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Title: Need help finding a logging grapple for excavator.
Post by: reprod on December 10, 2016, 09:56:13 PM
I have a little excavator, a JD 75C.  I have it set up for quick change between a digger (with buckets) and a tree harvester.  I use a wedge style coupler for the change over.  I'd like to get a logging grapple that I could use as well.  I'd like it to be similar to a forwarder grapple.  I'd like it to rotate and swivel, not be rigid.
Anybody have an idea where I could find something like that?  New or used is fine.  Just not having any luck finding what I'm looking for.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. 
Steve

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/44385/IMG_3224.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1481423811)
Title: Re: Need help finding a logging grapple for excavator.
Post by: BargeMonkey on December 10, 2016, 11:43:44 PM
 The logging equipment for sale pages on FB are loaded with grapples and attachments, im on the east coast but I doubt it takes you long to find something out there. I see 4042 rotobec's all day long for 1200-2000. Superior salvage in MI, Lakeshore, Delichs, I'm sure if you called any one of them they have a used "forwarder" style bucket for sale.
Title: Re: Need help finding a logging grapple for excavator.
Post by: barbender on December 11, 2016, 01:38:37 AM
Look up Ponsse out there, I think they are located in Colville? They can get you a grapple and rotator, you'd have to fab something to attach the rotator to your boom. If you can't find them, PM me and I'll get you a contact #.
Title: Re: Need help finding a logging grapple for excavator.
Post by: DDW_OR on December 11, 2016, 02:49:03 AM
i am at I-5 exit 80.
Have a Bobcat E80 = 18,000 pound, i am looking for a processor head.

Update 7/23/2018 : i got a arbro 400 made by Hakmet
Title: Re: Need help finding a logging grapple for excavator.
Post by: reprod on December 12, 2016, 11:09:50 PM
Thanks guys,
I'll give them each a shout. 
Bargemonkey, thanks for the lead on this outfit.  They are parting out a couple machines that I need parts for.
Barbender, I got the number for the Ponsse dealer in Rhineland.   
Title: Re: Need help finding a logging grapple for excavator.
Post by: Ludlowlad on March 15, 2020, 08:13:45 PM
I have a little excavator, a JD 75C.  I have it set up for quick change between a digger (with buckets) and a tree harvester.  I use a wedge style coupler for the change over.  I'd like to get a logging grapple that I could use as well.  I'd like it to be similar to a forwarder grapple.  I'd like it to rotate and swivel, not be rigid.
Anybody have an idea where I could find something like that?  New or used is fine.  Just not having any luck finding what I'm looking for.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.  
Steve

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/44385/IMG_3224.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1481423811)
What are you running for a harvesting head? 
Title: Re: Need help finding a logging grapple for excavator.
Post by: tacks Y on March 16, 2020, 07:55:44 AM
Looking at new also? Gator grapple in Can sells all sizes.
Title: Re: Need help finding a logging grapple for excavator.
Post by: DDW_OR on March 16, 2020, 10:49:58 AM
also got a rotator grapple
https://grapplepros.com/collections/excavator-attachments/products/34-brush-grapple-for-excavator

can be used on the Bobcat 331 and the E80

have to modify the 331 to have 2 sets of hydraulic quick connects.
manual 3-way valve set for the bucket cylinder to be used for the rotator

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/27421/bobcat_331_drawing.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1536647728)
 
Title: Re: Need help finding a logging grapple for excavator.
Post by: luap on March 20, 2020, 01:25:06 PM
The logging equipment for sale pages on FB are loaded with grapples and attachments, im on the east coast but I doubt it takes you long to find something out there. I see 4042 rotobec's all day long for 1200-2000. Superior salvage in MI, Lakeshore, Delichs, I'm sure if you called any one of them they have a used "forwarder" style bucket for sale.
I realize this is outdated thread but both Delich and Lake shore lots are bare and a for sale sign on Delichh's property. 
Title: Re: Need help finding a logging grapple for excavator.
Post by: BargeMonkey on March 20, 2020, 03:54:04 PM
The logging equipment for sale pages on FB are loaded with grapples and attachments, im on the east coast but I doubt it takes you long to find something out there. I see 4042 rotobec's all day long for 1200-2000. Superior salvage in MI, Lakeshore, Delichs, I'm sure if you called any one of them they have a used "forwarder" style bucket for sale.
I realize this is outdated thread but both Delich and Lake shore lots are bare and a for sale sign on Delichh's property.
Delich got bought up by Pat's? Is the story I got. Don @ Lakeshore had his auction a little while ago, he was good to deal with, where my Timbco came from. 
Title: Re: Need help finding a logging grapple for excavator.
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on March 20, 2020, 05:07:04 PM
Pat's heavy equipment bought out Delich. He doesn't have the parts, pieces, or experience that Delich had though. Lakeshore had their auction and retired. Their inventory of parts and vast knowledge of all type of equipment are scattered around the midwest now.