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Re: Skidsteer Grapples
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2016, 05:48:58 PM »

It looks like the Titan stuff comes from China so I will probably go with something else.

This is one I am looking at now. http://www.wildkatattachments.com/e-series-root-rake.html
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Re: Skidsteer Grapples
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2016, 10:17:02 PM »

Wise move, chinese is crap waiting to break.

Iíll take a look at mine tomorrow and see if I can find a name on it, I really like the feature of having the top half in two pieces so it grips odd stuff better.
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Re: Skidsteer Grapples
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2016, 10:19:21 PM »

I've got the 72" Titan Root Grapple.      I love the double thumb on it for grabbing odd pieces which mlappin speaks of. 

I've had it for about 5 years and beat the crap out of it. It's a little bent up but all I've had to do to it in 5 years is replace a hyd hose and the grease fitting nipples. Back then I paid just under $900 shipped.
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Re: Skidsteer Grapples
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2016, 06:35:25 AM »

Just ordered the Titan 60" dual thumb yesterday. $1250 delivered. We shall see...
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Re: Skidsteer Grapples
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2016, 02:45:15 PM »

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Re: Skidsteer Grapples
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2016, 02:51:47 PM »

I just went ahead and ordered the WildKat E series Root rake. I called them and they gave me a deal on it for $1200 including shipping.
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Re: Skidsteer Grapples
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2016, 05:36:43 AM »

Titan 60" grapple arrived yesterday. Looks to be well made and heavy for the $1250. In 10 min had a few logs out of the woods and piled up that would have taken much longer if i had to drag them. Also moved a couple rocks that I had just pushed out of the way earlier.

I see this saving my old battered body. Less on and off the loader, hooking and unhooking, etc. Who know how many uses I will find for this!
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Re: Skidsteer Grapples
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2016, 07:27:48 AM »

I want to get one of those Titan 60" grapples at some point.  I have the 4500# 48" pallet forks they sell, and they've been great. 
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Re: Skidsteer Grapples
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2016, 03:42:26 PM »

I got the WildKat grapple rake today. They obviously do most of the work by hand. It was a little tight and I had a hard time getting it latched. I think they have the plate with the holes in it crooked on one side. Other than that is should do for what I needed.

I played around with it a little and found a tree that had just fallen from the storm the other night.
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Re: Skidsteer Grapples
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2016, 02:38:32 PM »

I haven't seen any grapple rakes with the 2 piece top.
Do you think those titans that I posted the link to are any good?

Search for em and see what other people are saying about them is my only suggestion.

I canít remember what brand mine is, bought it online and one of Dads drivers was coming thru Indianapolis and picked it up for me.

Think I paid a touch over 2K for it but wonít swear to that.

Can you post a picture of yours? I am thinking about trying to split the top part into two parts on the one I got but haven't seen any of this type that are split. Picking up cut up wood doesn't work that great with a single top.
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Re: Skidsteer Grapples
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2016, 07:06:18 AM »


I added the upright galvanized pipe to add a bungee cord to so the hoses donít get pinched when its rolled back. One of these days Iím going to use a longer larger pipe and place a sash weight in it with a pulley and use a regular cord instead of a bungee.




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Re: Skidsteer Grapples
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2016, 06:25:12 PM »

That is an interesting design. I haven't seen any others like it. How wide does it open? All of them I found are like mine with the cylinders in the back. I don't think it would be that easy to modify mine to work like that. leaving the cylinder on the side would cause it to twist too much.  I guess I will just leave it alone.
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Re: Skidsteer Grapples
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2016, 07:40:09 PM »

It opens up a long ways, next time I have it hooked up Iíll snap another picture.

Technically its a root rake with grapple.

And like most of my experience with powder coat, its crap. Iíll repaint it one of these days and use trusty ole Rustoleum when I do.
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Re: Skidsteer Grapples
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2016, 05:20:23 PM »

Was getting late so pictures are a little dark. Nice thing about this grapple is if the grounds dry you can roll it back, lower the loader all the way and it just skims the ground so you donít leave any behind nor gouge the ground. Pretty much bought it for cleaning up after the Limbhog.









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Re: Skidsteer Grapples
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2016, 10:23:40 PM »

It is hard to tell from the pics but it looks as I suspected that you do lose some on the open end with the top mounted cylinders.


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