Ok Folks. Finally got all green lights on the grapple. Here are a couple of images of the full working prototype. There have been a few minor tweaks since but you'd never be able to tell the difference without your glasses on. This grapple has been optimized for the subcompacts and compacts. It's got a 30+" opening and a 20" throat. It's extremely high strength steel which allows it to be light weight but super strong.
It's a modular system so you can mix and match to your preference (patent pending). You can get just a single clamp, a single clamp with a full bed (as shown), double clamps with or without a full bed, or triple clamps.
Or, some might want just the bed which will work great as the long awaited Fire Rake, but on steroids. It will function as a rake but with the ability to haul away what you rake up. It will even work as a rock bucket.
There are also several other unique features too.
So for those who have been asking how much it weighs and how much it will cost, hopefully now you can understand why I haven't been able to answer. What I can say is that it will be lighter than anything else available (but still more durable) and should hopefully be a cost savings as well. It will certainly be a huge cost savings over buying a dedicated grapple and a dedicated set of pallet forks. That much is a no-brainer. As soon as we wrap up the costing and pricing, everyone on the "let me know!" list will be notified.
That's it for today! I'll add more/reply as time allows. Thanks everyone...