Ive been in the market for a grapple for my 2006 4120. After narrowing my choices I have one last hurdle that I cant find a nice compromise for. Opening width of the top clamps. There really does not seem to be a nice compromise when it comes to what will fit my tractor.
I really had my heart set on the MTL RK5 until I realized that the clamp opening is only 26" That is super narrow for picking up stacked brush piles. Not to mention one will be limited to smaller stumps etc etc.
The grapples that offer a much wider opening have a very shallow tine depth on the bottom of the grapple. while this is good for root work I feel that performance suffers when trying to handle brush and logs etc etc.
The only way that I have found to over come this is stepping up to a skid steer grapple which puts the grapple in the 700-900 pound range. That is far to heavy for the 4120/
So, can anyone here offer any real world experience with grapples in the 650 pound or less range?
Please keep in mind that I want to stay away from the light duty stuff at all costs.
Thanks for any and all input.