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 09-22-2005, 19:21 Post: 116778
orangefwd



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 Grapple Bucket

I am looking for some advice on a grapple bucket for my L3400. Is it a widely useful attachment? Also, how does it attach to the loader arms and how do you hook up the hydraulics? Also, who makes the best one and how much damage might this do to my wallet? Any info would be appreciated.






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 09-24-2005, 10:25 Post: 116834
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 Grapple Bucket

If you have a lot of material (logs, branches, brush) to move then a grapple bucket is great. If it's not so much then I'd recommend a grapple that bolts/welds to the standard bucket.

I have about 9 acres of downed trees to clear and went with the grapple bucket (from Worksaver, about $1,800) and it has been great -- for what I'm doing I would not have gone any other way.

It attaches just like any other bucket -- with pins. I'll be using mine for a few months straight before switchign back so it's not that big a deal. If I was going to switch back to the other bucket on a regular basis then I woudl go with a quick attach instead.






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 09-25-2005, 15:31 Post: 116879
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 Grapple Bucket

Agree that grapple is amazing aid if you have a lot of wood to move around. I have a Borgford with skidsteer type quick attach. just a minute or two to change from regular bucket and another couple of minutes to hook up the two hydraulic lines you'll need to open and close the "mouth" of the grapple. The Borgford I got for my L3130 was pushing $3,000, but that brand has been discussed quite a bit on this site and I've never heard or seen anything but the highest praise for them. (They have them smaller and bigger, but the price is not all that much among the different sizes.)






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