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General Forestry => Forestry and Logging => Topic started by: T Welsh on July 04, 2012, 06:42:25 AM

Title: Tree shear help
Post by: T Welsh on July 04, 2012, 06:42:25 AM
Hey guys, I need a little help on trying to find the manufacturer of the shear head on the Cat 910. I just purchased the machine and I intend to get a bucket and a set of forks for it and use it as a yard machine. It has a Rome forestry package on it and a quick coupler. Does anyone know if this is a Cat coupler or a Rome coupler,it has a Rome badge welded to the side,but I can not find any info on this type on Rome,s web site. Any help will be great. Tim

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Title: Re: Tree shear help
Post by: snowstorm on July 04, 2012, 07:52:29 AM
i think you are going to need more parts to put a bucket on it. in your 2th pic the loader linkage that tips the head. you need 2 more. 2 on each side 2 different sizes. the setup you have dose not have enought rotation to dump a bucket. take your pics to a cat dealer they can tell you what you need. i have a 920 tech and parts book
Title: Re: Tree shear help
Post by: justincase on July 04, 2012, 08:13:51 AM
I use to run a cat IT12 which is a 910 tool carrier and that coupler looks very similiar. Machine was a mid 80's model
Title: Re: Tree shear help
Post by: Gary_C on July 04, 2012, 09:31:12 AM
Snowstorm is right. That quick attach set up you have does not have enough rotation to use a bucket and forks. You could use it, but the bucket will not have enough rotation to dump properly.

And there are many set ups with those J-hooks on the quick attach and unless you are lucky enough to have one that is common to one in present use, it's going to be very expensive to get a bucket, forks, and new linkages that will work.

Good idea though, but I tried that with a Hydroaxe and gave it up.
Title: Re: Tree shear help
Post by: T Welsh on July 04, 2012, 01:03:40 PM
I was kind of thinking that I was not going to be able to find a quick attach bucket or forks for this machine. And told myself when purchasing it that I would have to find a used bucket and and fabricate it to the machine by pulling the pins and not using the quick attach plate. I can find a set of good forks at auction and build my own log forks. Thanks,Tim
Title: Re: Tree shear help
Post by: snowstorm on July 04, 2012, 01:21:14 PM
did that come from quakertown pa? saw the ad in the northern logger mag. the whole loader frame is a lot different than what a 920 or 930 loader would be. maybe find it used?
Title: Re: Tree shear help
Post by: T Welsh on July 04, 2012, 01:44:30 PM
snowstorm, Yes it did! I was after the skidder and it was sold. So I looked at all that was left and came home with this. The wife wanted to shoot me, but when I told her what I paid for it, she said it was OK. Just looked at a clearing job this morning that it will go to work and earn its keep. I will end up fabricating what I need for it to be a multi use loader. Thanks guys! Tim
Title: Re: Tree shear help
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on July 04, 2012, 06:08:02 PM
If you need more roll look into fabricating a "roll out" type setup for your forks and bucket.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf8WqHF1yv0
Title: Re: Tree shear help
Post by: Clam77 on July 04, 2012, 10:33:47 PM
ROME did make a tree shear - "Draw Shear" they called it....  and it had the loader attachment yours does.

What you have there looks like the same thing.  I'd assume it wouldn't work as well on a loader though as they're made for excavators now and they have ENORMOUS hydraulic power compared to loaders.

The ROME patent info...   http://www.patentgenius.com/patent/4313479.html#show-page1 (http://www.patentgenius.com/patent/4313479.html#show-page1)


ROME probably made a beefed up version of this company's shear a long time ago and may have sold the patent to them later on..... 
http://www.treeshears.com/tw10exc/default.htm (http://www.treeshears.com/tw10exc/default.htm)

Title: Re: Tree shear help
Post by: T Welsh on July 05, 2012, 06:28:56 AM
Clam77, The shears on the machine work very well, you do not even have to rev up the motor. We are going to shoot Sunday and I went down to the gun range and pulled some trees off the side line.

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 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/27356/processor_011.jpg)  No issue,s with the machine so far. I checked all fluids and greased it and noticed it has a newer hydraulic pump and alternator on it and a new battery. Does any one know of a good place to buy a used bucket around SE PA. I will probably go to the next Riche Brothers auction in North East MD. I know I can find a bucket there, But its hit and miss there and with scrap prices high I am guessing that its going to cost me around 1K to get a donor bucket and fabricate it to pin on the arms and linkage. Tim