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rcreech
12-09-2010, 10:02 PM
Has anyone ever used a rock grapple bucket?

I have a JD3520 and want to try a grapple bucket on the front of it.

When we have renovation jobs we harley rake the rocks into piles and I was thinking about using a grapple to pick up the stone.

Any feedback would be great.

Waht about a 4 in 1 bucket?


Any feedback on that would be helpful also.

Thanks,
RC

MarcSmith
12-09-2010, 10:13 PM
i have a grapple from quick attach http://www.quick-attach.com/attachments/grapplerodbucket/ use on my JD 250 series 2 and 320

love it. wonderful tool...

rcreech
12-09-2010, 10:23 PM
i have a grapple from quick attach http://www.quick-attach.com/attachments/grapplerodbucket/ use on my JD 250 series 2 and 320

love it. wonderful tool...


What do you use yours for?
If you don't mind me asking...what was the cost of that unit?

I have a $600 credit on a JD attachment, and was looking to add the grapple bucket so I can pick up debris instead of using my standard bucket.

MarcSmith
12-10-2010, 06:49 AM
on campus all the people just drop their debris and trash, old friges, hot water heaters, mattress' ect on the ground near the dumpsters so we use the grapple to load up the dumpsters. we have used it load mulch, sift rocks/dirt rip out root balls

out is about 4 years old and i want to say it was about 4k...

but it has been a wonderful tool

when I get to work today I'll shoot you the contact info for my sales guy at quick. We also bought a pickup broom and a winged snow plow... I have been very happy with their products and prices

rcreech
12-10-2010, 07:57 AM
on campus all the people just drop their debris and trash, old friges, hot water heaters, mattress' ect on the ground near the dumpsters so we use the grapple to load up the dumpsters. we have used it load mulch, sift rocks/dirt rip out root balls

out is about 4 years old and i want to say it was about 4k...

but it has been a wonderful tool

when I get to work today I'll shoot you the contact info for my sales guy at quick. We also bought a pickup broom and a winged snow plow... I have been very happy with their products and prices

4 grand just for the bucket?

WOW!!!!!

There isn't too much to them!

MarcSmith
12-10-2010, 08:45 AM
when we bought ours QA was good pricing, american made...and nice quality from what I saw at trade shows

you can find em cheaper...

http://cgi.ebay.com/66-Rock-Grapple-Skid-Steer-Attachments-Equipment-/110461432148?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19b803b154

JB1
12-10-2010, 08:51 AM
I have one like this on the left, works great clearing ground , fence rows, lets dirt sift through, great for debris. I believe this cost around $2100.00.

fl-landscapes
12-10-2010, 08:59 AM
I have one on my compact like the one above on the right, dirt bucket/grapple and I believe it was 2k and its for a compact boxer. The grapple buckets arent cheap. But I use mine all the time doing things like clearing brazilian peppers and brush, then use the same bucket to do a quick grade of the cleared are. In this thread http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=333280 post numer 3 you can see it in action with one of my guys picking up a pretty big royal palm

MarcSmith
12-10-2010, 09:43 AM
It's a definite labor multiplier even at 4k...it was worth every penny... we use it enough, several times a week, that we keep it hooked to the loader at all times

cdqat1432
12-15-2010, 11:55 PM
You could just use a rock bucket. It looks like the grapple bucket with the open bottom, without the arms and closer ribbing. I think you might be able to buy them with different spacing between the slats. Probably less than 2100, too.