When I got my tractor one of the things that I wanted to get/make was a grapple.
I have been taking evening classes learning how to weld. The instructors are great and the facilities are fantastic.
The grapple is made from 5/16's T-1. I designed all the pieces and had a local company plasma cut them from .dxf files I e-mail them.
Anyway, got it all plumbed and got to try it out on the property today. It works well.
I need to paint it next.