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    Default Wildkat pallet fork grapple

    Been looking for a brush grapple and noticed Wildkat had a set of adjustable 48" pallet forks with a built in grapple for $1000. I don't have a set of forks yet and was wondering if this setup would be a good compromise or would I still not regret spending the extra $600 and get a set of forks and a lighter weight brush root grapple. I guess a third option would be to get the grapple forks now and save up to buy the grapple later. Thanks.

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    That looks like a heavy duty assembly, they list the weight as 420 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 930ck View Post
    Been looking for a brush grapple and noticed Wildkat had a set of adjustable 48" pallet forks with a built in grapple for $1000. I don't have a set of forks yet and was wondering if this setup would be a good compromise or would I still not regret spending the extra $600 and get a set of forks and a lighter weight brush root grapple. I guess a third option would be to get the grapple forks now and save up to buy the grapple later. Thanks.
    It depends on what you will be picking up. Looks to me that the grapple would be in the way of big items on the forks.

    Grapple forks don't work well with short pieces of brush.

    When you have a brush grapple, you probably wouldn't need a grapple fork.



    Have you looked at this one? Everything Attachments Wicked Root Grapple for Compact Tractors

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    Default Re: Wildkat pallet fork grapple

    and I personally don't think forks are very effective at moving brush.

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    Looks like it could be a 2 for 1 attachment. I can't tell if the forks are adjustable side to side for various pallet sizes. If it adjusts it could be a good purchase.
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    The one that I am looking at are not the non adjustable set on there website, found these adjustable pallet forks with a grapple on there ebay site. I agree that they wouldn't be the best at picking up small brush like a true brush grapple but for logs and longer limbs it would work and still have the pallet forks to move items.

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    Default Re: Wildkat pallet fork grapple

    You can do more with adjustable forks. I see no advantage to fixed forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xfaxman View Post
    You can do more with adjustable forks. I see no advantage to fixed forks.
    The fact that the set I looked at were adjustable is what got me interested in them.

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    Default Re: Wildkat pallet fork grapple

    I like the adjustable forks too. They are handy for different sized pallet but I prefer 42x48 pallets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xfaxman View Post
    It depends on what you will be picking up. Looks to me that the grapple would be in the way of big items on the forks.

    Grapple forks don't work well with short pieces of brush.

    When you have a brush grapple, you probably wouldn't need a grapple fork.



    Have you looked at this one? Everything Attachments Wicked Root Grapple for Compact Tractors
    That is some $18xx or so and WEIGHS something.
    Different price bracket, different weight bracket too.
    Not that my Wicked Wildkat's light weight is key to what I have moved with it, but FEL capacity is always finite (tractor stability too) and the Wildkat didn't lighten my wallet by enough to tip me over either (-:

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