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    Default Grapple for 5240 Kubota

    I am considering purchasing a grapple to aid in clean up but do not know what size or type to get. One can read about them forever but first has knowledge is best. So I'm asking what do I need and how would you spend my money?

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    Loflin Fabraction in North Carolina, they are very well built and designed for commercial use.

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    Default Re: Grapple for 5240 Kubota

    What do you plan to do with it? Clean brush? Dig up roots?
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    Default Re: Grapple for 5240 Kubota

    This recent thread shows my grapple pick, and the tractor is pretty similar to your's. http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/k...-my-l5740.html
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    Default Re: Grapple for 5240 Kubota

    I have a Land Pride grapple - SGC 1560, its 5' wide - bought thru my kubota dealer. They installed the joystick hydraulics also. I guess its considered a rock grapple - I use it for moving rock, moving large trees, brush and rough grading/smoothing of areas in my pastures. It wasn't cheap - grapple, $3175 & purchase and installation of the WR Long third function valve was $1200.

    After I pulled the shanks on my roll-over box blade thru a particularly rough area in one of my pastures I used the grapple to back drag thru this area and gather all the sod & grass. I raise the collected material and can shake almost all the dirt out of it before removing it to a pile. Saves a LOT of time and back breaking work.

    The overall width of the grapple is 63.5 inches - the width of the tractor front tires is 67 inches. I decided I did not need a grapple to be wider that the front tires and so far its been a correct decision. I don't grapple along side fences, buildings etc where a wider grapple might work better.

    I'm still learning to use it "gently" - I didn't really understand the crushing power the grapple had at first. I haven't damaged anything yet but the ability to do so is sure there.

    The things I took into consideration were: curved teeth on the bottom or flat bottom, spacing between the teeth, width, single top or split top, local purchase or purchase from a distant dealer, heavy duty grapple or light weight grapple. I chose the rock grapple with the curved bottom teeth because that's what Land Pride makes and I've found that this unit picks up brush just fine. I went with the 6" spacing on the bottom teeth so it will pick smaller rocks but still let the dirt fall thru. Again LP only makes single top and I wanted local dealer service to be available. I got the heavier grapple - I don't want the thing bending & twisting as I use it. Some of the rocks & chunks of tree I pick & move are right at the upper limit of the overall units ability.
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    Default Re: Grapple for 5240 Kubota

    Quote Originally Posted by murphy1244 View Post
    What do you plan to do with it? Clean brush? Dig up roots?
    Just brush mainly but could get into roots rocks later

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    Default Re: Grapple for 5240 Kubota

    I recommend a 6' EA wicked root grapple. If you click the link to my youtube in mysignature I have some videos of mine in action.


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    Default Re: Grapple for 5240 Kubota

    A second on the EA Wicked Root Grapple. The price is right and I haven't bent or broken it.

    I've sure put mine to use both as a "scoop" and precision tweezers.


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    Thanks to those who responded . Will check this out in more detail

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    Default Re: Grapple for 5240 Kubota

    I probably should add that I like my Wicked grapple because it is lightweight so you can lift more and it is heavy duty. I like that is has 2 lids for clamping uneven loads. The grapple is definitely in my top 3 attachments that I use the most, I may use it the most.

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