Anyone know of / bought from Catawba Attachments?

rc51stierhoff

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Hi, Everyone.. Just wanted to give a update. I just Received my new "Grapple" from Cody!! This thing looks Awesome!! Didn't have to Pay until it was ready to Ship!! GREAT Customer Service. I will give more u[dates as soon as I use it "It's Built like a "Tank" & It Stands Up when disconnected. 55"/ around 340 pounds. I'll be using on my MX5400 or L3540..
Pics attached to the MX 😉would be awesome. Congrats. Thanks for update.
 
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biketopia

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It will be good to see what else they come up with. I for one am impressed with their stuff. A local implement dealer I use has started carrying their stuff. I picked up a land plane a few weeks ago. Very well built unit, works like it should, and the fit & finish are great.
 
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Camoranger0764

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They just added Pics and Pricing Yesterday on the Website. 2400 Dollars for the 55". Site Mentioned
20 Grapples in Stock "Ready to Ship" We compared it Side by Side to a EA Wicked 55. My Neighbor which owns the Wicked 55 and I both agreed the Catawba 55 looked a little beefier ..
 
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They just added Pics and Pricing Yesterday on the Website. 2400 Dollars for the 55". Site Mentioned
20 Grapples in Stock "Ready to Ship" We compared it Side by Side to a EA Wicked 55. My Neighbor which owns the Wicked 55 and I both agreed the Catawba 55 looked a little beefier ..
Any weight difference?
 

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Not 100% sure , but at the most, 20 to 30 pounds..
60lb according to both websites. Catawba clearly took inspiration from Everything Attachments and appear to have made a decent product.
 
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Trapper Bob

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60lb according to both websites. Catawba clearly took inspiration from Everything Attachments and appear to have made a decent product.
I hope they go right down EA’s product line & copy, copy, copy! There are some more implements I want.
 
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mcmxi

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I hope they go right down EA’s product line & copy, copy, copy! There are some more implements I want.
I don't know if EA has any patents on file, but I wonder what happens to a patent owned by a company filing for bankruptcy, or one that has gone through the process. Does the court assign future income or negotiation rights for patents since it's an asset?
 

Trapper Bob

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I don't know if EA has any patents on file, but I wonder what happens to a patent owned by a company filing for bankruptcy, or one that has gone through the process. Does the court assign future income or negotiation rights for patents since it's an asset?
I too am not sure of the legalities. EA didn’t really break any new ground with their implements IMO. They just used top drawer material, controlled their process, great welding, just improved on what was out there. I still am a big fan of theirs. It is to bad about their business acumen.
 
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Jim’sMX

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I would add that I have extreme stress tested the Homestead 55 grapple and it’s passed unscathed. The Veteran discount is 10% opposed to 5. Delivered to your door for less. The 55” is 300lbs. It’s way easier to use than my fork grapple. 2157.12 delivered to my house with the 10% discount.
 

fried1765

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I would add that I have extreme stress tested the Homestead 55 grapple and it’s passed unscathed. The Veteran discount is 10% opposed to 5. Delivered to your door for less. The 55” is 300lbs. It’s way easier to use than my fork grapple. 2157.12 delivered to my house with the 10% discount.
The Homestead grapples look nice, but I do not see any models offered with long bottom teeth.
 
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miket1

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First post, been lurking here for a while, but never joined till now.

I had been looking for a grapple and decided on the EA 55, but hesitated due to the wait time and never committed. Some months went by and it got to the point that I could no longer wait and tried to order off the EA site and it didnt work. So called and nobody answered. Started searching to figure out what was going on and came across the tread here relating to their issues.

Im no genius but decided maybe I should find another haha. Looked at a few were too heavy for my L3901. Homestead was the best I could find then stumbled upon Catawaba. It looked exactly like what I needed. Light, made out of Hardox 450, good for trees etc, but looked like it could also pick up decent size rocks individually ( bought a place in AR that has a lot of rock ). Ordered a week or so ago and it came in yesterday.

First impression is it looks well built, and works well. Looks perfect for what I need and picks stuff up off the ground perfectly. Hoses perfect length. Looking forward to putting it to work.
 
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biketopia

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First post, been lurking here for a while, but never joined till now.

I had been looking for a grapple and decided on the EA 55, but hesitated due to the wait time and never committed. Some months went by and it got to the point that I could no longer wait and tried to order off the EA site and it didnt work. So called and nobody answered. Started searching to figure out what was going on and came across the tread here relating to their issues.

Im no genius but decided maybe I should find another haha. Looked at a few were too heavy for my L3901. Homestead was the best I could find then stumbled upon Catawaba. It looked exactly like what I needed. Light, made out of Hardox 450, good for trees etc, but looked like it could also pick up decent size rocks individually ( bought a place in AR that has a lot of rock ). Ordered a week or so ago and it came in yesterday.

First impression is it looks well built, and works well. Looks perfect for what I need and picks stuff up off the ground perfectly. Hoses perfect length. Looking forward to putting it to work.
Post up some pictures!
 
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ParadiseMike

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I bought the 60" grapple about 2 weeks ago. I talked to sales on the phone. They had 4 grapples on the floor built and only had to add hydrolics. It took less than a week to ship. It works great! No complaints other than they need more options for couplings on the website.
 
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Michael_R

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Good afternoon everyone, wanted to drop a quick line regarding my recent experience with Catawba Attachments.

I placed an order for the below items on May 30, 2024 from there website and was able to pick up everything locally on June 6 (D-Day). Originally, I was going to have everything shipped directly to my home in Northern, VA but had a business trip that put me within two hours of Catawba Warehouse a week after placing my order and decided to reroute and pick up locally. I contacted Catawba who immediately put me in touch with Mark Farnsworth, the plant manager at the Stony Point, NC location. I did not expect them to be able to get it done so fast but they prioritized my order and started building it right away. They were able to finish the build and had everything finished painted a couple days before my arrival. They also reimbursed me for the shipping fee since I picked up locally.

When I arrived they had me back up my trailer into the warehouse and had a crane lower both attachments/implements into my truck/trailer and got me on my way. Excellent Customer Service and will definitely order from them again In the future. Pictures below of pickup experience.

Talking with Mark he had mentioned that Catawba had been in business since 1988 but had not really been branded until after 2017/2018ish. He had mentioned that some of the original designs from some of the implements/attachments used previously by EA was designed by Mr. Eddie Dellinger, owner of the Catawba Attachments.

I don’t have many pictures yet with them on the tractor but will add some later once I am back in town again.

Catawba Dual Cylinder Grapples :: Size = 72
Catawba Big Boy Box Blade :: Size = 7
 

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whatsupdoc

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I ordered the Catawba 55" grapple and it arrived at my door yesterday, took less than two weeks. Cant comment on how it works as its still strapped to the pallet. After some use I will post what I think of
it.
 
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