The Strongest & Most Durable of Any Grapple We Produce!
The “Heavy Duty” 444 Grapple Rake is our strongest grapple rake. It can handle everyday commercial use. The rake is made of 3/4″ GR50 High Strength Steel. This rake is designed to fit large tractors (100hp and up) and skid steers (2700lb and up lift capacity). The 73″ opening allows for extra large load capacities and can easily handle a large bale of hay. The subsoil points extend the life of the rake tines. Standard Quick Attach brackets and couplers are all included. See how to chose the right grapple and our Grapple Spec Sheet below to make the correct choice for your equipment usage.
HD444S72 – 72″ Single Weight: 1277 lbs.
HD444S85 – 85″ Single Weight: 1371 lbs.
HD444D72 – 72″ Double Weight: 1260 lbs.
HD444D85 – 85″ Double Weight: 1354 lbs.
- Large Grapple Opening of 73″
- 11 Rake Tines on the 72″ and 13 Rake Tines on the 85″
- 6″ Spacing of Rake Tines
- Concealed Cylinders
- Fully Plumbed with Hose Protection
- Greased Pivot Points
How do I choose the right grapple? (view)
IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN SHOPPING FOR A GRAPPLE
- Do you want to add a grapple to your existing bucket or remove your bucket and attach a grapple rake?
- Do you have auxiliary hydraulic outlets? If not, see accessories for Xtra Valve Kit. If you have a set of outlets in the rear of your tractor you might want to run a set of hoses from those outlets to the front of your tractor. Conceal them and secure with cable ties so the hoses do not get in the way. Now you can put couplers on the ends and have a disconnect point at the front of the tractor instead of having long hoses to manage.
- How do you intend to use the grapple? Cleaning barns, picking up loose hay, moving round hay bales, brush or construction debris? Choose the right grapple for your job.
- What is the lift capacity of your loader? Choose a grapple that is less than 50% of your loader lift capacity but still strong enough to do the job.
- What is your price range? This is a slippery slope. Choosing a low price grapple may cost you more in the long run, plus frustrate you.
IMPORTANT FEATURES TO LOOK AT WHEN CHOOSING A GRAPPLE
The width of the opening may be the most important feature of a grapple. A wider grapple opening means you can grab more material. Some are even wide enough to grab large round bales. Spacing of tines is important. For brush we think 6” is ideal. It is wide enough to sift the dirt yet tight enough to hold smaller brush. For rock buckets we think 3” is ideal for the same reasons. Single grapple or double grapple? We sell far more doubles than singles. Mainly because with a double grapple you can clamp down on uneven loads. Almost all brush loads will be uneven. A single grapple may be preferred for picking up even material such as hay bales. A grapple that weighs over 50% of your lift capacity may limit the material you are able to carry. Choose one slightly less than 50%. Getting one too light will be costly in the long run.
Grapple Spec Sheet (view)
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