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Directional Felling Grapple

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by Partimelogger, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. getoan

    getoan Member

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    Yes I deal with Ray,would be interesting to see the Pierce boom/heel
     
  2. Plebeian

    Plebeian Senior Member

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    Waratah have a deal with Trinder to market the Trinder felling head (as used on the ClimbMAX) as a Waratah FL95 . FL95 due to be shown at Vernon Interior logshow. A ClimbMAX is also headed to Wa.

    South Star also have the QS605 processor grapple. https://youtu.be/9CAvyvvD8Mg
     
  3. Drifter

    Drifter Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully the boom you are getting made is shorter then the one in the movie. Stick a heel on the end of that stick and you will have a rocking chair.
     
  4. prolog nz

    prolog nz Well-Known Member

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    I know of 2 909k deeres down here that run a heel/grapple combo but switch over to a directional felling head. I don't think balance will be to much of an issue there are plenty of 909m's running around down here with 624 and 625c waratahs without any balance problems so a heel with the right felling head shouldn't weigh any more? and I wouldn't think the extra reach would throw it out much

    This is my 909mh with a duxson felling head
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  5. bmurray93

    bmurray93 New Member

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    In Australia it is common to use fixed felling heads that can rotate 360 degrees to load trucks in hardwood operations. felling heads like the the VHLC pulpmate, Rosin CF750 or Unicon Heads seem to be suitable.
     
  6. furpo

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    I've used a few different falling heads to load trucks. I don't find the retractable saw box a useful feature. What hinders the use of the head is that they all have quite round jaws which makes it hard to pinch a log to shift it or crown a load. I find it best to load the grab a little back on the packet and tap it forward to avoid having to pinch single logs. Also using the tilt up to pencil logs is a handy feature.

    I don't have much good to say about the Trinder head. Shame as there other products are quite good.

    Loading with a processing head is hard work.

    Roger
     
  7. loggers son

    loggers son Well-Known Member

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    Not much good to say about the woodsman head either