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Old 02-02-2024, 10:59 PM
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Default Simple clam grapple

I needed a way to load log sections on the roll way of my firewood processor, was thinking about forks, saw Chad's design, which is really nice, but I dont have a Bobtach system so then I saw the grapple that he designed, beautiful, but i don't have a plasma table etc. then I was thinking of using a blade and a grapple system, but then I need a third circuit, lines etc. so I came up with this I still have to add some reinforcement, and have shortened the bottoms on the loader side, but it works well for what I need,
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Old 02-03-2024, 03:27 AM
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Looks good.
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Old 02-03-2024, 09:22 AM
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Well done!

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Old 02-03-2024, 11:49 AM
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Interesting. I like your rear view mirror as well
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Old 02-03-2024, 01:43 PM
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I built the grapple so that I didn't have to make my neck sore using the 3 pth, And then I realized I had to put the mirror on to further that goal.
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Old 02-03-2024, 01:52 PM
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My first thought on reading the title of this thread was, "Chowder". I had the wrong "Clams" in mind.
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Old 02-03-2024, 06:54 PM
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Ive been thinking of using a linear actuator on my tractor. I didn't get a third function for my f.e.l. so I am trying to do it cheap.
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Old 02-03-2024, 08:57 PM
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A decent linear actuator might be pretty ideal for a grapple, one of the reasons that I went with this contraption is the fun and cost of plumbing. and to be outside the box.
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Old 02-08-2024, 04:07 PM
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I have used the clamtraption a bit, I shortened the loader side about 4 inches and welded it back on the moving side. prolly should have done a bit more. I have loaded a fair number of 80" log length with it and am happy so far, may not even need to reinforce much as long as I don't let anyone else operate it.
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Old 02-09-2024, 02:16 AM
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Hey if it works, it works.

Just glanced at the original pic again, and noticed the AB plate on the truck. I don’t think I realized where home is for you until now. That’s a beautiful part of the province where you are, I must say I’m a little envious, compared to Wainwright where we are.


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