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post #16 of 27 Old 03-23-2016, 09:23 AM
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I have one too, got it about 6 weeks ago. Due to switching back and forth for snow plow duty, I have plenty practice installing and uninstalling. It is easy, as mentioned, and on the second and subsequent times, it is literally 10 minutes. You could probably do it faster, but I like to stow my plow safely, put my tools away, and check the hydro fluid.

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Marcus is following the post. He emailed me the latest revision of the installation manual this morning.
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I've also owned mine for a few months, unfortunately due to surgery and snow, ive only had an hour or so to play with it. So far it's seems an excellent investment to utilize the front quick hitch for summer duty.. I hope that by spring I'll be able to really give a workout clearing up my property. Here are a few quick pictures I took. I was able to easily pick this log up out of the snow first try, and at an angle..



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Looking forward to putting thru its paces soon.
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One more update - I didn't think this would work but I nosed up to this rock thats probably 400lbs, pushed it up out of the ground, backed off and re-positioned a bit to get the grapple underneath, and grabbed it and just drove off with it. ****!
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That is an awesome looking tool for property cleanup !

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One more update - I didn't think this would work but I nosed up to this rock thats probably 400lbs, pushed it up out of the ground, backed off and re-positioned a bit to get the grapple underneath, and grabbed it and just drove off with it. ****!


That is impressive.
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Has anyone put one on a 318 or similar? My ram mounting holes for the angle cylinder are different. Especially when looking at the mounting instructions.
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Has anyone put one on a 318 or similar? My ram mounting holes for the angle cylinder are different. Especially when looking at the mounting instructions.
Operating instructions pdf attachment post #9 shows compatible 318 quick hitches, pdf version 2 of the installation post #17 shows how to install on the compatible 318 hitch.

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Operating instructions pdf attachment post #9 shows compatible 318 quick hitches, pdf version 2 of the installation post #17 shows how to install on the compatible 318 hitch.
I've read through all of them and have the BM18121 hitch. Looks like this one



So the anti angle hole is on the right side. Also it seems that the older hitch may be longer as well. As there looks to be more distance from the up/down cylinder to the pivot than the ones in the directions.
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I received my grapple from Mark last weekend and my new hitch and cylinder the middle of this week. Got a chance to round up some large rotting pine logs and hide them further out back. Lots of fun. Mark does a nice job and I'm very pleased. My only mod was to use a couple nylon spacers and a shorter clevis pin on the rod end of the grappling cylinder instead of the long pin that came with it. Highly recommended.

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Now that is sweet. I'll add that to my wish list in the future.



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Re: First use report: Grapple from Innovative Tractor Attachments

Shoving some big Red Oak around so I can finish my bucking cuts without running the chain into the rocky soil here on the hilltop:


FWIW, I too am very happy with the GT Grapple. I wasn't sure where to post, so I created a Review in the Outdoor Equipment Review forum at:

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