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Author Topic: GRAPPLE for Mini-EXCAVATOR  (Read 2650 times)

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Re: GRAPPLE for Mini-EXCAVATOR
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2018, 02:16:27 AM »
the link i have in "reply #17" goes to a grapple + rotator + shipping for about $1,950
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Re: GRAPPLE for Mini-EXCAVATOR
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2018, 05:51:30 AM »
I have that same grapple and rotator.The build quality is excellent.I don't think you can beat the price.
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Re: GRAPPLE for Mini-EXCAVATOR
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2018, 02:44:00 PM »
That looks like a nice unit, and that's a great price!👍
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Re: GRAPPLE for Mini-EXCAVATOR
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2018, 12:52:16 PM »
The grapple should be here this week.
will use the adapter plate (A) from the Auger to attach the rotator and grapple 



 
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Re: GRAPPLE for Mini-EXCAVATOR
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2018, 08:34:34 PM »
That link has me thinking. $1950 for 34" Grapple with rotator may be on my excavator some day. Great price and made in USA, free shipping too. My 4 ton mini will lift 2500# but only with the blade down in front and the load up close. As I reach out the lift goes down quickly, or more accurately the ability to hold the weight up without tipping the excavator. At about 3-3.5' out I can lift a 23" (At mid point) x 17' off the side of my mini but I need to have the blade facing the mill and down to lift a log that size out to set it on my log bunks  in on my Peterson, If not I would tip and damage to track on the near side. That is The most I can load on the mill using my bucket and thumb. As I showed (a picture) in the past, I have lifted a bigger one using a cross bar and 2 suspended tongs but I barely got than on the mill. That was hemlock if I recall. If I add the weight of a grapple and rotator I might need to lift a slightly lighter log too.
I'm starting to think.
Now back to the original thread.
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: GRAPPLE for Mini-EXCAVATOR
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2018, 11:01:09 PM »
I think Farma is made in Estonia
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Yep, the whole idea is to keep the Excavator VERTICAL
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Re: GRAPPLE for Mini-EXCAVATOR
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2018, 10:40:20 PM »
I think Farma is made in Estonia
I wanted to comment on this earlier but was affraid it would cause a political debate. 
The grapples are indeed made in Estonia, which is a small country near the Baltics, very well known for their excellent craftsmanship, their fight for independence from Russia and being one of the few countries who meets their financial commitment to NATO. 
If that isnít enough to hold Estonia in high regard, the grapples are also made from steel from SSAB. (The claws are made of Hardox steel and the joining support at the bottom is made of Weardox). SSAB is one of the largest steel manufacturers in North America, with 85% of that production being in the US and some still in Canada. Oddly SSAB is still not excempt from the steel tariffs recently put in place but FARMA has kept their prices untouched instead of passing the tariffs on the end user, which Iím sure we can all appreciate. 
I hope that helps some feel better about where their money is going and see that if the money isnít directly spent in the US, it all comes full circle at some point. 👍

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Re: GRAPPLE for Mini-EXCAVATOR
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2018, 09:15:01 AM »
you can buy one of these grapples pretty cheap here as well, Im looking at a hultdins 260 grapple to put on my forwarder and farma is about 1/3 the cost

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Re: GRAPPLE for Mini-EXCAVATOR
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2018, 05:53:00 PM »
well i got it.



 


 


 


 


 
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Re: GRAPPLE for Mini-EXCAVATOR
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2018, 05:54:42 PM »
now to find a pin and adapter plate
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Re: GRAPPLE for Mini-EXCAVATOR
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2018, 08:46:53 PM »
Shiny.  


Kind of you to dimension it 
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Re: GRAPPLE for Mini-EXCAVATOR
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2018, 12:39:35 AM »
Shiny.  


Kind of you to dimension it
you are welcome.
accurate measurements are lacking on most sites.
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