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Slipster

Log Grab

Well I have found an old McConnell log grab that was manufactured for a digger. I am hoping with a bit of cutting, welding and a lot of head scratching that I can adapt it to fit my front loader on my tractor. Hopefully collecting on Tuesday.



Really looking forward to fitting and using it as I have ooooodles of humogous logs to get home  
Hawkeye

good find , you must be lucky enough to have a lot more time than I have to do all these things
sod

We had one like that for silage loading from stack many years ago I'm sure you will make it work
Slipster

Hawkeye wrote:
good find , you must be lucky enough to have a lot more time than I have to do all these things


Hopefully starting work again after Xmas so won't have much time only evenings.
Hawkeye

that's my problem as well,by the time the kids have gone to bed its to late or I can't be bothered .Tractor's been in the garage for the last few weeks but I hav'nt been able to do a lot to it yet only take bits off it.No gas on the mig either so I can't do any welding, never mind sprig will be coming sometime  
Slipster

Gosh a migs a bit posh        I use an inverter arc welder but do have an old 400amp job in case of some real welding
Hawkeye

yes I,m afraid the mig is a bit of an indulgence, having used the same arc welder since 1975 I thought I would treat myself. It was a lot of money but is British built with parts guaranteed for 20 years so my lads will be able to use for many years as well  
Gareth

Hawkeye wrote:
yes I,m afraid the mig is a bit of an indulgence, having used the same arc welder since 1975 I thought I would treat myself. It was a lot of money but is British built with parts guaranteed for 20 years so my lads will be able to use for many years as well


Portamig, Oxford or TechArc?   All 3 are from the same stable.

I have a single phase Portmig 255, and believe me it is not in anyway, shape or form an indulgence.............. excellent welds first time every time, reduced wire consumption for superb full penetration results, reduced gas consumption, and reduced electricity consumption............... in just the savings alone mine will have fully paid for itself within 3 years.
horace

Handy piece of  kit  
Slipster

Collected Grab and its in good order except for part of the top linkage that has become work hard and cracked off.  I am now wondering do I cut it and make it fit my tractor or do I fit a ram (that I have in my garage) repair and paint it then sell it on ????   The last one I found on ebay sold for over 400
confused

Slipster wrote:
Collected Grab and its in good order except for part of the top linkage that has become work hard and cracked off. I am now wondering do I cut it and make it fit my tractor or do I fit a ram (that I have in my garage) repair and paint it then sell it on ???? The last one I found on ebay sold for over 400

Sell it on !  but then again i'm a Scot !
gwiz

Sell it on
Justme

Hawkeye wrote:
No gas on the mig either



BOC have a very good low user offer on mig gas. Its called the Volkzone offer but its open to anyone. You have to phone head office up to get it as the local dealers dont know about it.

The rental is 35 per year (so loads cheaper than standard) plus there is no colelction charge (saves 15 each time). If I remember right the gas is about 30 per refill.
Gareth

What size cylinder would that be... a full size one is 60litres volume at 225 bar. I was paying 18 per month (216  pa) to rent a full size Air products cylinder of cougar 15 technical argon. I now own a new 30 litre and a new 10 litre cylinder both with a certificated 10 year lifespan and I paid 150.00 for the two of them with gas.

Refills work out at about 1 per 1 litre volume at 225 bar so it will cost me 30 and 10 respectively, and although the gas is slightly dearer than refilling the hired full size cylinder, I am no longer paying cylinder rent. I've had my cylinders for 6 months now and have more or less covered the purchase price in hire rate savings. The only downside is that it takes 5-10 working days to have the cylinders refilled, hence me also buying the smaller 10 litre cylinder to tie me over while the 30 litre is away being refilled..... and the smaller cylinder is also better and a damn sight easier to lug to and from on-site jobs
Justme

Its the half sized one so 30L. I think they also now do a really small one as well.

I looked at rent free but would need two cylinders to make it work. Its more of an insurance policy now so I can fix things as soon as they break. So the 35 per year is well worth paying.
Hawkeye

that sounds like a good deal pwllheli gas and leisure want 6 per month and something like 50 for a 50lt refill. Who dos BOC round here (Penllyn)

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