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  1. #341
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    Default Re: Which type of grapple is best suited for...

    Quote Originally Posted by EverythingAttachments View Post
    We are making progress on our single lid Wicked Grapple. I started a new thread about it here.
    It should be ready for testing next week and available to purchase soon after that.

    Here's an image from engineering:

    Attachment 323713
    Nice, I like the added bottom tines. Put some kind of grating on the back to keep limbs from poking through [I used bar walkway grating on mine] and it would be just about perfect.
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    Default Re: Which type of grapple is best suited for...

    This thread helped me get what has been a life saver on the farm. After a lot of reading and making several posts I decided to go with the WR Long grapple, but that fell apart. I took a shot with an unknown, and I have been nothing but happy with the quality and construction thus far. I do not have any shots of it in action, but I also knew that without pictures it didn't happen. So, I'll attach a couple of pictures of it, and try to get some of it in action later.

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    Default Re: Which type of grapple is best suited for...

    What about the Long fell apart? The grapple or the deal?


    Nice Dirt Dog

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    Default Re: Which type of grapple is best suited for...

    tag..

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    Default Re: Which type of grapple is best suited for...

    The deal fell apart. I still love their product, but I was unable to get what I wanted when I wanted it. In their defense, I am not sure if it was on their end or on my dealer's end of things. Either way, I came across this company that got the product to me very quickly. I was pleased with the solid construction, the oversized housings around the cylinders, the 1/2" steel teeth, and the 46 1/2" open height.

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    46-1/2" opening is awesome. I had not heard of this company before

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    Default Re: Which type of grapple is best suited for...

    My 48" WR Long Grapple is a perfect match for my B3200 and the 80 acres of timber I am cleaning up as a recreational-hunting property.

    After using it for several months I can't imagine doing what it has done any other way. Cleaning up the forest floor and building brush piles is almost effortless. It moves larger rock very well and it does a fair job of smoothing roughed up dirt back dragging.

    I can go from bucket to grapple in well under 5 minutes attaching to the kubota QA. Hard to pick a best attachment; but this one sure saves a lot of labor and does things that would be hard to do by ones self without constantly getting on and off the tractor.

    If your on the fence about getting a grapple; then get over it and get one!

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    Default Re: Which type of grapple is best suited for...

    Quote Originally Posted by TSO View Post
    ... all around grapple work?

    I'm in the "serious" stage of grapple shopping now, moving past the "oooh that's cool" and "I should get one someday" to "about ready to pull the trigger.

    There seem to be several different main designs. There is the "Rock Grapple," the "Root Grapple," the "Bucket Grapple", etc etc etc. Some have longer/skinnier bottom tines, some have shorter/stouter (and more) bottom tines, some have a solid bottom bucket, and then there is the dual vs single upper arm. I can understand the theory and philosophy between the different designs, especially having dual upper arms for uneven loads. However, in real-life application, are they really a big advantage?

    I'm sure each design has it's special niche, but if I'm looking for the "jack of all trades" grapple bucket, which design will best fit "all around" use, including roots, brush piles, logging, boulders, etc?

    Also, for size, I'm considering going no bigger than 60", since it's less weight, and smaller (so it fits better into places). Is there anything else I should consider in regards to width, as it relates to the different grapple designs?

    Thanks in advance.
    To the OP, what stage of grapple shopping are you in now?

    This stage has lasted two months!

    I always wanted to be a procrastinator, but I never got a round to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xfaxman View Post
    I always wanted to be a procrastinator, but I never got a round to it!
    Right, why should you do today what you can do tomorrow?

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    Serious stage of a buying decision for me is normally 2-3 months of research so he must be getting close. The notional stage can be much longer as that involves justification of an idea and trying to justify the cost but not a lot of detailed research.
    For some folks an impulse buy is something that they due on the spur of the moment. For others an impulse buy is something bought in less than a month or two from first seen or thought about to owning it. Of course as the price goes up the length of time to fit within the definition expands as well.
    Now I know that for some folks that either have loads of money or view money much differently than others don't see it the same. Isn't diversity of ideas and methods grand?
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