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  1. #1
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    20 mi SE of Sacramento, CA-rural
    Kubota BX2200

    Default Which BX FEL Attachment: Grapple or Debris Forks?

    I always have a fair amount of small limbs and litter to move. For a long time, I have wanted an American Solutions Grapple for the FEL (BX2200), but American Solutions has never replied to any of the e-mails or phone messages I have left every now and then over the past year. I do have a Markham toothbar and had thought it coupled with the grapple would make a good combo for getting a big mouthful of brush at a time.

    More and more I have been thinking that debris forks might be better anyway. Though the grapple would be useful in chomping down on a big debris pile, I don't really have any huge rocks or trees to grab with it, and I do have a thumb on the Woods backhoe. The debris forks are cheaper, don't require installation work/costs, and also don't require replumbing the hydraulics. I figure storage space isn't that much for either and would be a wash in comparing the two.

    My first question is whether anybody knows what's up with American Solutions. It seems like a year or more since anyone's posted on here about getting one of their grapples for a BX.

    My second question is what kinds of thoughts you guys have as to which implement is the better choice.

    Thanks in advance,

    American Solutions LLC

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  2. #2
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Southern Indiana
    kubota 2620 HST

    Default Re: Which BX FEL Attachment: Grapple or Debris Forks?

    Here is a link to the grapple thread I posted.

    Here is a link to adding the rear remote to operate the grapple.

    I don't have debris forks but I can see where they have a place. As for the grapple you can squash a large pile of debris and move it handily. Works well on logs, stumps and rocks. I love mine. It was a considerable amount of work to get it all together, but worth it!

    Kubota 2620 /364 FEL/ BH 65/ Thumb/ Remote valve/ Loaded R4"s/ "the thumb" Grapple

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