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    Default Re: Grapples for Canadians

    Nice grapple. A bit more than most CUT owners need but certainly appropriate for your big equipment and mission. I have a Horst QA adapter and it is extremely well made.

    You chose hardened steel which makes sense especially for the lower tine tips if you are raking for rocks. My Millonzi LD48 is mild steel and after about 100 hours of pretty rough work (though not primarily rock raking) I can say that there is no evidence of wear. I have managed to bend or splay out the top tines (original version grapple with inadequately reinforced top tines) so I am glad that being mild steel it should be easy to repair with a little heat and persuasion once I get off my lazy butt to do it. I'd imagine that hardened tines would be a lot more difficult to repair. I make the point as most CUT owners are probably not going to subject their grapple to the type of industrial use you have in mind and that mild steel is actually a pretty darn good (and cheaper) material for grapples.

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    Default Re: Grapples for Canadians

    Quote Originally Posted by kennyd View Post
    J., Millonzi is out of business as of about three or so months ago...Search "millonzi" and you will find some recent threads.

    The best deal now is Markham Welding, they are selling a light-duty 48" grapple for about $900.00 and free shipping(is they still have that offer)
    Booooooooo!!!....... Thanks for the Markham info.

    Markham's quality is pretty good?? I know the HLA would be awesome, but $$$.

    -J.
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    2005 JD 4720, 400x loader with bucket, bale spear, pallet forks, Markham LD grapple, Markham snow blade, Schulte BX 74 snowblower, Caroni 1900 flail, 8' Aerway, 3rd SCV at rear, hydraulic toplink from CCM, LED lights front and back, added EH hydro circuits, big pile of 3pt implements.
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    Default Re: Grapples for Canadians

    Markham's quality is pretty good??
    Yes, it is very good.
    John Deere 4110HST
    FEL, MMM, Artillian 42" Forks, I-Match, Ballast Box, #380 plow (modified to fit), Markham LD-48 Grapple, Trac-Vac 854 and lots of other STUFF.

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    Default Re: Grapples for Canadians

    I thought Markham made a std. bobcat quick attach for their grapples? no?
    John

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    Default Re: Grapples for Canadians

    Quote Originally Posted by buyerjohn View Post
    I thought Markham made a std. bobcat quick attach for their grapples? no?
    Yes, they do. They also will put the JD QA setup on it for $80.00 more, or they will sell it plain if you want to adapt the pin setup to a non-QA loader.
    John Deere 4110HST
    FEL, MMM, Artillian 42" Forks, I-Match, Ballast Box, #380 plow (modified to fit), Markham LD-48 Grapple, Trac-Vac 854 and lots of other STUFF.

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    Default Re: Grapples for Canadians

    I'm thinking of getting a grapple rake for my JD 3720 for next summer. Have a lot of brush piles on the property to deal with and feel that one of those would come in very handy. Downside is the costs, not looking to spend $2,000 to $3,000 for one of these. I'm thinking of getting a company nearby with a CNC plasma to cut out everything I need and then put it together myself.

    I'm wondering if anyone else here would be interested in a grapple rake "kit'? It would be just the plasma cut metal pieces which would go together like a 3D puzzle and then weld together. It should be cheaper to ship as it could all be strapped down to a pallet and take up less room than an assembled rake.

    I'm just working on a design now, if anyone is interested I can post some drawings and a cost estimate. Posting this for selfish reasons, if I could get a few people interested I would likely be able to get better pricing. The kits would be shipped from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

    Al

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    Default Re: Grapples for Canadians

    I would think your going to be hard pressed to beat Markham's price for an entry grapple once you add up the component costs + shipping.

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    Default Re: Grapples for Canadians

    Quote Originally Posted by xkbal View Post
    I'm thinking of getting a grapple rake for my JD 3720 for next summer. Have a lot of brush piles on the property to deal with and feel that one of those would come in very handy. Downside is the costs, not looking to spend $2,000 to $3,000 for one of these. I'm thinking of getting a company nearby with a CNC plasma to cut out everything I need and then put it together myself.

    I'm wondering if anyone else here would be interested in a grapple rake "kit'? It would be just the plasma cut metal pieces which would go together like a 3D puzzle and then weld together. It should be cheaper to ship as it could all be strapped down to a pallet and take up less room than an assembled rake.

    I'm just working on a design now, if anyone is interested I can post some drawings and a cost estimate. Posting this for selfish reasons, if I could get a few people interested I would likely be able to get better pricing. The kits would be shipped from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

    Al
    I'd call or email Markham, for sure. Melissa quoted me 980.00+240.00 shipping, in USD. That was for the 60" light duty (everyone on here so far has said the LD is just fine) with the JD quick attach (that added 80.00).

    They're very helpful, and that price is fantastic IMO.

    -Jer.
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    2005 JD 4720, 400x loader with bucket, bale spear, pallet forks, Markham LD grapple, Markham snow blade, Schulte BX 74 snowblower, Caroni 1900 flail, 8' Aerway, 3rd SCV at rear, hydraulic toplink from CCM, LED lights front and back, added EH hydro circuits, big pile of 3pt implements.
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    Default Re: Grapples for Canadians

    Quote Originally Posted by xkbal View Post
    I'm thinking of getting a grapple rake for my JD 3720 for next summer. Have a lot of brush piles on the property to deal with and feel that one of those would come in very handy. Downside is the costs, not looking to spend $2,000 to $3,000 for one of these. I'm thinking of getting a company nearby with a CNC plasma to cut out everything I need and then put it together myself.

    I'm wondering if anyone else here would be interested in a grapple rake "kit'? It would be just the plasma cut metal pieces which would go together like a 3D puzzle and then weld together. It should be cheaper to ship as it could all be strapped down to a pallet and take up less room than an assembled rake.

    I'm just working on a design now, if anyone is interested I can post some drawings and a cost estimate. Posting this for selfish reasons, if I could get a few people interested I would likely be able to get better pricing. The kits would be shipped from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

    Al
    In fact.... I'd likely order a grapple with you if it'd decrease the cost of shipping (I'm in Hinton). We might even get a bit off by buying in bulk. I'm gonna get a toothbar for my bucket at the same time.

    Lemme know, PM me if you want.

    -Jer.
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    2005 JD 4720, 400x loader with bucket, bale spear, pallet forks, Markham LD grapple, Markham snow blade, Schulte BX 74 snowblower, Caroni 1900 flail, 8' Aerway, 3rd SCV at rear, hydraulic toplink from CCM, LED lights front and back, added EH hydro circuits, big pile of 3pt implements.
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    PTO hydraulic pump to run custom fab'd hydraulic snowblower, broom, weed wacker, or PHD. Side link from MtnView Ranch....

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