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17 hours ago, Stephen Blair said:

First day of tree abuse I mean use!😀

 

 

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Interesting that you went for the log grab rather than grapple yet axially rated rotator. I'd have thought that will limit your grubbing out with it.

 

It's amazing what you can grab backwards like that, especially downhill! This lot was whole ash trees, dragged down to the fire area for processing. Then I went and felled/fetched another tree or two before dragging that down, loading the fire and stacking the timber. Amazingly efficient, two men and a machine. Although this was an ADB scenario, it would have almost paid it's way in timber alone.

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Regarding grab v grapple, it was more expensive for very little benefits I thought and reckon I'd damage it easier digging about in the ground.  
 Sold the CAT yesterday, I must admit it's like lightening compared to the Bobcat as I did a wee job with it last night before getting parked up for new owner,

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Having a good clear out in the yard last week busting down all the big crap ready for chipping now everything isn't a mud bath. The two bobcats make a brilliant tag team sorting and stacking.

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On 09/04/2021 at 12:22, Stephen Blair said:

Regarding grab v grapple, it was more expensive for very little benefits I thought and reckon I'd damage it easier digging about in the ground.  
 Sold the CAT yesterday, I must admit it's like lightening compared to the Bobcat as I did a wee job with it last night before getting parked up for new owner,

Simply watch you don’t bend it Stephen, it’s very easy to do once rigid mounted, get it plated up at the first sign (just watch for it to start rubbing one side when closing) and you’ll be ok, but it you do kill them in one it’s pretty much an in the skip job.

Seen two go this way from different manufacturers.

The TG and GX type Grabs have an Excavator specific top for this reason.

 

Yes I do still sell them, the TG and GX type are almost industry standard now, and sadly hate to report they’re getting industry standard for getting stolen now too, so keep them safe.

 

Eddie.

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