Is Bigger Better ???

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Tomt, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. Tomt

    Tomt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    I am purchasing a skid steer grapple bucket for hurricane debris removal and there is a 66" and a 72".
    Anyone have an opinion on which one would be generally the best? :help:
  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    Not having used one, take this with a grain of salt.:)

    How big of a skidsteer do you have? If you don't have a skid big enough to handle the capacity of the 72", then your decision is made.

    Other considerations: how narrow is the skid? For most places, if the bucket is wider than the skid, it's not a big issue. However, if access is tight, the narrower bucket is more practical.
    What are you planning on removing? Logs, trash, limbs, all of the above? That may play into the decision too.

    As for which one is the best, remember that if you need the grapple, either one is 100% better than what you have now.:) See if you can demo one or both of them before you buy.


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  3. activelandscaping

    activelandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    If you do a lot of back-bladeing having the bucket wider than the tires won't leave any tire marks, otherwise the 66" will give you more ripping force and be more versatile.

    Good luck,

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