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V30 Compact Tractor Utility Fork Grapple

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V30 Compact Tractor Utility Fork Grapple

A durable, versatile one-cylinder grapple with replaceable tines.

  • 1” diameter greaseable grapple pins.
  • Designed for easy cleanout and bulk material penetration.
  • Handles a variety of materials including manure, brush, and debris.
  • Corrosion, dent and flake resistant NitroSteel® cylinder rod made in the USA.
  • High tensile strength tines require no maintenance and are removable for easy replacement.
  • Light weight, yet durable construction perfect for compact tractors and small skid loaders.

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MODELUGV48-CTUGV54-CTUGV60-CTUGV66-CTUGV72-CT
Overall Bucket Width (Inches)49.054.560.566.572.5
Bucket Depth (Inches)27.3
Bucket Height (Inches)21.4
Number of Tines7891011
Space Between Tines (Inches)6.05.95.75.65.4
Tine Diameter (Inches)1.5*
Grapple Jaw Opening (Inches)37.5
Approximate Weight (Pounds)480510540570600

*Tine Material is 1045 CFSR Round Stock (100,000 PSI Minimum Yield Strength).

Spec Comparisons - Virnig Utility Fork Grapples

Easily compare V30 Compact Tractor Utility Fork Grapples (UGV-CT) and V40 Utility Fork Grapples (MGV).

Name (Model)         WidthTine Diam.Tine SpacingJaw Opening# of JawsCylinder Rod Size/Bore SizeHinge Pin/Cylinder Pin DiameterWeight (lbs)Rec. Loader Capacity (lbs)
V30 CT Utility Fork Grapple (UGV48-CT)49.0"1.5"6.0"37.5"11.125"/1.5"1"/1"480< 1,500
V30 CT Utility Fork Grapple (UGV54-CT)54.5"1.5"5.9"37.5"11.125"/1.5"1"/1"510< 1,500
V30 CT Utility Fork Grapple (UGV60-CT)60.5"1.5"5.7"37.5"11.125"/1.5"1"/1"540< 1,500
V30 CT Utility Fork Grapple (UGV66-CT)66.5"1.5"5.6"37.5"11.125"/1.5"1"/1"570< 1,500
V30 CT Utility Fork Grapple (UGV72-CT)72.5"1.5"5.4"37.5"11.125"/1.5"1"/1"600< 1,500
V40 Utility Fork Grapple (MGV160)61.3"1.75"5.4"38.0"11.25"/2"1.25/1.25"835< 2,400
V40 Utility Fork Grapple (MGV166)67.3"1.75"5.3"38.0"11.25"/2"1.25/1.25"860< 2,400
V40 Utility Fork Grapple (MGV172)73.3"1.75"5.2"38.0"11.25"/2"1.25/1.25"950< 2,400
V40 Utility Fork Grapple (MGV178)79.3"1.75"5.1"38.0"11.25"/2"1.25/1.25"990< 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.

V30 Compact Tractor Utility Fork Grapple Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT WIDTH SHOULD I PURCHASE?

The overall width should be wider than the tires or tracks of your skid loader. The attachment should also have a recommended loader capacity rating that matches or is lower than the loader lift capacity.

To prevent potential overloading issues, compare the loader’s lifting capacity and tipping weight to the weight of the attachment plus the estimated weight of a load. Different materials will change the estimated weight of a load.

Contact your local dealer or Virnig at 800-648-2408 for more information regarding proper width.

WHAT MAKES A VIRNIG V30 UTILITY FORK GRAPPLE DIFFERENT THAN OTHER UTILITY FORK GRAPPLES?

Virnig Utility Fork Grapples are fabricated with high grade steel, are generally heavier, have thicker and stronger tines, and include a quality USA Made cylinder. The tines are removable, which makes them easy to replace in the future.

CAN I USE THE V30 COMPACT TRACTOR ATTACHMENTS ON A SKID STEER?

Yes, as long as your loader has a recommended loader capacity of less than 1500 lbs, anything more can damage the attachment and void the warranty.

WHY DON’T THE V30 COMPACT TRACTOR GRAPPLES COME STANDARD WITH COUPLERS?

Compact tractors do not also come with the same auxiliary hydraulic hookup as skid steers, there is no guarantee flat faced couplers will work correctly. For that reason Virnig asks for info on the loader the grapple will be used on to ensure proper hydraulic function. All compact tractor grapples are equipped with pipe fittings from the factory unless otherwise specified.

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.

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