I just got my Titan HD 60" grapple. Hoses and connectors are fine. Works great for the 30 minutes I used it today. Picks up spoiled hay like a charm. Only problem is like I've read about the Wildkat grapple: the space at the pin (see pic). I have emailed photos to see if they will send a modified bracket.
I went with Titan over Wildkat econo models for several reasons (and in spite of all the recommendations on TBN to get the 48" econo.) The wildkat pics I had seen did not have greasable pins at the pivot points. It looks like it pivots on a simple bolt. I also had read about all the issues with the locking bracket and the QA plate not being sufficient. I didn't want to build the plate mod that others were doing. I don't know how to weld. Unlike the econo Wildkat, I have two grapple cylinders and heavier steel. The 48" is too narrow for my applications. The 66" is only about 100 lbs lighter than mine at 600 lbs. Anyway, hope I don't have buyer's remorse. I like it so far. Thanks to all the discussants regarding grapples. I really value everyone's talent and input.
The grapple is great. I got to spend a few hours moving brush and logs a couple of days ago. It can handle more than my tractor can. No problems with leaking hoses or fittings. I see that someone was complaining about the BSPP fittings, but that's just a matter of buying the right adapters.Quote:
How has your grapple be doing? Are you still happy with it?
I'd recommend it.
I hope nobody has to go through what I did with mine.
I probably put 100 hours on mine.
After it fell off and nearly punched a hole through the bottom of my truck a couple times and leaked all over customers driveways, I had enough.
Might be OK for occassional use, but I wouldn't recommend it for heavy, commercial or agricultural use.
I do realize I probably got a lemon.
How is your grapple holding up?