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Grapple for Full Size TLB

Discussion in 'Tractor/Loader/Backhoes' started by Swetz, Dec 23, 2019.

  1. Willie B

    Willie B Senior Member

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    Poison varieties I thankfully don't have. Yes, I'd be all over a grapple if I did.

    Nothing complex about building one. Mine had had one but it was removed when I bought it. Grapples don't need a great deal of force, they grip, but don't need to crush.

    If fabricating I suggest it be only mounted to bucket or fork, not boom. When a hydraulic implement is used, pressure in the cylinder is limited by pressure relief in the pump circuit, or valve. Hypothetically, 3000 PSIG. If your grapple is boom mounted, you can now squeeze against it with the bucket increasing pressur above that as the valve is closed leaving no place for excess pressure to go & doing damage.

    Some factory systems have port relief valves giving a 4000 PSIG relief. That'd be pretty expensive to create aftermarket.