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    Default Appropriate size grapple for a L 34

    After reading many articles on grapple size, I'm as confused as ever. I'm not sure my tractor (l 34 ) can handle anything larger than 60 inches. I questions the lift capacity of the tractor in relation to the weight of the grapple. Do grapples weight more than an original bucket? I need some information from a user, more than the hype I get from the manufacture. I will be using the grapple in the clearing of trees in the Colorado Mountains where bark beetle has killed the majority of the trees. We have a sawmill close and we plan to have some of the logs made into usable lumber. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Appropriate size grapple for a L 34

    Sizing a grapple depends somewhat on the weight of the grapple. A grapple usually weighs more than a bucket. I would go with something like this.

    Everything Attachments Wicked Root Grapple for Compact Tractors

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    Default Re: Appropriate size grapple for a L 34

    I had an M7040, and had a single overhead claw, 48". It did everything I wanted and did it very well. I did NOT want anything bigger do to weight etc, and there wasn't anything I come across that I could not pick up with it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jcummins View Post
    I had an M7040, and had a single overhead claw, 48". It did everything I wanted and did it very well. I did NOT want anything bigger do to weight etc, and there wasn't anything I come across that I could not pick up with it.


    How well did it do with that big old stump . I have yet to get me a grapple yet for my new 7040 . Was you ballast on the back with it couldn't tell in the pics . Am I being retarded thinking about a 72" grapple .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7879fordman View Post
    Am I being retarded thinking about a 72" grapple .

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    No. I have a 72" and like it.

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    This is about a 24 inch log so you can see what I have here. This works well on my L3200.-img_4836-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7879fordman View Post
    How well did it do with that big old stump . I have yet to get me a grapple yet for my new 7040 . Was you ballast on the back with it couldn't tell in the pics . Am I being retarded thinking about a 72" grapple .

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    I did a lot of research before I bought the grapple. I wanted to do uprooting of trees with it besides picking up things. The 48" I think allows you to better "root" with it, a larger width defeats that. I never found anything that the 48" wouldn't work on, the limitation was in the tractor, not the grapple. I was extremely pleased with it, and thankful I did not go any bigger than 48". I think many do think bigger is better, but I'm of the school that it is not.

    That stump had the front tires near flat although the pic doesn't show that, I had fluid in the rear tires...without any fluid it would have pulled the rear tires off the ground. Most of the time I had a 3pt 7ft mower on the back to compensate for weight with whatever I had in the grapple.

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    Default Re: Appropriate size grapple for a L 34

    Quote Originally Posted by jcummins View Post
    I did a lot of research before I bought the grapple. I wanted to do uprooting of trees with it besides picking up things. The 48" I think allows you to better "root" with it, a larger width defeats that. I never found anything that the 48" wouldn't work on, the limitation was in the tractor, not the grapple. I was extremely pleased with it, and thankful I did not go any bigger than 48". I think many do think bigger is better, but I'm of the school that it is not.
    This proved to be my experience with my 48" also.

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    I will be doing a lot of land clearing clean up after shearing with dozers Got about 200 acres that going to start getting cleared . Burning bush piles . Moving brush around trees around . Stuff like that .

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw36 View Post
    After reading many articles on grapple size, I'm as confused as ever. I'm not sure my tractor (l 34 ) can handle anything larger than 60 inches. I questions the lift capacity of the tractor in relation to the weight of the grapple. Do grapples weight more than an original bucket? I need some information from a user, more than the hype I get from the manufacture. I will be using the grapple in the clearing of trees in the Colorado Mountains where bark beetle has killed the majority of the trees. We have a sawmill close and we plan to have some of the logs made into usable lumber. Thanks.
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