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    Default Re: Texas Grapple Shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by NativeSon View Post
    Don-I think you are getting close to perfection.

    Charlie
    Charlie,
    He reached perfection last year with his driveway paver project

    Even if it did cost him a knee.

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    Default Re: Texas Grapple Shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by pacerron View Post
    Charlie,
    He reached perfection last year with his driveway paver project

    Even if it did cost him a knee.
    And a heart.

    . . . .but both are up and going strong - must be the diet, but that's another thread.

    Looks like I have some calls to make today!
    Last edited by txdon; 12-17-2013 at 10:13 AM.
    TXDon

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    Default Re: Texas Grapple Shootout

    The rake shop will make a custom grapple. The shape of the bottom tines is what I like best. The weight is my only concern.

    http://www.therakeshop.com/sitebuild...5_-370x276.jpg



    http://www.therakeshop.com/sitebuild...44-360x250.jpg
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    Default Re: Texas Grapple Shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by txdon View Post
    The rake shop will make a custom grapple. The shape of the bottom tines is what I like best. The weight is my only concern.

    http://www.therakeshop.com/sitebuild...5_-370x276.jpg



    http://www.therakeshop.com/sitebuild...44-360x250.jpg
    Cash in some of your Gold Krugerrand stash and have them use Titanium
    Half the weight for same strength.

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    Default Re: Texas Grapple Shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by txdon View Post
    The rake shop will make a custom grapple. The shape of the bottom tines is what I like best. The weight is my only concern.
    Don,
    You know I'm going to have to come over and give it an ops check. Right? What width did you finally pick?

    Ron,
    Heck, that thing made in steel will need some Krugerrands exchanged.
    hugs, Brandi

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    Default Re: Texas Grapple Shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by txdon View Post
    The rake shop will make a custom grapple. The shape of the bottom tines is what I like best. The weight is my only concern.

    http://www.therakeshop.com/sitebuild...5_-370x276.jpg


    http://www.therakeshop.com/sitebuild...44-360x250.jpg
    I wouldn't worry about the weight - brush don't weigh nuthin, your tractor will lift more than mine, and I lifted that cattle guard with mine. My grapple likely weighs about the same as what you're looking at.
    Mike


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    Default Re: Texas Grapple Shootout

    Quote Originally Posted by bindian View Post
    Don,
    You know I'm going to have to come over and give it an ops check. Right? What width did you finally pick?

    hugs, Brandi

    The width is not set in steel yet, but between 50" and 60". 60" would cover the width of the front tires. If I can get them to raise the back the opening would also increase.
    TXDon

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    Default Re: Texas Grapple Shootout

    Got Grapple!

    It's from TheRakeShop.com
    Light class grapple (plus)
    60"
    bottom teeth 1" thick with 6.5" spacing
    Open 41.5"
    Shipping weight 700#
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -grapple-open-jpg  
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    Default Re: Texas Grapple Shootout

    Grapple pictures.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -grapple-close-front-jpg   -grapple-open-front-jpg  
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    Default Re: Texas Grapple Shootout

    Action Pictures.

    The grapple does everything I bought it for.

    The Grapple comes with 9" spacing but I had them put in an extra tooth in to get the 6.5" spacing.
    The lack of a cross bar and the curved bottom teeth are an advantage for me to get deep and lever out small trees and Youpon bushes
    One thing I did not buy it for is mesquite, but as you can see in the third picture it pulls them up by the roots.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -grapple-youpon-jpg   -grapple-brush-jpg   -grapple-mesquite-tree-jpg   -grapple-tree-jpg   -grapple-limb-jpg  

    TXDon

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