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V50 Skeleton Grapple

V50 SKELETON GRAPPLE

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V50 Skeleton Grapple

Two-cylinder independent grapple with an open sided design for hauling brush and logs. Open bottom allows dirt to fall through.

  • Every tine is constructed from one piece of 1/2ˮ Grade 80 steel, from tip to top brace, to add rigidity.
  • NitroSteel® cylinder rods and Teflon® coated bushings on all pivots.

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Grapple worked great for my projects at my new house!

Rented a skeleton grapple for our Bobcat to do brush removal, and then I found out that the way the bottom of it’s built that it works great for fine grading a yard also.

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MODELSGV60SGV66SGV72SGV78SGV84SGV90
Overall Bucket Width (Inches)61.567.573.579.585.591.5
Bucket Depth (Inches)39.9
Bucket Height (Inches)21.3
Number of Tines (With Sides)111213141516
Space Between Tines (Inches)5.5
Grapple Jaw Opening (Inches)36.1
Approximate Weight (Pounds)815850885920955990
Recommended Loader CapacityGreater than 1500 pounds

Spec Comparisons - Virnig Skeleton Grapples

Easily compare V40 Skeleton Grapples (BSGV), V50 Skeleton Grapples (SGV), V50 Skeleton Tine Grapples (STG), V40 Skeleton Rock Grapples (BSRGV), V50 Skeleton Rock Grapples (SRGV), and V60 Skeleton Rock Grapples (HSRGV).

Name (Model)         WidthTine ThicknessTine SpacingJaw OpeningTine Tip TypeTine Tip
Cross Member
Side PlatesWeight (lbs)Recommended Loader Capacity (lbs)
V40 Skeleton Grapple (BSGV66)67.50.5"8.9"35.2"SerratedYesNo765< 2,400
V40 Skeleton Grapple (BSGV72)73.50.5"8.5"35.2"SerratedYesNo800< 2,400
V40 Skeleton Grapple (BSGV84)85.50.5"8.9"35.2"SerratedYesNo845< 2,400
V50 Skeleton Grapple (SGV60)61.5"0.5"5.5"36.5"SerratedYesNo815> 1,500
V50 Skeleton Grapple (SGV66)67.5"0.5"5.5"36.5"SerratedYesNo850> 1,500
V50 Skeleton Grapple (SGV72)73.5"0.5"5.5"36.5"SerratedYesNo885> 1,500
V50 Skeleton Grapple (SGV78)79.5"0.5"5.5"36.5"SerratedYesNo920> 1,500
V50 Skeleton Grapple (SGV84)85.5"0.5"5.5"36.5"SerratedYesNo955> 1,500
V50 Skeleton Grapple (SGV90)91.5"0.5"5.5"36.5"SerratedYesNo990> 1,500
V50 Skeleton Tine Grapple (STG66)68.0"0.5"9.5"36.4"SerratedNoNo910> 1,500
V50 Skeleton Tine Grapple (STG72)74.0"0.5"8.4"36.4"SerratedNoNo950> 1,500
V50 Skeleton Tine Grapple (STG78)80.0"0.5"8.7"36.4"SerratedNoNo990> 1,500
V50 Skeleton Tine Grapple (STG84)86.0"0.5"9.3"36.4"SerratedNoNo1010> 1,500
V50 Skeleton Tine Grapple (STG90)92.0"0.5"8.5"36.4"SerratedNoNo1050> 1,500
V40 Skeleton Rock Grapple (BSRGV66)67.6"0.5"2.9"35.2"SmoothYesYes925< 2400
V40 Skeleton Rock Grapple (BSRGV72)74.3"0.5"2.9"35.2"SmoothYesYes960< 2400
V40 Skeleton Rock Grapple (BSRGV84)87.5"0.5"2.9"35.2"SmoothYesYes1040< 2400
V50 Skeleton Rock Grapple (SRGV60)61.0"0.375"2.9"36.1"SmoothYesYes940> 1,500
V50 Skeleton Rock Grapple (SRGV66)67.6"0.375"2.9"36.1"SmoothYesYes990> 1,500
V50 Skeleton Rock Grapple (SRGV72)74.3"0.375"2.9"36.1"SmoothYesYes1035> 1,500
V50 Skeleton Rock Grapple (SRGV78)80.9"0.375"2.9"36.1"SmoothYesYes1080> 1,500
V50 Skeleton Rock Grapple (SRGV84)87.5"0.375"2.9"36.1"SmoothYesYes1125> 1,500
V60 Skeleton Rock Grapple (HSRGV72)73.5"0.5"4.0"36.1"SmoothYesYes1080> 1,800
V60 Skeleton Rock Grapple (HSRGV78)79.5"0.5"4.1"36.1"SmoothYesYes1115> 1,800
V60 Skeleton Rock Grapple (HSRGV84)85.5"0.5"3.9"36.1"SmoothYesYes1170> 1,800
V60 Skeleton Rock Grapple (HSRGV90)91.5"0.5"4.0"36.1"SmoothYesYes1205> 1,800

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.

Two-Cylinder Grapple Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A TWO-CYLINDER, INDEPENDENT SKID STEER GRAPPLE AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

This type of skid steer grapple has two, individual jaws with separate cylinders. Each jaw works independent of the other. The hydraulic system allows operators to securely clamp debris that has uneven surfaces while keeping consistent pressure on the entire load. Independent grapples keep oddly-sized objects tightly secured in the skid steer bucket during transport.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AN OPEN (SKELETON) AND A SOLID BUCKET?

An open “skeleton” bottom has better visibility and allows smaller debris and dirt to sift through, leaving a cleaner load. These skid steer grapples will work well for most cleanup jobs. For tree work, a skeleton root type grapple will work best.

A solid bucket grapple will scoop material for complete removal. With a solid bucket there are no spaces for debris to fall through. These types of skid steer grapples are a great choice for recycling and scrap yard applications.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF OPEN/CLOSED SIDES?

Grapples with closed sides or side plates keep debris from spilling out, resulting in a cleaner work area. See the Virnig Skeleton Rock Grapple.

Grapples with open sides allow easy clamping of logs and piles of brush that are wider than the skid steer attachment. See the Virnig Skeleton Grapple.

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF THE VIRNIG GRAPPLE BOLT-ON STEP?

Virnig utilizes a replaceable bolt-on step on all two-cylinder skid steer grapples. This step is made of durable, laser cut steel in an aggressive pattern that will grip in the worst conditions. Remove the step for easy access to hydraulic fittings for simplified repairs or efficient changes between plumbing options.

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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.

WILL THE GRAPPLE’S HYDRAULIC PLUMBING FIT MY SKID STEER?

Virnig Manufacturing has done real world testing and research to determine the proper length and position of hydraulic hoses for a truly universal fit on any skid loader brand. We match our research with high quality hoses, properly sized couplers, and JIC (Joint Industry Council) flange fittings to prevent leaks.

WHAT WIDTH SHOULD I PURCHASE?

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

The material to be handled by the skid steer grapple needs to be taken into account. For example, logs can be handled easier with a wider grapple whereas dense items like rocks may overload the skid steer when using a large grapple. Always reference grapple recommended loader capacity before ordering.

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

Learn more about how to choose the right skid steer grapple.

WHY ORDER CYLINDER GUARDS?

Cylinder guards are inexpensive insurance against damage to the most crucial part of a skid steer grapple. They prevent damage in multiple ways including: dirt and debris are blocked from the cylinder rods, protection for the hydraulic fittings, deflecting heavy objects falling on the cylinder, and shielding on all four sides.

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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