The Add-A-Grapple Bucket Grapple is an add-on grapple designed to fit a variety of applications including: utility and compact tractors with buckets from 60 to 79 inches (single or double model); contractor add-a-grapple model for farm tractors, backhoes, and large volume buckets from 68 to 90 inches wide, and for buckets up to 96 inches; single grapple model for standard size skid steer loaders with buckets from 68 to 90 inches; and a single grapple model for mini-skid steer buckets from 36 to 55 inches wide. The Add-A-Grapple attaches to your existing bucket by bolting a mounting plate to each side of your bucket, with the rest of the frame and grapple being easily removed by pulling 2 hitch pins. The curved grapple teeth are designed for a wide grip and easy release.
Designed to bolt on to your existing bucket on your compact tractor, farm tractor loader, skid steer loader, or mini-skid loader. The grapple tines can be removed by pulling two hitch pins; leaving the mounting bar on top of the bucket. The Mounting bar is normally out of the way on the top edge of the bucket so you can continue to use the bucket unrestricted for other loading jobs.
Designed to pick-up brush, debris, and hard to handle material, is available with a single or double grapples for the tractor mounted model, and single grapple models for the other applications
An optional selector valve is available to add an extra set of hydraulic outlets, order this optional accessory if you order the model with the double grapples and want to move them independently; otherwise the grapples will open and closed together
Single Grapple Tractor Model
Note: The standard single and double Add-A-Grapple Models DO NOT include hoses. On single models you will need to be able to plug in 2 hoses, on double models with 4 hoses you will either need to be able to plug in 4 hoses, or you will need to purchase one of the valves or kits listed in the accessories section below.
Shipping - The standard single and double models can be shipped by Fedex Ground service.
The cost is listed below. This will be your least expensive option as shown. The Grapples are an industrial tool, so to save money on shipping, the factory ships the grapples in several pieces (assembly is easy), and they won't be boxed or wrapped, so expect some paint touch-up to be required.
You can also choose to have them shipped on a pallet, in which case they will be assembled and will come with less abrasions on the paint. Please note the cost as listed.
Model 111155: Single grapple with mount, small adjustable model designed for small buckets on compact tractors, and mini-skid steer loaders, for mini-buckets, adjusts from 36 to 55 inches wide,grapple teeth are curved and will cover a bucket with a distance front to back of 19 inches and depth top to bottom of 20 inches, (the grapple does not include hoses, you will have them made locally to the length you need. If you do not have an auxilliary valve to be able to plug in 2 hoses, you will also need one of our valve kits listed below), some assembly required - Click the link below for current price and/or to order
Model 111100: Single grapple with mount, for buckets on utility and compact tractors that are from 60 to 79 inches wide, has one grapple section 27 inches wide, grapple section are curved and will cover a bucket with a distance front to back of 19 inches and depth top to bottom of 20 inches, (the grapple does not include hoses, you will need to provide them yourself), some assembly required, wt. is 147 lbs. -Click the link below for current price and/or to order
Double Grapple Tractor Model - For Compact tractors
Model 112200: Double grapple with mount, for buckets on utility and compact tractors that are 60 to 79 inches wide, has two grapple sections each 27 inches wide, grapple sections are curved and will cover a bucket with a distance front to back of 19 inches and depth top to bottom of 20 inches, (the grapple does not include hoses, you will need to provide the hoses yourself), wt. is 220 lbs. - Click the link below for current price and/or to order
Note: Contractor Models And Skid Steer Models Include Hoses (Less Quick Couplers)
The drawing below shows different mounting positions that can be used to mount the Model 222440. By changing the position and angle of the mounting bar you can mount the unit on a variety of tractor buckets with different dimensions; some examples which are shown below.
Additional Specificatons Model 222440
The expandable support tube that is bolted to the top edged of your bucket is constructed of square tubing with a 3/16 inch wall thickness
The metal side plates that are welded onto the ends of the support tube and then bolted to the side of the bucket are 1/2 inch thick steel plate
The hydraulic cylinders used on the grapple have a 2 inch bore and an 8 inch stroke
The hoses are included on the Contractor model 222440. The hoses, and especially the cylinders are protected by metal shields covering the body of the hydraulic cylinders.
Model 222440: Contractor model Double Add-A-Grapple for farm tractors, back hoes, and large volume buckets from 68 to 90 inches wide, includes hoses (doesn't include quick couplers), has two grapple sections each 20.5 inches wide each, grapple extends forward approximately 39 inches and then curves down, downward section of grapple tooth is 20 inches, approximately 10 inches between the two grapple sections, wt. is 315 lbs. -Click the link below for current price and/or to order
225 Series Commercial Model
Designed for large volume buckets found on backhoes, telehandlers, and other large pieces of equipment
Fits buckets ranging in width from 80 to 100 inches, custom sizes are also available
Extra wide opening dimension of 49 inches
Curved tines for wider grip and easy release of material
Unit includes double welded cylinders and cylinder guards and hoses with hose guards
Model 225000: Commercial series Add-A-Grapple was designed for large volume buckets found on back hoes, telehandlers and other large pieces of equipment. The "Commercial" Add-A-Grapple fits buckets ranging in width from 80" to 100". Custom sizes are also available, wt. is 413 lbs. - Click the link below for current price and/or to order
The standard commercial model 225000 is 96 inches wide. If you want a custom width made, there is a custom size charge of $75.00. To order this unit with a custom mounting bar width, click on the drop down menu on the order page to add this charge. In the message box, please indicate the custom width wanted for the mounting bar.
Add-A-Grapple Models For Skid Steer Loaders And Mini-Skid Loaders
Model 222550: Add-A-Grapple for skid steer buckets from 65 to 87 inches wide (includes hoses and couplers), has two grapple sections each 20.5 inches wide, wt. is 315 lbs. -Click the link below for current price and/or to order
Model 336S27 Pallet Fork Add-A-Grapple
The model 336S27 Pallet Fork Add-A-Grapple mounts on fork lifts or skid or tractor loaders with a pallet fork attachment with pallet forks up to 4 inches wide and a maximum of 1 3/4 inches thick. The Pallet Fork Add-A-Grapple features easy on/off and is designed to hold brush, limbs, and logs. The grapple can also be used to stabilize pallet loads; an optional log clamp can be used to clamp and hold firewood so it can be sawed.
Add-A-Grapple pallet fork mount grapple mounts on fork lifts or skid steer loaders and tractor loaders equipped with a fork lift carriage with flat style pallet forks on the loader arms
The grapple is easy on/off, and fits standard flat style pallet forks up to 4 inches wide and a maximum of 1 3/4 inches thick
Two fork positions are available: the outer position allows clamping against the forks, and the inner position will allow the grapple to bypass the forks by 6 inches to clamp down on a smaller load
Easy On - just slide your forks into a pair of tubes, insert the locking rods behind the forks to prevent the unit from sliding off when tipping downward, tighten the clamps to keep the unit stable during clamping, plug in your hydraulic hoses and you are ready to work
Carriage width maximum is 27 inches wide (grapple section width is also 27 inches)
Height of carriage from forks up to pivot where the grapple attaches is 26 inches
Maximum Open Height: when grapple is open to maximum, height from forks to tip of grapple tine is 54 inches
Model 336S27: Pallet fork mount Add-A-Grapple for loading brush, logs, and stabilizing pallet loads, fits forklifts, and tractor loaders and skid loaders with forklift frames that have forks up to 4 inches wide and a maximum of 1 3/4 inches thick -Click the link below for current price and/or to order
Model 339S27 Adjustable Height Pallet Fork Add-A-Grapple
The Model 339S27 Adjustable Pallet Fork Add-A-Grapple slides onto the pallet fork carriage of your tractor loader, skid steer loader or forklift. The model 339S27 has all the features of the original (339S27 Pallet Fork Add-A-Grapple, see our index) and in addition, has 3 height adjustments, so you can secure taller loads, up to a 74 inch diameter round hay bale.
Pallet fork mount Add-A-Grapple for loading brush, logs, and stabilizing pallet loads, fits forklifts, and tractor loaders and skid loaders with forklift frames that have forks up to 4 inches wide and a maximum of 1 3/4 inches thick
Grapple section is 27 inches wide
Model 339S27 is height adjustable, three height positions, with highest position allowing you to grab round haybales up to 74 inches in diameter
Changing the height adjustment is easy. Simply remove the pivot shaft, place the grapple at desired height and slide pivot shaft into position. All in a matter of minutes without any tools.
All steel construction, includes cylinder, you provide the hoses
Unit ships by truck, weight is 346 lbs.
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Model 336LC: Log clamp accessory for model 336S27 pallet fork mount Add-A-Grapple, log clamp allows you to clamp onto one object at a time including pipes, logs, or poles, also use to hold one log at a time when cutting firewood with your chainsaw, w.t is 19 lbs. -Click the link below for current price and/or to order
Model WK96765: Single spool hydraulic control valve, Prince series RD2575, maximum of 20 gpm, allows you to connect to any extra open hydraulic outlets and then control one 2-way hydraulic cylinder, wt. is 10 lbs. -Click the link below for current price and/or to order
The valves listed below are selector/diverter valves; a typical installation would be to attach the hoses from the tilt cylinders on the bucket to two of the ports on the front of the valve, and two hoses from the grapple to the other two ports on the front of the valve. The remaining two ports on the valve should connect to the loader valve. When the selector valve is activated (either with the handle on the manual valve, or the switch on the electric valve) the flow can switch back and forth between the tilt cylinders and the grapple cylinders.
Fitting Sizes On Selector Valves: The fittings have an 0-ring fitting on one end that screws into the ports on the selector valve. The other end of the fitting on the MP020 is 3/8 inch national pipe thread which is what is normally used on 3/8 inch diameter hydraulic hoses. The hose end on the 24 gpm valves (MP010 and MP030) are 1/2 inch national pipe thread (NPT), for 1/2 inch hoses.
Electric Selector Valve Kits: The electric selector valve kits include a high quality Italian made Rexroth 6 way valve with a 1 year warranty. Rexroth valves are a high quality valve designed to take the hight pressures in hydraulic systems and to last for many years. The kits also inlclude the valve mounting brackets, fittings, and wiring harness.
Model MP020: Electric selector valve kit, including solenoid selector valve, 15 gpm capacity, 12 fittings, switch, wiring harness, and mounting brackets, wt. is 16 lbs. -Click the link below for current price and/or to order
Model MP010: Electric selector valve kit, including solenoid selector valve, 24 gpm capacity, 12 fittings, switch, wiring harness, and mounting brackets, wt. is 18 lbs. - Click the link below for current price and/or to order
To connect the Add-A-Grapple you will need to be able to connect either 2 (single grapples) or 4(double grapples)hydraulic hoses. You will need to either be able to connect to a auxilliary outlet(s) on your tractor that will give you contant flow from your pump, or to splice into the in and out ports at the pump and divide the flow that goes into your existing loader control valve. In either of these cases, you will need to purchase a separate control valve to operate the grapple. We have complete multi-section control valves available for up to 8 sections. You could also completely replace your existing control valve with a larger one to control all functions, but it is probably just as easy to order a 2 or 4 section valve (for 2 or 4 hose connections) and just make a mounting bracket and use this separate valve for just controlling the grapple; you will have to measure and make the hoses the necessary length.
If you have a loader control valve that has flexible hydraulic hoses connecting with quick
connectors going to the loader cylinders, then you can order either the manual or electric diverter valve shown on this page, an split the flow coming out of the existing control valve and for example, use the control lever that tilts the bucket to also open and close the grapple.
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