There is one in the works from Artillian, stay tuned:thumbup1gif:I wish they had a smaller version...say 50" for the 200cx loader. I really couldnt justify a grapple for around the house,but it would be handy at the deer lease.I guess I could use the 60" but at 370#,it would get up into the lift ability a little. I think I'll make this one of my winter projects. It would be a great opportunity to use my new plasma cutter.
Tbone,Here's my Fabtech/Versatech model. It weights in at 500lbs and is 66" wide. Only thing it needs is a green paint job. Works well..
I would close the grapple, the weight of the upper jaw can make pressure in the lines as gravity try's to close it. Even, doing that...if there are large temperature swings you still may have to bleed a little pressure off sometimes.Has anyone had difficulty disconnecting or reconnecting the hydraulic lines to your grapple when attaching orv removing your grapple? When, I went to disconnect it, they were very tight to get off. When I went to reconnect, they would not go on at all. I had to loosen the hose from the cylinder to bleed out some pressure and then they went on. I am storing them in the wide open position with the teeth facing the ground. Any ideas ?
I really like the independent clamps, seems like I never have an even load (brush work). With the two clamps the load is always secured through-out. Its a little more weight but worth it imo..Tbone,
That thing looks mean! Do those independent top clamps work well at gripping irregular shaped material? Mine only has the one top clamp.