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    Default Re: New Grapple exceeds expectations

    Quote Originally Posted by JD 4520 View Post
    As long as your are a satisfied customer, that's what counts.

    Suggest you have adequate counter weight at all times.
    Your exactly right. the land-pride 1872 was a little light counter weight for the heavy stuff. My Box blade or Backhoe should do it though. May have to invest in a heavier Bush hog like the 296.
    Shane
    Current Tractor L45,Trailer Big Tex 20 14,000GVW tilt, woods 84 Box Blade
    Former Tractors Bx24,L3830 Bradco Backhoe, M59 TLB with front remotes and Thumb.
    Skid steer solution grapple grx 74 PJ 25FT GN 22,000lb GVW

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    Default Re: New Grapple exceeds expectations

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyAB View Post
    Thanks! I'll have to look into getting one. That price isn't as high as I was expecting.
    Your welcome. Skidsteer solutions also markets the anbo as well. I bought one from there back in 2008 for an M59 I had at the time. It weighed 1250 Lbs and was 74 in. I bought this one from Anbo though.
    Shane
    Current Tractor L45,Trailer Big Tex 20 14,000GVW tilt, woods 84 Box Blade
    Former Tractors Bx24,L3830 Bradco Backhoe, M59 TLB with front remotes and Thumb.
    Skid steer solution grapple grx 74 PJ 25FT GN 22,000lb GVW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kytractor

    Your exactly right. the land-pride 1872 was a little light counter weight for the heavy stuff. My Box blade or Backhoe should do it though. May have to invest in a heavier Bush hog like the 296.
    Sounds like you have all you need in counter weight and the backhoe is probably the best not only in weight but how you can position it to best counter balance.
    Gary

    JD 4520, 400X FEL, Frontier Front Blade, Box Blade, Rotary Cutter, Landscape Rake, 48" Wildkat Grapple and PHD

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    Default Re: New Grapple exceeds expectations

    Quote Originally Posted by Kytractor View Post
    Anbo also makes a 72 that is 370 Lbs that could be a better fit.
    I thought yours was a 72?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guesseral View Post
    I thought yours was a 72?
    Mine is a 72. Anbo makes several models of the 72.
    1. GR-L 440lbs 18-30 Horsepower Tractor
    2. GR-M 370lbs 20-45 "
    3. GR-S 780LBS 30-85 " Which is mine
    4. GR-SH 1005LBS 50-120 "
    5. GR-X 1270LBS 50-160 "
    Shane
    Current Tractor L45,Trailer Big Tex 20 14,000GVW tilt, woods 84 Box Blade
    Former Tractors Bx24,L3830 Bradco Backhoe, M59 TLB with front remotes and Thumb.
    Skid steer solution grapple grx 74 PJ 25FT GN 22,000lb GVW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kytractor View Post
    Mine is a 72. Anbo makes several models of the 72.
    1. GR-L 440lbs 18-30 Horsepower Tractor
    2. GR-M 370lbs 20-45 "
    3. GR-S 780LBS 30-85 " Which is mine
    4. GR-SH 1005LBS 50-120 "
    5. GR-X 1270LBS 50-160 "
    Now I understand. Do you have the website address so I can look at them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kytractor View Post
    Mine is a 72. Anbo makes several models of the 72.
    1. GR-L 440lbs 18-30 Horsepower Tractor
    2. GR-M 370lbs 20-45 "
    3. GR-S 780LBS 30-85 " Which is mine
    4. GR-SH 1005LBS 50-120 "
    5. GR-X 1270LBS 50-160 "
    I think the 'root rake' feature is nice at 72", but I really don't think a grapple has to be that wide to be VERY effective. Sometimes the width can be an annoyance because on uneven terrain, you may not be able to grab something without repositioning or dragging the object. However, I use my rock bucket grapple's finger tines to spread and smooth dirt & gravel much like a rake. You'll be able to do the same with that root grapple.

    I think the weight of your grapple is fine. My root rake grapple weighs almost 800 lb and it sticks out way beyond where your grapple does. Most of your weight is very close to your loader arms so you have much more usable lift. Besides, in reality with a grapple, you don't always get the darn thing full with each load. Mostly, it's just how fast you can grab and move stuff without having to get off the tractor. I just grab what I can and save the rest for the next load. I can do in a couple of hours what it would take a month to do by hand. That's the value of a grapple. Since yours is heavy duty, you will do less damage to it no matter how hard you work. You found that out when you hit a rock. To me, a root rake/grapple with vertical teeth needs to be tougher than a bucket type debris grapple with horizontal tines. If your tractor can lift 1800 lb and the grapple weighs 800, you still have a massive payload capability.

    EDIT: I forgot to say that I didn't load my rear tires until I got a rock rake grapple. It convinced me in a hurry to load them and always ensure I also had a heavy boxblade on the rear 3PH.
    Jim


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    Quote Originally Posted by Guesseral View Post
    Now I understand. Do you have the website address so I can look at them.
    Yes it is ANBO Grapple and Blade Attachments, Manufacturer of agricultural and construction attachments for all types of loaders, backhoes and tractors Here is another http://www.anbomanufacturing.com/Lit...apples2012.pdf
    Skid Steer Grapples This one sells them as well
    Shane
    Current Tractor L45,Trailer Big Tex 20 14,000GVW tilt, woods 84 Box Blade
    Former Tractors Bx24,L3830 Bradco Backhoe, M59 TLB with front remotes and Thumb.
    Skid steer solution grapple grx 74 PJ 25FT GN 22,000lb GVW

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    Default Re: New Grapple exceeds expectations

    Quote Originally Posted by jinman View Post
    I think the 'root rake' feature is nice at 72", but I really don't think a grapple has to be that wide to be VERY effective. Sometimes the width can be an annoyance because on uneven terrain, you may not be able to grab something without repositioning or dragging the object. However, I use my rock bucket grapple's finger tines to spread and smooth dirt & gravel much like a rake. You'll be able to do the same with that root grapple.

    I think the weight of your grapple is fine. My root rake grapple weighs almost 800 lb and it sticks out way beyond where your grapple does. Most of your weight is very close to your loader arms so you have much more usable lift. Besides, in reality with a grapple, you don't always get the darn thing full with each load. Mostly, it's just how fast you can grab and move stuff without having to get off the tractor. I just grab what I can and save the rest for the next load. I can do in a couple of hours what it would take a month to do by hand. That's the value of a grapple. Since yours is heavy duty, you will do less damage to it no matter how hard you work. You found that out when you hit a rock. To me, a root rake/grapple with vertical teeth needs to be tougher than a bucket type debris grapple with horizontal tines. If your tractor can lift 1800 lb and the grapple weighs 800, you still have a massive payload capability.

    EDIT: I forgot to say that I didn't load my rear tires until I got a rock rake grapple. It convinced me in a hurry to load them and always ensure I also had a heavy boxblade on the rear 3PH.
    Yes, I agree with the loaded tires. My M59 was loaded. I am going to check on about getting the L45 loaded as well. Also the good thing about getting the width as wide as your rear tires is when your clearing trees and debris or moving them forward, it allows you to keep going with out running over logs trees etc. with your Tractor. I found this out this past weekend. This allows your Bush Hog to cut freely as you go.
    Shane
    Current Tractor L45,Trailer Big Tex 20 14,000GVW tilt, woods 84 Box Blade
    Former Tractors Bx24,L3830 Bradco Backhoe, M59 TLB with front remotes and Thumb.
    Skid steer solution grapple grx 74 PJ 25FT GN 22,000lb GVW

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    jinman your tractor is very similar to mine so I was wondering which grapple you purchased?
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