STEEL PRICES RISE:
The carbon steel market is poised to grow by 699.35 MT during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of almost 8% during the forecast period." (Source: Business Wire)
This is what we are seeing all across the industry; day after day new emails from vendor's telling us that their prices are rising, every order we make for materials needs to be revised because the last price is no longer valid, and for good reason. The cost of steel materials has been steadily increasing throughout 2020, and it unfortunately has not slowed into 2021. The reduced capacities of companies in this industry due to Covid-19 health and safety regulations continues to have an impact. As a result, we are forced to increase our list pricing for 2021 and add a steel surcharge to off-set the rising costs that is projected to continue this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have on our close and prospective customers. We we will do what we can to keep our prices low when the opportunities are found, but right now we are left with little options.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
JORDEN LEIB, VICE PRESIDENT OF SKID STEER SOLUTIONS
Skid Steer Log Grapple: BSG Rotating Grapple
The BSG Rotating Log Grapple is heavy duty constructed which makes this log grapple ideal for picking up stumps, fallen trees, and logs up to 8800 lbs! You have found the most advanced and highly evolved Log Grapple on the market and it will soon be the standard for the industry. The BSG Rotating Log Grapple gives you more dynamic options with your projects so you can decide the best way to handle your operations. This log grapple was designed by an Arborist and has already performed well in the American market. The shape and angle of the boom allows the operator to lift more and actually see the material they’re carrying. Equipped with the rotor mount, cable guide, winch mount, tooth edge plate and a commercial rubber bumper, no feature was left out. The frame was built from top quality materials. This is not a homemade product. The frame carries all of the weight and had to be built to support the winch, rotor and grapple. Check out our competitors frames and you will be amazed at the difference. The grapple opens from 3” - 63" and is rated for loads up to 8,800 lbs. Rest assured, these are commercial grade grapple attachments for skid steer loaders. All of the pivot points feature bronze insert bushings and grease zerks so you can use it for many years to come.
This is another commercial grade feature that’s rated for 8,800 lbs. during continuous operation. By using a highly rated rotator, you ensure that it cannot be easily damaged when moving loads. This is where other manufacturers try to save money by using cheaper quality rotators on their grapples. BSG is proud to use only Warn winches. They are rated for 9,000, 12,000 or 15,000 lbs. The winch makes it easy for you to pull unreachable trees to you. The 9,000 lb. winch comes with 110 feet of 3/8" wire rope, while the 12K and 15K lb. winches use 100 feet of 7/16" wire rope. The rolling eye features rollers with pressed bronze bushings and 1" stainless steel pins. The entire mechanism is built to last under extreme conditions.
- Grapple opens from 3 – 62 inches
- Compact bypass style grapple with 17,000 lbs. of crushing force
- 360-degree continuous operation
- 8800 lb. capacity
- Manufactured in the USA
- Hydraulic flow requirement: 11 - 21 GPM @ 3,000 PSI
- Frame designed for complete visibility of grapple and winch
- Weight: 800 lbs.
- Recommended for skid steer loaders with a minimum lifting capacity of 1,500 lbs.
- Winch Shield
- Drop down jacks
- Heavy serrated edge plate to secure logs
- Industrial bumper used to secure grapple and/or material while traveling
- Hoses rated up to 4,000 PSI
- Owner's Manual