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    Perfect grapple for my 1023E

    I just purchased one of these grapples for my 2012, 1023 from Mark at ITA and must say I'm very pleased with what I got. Shipping was fast and the instructions were very well written.
    I didn't know what to expect cause I've been wanting a grapple for quite a while but all were to expensive for my needs. I needed one for moving a lot of brush and cut logs. I hadn't posted here for a while cause nothing has really been going on with me and my tractor but I was doing a google search for grapples and this tread popped up. Glad it did! I've had a few conversations with Mark in the last couple of days and he is one nice person to talk too. Here are a couple of pictures of my set-up and a short video. It didn't take long to get the hang of the controls.







    http://public.fotki.com/Claudester/t...k-hitch-1.html
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    very nice!.. Love your entire set up..
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    where can i find one of these
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    Quote Originally Posted by moweec View Post
    where can i find one of these
    I bought mine from a fellow member here and can't find the web site. I did find him on Craigslist though and here is the link.

    https://madison.craigslist.org/grd/5955589647.html
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    JD 2012/1023E, H120 FEL, 54" QH front plow, JD ballast box, JD 627 tiller, Kens hooks, Log boom, Original Tractor Cab, Small Grapple

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    Quote Originally Posted by claudester View Post
    I bought mine from a fellow member here and can't find the web site. I did find him on Craigslist though and here is the link.

    https://madison.craigslist.org/grd/5955589647.html
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    Myself and my neighbor each purchased one for our 455 & 445 respectively a year ago. I just used mine again the other day. Even with GT hydraulics, it is surprisingly the size of wood it will handle.
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    How much does the unit weight? The cost makes it an interesting devise for what little I would need or use it for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by claudester View Post
    I bought mine from a fellow member here and can't find the web site. I did find him on Craigslist though and here is the link.

    https://madison.craigslist.org/grd/5955589647.html
    Do you get monthly royalty checks from him using your image in his advertising??


    Very nice,, he needs to make a small one for a loader,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy Bottom View Post
    How much does the unit weight? The cost makes it an interesting devise for what little I would need or use it for.
    With the hydraulic cylinder, I can carry it with one hand. It does require the Front Quick Hitch and it does not include the hydraulic cylinder. They state it is only compatible with a Quick Hitch that has the angling cylinder (for plow or broom angle), what the Craig's Listing posting refers to as the 4-way. You are to remove that cylinder from the Quick Hitch and attach it to the grapple to serve the jaw. It works fine with the standard front Quick Hitch, but you have to supply the cylinder and hoses for the jaw. Though I have the angling cylinder, I just purchased another cylinder kit that is permanently installed on the Grapple. It seems like a lot of putsing to move the angling cylinder. I see the price has increased since I purchased.
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    As I've been getting educated on Artilian products, I'm thinking I'm going to go with a set of their forks and the grapple option they have for the fork frame. It includes the cylinder and hoses. By the time you add a dedicated cylinder to this Grapple, you're about the same money. Of course, being able to raise it more than a few inches off the ground, with the FEL, would be a big plus. However, if you don't have a FEL, this does work well for moving wood around.
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