ plow bolt holes spaced 6″ on center.
  • Available on all Virnig Buckets except skeleton style, unless noted.

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