The relatively compact size and sheer power of both skid steers and mini skid steers make them some of the most versatile pieces of equipment in commercial and agricultural settings.
You can boost that utility by pairing them with a fleet of skid steer and mini skid steer attachments, like dozers, loaders, excavator attachments, and much more.
For operators in a variety of settings, one of the most versatile and capable attachments is a root grapple. Here’s why, what to look for, and where you can get one that won’t quit when the going gets tough.
What Can You Use a Root Grapple for?
First off, if you don’t have a root grapple and you’re more familiar with dozer and excavator attachments, it’s time to get familiar. Root grapples are some of the most efficient and practical skid steer attachments in the industry.
They vary according to manufacturer but the same basic design is generally consistent. Root grapples have long tunes which can be used to “grapple” with uneven debris as well as upper jaws that close over it in order to provide a secure grip. Some root grapples have two sets of upper jaws that can be manipulated separately.
Because of their versatile design, root grapples can be used for loading, clearing, lifting, and much more. Because of their slotted tines, they’re not particularly useful for carrying loose material, but there’s so much more they can do that it hardly matters.
Root grapples can be used to clearly uneven debris and excel at clearing agricultural debris such as cleared brush and topples trees. They can be used for moving logs, pulling out stumps, clearing roots, and even construction debris.
Tractor root grapples can also be used for grading, demolition work, and even toppling trees. They’re particularly useful for these tasks because they can then be used to drag away the debris they create.
All in all, they are some of the most versatile attachments out there. If you’re going to get one, here are some things you should consider before purchasing a mini skid steer or compact tractor grapple.
Never Used One? How to Identify Quality
First and foremost – you need a tough model. There’s no sense in putting a subpar piece of equipment to task on hard work if it’s not suited to the job.
The root grapple attachments produced by Spartan Equipment are some of the toughest in the industry. They are built for compatibility with a wide range of skid steers, including Bobcat, Caterpillar, CASE, New Holland, Kubota, Takeuchi and others.
Available in a number of different sizes, their root grapples are made with ⅜” steel with greasable pins and bushings for easy maintenance. Let’s put it this way: all of their units are rated to exceed the weight lifting capacities of the equipment they’re with which they’re compatible.
Here’s another thing: all of them are built with cylinder rod covers that protect the hydraulic cylinder shafts. Root grapples “grapple” with unforgiving, heavy, destructively inconsistent debris. If you’ve ever had something heavy topple onto the cylinder, well, you know what happens then.
Spartan Equipment’s root rakes and grapples, like all of their skid steer attachments, will Never Surrender. Put simply, they’re engineering to perform and then to outperform.
Cut Out Some Steps: Get a Root Grapple That Will Never Surrender
Need to learn more before making an impactful investment in a root grapple or rake? Visit Spartan Equipment at SpartanEquipment.com for more information.
You can also learn more about their products and see them in action on their YouTube channel. Check out their equipment and get in touch with their customer service department at 1-888-888-1085.