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light duty by pass grapples
« on: December 26, 2017, 12:48:05 PM »
Good afternoon.  Looking for some advice from others that have gone done the path of  searching for the best grapple to put on a mini excavator,  12k lb  machine.    Going to be used for handling small logs 3 to 12 inch  and 16 foot long  and piling brush. thanks for your time and knowledge. Mark

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Re: light duty by pass grapples
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 01:42:49 PM »
following
I have a bobcat 331 and a E80. going to be putting a stroke harvester on the E80

saw this
http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,67465.0/all.html
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Re: light duty by pass grapples
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 01:52:45 PM »
If you are hand thinning dense small stems from around crop trees, id find a bypass shear.  They have a little stationary blade nested in between the grapple palm and pull the tree into it making your mini ex into a baby feller buncher.  Lift tree, swing around and lay it in a pile for the bobcat to grapple onto the truck. 

But they cant rotate, pins are fixed in the stick so its a rigid head, not dangle.

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Re: light duty by pass grapples
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 05:30:41 PM »
Was at the big trade show in Boston right after Thanksgiving. Noticed a lot of those compact track loaders that the operator stands behind. Most were kitted with some variation of a bypass grapple. I think one brand was maybe Ryan's? 
Anyhow, you might look into whatever is being used by the tree removal crowd, as many companies use those loaders with grapples to remove debris from residential yards.

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Re: light duty by pass grapples
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 04:31:48 PM »
Forum members actually get a 10% discount on FARMA grapples since theyre a site sponsor. Complete kits for excavators are available.
http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,97870.0.html

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Re: light duty by pass grapples
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 07:46:29 AM »
Thanks  for the leads guys I will follow up Mark

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Re: light duty by pass grapples
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 09:15:19 AM »
I bought a Farma 34'' grapple w/o the rotator for my tractor.Right now it is hung from a 10k # lifting ring that I can lock  for picking up firewood logs to buck to length.Seems well made,made in Latvia.Mine is probably the smallest size.

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