When you’re on the hunt for the perfect John Deere equipment for clearing land, removing brush, and cleaning up a job site, you may want to consider a grapple. Scrap and rock grapples can handle a wide variety of tasks, ranging from disaster cleanup to general job site tidying.
All rock and scrap grapple models from John Deere are able to handle large loads and difficult materials. Rock grapples, in particular, have a welded-in serrated cutting edge that easily penetrates all ground conditions. Scrap grapples feature open side with bolt-on side plates, which allows for the easy grappling of material that is wider than the bucket. Additionally, a predrilled lip makes it simple to add a bolt-on replaceable cutting edge for longer wear life.
John Deere rock and scrap grapples are optimized to work with G-Series Skid Steers and Compact Track Loaders, and L-Series Compact Wheel Loaders. Let’s take a closer look at each of these grapples and how they can handle a wide array of tasks on the job site.
Rock grapples have a cylinder size of 2.5 inches bore diameter and 1.4-inch rod diameter that delivers a large amount of force to handle difficult material. The grapple arms feature an integrated mechanical stop to reduce the cylinder load when it’s open. Durable, 90-degree quick-couplers on the hydraulic cylinder hoses eliminate interference with the grapple itself. A solid backplate on the Quik-Tatch area protects the hydraulic cylinder hoses and the machine from debris and damage.
Scrap grapples also have a cylinder size of 2.5 inches bore diameter and 1.4-inch rod diameter, which are designed to provide enough force to handle difficult material. Similar to the rock grapples, the grapple arms feature an integrated mechanical stop to reduce cylinder load when it’s open. The 90-degree quick-couplers on the hydraulic cylinder hoses ensure that there is no interference with the grapple itself. The thickened side cutter, side sheet, and backplate combine with the large torque tubes for heavy-duty construction that meets demanding applications. Finally, open sides with bolt-on side plates allow for the easy grappling of material that is wider than the bucket itself.
If you have any questions about the rock or scrap grapples, you can contact your local John Deere dealer.