Versatech grapple??

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by KrayzKajun, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Im about to head back down to the new orleans area (home for me) to start debris/tree cleanup. Found a grapple bucket forsale by my brothers house. Its a 66" Versatech semolition grapple. Double cylinder. Great shape just needs new hydro hoses from the bucket to machine. Guy was asking $2k i got him to bottom dollar at $1500. Anyone have expierence with rhis brand? I alteady priced a set of hoses so tht part is taken care of.
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  2. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    For 1500 bucks I don't think you can go wrong, I really like the bobcat brand attachments in my experience.
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  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks. Sean. Goong pik it up now. Already got the new hoses made. We heading down to the new orleans area after lunch time.
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  4. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    I've had one for a few years now. Good bucket, had to add some bracing but will work great. I use mine for moving down trees and such. The lines need replacing every 2 years or so depending on how often you use it. It is just a high rub area and stuff is always catching on them. Best of luck down there
     
  5. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Good luck with the cleaan up efforts.
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  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks fells. Ill take lots of pictures.
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  7. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    How do you go about getting work when you head to these.natural disasters? I'd like to work some myself and my wife wants to do volunteer work.... how do u go about getting these jobs and.what not?
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  8. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
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    I have had a versatech grapple for a few years. good product. mine is a full grapple not bucket style. Did manage to break a tine but rewelded it and braced it. much better now. Good Luck,
     
  9. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    So glad i finally got a grapple bucket. Thing payed for itself on the first job yesterday, saving me time and my back.
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  10. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Great to hear ! Thats the way to purchase and run your business
     

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