3 point log grapple

mcmxi

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Made a bit of progress today.
To answer Marks question about lift capacity, according to tractordata it's 1900# , I'll be about 3.5 ' out so less than that.
Today's pics:
Cool project. Looks to be well designed and built. Looking forward to seeing it in action.
 

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Today's update:
It lives!
It works as intended although the two arms don't move together, I had to put a stop on the right side so it would stop opening and force the left one to move open the remainder of the way. I understand now why they have the solid bar between them, I may have to do that but for now it will work good enough for it's intended purpose. My first thought was I should have made the boom longer but thinking about it I think it will be fine as is. The nice thing about metal is you can cut it, grind it apart then just glue it back together again :)
I just unhooked the mount for my front 3rd function and swung it around to the rear just to try it.
 

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Chanceywd

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Update! I installed an arm between the two sides so now they move together.
Interesting linkage, It took me a minute of studying it to get it but then it made good sense.

I like the way you think!

Bill
 
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DustyRusty

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You aced that design. Always good to see what talent is still around today. Will the next video be of dragging some giant tree out of the woods? 👍
 
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That's an awesome build. The kind of thing I wish I had the skills to do
 
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Mark_BX25D

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Are we going to get to see it lift a log of some decent length?

What's the thickness of those jaws?
 
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I was hoping to get it out to my buddy's place over the weekend but the wife had RSV last week and I came down with it on Saturday. I'm not sure if I will get back up there this year or not, depends on snow conditions or lack of I should say.
Jaws are only 1/4" x 3.5" It's not a full fledged skidder ...lol
Plus it's pretty much a prototype.
 
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That's just cool as heck! Nice fabrication. (-:
 

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That should be able to skid out some pretty large logs. Hope your have a good saw mill for lumber, or a way to process lots of firewood for home heating.