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Installed my home made Grapple on my Kubota


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#1 massey driver OFFLINE  

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Posted February 26, 2016 - 08:48 PM

http://gardentractor...owered-grapple/

 

Installed the electric winch powered grapple that I had made for my Massey [see above link] onto my Kubota.  It fit onto the Kubota fairly easy. I did some mods to it so that it would work a bit better. I made a sort of cam on the pipe to keep the winch cable from getting to much slack in it when the teeth are in the open position. This should keep the cable taunt most of the time.I also made a thingy that fits on the winch drum to keep the cable from wandering over and creating a tight spot when the cable used to bunch up on itself.I also started thinking about how to install the tooth bar that I had made and used on my MF 1655. Kinda hoping to get everything up and ready to go for next week so that I can start cleaning up some brush etc:. I'am going to try and make it so that the back of the tooth bar is sitting in front of the buckets cutting edge. I also sharpened the edge today of the tooth bar.I know the pic shows the tooth bar just clamped under the bucket cutting edge. I just did that to see what it would look like on the bucket.

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Posted February 26, 2016 - 11:36 PM

How are you going to apply down pressure on the grapple?

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Posted February 27, 2016 - 07:38 AM

Very neat way he came up with to open and close using the winch

Checking out the pics (#4) shows how he done it


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Posted February 27, 2016 - 10:20 AM

Very neat way he came up with to open and close using the winch
Checking out the pics (#4) shows how he done it


I see it now, I blame the benadryl I had to take last night for the oversight.
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Posted February 27, 2016 - 12:46 PM

That's neat. Same winch I use on my loader, on my mf12, and on my mf14, with dozer blade. I wonder if you should weld on a spot of bronze on your cables where the clamps are. I have had the cable pull out of those clamps on my mf14 dozer blade.
Just a thought , Noel.
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Posted February 27, 2016 - 01:52 PM

Have to love the effects of those drugs  I try not to take any for my sickness unless it gets real bad

I bought the same winch years ago have still haven't used it  brand new still in the box, Going to put it on the trailer this spring that I resurected last year. Here I thought i was the only one to buy those cheap winches at Crappy Tire Anniversay sale like 10 years ago


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Posted February 27, 2016 - 03:33 PM

I have four or five of those winchs. They work ok, only 50 bucks or less I think each. 

 

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Posted February 27, 2016 - 10:18 PM

Have to love the effects of those drugs  I try not to take any for my sickness unless it gets real bad

I bought the same winch years ago have still haven't used it  brand new still in the box, Going to put it on the trailer this spring that I resurected last year. Here I thought i was the only one to buy those cheap winches at Crappy Tire Anniversay sale like 10 years ago

My arm was itching so bad last night I was about to cut it off. I had to have some relief. 


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Posted March 05, 2016 - 03:29 PM

Made the brackets / mounts and welded them onto the tooth bar and used the existing holes in the bucket to bolt the tooth bar in front of the cutting edge. Haven't gotten around to trying it out yet. Hoping to give it a try next week moving some brush etc:

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