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    Default Re: questions about choice of root grapple

    Congrats on your new purchase, you will love the grapple! I find the wider width handy when using it for moving firewood, you simply can not carry the same amount of firewood on the narrowing grapple. For digging, yes narrower is better, however, if that is not your main purpose then don't worry about it.
    As far as brush, the extra weight of the wider grapple won't matter. You will max out your ability to lift the brush by the physical size of the brush pile before you max out the weight.
    -Matt
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    Default Re: questions about choice of root grapple

    Quote Originally Posted by HCJtractor View Post
    A box blade on the rear is the perfect accessory for a grapple. It will smooth the soil after grappling and collect any missed debris. A rotary cutter will be bothersome due to its length and poor ability to go in reversre
    Oh sure, the one attachment I DON"T have.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerherd View Post
    Oh sure, the one attachment I DON"T have.......
    Dave,
    Say it isn't so? You are missing the biggest benefit to your FitRite Hydraulics TnT setup! Your gonna need a box blade, make sure to get a heavy duty one to reap all the benefits.

    Edit: I just tried looking on searchtempest for a box blade in your area, and you have the easiest zip code to remember I've ever seen.
    -Matt
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    Default Re: questions about choice of root grapple

    I'm heading out to pick up a pair of chainsaw chaps at the dealer, I'll see what he has in stock. I love the TNT for the grading scraper and rake (I have a 1600' driveway) and sure it will be great for the box blade. I see there's a recent thread on box blades. I'm really gonna need a pole barn....

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    Default Re: questions about choice of root grapple

    Well, I've about decided to go with a 48" LW grapple, from either Wildcat or Palletforks.com. I think it's just about a toss up between the two. The price is right at the same, either way.
    Connie from Wildkat quoted me $ 800 + 125 shipping, and Todd from Palletforks.com quoted $920 shipping included.

    I believe you take a chance with sloppy QA either way.
    Wildkat, I like the center tooth on the upper jaw, but I am concerned that the pivot points of the upper jaw are simply bolts.
    I also noted that the gussets on the teeth are a bit large. The meet each other at the base and form basically a vee. Might be an advantage for hooking roots, but also added resistance when raking through the soil. Was told the lines were 1/4.

    Palletforks.com: Todd says they do have greasable fittings on the upper arms. Two teeth on the jaw. Slightly smaller gussets on the teeth. I questioned the thickness of the top tube. Was told it was certainly not 1/8, most likely 3/16. Was told the lines were 1/2".

    I'll likely pull the trigger one way or the other, Monday.

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    Question: how are the hydraulics different on a grapple for a single cylinder vs. a double cylinder?

    I have a 3rd function SCV that operates a front blade snow plow and I am wondering how my hydraulic configuration will adapt to either a single cylinder grapple vs. a double cylinder grapple.

    Any technical knowledge on this subject would be appreciated.
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    Default Re: questions about choice of root grapple

    Quote Originally Posted by JD 4520 View Post
    Question: how are the hydraulics different on a grapple for a single cylinder vs. a double cylinder?

    I have a 3rd function SCV that operates a front blade snow plow and I am wondering how my hydraulic configuration will adapt to either a single cylinder grapple vs. a double cylinder grapple.

    Any technical knowledge on this subject would be appreciated.
    A 3rd function is all you need to run a grapple whether is has 1 or 2 cylinders. The hoses probably tee together to operate 2 cylinders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94BULLITT View Post
    A 3rd function is all you need to run a grapple whether is has 1 or 2 cylinders. The hoses probably tee together to operate 2 cylinders.
    Yes they do Tee together, so both grapples are run from your 3rd function remote. The nice part about this is it allows you to grip two uneven sized loads, or multiple loads. For instance, when I was moving quite a few stumps in the spring as I was clearing some land, I was able to take two stumps per trip to my stump pile. It decreased the amount of time I was handling stumps by half, which allowed me more seat time for the fun part, knocking over the trees!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD 4520
    Question: how are the hydraulics different on a grapple for a single cylinder vs. a double cylinder?

    I have a 3rd function SCV that operates a front blade snow plow and I am wondering how my hydraulic configuration will adapt to either a single cylinder grapple vs. a double cylinder grapple.

    Any technical knowledge on this subject would be appreciated.
    To further understand, the hydraulics for the front blade are for swiveling the blade right to left so each side act in opposite of each other. In other words when one pushes out extending the cylinder, the other cylinder contracts. How will this work with a double cylinder grapple when both need to extend or contact together?

    You can see that hydraulics are not currently part of my knowledge base but will soon be thanks to you.
    Gary

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    Default Re: questions about choice of root grapple

    Quote Originally Posted by JD 4520 View Post
    To further understand, the hydraulics for the front blade are for swiveling the blade right to left so each side act in opposite of each other. In other words when one pushes out extending the cylinder, the other cylinder contracts. How will this work with a double cylinder grapple when both need to extend or contact together?

    You can see that hydraulics are not currently part of my knowledge base but will soon be thanks to you.
    The hoses on the same ends of the cylinder run into a tee and come out as 1 hose.

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