Grapple bucket for tractor.

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Grapple bucket for tractor.

Post by callmefence » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:49 am

Anyone have any recommendations or advice??. Very much appreciated.


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Re: Grapple bucket for tractor.

Post by jwimberly » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:01 am

What size tractor or front loader lift capacity?

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Re: Grapple bucket for tractor.

Post by callmefence » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:07 am

jwimberly wrote:What size tractor or front loader lift capacity?


JD 5085..85 horse
3200 pound lift to full hieght
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Re: Grapple bucket for tractor.

Post by jwimberly » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:10 am

http://www.skidsteerattachmentdepot.com/product/72-heavy-duty-root-grapple-bucket-2/

That's the one I just got and it's pretty heavy but I'm very happy wit it. If I were picking logs I'd want some extra weight on the back but with just brush it's perfect. My tractor is the NH T4.75.

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Re: Grapple bucket for tractor.

Post by callmefence » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:19 am

jwimberly wrote:http://www.skidsteerattachmentdepot.com/product/72-heavy-duty-root-grapple-bucket-2/

That's the one I just got and it's pretty heavy but I'm very happy wit it. If I were picking logs I'd want some extra weight on the back but with just brush it's perfect. My tractor is the NH T4.75.


Thanks..if you don't mind. What was the price? JD is asking 3600.00 turnkey.. with all hoses and connects.
Are you with or without third function on loader control?
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Re: Grapple bucket for tractor.

Post by jwimberly » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:23 am

They have the price listed, it was $1595. NH put my third function on at the dealership when I bought it for $750. So I have $2350 in it.

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Re: Grapple bucket for tractor.

Post by jehosofat » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:34 am

Get a true grapple and not a grapple bucket. If you have the bucket style it greatly limits what you are able to grab. The sides on the bucket are a PIA.

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Re: Grapple bucket for tractor.

Post by callmefence » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:25 am

jehosofat wrote:Get a true grapple and not a grapple bucket. If you have the bucket style it greatly limits what you are able to grab. The sides on the bucket are a PIA.


https://goo.gl/images/LnyNjS. 3600.00

https://www.armstrongag.com/products/ro ... equipment/. 2800.00
Second one. Brush rake/grapple
What you think??
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Re: Grapple bucket for tractor.

Post by True Grit Farms » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:56 am

I gave $1850 for mine 10+ years ago. Mine has the curved teeth like a loader rake. Build a good brush guard for your front screens and radiator.
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Re: Grapple bucket for tractor.

Post by jehosofat » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:05 pm

callmefence wrote:
jehosofat wrote:Get a true grapple and not a grapple bucket. If you have the bucket style it greatly limits what you are able to grab. The sides on the bucket are a PIA.


https://goo.gl/images/LnyNjS. 3600.00

https://www.armstrongag.com/products/ro ... equipment/. 2800.00
Second one. Brush rake/grapple
What you think??


When I get back to shop I'll send you a link, can get em a lot cheaper than that.

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Re: Grapple bucket for tractor.

Post by greybeard » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:54 pm

jehosofat wrote:Get a true grapple and not a grapple bucket. If you have the bucket style it greatly limits what you are able to grab. The sides on the bucket are a PIA.

X2.
My b-i-l has a bucket grapple on a 45hp Kubota and unless the offending object to be moved is shorter than the bucket or pretty small diameter, the grapple is mostly useless.
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Re: Grapple bucket for tractor.

Post by Ebenezer » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:20 pm

https://primeattach.com/products/rock-and-brush-grapple/

Really enjoy mine. Can pick up an individual rock, or a log. Well made and side plates can be removed.

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Re: Grapple bucket for tractor.

Post by ddd75 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:45 pm

i picked up one on ebay for like 1200 shipped.. 78" dual grapple.. built in usa, nice unit for the price.

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Re: Grapple bucket for tractor.

Post by BRYANT » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:16 pm

looks as if most of the ones you all are posting has the front pipe, is that any problem with brush dropping through and hanging up when dumping ?
Mine is built without the front pipe, kind of like the one at Armstrong the UTR Utility Grapple. Mine works great for piling cedars and brush but not as good for rocks and I also have to be careful about digging into the ground. I think it depends a lot on what you are going to be using it for the most as to what kind to buy. I have thought about plating mine on the back half that would make it better for rock and still be good for the brush. It would also make it a lot stronger. I would post a picture but cant seem to get pictures to load anymore
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