Category Archive for: ‘Grapples’

How to Add-A-Grapple to Your Existing Bucket

Product 14Ever want to make your bucket more versatile?  Adding a grapple just may do that and it is simple to do.

First you need to determine the grapple that best fits your bucket.  We suggest you use our Add-A-Grapple Selector.  Just click on the link and take a couple of measurements.  Whether it’s adding a grapple to a back hoe or a compact tractor or skid steer, we have the grapple that is right for you.

We tried to make the installation as easy as possible.  In a nutshell, you just need to position the grapple tines close to the cutting edge of the bucket with the cylinders fully extended.  Next clamp the brackets on the end of the square tubing to the side of your bucket.  Position the brackets where you want them and mark your holes.  Drill the holes and bolt the brackets to your bucket.  Connect your hydraulics and your installation is complete.  Here is a link to our Add-A-Grapple Installation Guide for more detail.

Remember, if you do not have the extra set of hydraulic outlets on your tractor, you need to take a look at our Xtra Valve Kits.  The Xtra Valve Kit is a reliable and inexpensive way to add an extra circuit and you can do it yourself or have your dealer install it.