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us that their prices are rising, every order we make for materials needs to be revised because the last price is no longer valid, and for good reason.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 Gorilla Root Grapple
The G2 Root Grapple is a super heavy duty grapple is perfect for ripping up concrete, picking up logs, rocks, concrete, and other heavy objects. Many grapples are just a glorified bucket with some means of clamping down on the frame. Those grapples rarely ever meet expectations. The G2 does, and more. At 900 pounds, this is a Grappling Heavy Weight.
Most other Grapples available have such short teeth that you cannot reach under an item and grip it. To add strength, the manufacturers have added plenty of reinforced teeth or frame work, but this takes so much away in functionality that you may as well use a regular bucket. This new Gorilla Grapple has only three large reinforced teeth that allow you to reach, rip and tear. It is so strong that you can scarify solid ground and rip up concrete. Once you tear up the concrete, you can pick it up and dump it. Clearing large brush and stump areas is a snap. Tree gathering and general clearing mayhem is a blast with this attachment. You simply cannot find a tougher Grapple than this.
Testimonial from the Owner of Skid Steer Solutions
"We happened to pick up a logging project when the first one of these came in. Most of the time we would chase the branches around and try to grab them. With this tool, we would just dive into whatever pile was in our way and as the grapple closed, it would pull the material to the center and actually compact it... WOW!!"
- Material A572 Grade 50 Steel - 400 Burnell Hardened Tips - All US Steel from Iowa Mills
- 1 3/4 Inch thick x 5" deep spar
- 2 1/2" Diameter Pivot Shaft
- Width 44"
- Jaws open to 31.5" and overlap or scissor when closed
- All pivot surfaces are machined and are greasable
- All hardware is Grade 8
- 39,000 lbs. of mechanical pressure at the tips
- Weight - 900 lbs.
- Sidney G2 Root Grapple
- Universal Skid Steer Mounting Plate
- Hydraulic hoses
- Flat face couplers
- Owner's manual