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Offline mike_belben

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Re: 3 pth grapple/winch
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2018, 09:00:03 AM »
You better hang on to that woman.  Clever way to make the telescope.
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Re: 3 pth grapple/winch
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2018, 10:11:37 PM »
A little closer look
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I hate computers (because I can barely turn the EDITED BY ADMIN thing on).
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but I did build this contraption.


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Well I clicked on the image in my gallery then "drag" it into my reply. 8)



Thatís a fabulous piece of equipment. I would love one of those. Best of both worlds

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Re: 3 pth grapple/winch
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2018, 07:36:18 AM »
I can't tell from the pics but does that rig use a full under carriage frame or are you picking the weight just using the top link? If just the top link, be careful how much you lift, I heard of at least one tractor in the 120 HP range break in half using a 3 point hitch back hoe, too much pull on the top link and the tranny broke where it bolted to the bell housing.
We used to pull lots of stems using a Fransgard V4000 on a 70 HP Belarus. Crude shifting but monsterous pulling capacity. We limbed them and then pulled 4-6 tree length stems, mostly soft maple (with some ash) out. Usually had bucket on front filled with blocks to help hold it down, plus had full suitcase bracket too. After that, we switched to a single horse in the wetter areas. We also had home built duals on the front, tractor front tire then a 8x20 truck snow off an old F600
logging small time for years but just learning how,  2012 36 HP Mahindra tractor, 3point log arch, 8000# class excavator, lifts 2500# and sets logs on mill precisely where needed,  Peterson ATS upgraded to WPF mill, maple syrup a hobby that consumes my time. looking to learn blacksmithing.

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Re: 3 pth grapple/winch
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2018, 04:51:45 PM »
Pics!
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Re: 3 pth grapple/winch
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2018, 09:26:10 PM »
I can't tell from the pics but does that rig use a full under carriage frame or are you picking the weight just using the top link? If just the top link, be careful how much you lift, I heard of at least one tractor in the 120 HP range break in half using a 3 point hitch back hoe, too much pull on the top link and the tranny broke where it bolted to the bell housing.

I built a hyd. top link to help the grapple's "travel" arc. I'm counting on that or the single braid hoses to being the weak link.  :o  I'm only gathering firewood from thinning my 10 year old logged fairly hard woods so I'm dealing with small stems.


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