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    Silver Member indianaEPH's Avatar
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    Default Grappling Today

    Just got my gapple in use today. It is a medium duty 60" (about 600 lbs) dual cylinder root grapple. I had to get a skid steer QA to mount it to my loader. After about 3 weeks of waiting I got the QA this week and I have been ready for the weekend to do some work.

    I have read all the threads about light weight vs. heavy grapples. I was a little worried that this one would be to heavy, However, based on the work today I am very pleased with the results. My lift capacity easily exceeds the volume capicity (how much brush I can fit in the grapple). I even transproted a large log without any problem. I can definitly feel the weight though. 600+ lbs way out front makes itself known.

    but...all in all I give it my
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    Default Re: Grappling Today

    Congrats. Enjoy.
    In the first picture you do look a little light in the Rear.

    Now you have an excuse for a second helping of Desert.

    On my "To Build" list is a gapple.
    ::"I STARTED out with nothing....I still have most of it."

    New Holland TC45 1,300+ hours - FEL - back hoe - post hole digger - Hydraulic Gannon - cement mixer - pressure washer - 1975 Dodge 500 flat bed - 1974 chevy C65 6 yard dump truck.
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    Elite Member Don87's Avatar
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    Default Re: Grappling Today

    Looks like you had a great time today with your new toy........er I mean tool
    Don

    MF GC2400, FEL, 60in.MMM, 5ft. Cultivator, Single Bottom Plow, Bush Hog RTC48 tiller, MF 2360 front mount snowblower, 5ft backblade. BXpanded Piranha toothbar.

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    What brand of grapple is that .

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    Default Re: Grappling Today

    ....and what tractor is you is driving

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    Default Re: Grappling Today

    your gonna enjoy that thing, I use mine now more than the bucket. Have picked up some good size loads, Just take it easy keep the load low and be ready to dump if you have to. Have gotten pretty tippy with mine carring trees and brush. enjoy

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    Default Re: Grappling Today

    You should never run into a weight limit when using it on brush. It's just not dense enough. Where you will tun into the limit is things like large stumps or logs.

    Handy suckers, aren't they?
    -Dave

    "Being a pessimist is great. You can't lose. Either you end up being right...or you are pleasantly surprised."

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    Default Re: Grappling Today

    Quote Originally Posted by Combustix View Post
    your gonna enjoy that thing, I use mine now more than the bucket. Have picked up some good size loads, Just take it easy keep the load low and be ready to dump if you have to. Have gotten pretty tippy with mine carring trees and brush. enjoy
    Yes, good advice. I already noticed the rear end getting very light and loosing traction. I think my box blade weighs about 700lbs and it is not enough with a full load at the grapple.

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    Default Re: Grappling Today

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpole bandit View Post
    What brand of grapple is that .
    Unlimited Fabrication

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    Quote Originally Posted by hizoot View Post
    ....and what tractor is you is driving
    That is a TYM 390. Basically the same as a Mahindra 4110 but with a kubota engine. I've had it for about 6 years and have been very pleased with it . 425 hours on it now.

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