Which is the better grapple design?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Barrett Landscaping, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im in the market for a grapple for my vermeer mini skid and am torn between these two designs. I will be primarily using the grapple for brush, logs, and branches.


  2. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a bobcat root grapple which is the same design as the one in your first picture. I personally like it way better then the second design.
  3. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've found the first one to work great for moving brush and logs but hard to rake with. Where as the second is much easier to rake with.
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  4. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I like the first pic. It seems like it can hold more and is easier to scoop up a few logs at a time.
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  5. Steiner

    Steiner LawnSite Senior Member
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    First one is for lifting and carrying piles of brush that were already made with a rake. Hard to get angle into soil to do raking, too far out away from machine.

    Second one is a rake meant to be carriend low, teeth just in the soil removing debris below the soil surface and then piling and then carrying out pile.

    Depends on what you want to do I guess and how much HP you have.
  6. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks for the input everyone! It seems that the first design will fit my needs the best.

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