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I like the grapple I got from innovative tractor attachments. It works great for moving the brush and fallen trees around my lot. My only complaints have been sometimes I'm too lazy to drop the deck and put it on when I need it, so I let the work pile up and do it all at once. The other problem has been pushing a giant pile of brush ends up with some of the branches bending back toward the wheels and getting run over and pulled out of the pile. I got used to pulling those brush piles in reverse do that wouldn't happen. Since I have a 3 point hitch and put in rear auxillary hydraulics on my 455, I decided it would serve me better if it attached to my 3 point. I welded in a cross bar that accepts a sleeve with pins to secure it to my Ruegg draw bar. Now I can install it in about 5 minutes, and I don't have to remove my mower deck, and when dragging a brush pile I can drive forward now. I also have considerable more vertical lift with the 3 point than the front quick attach. None of the changes I made to the grapple prevent it from going back on front should I need it up there. IMG_20190801_144807901_HDR.jpg IMG_20190801_144633256.jpg

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My grapple came in last Friday and by Saturday I had already done work none of my other tractors could even begin to touch. Next time you take off the grapple it would be nice to see the mount detail.
 

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I changed my design a little, I ended up tearing out my old pin on design from the hydraulic pressure trying to squeeze a large utility pole. The shaft looks like an arrow and slides through the receiver on the 3 point and on the grapple. Then the cylinder rear mount slides on the back, and everything pins on.


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