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    Default Finally got grapple hooked up

    I ran the hoses last week from the rear remotes to the fel. I thought I had the wrong Quick connects for the rear, but did get them to seat in the female end today. My lines are a little long but that's better than to short. I really don't like all the slop I have where the front connections are. A bulkhead connection is in my future.
    My grapple and QA 42" forks came from Titan industries. Everything was secured to a wood pallet. Te grapple also has a very nice steel cage all around it with small casters ( very small) on the corners. Very nice job! The spacing on the flanges that connect the grapple or forks to the loader looks fine. The shipping was fast too. Everything looks heavy duty.
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    Default Re: Finally got grapple hooked up

    Glad your cook'in now

    It takes a bit of slack. Here is mine curled back and dumped. I put bungies on for a temporary solution. Trouble is they been there for years now
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    Default Re: Finally got grapple hooked up

    Check your hose length at full dump. That's what will take the most hose. I use a tarp strap on mine, only I hooked from the hoses to the grapple. That way I do not have to disconnect the tarp strap when I take the grapple off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liledgy View Post
    My grapple and QA 42" forks came from Titan industries. Everything was secured to a wood pallet. Te grapple also has a very nice steel cage all around it with small casters ( very small) on the corners. Very nice job! The spacing on the flanges that connect the grapple or forks to the loader looks fine. The shipping was fast too. Everything looks heavy duty.
    Liledgy,
    What model grapple did you get from Titan? I had been eyeing their L grapples but the dimensions, particularly the opening dimension seems considerably less than WR Long's L grapple. Also, which website did you buy through?

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    Default Re: Finally got grapple hooked up

    Tom, I purchased the 48" grapple from Titan (pallet forks.com). The website is at the top of the "attachment" page. I don't know if I have a picture of the grapple fully opened. I don't remember thinking, " i wish it opened more", of course I don't know what I'm doing lol. Tim

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    Default Re: Finally got grapple hooked up

    I think the Titan L grapples open to something like 32", but there rack grapples open to 48". Either way would you really ever need to pick up something more than 32" or could you pick up something larger than 32"?
    I have also been looking at the Titan grapples I want their rack grapple but haven't decided between the 60" or the 72" yet.
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    Now that I have that website and look at the 48" model I see the jaws open to 90 degrees. This site also sells Titan grapples and shows the 72" grapple as opening 34" while the closed height is 29". It makes it look like the jaws only opened a little higher than it is tall. Dimensions seem off.
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    This site shows a similar WR Long grapple opening to 47", a full 13" more.
    http://www.everythingattachments.com...p/wrl-obg1.htm

    I plan on using this on my larger 80 and 100hp tractors and want a large bite.

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    Default Re: Finally got grapple hooked up

    Wider opening grapples are useful for grabbing a larger bite of loose brush.

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    Yes, big bites of jungle clearing brush and tree branches. I am less concerned about the width than the opening dimension and the depth of the lower jaw. I emailed Titan and they came back saying the 34" opening was correct. I was hoping for more. Their price is great but it seems part of the reason their price is low is the grapple itself seems to be smaller than WR Long which would make sense. Less steel, and in the pictures it is hard to tell the size. My upper range of machines this will go on (100hp) may limit me to the expensive grapples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guesseral View Post
    I think the Titan L grapples open to something like 32", but there rack grapples open to 48". Either way would you really ever need to pick up something more than 32" or could you pick up something larger than 32"?
    I have also been looking at the Titan grapples I want their rack grapple but haven't decided between the 60" or the 72" yet.
    I have Titan's 72" rake grapple and it is great for brush but picking up stumps and logs with it is not always easy. It is kind of like cutting something with dull kids scissors, what you are trying to cut keeps popping out the end. The rake style from Titan has small lower teeth and it does not grab odd shaped logs well.

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