The "ORIGINAL" & Most Durable Grapple In It's Class!
“The Closer” 344 Grapple Rake is designed for the medium size tractor and skid steer (2000lb to 2500lb lift capacity). It is built exceptionally strong for its size with many features shown below. "The Closer" is available in Single or Double grapples in a 72″ width. Order the Quick Attach Brackets that fit your equipment. See “How do I choose the right grapple?” and our Grapple Spec Sheet below to make the correct choice of grapple for your equipment.
Single Grapple Model:
344S72 - 72" Weight: 825 lbs.
(without QA Brackets)
Double Grapples Model:
344D72 - 72" Weight: 806 lbs.
(without QA Brackets)
- Large Grapple Opening of 65″
- 11 Rake Tines
- 6″ Spacing of Rake Tines
- 1/2" Rake Material
- 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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