Welcome to the Arbtalk.co.uk | Discussion Forum for Arborists.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.


Large equipment Discuss wood chippers, stump grinders, and other arb equipment.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 19-08-12   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 279
roof mounted crane

Does anyone have or know somebody who has put a roof mount on any other tractor than a valmet/valtra or a county that works well
Busy Daddy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-12   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2012, 2013
 
woody paul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: essex/suffolk border
Posts: 1,179
Re: roof mounted crane

Seen MF 390 with roof mounted crane, as for country Tractors there just Ford base units underneath.
woody paul is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-12   #3 (permalink)
Site Moderator, Raffle Sponsor 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
 
Stephen Blair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Soon to be the Cairngorms
Posts: 32,238
Re: roof mounted crane

I have seen 1 on a Ford, ideally you want 1 on a tractor that can turn the seat round to face backwards and have enough room for controls and your legs
__________________
Amateurs built the Arc and professionals built the Titanic!
Stephen Blair is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-12   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Brushcutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 2,268
Re: roof mounted crane

Seen one on a 390 and on an old ford. Oh and a Fast track although that was more behind the cab than on the roof. Oh the John Deere forest tractors have them too.

Stephen hit the nail on the head with what you want. A swivil chair (although these can be fitted after) and enough room for your legs and controls. They're often on valmets as they have a flat floor unlike the MF. This aids turn the chair and cab room.
Brushcutter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-12   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hampshire/Berkshire border
Posts: 101
Re: roof mounted crane

I agree with the above as far as having a swivel seat. It can be done to any tractor should you want to. I would always want 4x4 as a pre requisite for any roof mount tractor. Seen fords, county's, internationals db's and the list goes on. Cant go far wrong with a valtra or a county.

Cheers,

Andrew
__________________
Townsend Tree Service-07748854549
-Timber harvesting
-Tree surgery
-Chainsaw certification
andrew@townsendtreeservice.co.uk
A Townsend is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-12   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member, Raffle sponsor 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
 
Big 'Ammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: East Yorkshire
Posts: 2,555
Re: roof mounted crane

There was an article in Forestry Journal 2 or 3 years ago profiling a contractor and they had a Botex mounted on a John Deere.

Jas P Wilson would be the people to ask.
__________________
You want a good bed and a good pair of boots. If you're not in one you're in the other.

www.eastridingarborists.co.uk
Big 'Ammer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-12   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 279
Re: roof mounted crane

Yes a valmet would be easiest but they just seem to be so expensive and hard to find with good power and mod cons like 50k and suspension
It would only be used for biomass not in the woods and a bit of firewooding
Busy Daddy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-12   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 279
Re: roof mounted crane

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big 'Ammer View Post
There was an article in Forestry Journal 2 or 3 years ago profiling a contractor and they had a Botex mounted on a John Deere.

Jas P Wilson would be the people to ask.
Yes i read that , i have been in touch with wilsons 17 grand start price
Busy Daddy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-12   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
timtree81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: swansea
Posts: 1,590

There are roof mounts on a lot of tractors from Renault to stayer just have a look on the French forestry tractor scene
timtree81 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-12   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TimberCutterDartmoor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: In the woods
Posts: 7,148
Re: roof mounted crane

Quote:
Originally Posted by Busy Daddy View Post
Yes i read that , i have been in touch with wilsons 17 grand start price
Including the crane?!
__________________
"Now look at me! I'm wet nurse to a last place, dead to the neck up ball club and I'm choking to death!"

God Save the Queen.

www.redlineoil.com
TimberCutterDartmoor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nokka timber crane mounted on 8ton tipping trailer Arbtrader Trading Place 0 11-03-12 03:10 PM
County 1174 with Patu 915 roof crane + Patu 410SH stroke processor Forrester Trading Place 1 03-07-11 04:39 PM
seen on ebay..tractor mounted crane firewood Large equipment 10 23-02-11 09:46 PM
tractor ,roof mount crane timtree81 Large equipment 11 09-05-10 01:23 PM
advice needed on trailer mounted hiab of crane alistairmagee Large equipment 4 19-05-09 07:38 PM


Find tree care advice

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0