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Grapple width VS. machine width

Discussion in 'Compact Equipment Attachments' started by Legdoc, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Legdoc

    Legdoc Senior Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    south texas
    I have located a extreme duty root grapple locally that is 72" wide. My Kubota SVL-90 width at the outside of the tracks is 80".
    I know a bucket should be wider than the tracks or tires. Will the same apply to a grapple? Or is it no big deal in this case? Please advise.
  2. Bumpsteer

    Bumpsteer Senior Member

    Sep 2, 2009
    Mechanical designer
    mid Michigan
    I've ran a C185 NH with a grapple that was narrower than the tracks, made no difference.

  3. lumberjack

    lumberjack Senior Member

    Dec 25, 2011
    Columbus, MS
    What do you plan on doing with it? If you're planning on breaking/grubbing new trails, the outside of your tracks will catch on things. If you're shoveling brush it won't matter.
  4. RTSmith

    RTSmith Senior Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Amateur demolition & dirt pusher
    Middle Tenn.
    I think I'm with lumberjack on this one. I run a 72" on a Cat 242 where I usually run a 72" bucket also. There are a lot of things in life I sometimes wish were bigger- but the root grapple isn't one of them...