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    Artillian Grapple

    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.

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    You're going to use the heck out of that grapple!! Have fun!!


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    I’m curious about the issues you said you had, what clearance of 1/8” was experienced and what was the issue? How did you change the clearance to better suit what activities harmed it previously?

    I’ve had an Artillian grapple and their diverter with dual outputs and never had any issues with any of the system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark02tj View Post
    You're going to use the heck out of that grapple!! Have fun!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by balrog006 View Post
    I’m curious about the issues you said you had, what clearance of 1/8” was experienced and what was the issue? How did you change the clearance to better suit what activities harmed it previously?

    I’ve had an Artillian grapple and their diverter with dual outputs and never had any issues with any of the system.
    The splitter had straight fittings and they came very close to the loader stand. When moving into a pile of heavy material, there was just enough flex to cause them to contact one another, and that broke a couple of fittings. I switched out parts and made them 90° and that solved the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamT. View Post
    The splitter had straight fittings and they came very close to the loader stand. When moving into a pile of heavy material, there was just enough flex to cause them to contact one another, and that broke a couple of fittings. I switched out parts and made them 90° and that solved the problem.

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    I see, literally. I guess that’s an issue with the combo of loader and tractor model you have-my Classic (Gen1) 2032r and H130 loader has no such issues. I hope Artillian took notice and is addressing the potential for damage in future kits for your specific combination of equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by balrog006 View Post
    I see, literally. I guess that’s an issue with the combo of loader and tractor model you have-my Classic (Gen1) 2032r and H130 loader has no such issues. I hope Artillian took notice and is addressing the potential for damage in future kits for your specific combination of equipment.
    They are. They have these pictures and more. We had a number of phone conversations and a few emails as well. Apparently I am the second one to have this issue, so now they’re looking into it. I was very happy with their responsiveness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamT. View Post
    They are. They have these pictures and more. We had a number of phone conversations and a few emails as well. Apparently I am the second one to have this issue, so now they’re looking into it. I was very happy with their responsiveness.
    Glad to see they received the constructive criticism in the spirit it was intended and are taking measures to better their products.
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    WilliamT. Happy to hear we were able to help you with the connectors. All feedback is welcome. Our engineers are working to make Artillian products even better and hearing from our customers is vital.

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