Page 3 of 11 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 110
  1. #21
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    241
    Location
    S.W. Missouri
    Tractor
    LS U5030C w/FEL

    Default Re: grapple not what they said !

    Good move, RH. I am confident you will be happy with it, as I and all the rest of those here that bought it, have been.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -img_2754-jpg  
    LS U5030C w/FEL, Bush Hog 307, Modern 7' industrial grade box blade w/hydraulic rippers, Rhino SPHD PHD, 48" Wildkat grapple, 72" Ratchet Rake, 6' King Kutter II tiller, 10' International Disk with hydraulic lift, 7' Vulcan double axle cultipacker, 76" W.R. Long bucket tooth bar.

  2. #22
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    2,581
    Location
    NW Oregon
    Tractor
    JD4310 ePowrReverser

    Default Re: grapple not what they said !

    I've got a 5' AnBo Grapple that I think weighs a little over 600lbs and its tines are 3/4". The thing is built super tough but I've still bent 2 of them a little. I'd probably worry a bit about 3/8" stock although weight is an issue. My tractor's similar to yours I think and my grapple weight is definitely the max I'd want at the front. I looked online and my model's discontinued but the equivalent model uses 1/2" stock. Bigger ones still use 3/4". They do even have some using 3/8" stock but they weigh considerably less.
    JD4310 eReverser
    430Bucket / 5' BrushHog / 5' BoxScraper / Grapples / 12KGen / JD550 Tiller
    5'GradingScraper / PHD / LogSplitter / SubSoiler w/Middlebuster Mod / Forks

  3. #23
    Platinum Member jpm1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    579
    Location
    Panther Lake, Oswego County New York
    Tractor
    Mahindra 2810 HST, Kioti DK35SE HST

    Default Re: grapple not what they said !

    As Red hores said,"I am not a cowboy so it should be adequate." Well stated. Now For myself, guess you can call me a "cowboy" and i'm sure that grapple would fit my needs nicely without worries. I have purchased form this company before, ( skidsteer express) and found them a repitable company to do business with. I purchased the forks on-line on a sunday and the next day the owner believe his name was Bill called to imform me my order was delaped a coulpe of days because they run out of "forks" in the size i needed. I asked why they didn't post their address or phone number, His reply, their a small company and don't want to waste money on someone to answer the phone 8 hours a day. Not showing an address eliminates a lot of "overhead" also. The Number the gentleman called from was displayed on my phone and he told me to call with any questions or concerns on my order. Well the next day i decided to call the number and he answered! He called a couple a days later informing me my forks were shipped and there was a tracking number awaiting in my e-mail.
    I was ready to buy the 60" rock grapple listed but work has stopped now and not much money coming in but later in the year i plan on getting that set. IMO its a good trust worthy company and i'l buy again from them. . . .John
    Heres a couple of pictures on the forks from SkidSteer Express in use. This is almost an everyday use for these and holding up great!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -10-soft-maple-log-2012-a   -28-maple-jpg   -big-soft-maple-log-jpg   -i-like-these-better-jpg   -cuttin-list-jpg  

    -wilie-e-kioti-jpg   -wilie-e-kioti-1-jpg   -wilie-e-jpg  
    Lord, Help me to be the man my dog thinks i am . . .John. Mahindra 2810HST, 108H loader with Quick tach buckets and forks. Kioti DK35SE HST with loader, Hyd. top link and second set of rear remotes, 60" and 66" buckets, Kubota 900 RTV and a bunch of other good stuff
    Buy more equipment, It makes life easier.!

  4. #24
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    153
    Location
    Mississippi
    Tractor
    Kubota M9540 HD 4x4

    Default Re: grapple not what they said !

    I think this company is fine too. I almost bought a grapple from them, but I found a used bradco that was local. About 18 months ago I did buy my pallet fork/hay spear combo from them and have been very pleased. I already had the forks to put on the frame, so all it cost me was $395 to get the frame with 1 long spear and 2 short spears. The one I got is acutally braced better than the one in the picture on their website.

  5. #25
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Posts
    960
    Location
    Tescott, Kansas
    Tractor
    Kubota L5740/cab with air ride seat

    Default Re: grapple not what they said !

    I also got a 72 ROOT GRAPPLE-RAKE STYLE
    root rock brush grapple from them. mine is 1/2" thick, plenty heavy enough for my tractor. I had good luck with them as well.
    Kubota L5740 with Air Ride Grammer Seat,cab,Hyd top link, LA854 loader, LA2184 front blade. Kubota RTV 900 Camo. 04 Dodge/cummins-6 speed with extras

  6. #26
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    47
    Tractor
    kubota L3200; john deere lt190

    Default Re: grapple not what they said !

    Quote Originally Posted by Willl View Post
    Wow, nowhere in their web page can I find a location.

    Warning, Warning Will Robinson. Danger alert.
    i found it and they want 100 dollars less for it than what he gave

  7. #27
    Veteran Member Redbug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    1,920
    Location
    Columbia, SC
    Tractor
    Kubota L3830HST

    Default Re: grapple not what they said !

    On their website, it says that grapple, (Root4RG-R60), is 3/8" with 1/2" side plates.

    The one you got has 1/2" thickness end/side plates and the rest of it is 3/8"?
    Dave

    "If your sport does not put grease, blood, or dirt under your fingernails, then it's just a game!"

  8. #28
    Super Member grsthegreat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    6,502
    Location
    north idaho
    Tractor
    dk45se hst cab

    Default Re: grapple not what they said !

    I have a general question about these grapples. They weigh in at 600# each. The bucket it replaced was probably fairly light by comparison. What do these grapples do to the useful loads on these tractors??? Seems like they really reduce what you can haul
    currently own
    2011 Kioti DK45SE HST CAB tractor/loader, Jimna 6" - 3 point wood chipper, 60" JD Brush Hog, JD 60" Rototiller, 3 point post hole digger with hydraulic assist, 3 point spring tooth rake, Fimco 55 gallon weed sprayer with 12 foot boom, 3 point hydraulic wood splitter (home built)
    Quick Attach 79" loader mount snowblower & rear powerpack
    Quick Attach 84" Snow Blade
    Quick Attach 42" pallet forks

  9. #29
    Gold Member First one's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    339
    Location
    Eastbrook, ME.
    Tractor
    08' Kubota L3240 HST /cab

    Default Re: grapple not what they said !

    Quote Originally Posted by Redbug View Post
    On their website, it says that grapple, (Root4RG-R60), is 3/8" with 1/2" side plates.

    The one you got has 1/2" thickness end/side plates and the rest of it is 3/8"?
    The side plates are not 1/2" they are 3/8" just like the rest of it. I see that they did not change that part. It's seems to be put together well' or seems to be . I like the way I'd be able to use it back raking also and to bring the load in closer to the loader , maybe help on heaver loads.

    I think that I saw my bucket is somewhere just under 400lbs. The grapple is 600lbs so that is a 200lbs diff in weight.

  10. #30
    Super Member grsthegreat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    6,502
    Location
    north idaho
    Tractor
    dk45se hst cab

    Default Re: grapple not what they said !

    Quote Originally Posted by First one View Post
    The side plates are not 1/2" they are 3/8" just like the rest of it. I see that they did not change that part. It's seems to be put together well' or seems to be . I like the way I'd be able to use it back raking also and to bring the load in closer to the loader , maybe help on heaver loads.

    I think that I saw my bucket is somewhere just under 400lbs. The grapple is 600lbs so that is a 200lbs diff in weight.
    oh,... i never thought an empty bucket was that heavy. they sure move around easily by sliding when off. Ive never weighed mine either.
    currently own
    2011 Kioti DK45SE HST CAB tractor/loader, Jimna 6" - 3 point wood chipper, 60" JD Brush Hog, JD 60" Rototiller, 3 point post hole digger with hydraulic assist, 3 point spring tooth rake, Fimco 55 gallon weed sprayer with 12 foot boom, 3 point hydraulic wood splitter (home built)
    Quick Attach 79" loader mount snowblower & rear powerpack
    Quick Attach 84" Snow Blade
    Quick Attach 42" pallet forks

Page 3 of 11 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. It's Grapple Time
    By M59 Jim in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-23-2010, 01:56 PM
  2. Grapple HD grapple shopping advice needed
    By ManAtArms in forum Attachments
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 01-15-2010, 09:19 AM
  3. Thumb Please Help.....Grapple or Thumb?
    By trook in forum Attachments
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 01-15-2010, 04:02 AM
  4. Grapple Help me choose a bolt on bucket grapple
    By firefighter9208 in forum Attachments
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10-05-2007, 07:37 AM
  5. Grapple root grapple: bradco vs. loflin
    By psuedofarmer in forum Attachments
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 01-16-2006, 11:26 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.