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Started by Satamax, June 25, 2023, 05:37:01 AM

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Satamax

Hi everybody!

Guys, this the ever first try on the mecalac with the grapple moving reclaimed wood. I shamelessly borrowed the idea of the small jib, from the videos of Aggeler in Switzerland.

This is how we move logs on  sawmills over in France. But the swiss also use it in conjunction with a trailer, as a sort of forwarder.

Premier essai grappin mécalac. - YouTube

Thanks a lot to all the guys who replied to my silly questions over the years.

It is a hydraulic quick attach, with quick attach hoses too. A solenoid to choose from tilt or rotation. A bit fast. I need to put flow limiters on the rotation lines.

@mike Belben

@mudfarmer
French CD4 sawmill. Latil TL 73. Self moving hydraulic crane. Iveco daily 4x4 lwb dead as of 06/2020. Replaced by a Brimont TL80 CSA.

mudfarmer

Oh yeah!! Very nice 8)

Have a grapple to go on my exc but not ready, need to get a shaft made to fit one of the salvage hydraulic motors for rotator and come up with a coupler mount. I like the jib!

Keep up the good work

Satamax

French CD4 sawmill. Latil TL 73. Self moving hydraulic crane. Iveco daily 4x4 lwb dead as of 06/2020. Replaced by a Brimont TL80 CSA.

Satamax

I'm a fan of the grapple. The yellow T is very handy stabilizing the load. Doubling up with being the grapple hook, when i drive around or store it. 



 

French CD4 sawmill. Latil TL 73. Self moving hydraulic crane. Iveco daily 4x4 lwb dead as of 06/2020. Replaced by a Brimont TL80 CSA.

Satamax

Well, this one above, was last year's mod. I got the cylinder refurbished this spring. Too complicated for me, as it was a weird model.

This is the new mod on it's way. Needs hydraulic lines now. New oil, and i'll see what it does.





French CD4 sawmill. Latil TL 73. Self moving hydraulic crane. Iveco daily 4x4 lwb dead as of 06/2020. Replaced by a Brimont TL80 CSA.

Satamax

French CD4 sawmill. Latil TL 73. Self moving hydraulic crane. Iveco daily 4x4 lwb dead as of 06/2020. Replaced by a Brimont TL80 CSA.

Satamax

Few weeks later. We made the hydraulic drain for the motor. Which functions better, without overheating now. Two more lines for the second hydraulic cylinder. And it's back on duty. (wasn't really off, just for the splitter) 

Splits all right. I'm filming, and not in the excavator. I split the first one after the mod, far faster than this. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsQQmzjdISc
French CD4 sawmill. Latil TL 73. Self moving hydraulic crane. Iveco daily 4x4 lwb dead as of 06/2020. Replaced by a Brimont TL80 CSA.

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