I have read just about every thread on GTT dealing with Grapples. When I did my search "grapple" on GTT I ended up with 13 pages of threads dealing with grapple topics. And I read just about all of those threads!!
My 4052R won't arrive until mid-April according to my dealer. So I still have lots of time to make my decision on which Grapple to purchase. I will have to widen my 900 foot driveway . . . trees on both sides will be cut down, cut into short lengths and moved away . . . this will be the main purpose of the Grapple. I used to use a long pry bar to roll the cut tree trunks up, and into my loader bucket. But, that method is getting too old for me to keep doing, and I'm getting too old, to!
So which Grapple should I consider buying? I'm thinking a single lid Grapple primarily for tree trunk grabbing and removal, but also for brush removal. I've sorta narrowed it down to the CTA and EA Grapples, but open to other suggestions. Better yet, if you have a JD 4052 which Grapple did you go with and why?