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    Which Grapple, single or double lid

    Looking to buy a grapple for a 3039r cab tractor. Looking at the EA wicked root grapple for compact tractors up to 55hp., probably in the 60 inch version. I can't decide between the single lid or double lid version. It seems to me the single lid may be better for precise picking, like stumps and stones or for pulling stuff since you can use the middle of the implement. I don't have any experience so looking to hear from those who have them and what work best.

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    I don't have one, just wish I did. I always thought one would be the way I'd go but I was told something I didn't think about. If you have 2 lids and are picking up something that isn't the same size on each end the 2 would grab tighter on both ends compared to 1 lid. But even that being said I'm still in the 1 category. I also like the EA grapples.
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    I vote one lid, it’s lighter and cheaper as well.
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    I have the single lid. Mine is from CTA 50" and it amazed me what the 1025 would lift. Looking forward to using it on my 2038R.
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    A single narrow lid can be a real pain. I would rather have a single, but wider lid.

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    With the Artillian, do the single and double grapples use the same grapples. I mean, if you buy a double grapple, you could just take one off and center the other one if you needed to, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yank View Post
    With the Artillian, do the single and double grapples use the same grapples. I mean, if you buy a double grapple, you could just take one off and center the other one if you needed to, right?
    Yes, they are completely modular. I think there is a graphic on their website showing that.
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    I have a double, but do not see any advantage. Weight was not an issue, and I bought used, so I bought the one I liked best of their used stock to pick from.
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    For brush/logs only there is some benefits in having 2 lids IMO but for an "all around" grapple I am very happy with and would recommend the single lid.
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    I think it will depend on what you want to do with it. I opted for the CTA single. Have used it for brush, carrying logs to cut as firewood and general clean up of field brush and loose roots I have torn out. I have yet to be not satisfied with. It has out performed everything I have thrown at it. This weekend I plan on cleaning out some stalls with it. It will be interesting to see how this works.
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