Aka The Claw. When my children were little we played a game called The Claw. It has continued with the grandchildren. So when I bought my Artillian Grapple, the name just came naturally. I first learned of grapples watching Tractor Time with Tim. I knew right away I needed one. I have lots of brush that needs to be cut back and hauled to the chipper. I have bunches of big logs, some solid and some rotting that need to go to various destinations. And then there is always the odd job or two.
The initial installation was done for me at the dealer while they were installing the backhoe for me. There were a few problems. A clearance for the fittings of 1/8” in the shop is plenty. Driving into heavy loads of wood or concrete out in the field, not so much. In the first couple of uses I sheared off several connections.
The folks at Artillian were very responsive and helpful. I reconfigured the connections from straight to a 90° setup, and it has worked well ever since. This thing is incredibly useful. I’ve hauled logs, brush, rocks, and these huge concrete pillars someone built years ago, but are only in the way these days. My grandsons, the oldest of whom is 10, are aching to drive this. I told them they’re going to have to wait a little longer.