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    Default How Much FEL for a 10 Bale Hay Grapple

    I am considering buying a hay grapple to unload my trailer. My TC40DA with the 16LA FEL is rated at 2000 lbs which is the minimum recommended for a 10 bale grapple. Anyone using a 10 bale grapple on that size tractor? My other option is the 5 bale made by Steffen. Anyone using Steffen equipment and how is it?

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    Default Re: How Much FEL for a 10 Bale Hay Grapple

    You should strongly consider the 5-bale Grappler. We have a 10 bale on a DK55 / KL551 Loader and it's a bunch to handle. The TC40 / LA16 Loader is a much lighter machine. Not only is lifting capacity important, but stability if you are going to load trailers or wagons with it in the field.

    The weight is WAY out there on a 10 bale Grappler.
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