I am a big fan of Swisher’s QuickSwitch ATV attachment system and have used it on the Polaris Sportsman 500 ATV with everything from a front bucket to snow plow to rear grader blade. The QuickSwitch system makes it easy to change ATV implements and helps you get the most from your ATV. The newest of QuickSwitch-compatible attachments is the Grappler – a grapple fork that’s designed to take hold of awkward cargo such as fence posts, logs, rocks and various kinds of tangled debris.
The Grappler lists for about $390 and features bolt-together construction to save on shipping costs. The attachment can be used on either the front or rear of the ATV and requires a winch and fairlead for operation.
I haven’t had a chance to mess with the Grappler yet, but considering the value we have received with other Swisher QuickSwitch attachments, I have no doubt that the Grappler is another winner. Look for the Grappler, QuickSwitch and other ATV attachments at a dealer near you.
I am heading up the road as you read this. With any luck, I will post my blog tomorrow from the surface of some frozen lake … if I get a decent wireless connection and don’t fall through the ice that is. If I don’t make it tomorrow, stay tuned for the full road-trip report on Monday.
Hank Will raises hair sheep, heritage cattle and many varieties of open-pollinated corn with his wife, Karen, on their rural Osage County, Kansas farm. His home life is a perfect complement to his professional life as editor in chief at GRIT and Capper's Farmer magazines. Connect with him on Google+.