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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

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    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.
    Legdoc
     
  2. Bumpsteer

    Bumpsteer Senior Member

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    I've ran a C185 NH with a grapple that was narrower than the tracks, made no difference.

    Ed
     
  3. lumberjack

    lumberjack Senior Member

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    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

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    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...