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  1. Offloaded the grab today, got a Honda pressure cleaner and did a bit of degreasing
  2. I got the cab tilted, no idea what I might be looking for. I think it could do with a wash down, any recommendations on products or techniques to clean up?
  3. The left and right joysticks each have what I would call a thumb rocker switch (proportional?) with two buttons below and a trigger button on the front. I will take some more photos today
  4. Hi Guys I recently purchased a Hyundai R60CR-9 excavator and ordered a log grab and rotator at the same time. I specced the grab and rotator setup for a 4 hose install and recently looked into the hammer piping on the digger and now I am not sure it is a double acting circuit. I have a set of 2 way auxiliary hydraulics that are controlled via a rocker switch on the right joystick and have discovered there is a hammer button on the console that needs to be activated to allow a button under rocker switch to use the hammer. I had been told that it may be possible there is a valve block somewhere that can be turned to make the hammer piping a 2 way circuit but until further investigation I am not so sure this is the case. I am looking for suggestions on the best way to go forward with this setup, I could have ordered the grab and rotator with a solenoid to switch between functions but was hoping that it would be a plug and play scenario with the 4 hoses. I have read into a reversing valve that can be used on the arm to make the single acting circuit dual flow as used with augers. My feelings was that it would be best to utilise the rocker switch on the left joystick so both functions open/close and rotate could be performed at the same time, I am not a person with a lot of knowledge on hydraulics and interested to know what would be involved to go this way. I most likely would not opt for spending tonnes of cash but if I end up with a more desirable install over a cheaper option in may be worth the extra spending. I can upload some photos and will be looking over the machine more this weekend, I may have to tilt the cab to get a better look. Just hoping to get some advice and direction so when it comes to talking with hydraulic specialists I have a better understanding of the situation. Thanks Ben
  5. The WD9 is the model I am being supplied, it can do 5 revolutions per minute so 12 seconds for a full circle. Not super fast but I am willing to give it a go in the fixed application that is being setup. I would also be interested in a pendulum mount but will wait for now.
  6. Is it a trade off worth living with for the strength and ability to hold loads?
  7. Got me a digger, just need the grab and worm drive rotator to arrive and it will be an Arb one
  8. A guy I work with just got this set up, he wants to look into a small grapple saw for Macadamia orchard pruning
  9. They definitely look similar, all powered by Yanmar. I think the Bobcat E60 and Doosan DX62R-3 are the only other options in the same weight class?
  10. Hi Guys Its me again the Padawan learner seeking advice from the experienced arb digger Jedis out there in cyberspace. I am still looking at machines in the 6T category and am now considering purchase of new equipment and so comes up the question of dipper arm length, long or short? If setting up the machine for tree work including feeding the chipper, loading logs, land clearing etc. with a rotating grab would you go for the longer arm option for added reach or stay with the standard length to increase lifting capacity? So far the New Holland E60C, Case CX60C and Hyundai R60CR-9 are being compared. Thanks Ben
  11. Thanks guys for the replies regarding the plant trailer I am looking at and loading it with a 6T digger. It turns out that if you have a trailer with a load that overhangs more than 1.2m you just need to hang a red flag 500mm x 500mm, so with that news and the opinion it might just fit I think I will bight the bullet and try to buy it. On another note any advice on rotators, to worm or not to worm is the question? ExcavatorRigidMountRotatorsWormDrive_20190116.pdf


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