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Fork grapple
« on: June 07, 2019, 12:18:05 PM »
Sold my Ingland log grapple and got this Stout fork grapple.
It saves me time from switching back and forth.
I like it so far.

 
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Re: Fork grapple
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019, 02:43:22 PM »
Is it made to slip onto an existing set of pallet forks? I think you will love it. Quick attach is meaningless if you have to fight swapping hoses and the forks give you a little more log capacity as they are generally longer than the SS log grapples

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Re: Fork grapple
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2019, 02:56:01 PM »
Yes it slips on to the forks
I can move sawn lumber then pick up logs without changing attachments
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Re: Fork grapple
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 03:17:35 PM »
Good for you Bruno you deserve it .
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Re: Fork grapple
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2019, 10:53:48 AM »
Interesting. I've been thinking about getting a grapple mostly for bush but this would I think be a better alternative and more useful. Did you get it local or order it?

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Re: Fork grapple
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 01:47:00 PM »
I ordered it 
It was $660 + $145 shipped to my door.
It's made by Smith Equipment in the USA
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Re: Fork grapple
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2019, 02:29:03 PM »
Does something besides the hose keep it from slipping forward on the forks?  I assume you have this on an FEL?  I know that visibility is an issue with forks on a skid steer, especially the higher the headache rack on the fork attachment.

It does look like a compromise.  Using forks is more difficult to pick up logs than just a grapple.  But forks are important for everything else.  It looks like when fully open the grapple could be in the way for picking up pallets of stickered lumber (depending on how high the lumber is stacked) and pallets that have stuff high enough to interfere.  I just use a rough terrain forklift and get by ok.  You may have to fiddle a little more picking logs up, but for me everything else has outweighed that.  
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2019, 04:55:35 PM »
Two bolts go in holes behind the forks and keep it on the carrier. 
For my lumber stacks it's not in the way when opened all the way up.
If I stacked it any higher than that it would limit my lift capacity. 
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Re: Fork grapple
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2019, 10:16:15 PM »
 8) Good on you Bruno! Now your cooking with gas. (old saying). Looks like a realy useful piece of equipment.
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Re: Fork grapple
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2019, 10:44:31 PM »
I ordered it
It was $660 + $145 shipped to my door.
It's made by Smith Equipment in the USA
Thanks Bruno. It took me a while to find them last night. I thought they might be the makers. Most of what I saw were used ones at auction houses.
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