Tractor grapple
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I've had plans to put a grapple on the front-end-loader on my tractor and with a row of cypress trees to remove, it came to the top of the project list. There are very few options for grapples available here and I couldn't find anything suitable for much less than $6k which is ridiculous. I explored different design options and decided on a 'root rake' style with a single full-width lid. I made some pencil drawings and Steve G very kindly converted them to CAD files- he must have put in a heap of time on this with several design tweaks and I'm very indebted to him. I sent the files to a laser cutter and picked up a pile of profiles in 10mm and 6mm 350 grade steel a few days later.
   

Working with laser-cut profiles is a new experience for me and it looks like a professional build before I've even started.
   

Kind of feels like I've been given a major head start and it's up to me to not stuff it up. Going to make a start on the fabrication today.
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Tractor grapple - by Pete O - 02-08-2021, 04:47 PM
RE: Tractor grapple - by Pete O - 02-09-2021, 07:04 AM
RE: Tractor grapple - by rleete - 02-09-2021, 07:46 AM
RE: Tractor grapple - by TomG - 02-09-2021, 05:59 PM
RE: Tractor grapple - by Pete O - 02-18-2021, 01:06 AM
RE: Tractor grapple - by Pete O - 02-25-2021, 06:22 PM
RE: Tractor grapple - by TomG - 02-25-2021, 08:01 PM
RE: Tractor grapple - by Highpower - 02-26-2021, 04:23 PM
RE: Tractor grapple - by Pete O - 02-26-2021, 06:14 PM
RE: Tractor grapple - by Highpower - 02-26-2021, 09:29 PM
RE: Tractor grapple - by Pete O - 04-14-2021, 08:54 PM
RE: Tractor grapple - by Highpower - 04-14-2021, 10:39 PM
RE: Tractor grapple - by Vinny - 04-21-2021, 11:52 AM
RE: Tractor grapple - by Geoffm - 04-23-2021, 06:33 AM
RE: Tractor grapple - by TomG - 04-14-2021, 10:17 PM
RE: Tractor grapple - by Dr Stan - 04-15-2021, 09:50 AM
RE: Tractor grapple - by Vinny - 04-23-2021, 11:48 PM
RE: Tractor grapple - by Highpower - 04-24-2021, 12:13 AM
RE: Tractor grapple - by SteveG - 04-27-2021, 02:07 AM



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