The 'grapple' is usually referred to on an excavator as a thumb or Bobcat calls that a "clamp." I haven't used the thumb very much so far but it will be another valuable tool standing by. I bought a ripper, 12" and 24" tooth bucket and a 41" grading bucket (no teeth.) I have a grapple for my tractor which is incredibly useful but it's not always on the tractor - with the Bobcat, the thumb is always there and ready.
I chose the option that lets me change buckets without leaving the cab, Bobcat calls that Hydraulic X-Change - well worth the money.
Those Tigers are pretty cool rigs. CongratsMy Tiger RV will be my tow vehicle for the new Rubi. Ram 3500,Cummins,4x4, 6 sd. manual. I was surprised how much more involved flat towing my JL is compared to my old CJ3a. For it, I made a simple tow bar and simple wiring to a couple of magnetic taillights for less than $100. I towed that flat fender thousands of miles behind several different vehicles during nearly 20 years. Now, wiring harness, tow bar and aux. brake system for the JL, $2G. And my tow rig cost 3x's my first house. LOL, not complaining. I'm lucky having good health, retired and owe nothing. :usa:
My first trip to San Juan’s was Several years ago in September, on my Grizzly 700, below freezing on top of the mountain, early in the morning, and 45 degrees and raining over on the plateau on another all day, can’t remember the name of the plateau, around 9000 feet, just put on the rain gear, warm clothes and ride on.We've seen groups of RZRs running around the San Juans (Ouray, CO) - they don't look very happy when it's 45 degrees and raining .