|Overall Width (Inches)
|Height: Overall / Bucket (Inches)
||26.5 / 20.3
|Overall Depth (Inches)
|Number of Tines (With Sides)
|Space Between Tines (Inches)
|Tine and Side Plate Thickness (Inches)
|Cylinder Bore / Stroke (Inches)
||2.0 / 8.375
|Cylinder Pins / Hinge Pins Diameter (Inches)
||1.25 / 1.25
|Grapple Jaw Opening (Inches)
|Approximate Weight (Pounds)
|Recommended Loader Capacity
||Less than 2400 pounds
*Material is Grade 50 Plate (50,000 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.
V40 Skeleton Grapple Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN V40 AND V50 GRAPPLES?
The design is similar, with the V40 Skeleton Rock grapples utilizing slightly different hydraulic plumbing options, overall dimensions, and tine designs. The grade of steel and amount of weld is different in areas as well. Virnig uses at least grade 50 steel on all attachments, and a full 1 year warranty ensures that all quality is as expected from the V50 series. See the comparison chart for more information.
IS THE TINE SPACING THE SAME ON THE V40 AND THE V50 SKELETON GRAPPLE?
The tine spacing on the V40 Skeleton Grapple is 8.5” to 8.9” depending on the width of the attachment and the tine spacing on the V50 Skeleton Grapple is 5.5” for all sizes.
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 your local dealer or contact 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.
WILL THE GRAPPLE’S HYDRAULIC PLUMBING FIT MY SKID STEER?
Virnig V40 Skeleton Grapples can be configured either to the center or left and uses one length of hose for all configurations. Alternate routing will be required for use on different brands because of design differences in the skid steer loader.
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.
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.
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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