Wicked 55

papajoe

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L3901DT Shuttle (2017), B6100E (1978), B6100E (1979), B6100HST-E (1985), RTV500
Dec 26, 2017
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Oak Grove, La.
Seems like the older I get, the less I worry about the cost of something and the more I can see how much work it can take off of my aching body. Does anybody here know what I mean? That being said, I called Rick at EA this week and ordered a Wicked 55 and a W. R. Long third function kit. I don't know if this will save me any work or just coax me into more projects.
 

Gallows

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LX2610, FEL, 60" SSQA bucket, 60" MMM, QH10, BB1260, HLA 60" snow pusher
Jun 17, 2020
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Canada
I know exactly what you mean and I did the same for my body in July with my little orange monster. I never heard anything negative about the Wicked grapple and I'm sure it will be a time saver.
 

Bmyers

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Grand L3560 with LA805 loader
May 27, 2019
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I'm there with you. We went from chaining and pulling everything to using the Wicked 55. We have commented more than once how much it has accomplished and taken the physical work off our bodies.

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Matt Ellerbee

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LX2610 EA grapple, 5' LP cutter and box blade
Jun 27, 2019
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Canton, Georgia
Used my grapple and 2610 a good bit yesterday burning brush. Was talking to the wife around the fire over a beer, how did I do this before?! You will love the grapple!
 

DeepWoods

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B2650HSDC
Apr 10, 2019
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Bigfork Minnesota
Seems like the older I get, the less I worry about the cost of something and the more I can see how much work it can take off of my aching body. Does anybody here know what I mean? That being said, I called Rick at EA this week and ordered a Wicked 55 and a W. R. Long third function kit. I don't know if this will save me any work or just coax me into more projects.
I put the same grapple on the front of my B2650 this spring, and it spent most of its time there, till I put the snowblower on yesterday. I'm in agreement, one of the best time savers one could spend money on. Your body will thank you for buying one. I didn't think twice about spending the money on my tractor and implements. Like I've always said, If your going to New York, why stop in Cincinnati.
 

Nicfin36

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L2501 HST, BH77 Backhoe, QA Loader
Jun 19, 2019
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Decatur, AL
Speaking from my experience, it will probably be the best implement for your tractor that you ever purchased.
 
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bird dogger

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Kubota B2650 and lots of other equipment
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Absolutely agree with all the above! Now that the kids aren't around to help anymore, the grapple is a real game changer for getting things done by yourself.....quickly and easily. I installed the Summit 3rd Function kit on my B2650 for the same grapple. The W R Long instructions seem to be identical. With just a few basic skills and tools you can easily do the install yourself. There's a write up on my install of the summit kit here on OTT.
 
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papajoe

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L3901DT Shuttle (2017), B6100E (1978), B6100E (1979), B6100HST-E (1985), RTV500
Dec 26, 2017
15
3
3
Oak Grove, La.
My 3rd function kit came in yesterday. Will install it next week. Spent yesterday evening breaking up a 1 acre watermelon patch. Spent today rowing it up and planting kale, spinach, lettuce, collards, radishes and beets. I already have a 2 acre patch of mustard greens and turnips. My wife thinks I should cut back a little, but I'm thinking that I should go bigger.
 
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bird dogger

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My 3rd function kit came in yesterday. Will install it next week. Spent yesterday evening breaking up a 1 acre watermelon patch. Spent today rowing it up and planting kale, spinach, lettuce, collards, radishes and beets. I already have a 2 acre patch of mustard greens and turnips. My wife thinks I should cut back a little, but I'm thinking that I should go bigger.
My wife cleaned up her large garden patch earlier this week. Lots of pumpkin, squash, and tomato vines along with other garden greens and flower residue. That stuff does get quite heavy in those bulky piles so I offered to help tote them to the burn pile. Grabbed the tractor and the grapple and in no time flat all that residue was gone! No aches or pain, and in a matter of a few minutes. I put the tractor away and went back to my other duties. Later that night the wife said, "Boy that grapple is handy!" I said yup. :LOL:

Papajoe, with your vegetable farming that grapple will be a godsend!!
 
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papajoe

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L3901DT Shuttle (2017), B6100E (1978), B6100E (1979), B6100HST-E (1985), RTV500
Dec 26, 2017
15
3
3
Oak Grove, La.
I installed my 3rd function kit this evening after church. I wish that all projects could go so smooth. It was really enjoyable work. Looks neat too. Now the hard part, having to wait for the grapple.
 
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diesellucy

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Dec 23, 2017
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burton oh
Seems like the older I get, the less I worry about the cost of something and the more I can see how much work it can take off of my aching body. Does anybody here know what I mean? That being said, I called Rick at EA this week and ordered a Wicked 55 and a W. R. Long third function kit. I don't know if this will save me any work or just coax me into more projects.
Rick and Ttravis are great people to deal with . i had some shipping damage to my brush hog. made a call to Rick and the parts were on there way. they even paid me to install them. EA is top notch
 

Nicfin36

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L2501 HST, BH77 Backhoe, QA Loader
Jun 19, 2019
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Decatur, AL
Awesome, you're ready to go now. Not to sound like a know-it-all, but make sure you grease it before you use it. I don't think it comes greased. Also, I have learned that I need to be careful more so with a grapple than using a loader. Try to always grapple with the weight distributed evenly. Doing certain things, I realize I could possibly tweak the loader using the grapple because if weight shifts, it cannot fall away as with a regular bucket.