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Quick-Tach Grapples, Hopper Built To Last
“Our new quick-tach rock grapple fork is built heavy and comes with two 1/2-in. thick steel grapple arms independent from one another. Works great when handling uneven loads. Also, the hydraulic cylinders that control the arms are hidden behind the bucket to protect them from damage. That’s important when moving large limbs, tree trunks, and other debris,” says inventor Rance Bryan, O’ Fallon, Mo.
    He describes his Veteran Equipment and Trade Company as “a 100 percent owned SDVOSB (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business) that manufactures high quality skid steer attachments”. Bryan started his company, Veteran Equipment & Trade Company, after serving 2 tours overseas in Iraq.
  Other products he builds include a brush grapple, bucket, stump bucket, and a 2 cubic yard hopper.
  The rock grapple comes with an AR400 steel cutting edge and Pengo forged cutting teeth. The inner tines are made of 3/8-in. thick steel spaced 3 in. apart. “The AR400 steel cutting edge is the best on the market. It’ll outlast many competitor’s lower quality steel edges,” says Bryan.
  The rock grapple is available in 72 and 84-in. models, with the 84-in. model selling for $2,595.
  The brush grapple grapple is also available in 72 and 84-in. wide models and is made from 0.375-in. thick steel, with 2 in. hydraulic cylinders used to operate the grapple arms.
  “Most manufacturers of clam-style brush grapples have one continuous grapple arm, which puts a strain on the arm when hauling uneven loads,” says Bryan. “The two arms on our grapple fork operate independent of each other, so if the material being loaded is higher on one side of the bucket than the other the arms will compensate and hold all of the material down,” says Bryan. “The grapple hinge pins are 1 1/2 in. thick, whereas most manufacturers use only 1-in. pins, and there are grease zerks on all the pins.”
  An 84-in. brush grapple fork sells for $1,995.
  An 84-in. bucket sells for $1,295 without teeth; with teeth, $1,495.
  The 2 cubic yard hopper is made from 3/16-in. thick steel, with all inside seams welded throughout. The bottom is reinforced with several 3-in. wide C-channels, which extends out in front for additional stability when the bucket isn’t attached to the skid steer.
  The hopper sells for $1,195.
  Universal attachment brackets made from 1/4-in. plate steel are also available and sell for $129.95; $229.95 with 3/8-in. steel.
   Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Veteran Equipment and Trade Co., LLC, 184 N. Gatty Rd., St. Peters, Mo. 63376 (ph 636 233-0644; http://veteranequipment.com).

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