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Re: Grappling with logs and other things..
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2003, 08:10:09 PM »
I know those Blockbuster guys,  they build top notch stuff.  

The Lund and the Blockbuster grapple look very similar.  I'd have to take a closer look,  but I'd say the Lund has a stronger design needed or not.
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Re: Grappling with logs and other things..
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2003, 08:29:48 PM »
Bib,

The Terex can lift twice the weight of our JD, you'll need the extra beef ;)

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Re: Grappling with logs and other things..
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2003, 03:02:30 AM »
Well,  our Terex may be rated at twice the lift on paper but I think the skid-steer machines are underrated on paper because of tip safety factor.    

The Terex has a wider stance and much longer wheel base making it harder to go BOINK,  over on its face.  The Terex can lift and handle 500 bf of grade walnut with a good bit of comfort.  Im sure weve loaded out bundles of say 700 bf of oak but wanted to be careful and not jostle around with it.  The largest log weve handled and sawn,  was a 10 sycamore that sawed out well over 500 bf.  How does this compare to some of the largest skid-steer?

The Lund grapple weighs in at some 800 lbs. And Erik says thats some 200 lbs lighter than any of grapples of similar design.  That plus the way you bight down on logs,  put the center of gravity of the log about 2 further out than if you used the forks and let the log roll back against the backboard.  Even if you get the log well back in the jaws,  its still further out than it would have been on the forks.  Its been our experience that this cuts down on the weight of log we can easily handle with the Terex + Lund grapple by maybe 10%.  But still itll lift most any single log we have and a good many times a couple two three smaller saw logs.


The Terex TX51-19 lifting a red oak log 14' long and something around 30+ dia little end.
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Re: Grappling with logs and other things..
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2003, 05:06:16 PM »
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Re: Grappling with logs and other things..
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2003, 06:26:14 PM »
Bibbyman,

We had a nice lady stop by to quiz us about the Grapple.

She told me that she is using forks on a loader to move all types of tree parts. Root balls, saw logs, fire wood, and tops.

We walked up to the Skid Loader Garage and I slid the door up.


I turned to say something and her expression said it all

She decided that speed and safety could be accomplished with a new grapple for her loader ;)




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Re: Grappling with logs and other things..
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2003, 04:10:24 AM »
Boy that is nice, we use our front end loader with forks to do everything with but I tried to save a few bucks and bought an off brand loader. Long story short is I've already sprung it. When we get a new one the grapple will be one of the attachments. ;)

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Re: Grappling with logs and other things..
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2003, 11:47:26 AM »
Yep Al sold me on the grapple. WOW.  :o  How have Norm & I survived this long without one! I was describing to Al how moving the trees with forks was such a drag, not to mention dangerous. Especially when I'm driving. ;D   My excuse is I can't see the forks while I'm on the tractor, Norm says I need to learn where the forks are at all times while not seeing them. Yea  ::), that's gonna happen real soon!

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