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Slipster

Log Grab

Well I purchased my McConnell Log Grab and spent a fair bit of time removing the seized pins and replacing worn bushes but now its all fully functional.






I decided not to cut it about and basically all I have done is remove the top brackets that attach it to the arm of a Digger and weld on some brackets to that are easily slit off if I ever wanted to put it back as originally made. The hydraulic ram I had in the garage was to short to fit where the original would have gone and so I have fitted it in the middle, by doing so I still get the same lifting and opening dimensions but the ram operates the grab in reverse and so when I close the ram the grab closes and vice versa, only real problem in doing this is that by using the ram in reverse it only produces approx. 80% of its full capabilities (Rams produce more when opening than when closing) I have tried lifting some logs with it but nother really heavy. Ive got a 70 foot Ash come down during the storms and so when the weather is a bit better im going to try it out







cold comfort farm

grab

That makes a great cheap muck fork.  well worth looking out for one myself.  I have a JCB telehandler so the brackets are around 90 to buy.  If I buy the stock myself and mill it its still 50 plus my time.  
12Bore

Tidy job, well done!
horace

Excellent job there well done
cold comfort farm

use

What are you intending to do with it?
Border

Looks the dogs gonads mate.

I'm sure you will find many back saving jobs for it. Nice one.
Slipster

Re: use

cold comfort farm wrote:
What are you intending to do with it?


I have the logging from a five acre wood (anything that's fallen) and also after lambing cleaning out the barn.
sod

Looks great now for photos of it working on logs please
cold comfort farm

Log grabbing pics

Any log grabbing pics yet or has it floated away with all the rain.
It was a nice day today and I got out a little and did some grinding on the telehandler bucket.  
The sun made a change
Slipster

Here we go









Unfortunately my next pictures will be of my tractor engine repair  
Border

Slipster wrote:

Unfortunately my next pictures will be of my tractor engine repair


Why what happened there mate?

Nothing to serious I hope.
cold comfort farm

oh dear.

Hope we did not prompt a failure in the aid of a few pics  
How come it was not raining you cant be in the UK lol
sod

Looked to be working very well  shame about the engine

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