|Overall Width (Inches)
|Number of Main Spears
|Main Spear Useable Length (Inches)
|Number of Stabilizer Spears
|Stabilizer Spear Useable Length (Inches)
|Approximate Weight (Pounds)
|Capacity, With Bale Against Frame (Pounds)
*Spear Material is 1045 CFSR Round Stock (100,000 PSI Minimum Yield Strength).
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.
Forged Bale Spear Frequently Asked Questions
WHICH BALE SPEAR SHOULD I PURCHASE FOR MY APPLICATION?
Depending on the type of bales you are moving Virnig offers ten different spear options to handle all bale types. Virnig also offers both machined and forged spears.
HOW MANY BALES CAN THE FORGED BALE SPEAR PICK UP AT ONCE?
All Virnig skid steer Bale Spears are designed to pick up one bale at a time. Picking up multiple bales at once could result in spear damage.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A FORGED BALE SPEAR?
Forged spears have a smaller diameter than machined spears and are tapered, making it easier to pierce and withdraw from dense bales.
ARE THERE OTHER FORGED SPEAR OPTIONS FOR THE VIRNIG FORGED BALE SPEAR?
Virnig offers two types of forged tines, The Conus I tine is 1-½”x 32” and the Conus II tine is 1-¾”x 49”.
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.
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?
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.
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