The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts





Author Topic: tractor grapple bucket  (Read 8039 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline rick f

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 418
  • Location: Blueberry land- DownEast Maine ( Columbia Falls)
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
tractor grapple bucket
« on: December 07, 2011, 07:52:13 PM »
Has anyone here made a grapple bucket for there tractor using an old grapple from a self loader? I'm thinking of taken an old OC4 dozer blade and half of a self loader bucket with the hyd. lines plugged into the remotes.

If you have can you please post a picture.

Thank you, Rick
664 clark skidder
1- 562 husky
1- 254xp husky
1 - 268xp husky
1250 JD farm tractor with skid winch
5040 kubota farm tractor

Offline T Welsh

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1242
  • Age: 63
  • Location: East Fallowfield,PA.
  • Gender: Male
  • Woodmizer LT-40-HD http://www.welshtreeservice.com
    • Share Post
    • Welsh Tree Service
Re: tractor grapple bucket
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 08:00:18 PM »
rick f,They work well until you over power them or overload them ;D

   I took the easy route and got a quick attach coupler on the front of the tractor and I can now use all the skid steer attachments. I had to plumb lines from my remote to the front of tractor for hydraulics. Tim

Offline snowstorm

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4119
  • Location: maine
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: tractor grapple bucket
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011, 04:59:21 AM »
might want to ser the hyd. psi a bit lower on the grapple than the bucket. that way when you rool the bucket back the grapple will have a give to it.

Offline rick f

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 418
  • Location: Blueberry land- DownEast Maine ( Columbia Falls)
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: tractor grapple bucket
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2011, 05:49:37 AM »
Tim, thanks for the picture. Is your grapple home made?

Snowstorm, If I mount the grapple to the top of the blade do you think I'll have to change PSI on it. It would still be in the same position no matter if I roll the blade back or forward, it will be attached to the top of the blade.
664 clark skidder
1- 562 husky
1- 254xp husky
1 - 268xp husky
1250 JD farm tractor with skid winch
5040 kubota farm tractor

Offline york

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 862
  • Location: Newfield,ny
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: tractor grapple bucket
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2011, 06:13:01 AM »
Rick,you don`t say how are you going to use this grapple?
logs or roots,brush?  Bert
Albert

Offline rick f

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 418
  • Location: Blueberry land- DownEast Maine ( Columbia Falls)
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: tractor grapple bucket
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011, 06:41:12 AM »
Thinking about one on my general  bucket for general use rock, plastic  moving things around, The other one I'll install on my small dozer blade that I plan on mounting to a quick attach. I'll use that one for in the wood yard cleaning up brush, handling logs and other wood, rocks, ect.
664 clark skidder
1- 562 husky
1- 254xp husky
1 - 268xp husky
1250 JD farm tractor with skid winch
5040 kubota farm tractor

Offline T Welsh

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1242
  • Age: 63
  • Location: East Fallowfield,PA.
  • Gender: Male
  • Woodmizer LT-40-HD http://www.welshtreeservice.com
    • Share Post
    • Welsh Tree Service
Re: tractor grapple bucket
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 06:52:01 AM »
rick f, No its a skid steer root grapple made by Pirhana, I took the bucket off the tractor and mounted a quick attach adapter on it ,that way I can use any skid steer implement. I did have to run lines up the inside of the loader arms and install quick connects on it. it works real well
ATI adapter plate for tractor 695.00
hydraulic hoses and connectors 250.00
skid steer root grapple 1500.00 at auction/retail 2500.00
rick, I found it cheaper to buy what I needed to do this than try to fabricate on an existing bucket,they are to weak to run a top clamp grapple system and would have spent a lot of time welding and bracing.look at skid steer attachments you can get them in a flat bucket configuration too. Tim

Offline Woodwalker

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 673
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Pine Valley (not on any maps)
  • Gender: Male
  • Old, ugly, rude, cude and sociability un-acceptable.
    • Share Post
Re: tractor grapple bucket
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2011, 07:17:40 AM »
I couldn't find what I wanted so I built mine.

 

 
Just cause your head's pointed, don't mean you are sharp.

Offline dsgsr

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 262
  • Age: 61
  • Location: Monroe, Maine
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: tractor grapple bucket
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2011, 10:02:38 AM »
You won't find many grapples stronger than the set I have.

 

 

This is an Addington Equipment grapple, not sure if they're still in business but I bought it through my local JD dealer. I've moved hundreds of 1-2K lbs rocks with these and have had no structural damage. I have more pic's in my gallery.


David
Northlander band mill
Kubota M59 TLB
Takeuchi TB175 Excavator
'08 Ford 550 dump
'87 International Dump
2015 Miller 325 Trailblazer Welder/Gen

Offline sandhills

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5116
  • Age: 47
  • Location: east egde of the hills, Albion, Nebraska
    • Share Post
Re: tractor grapple bucket
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2011, 12:32:53 PM »
Woodwalker,  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D.  Nice!

Offline T Welsh

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1242
  • Age: 63
  • Location: East Fallowfield,PA.
  • Gender: Male
  • Woodmizer LT-40-HD http://www.welshtreeservice.com
    • Share Post
    • Welsh Tree Service
Re: tractor grapple bucket
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2011, 04:46:14 PM »
Woodwalker, I see you move a lot of round bales,nice design,totally grabs without crushing. Tim


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Grapple bucket or grapple forks?

Started by alan gage on Sawmills and Milling

28 Replies
3992 Views
Last post February 10, 2020, 09:35:06 AM
by alan gage
xx
grapple bucket

Started by jmouton on Sawmills and Milling

3 Replies
882 Views
Last post November 30, 2014, 05:00:13 AM
by Nate379
xx
Grapple bucket question

Started by Nebraska on Forestry and Logging

11 Replies
671 Views
Last post August 03, 2019, 09:24:16 PM
by Nebraska
xx
old prentice bucket ( log grapple )

Started by a old timberjack on Wanted

1 Replies
3063 Views
Last post December 03, 2007, 12:56:33 AM
by Ironwood
 


Powered by EzPortal