- Aug 11, 2001
- Monkton, Vermont
- NH TC33D Modified with belly pan, limb risers & FOPS for work in the woods
I wish I had been aware of the Frostbite grapple before I bought the MTL. It seems better suited to picking up individual logs when that function is needed. I can get it done with the MTL, but it is more of a challenge...or maybe reflects my lack of expertise.
There are other styles of grapples that will run rings around a forestry grapple for other purposes, but I've yet to find anything better than a forestry grapple for handling logs. (Yes, I'm aware that there are those on here who disagree with me on that point.) The narrow profile is also a realy boon when maneuvering in tight spaces in the woods.
Frostbite is one example, there are a couple of others that are basically the same design. I have a Sundown GR40: functionally, they are identical, though I will admit that I like some of the design features of the Frostbite a bit better.
I'm not familiar with the MTL grapple myself, but I'm sure there are things it will do with ease that would be a pain in the neck to do with a forestry grapple.