Best Shear Grab?

rdr123

Member
Location
Cornwall
Trying to find a decent second hand shear grab, but struggling to find any in good condition. Would be looking for something around 2 metres. Most that size have 3 rams, but some have 2, which is best? Have previously had a 2 ram Redrock Alligator but it has been nothing but trouble! Would love to get a new Albutt 2.2 metre 3 ram grab but £3,400 seems quite a lot at the minute! Any suggestions/advice is greatly appreciated, thanks!
 

rusty

Member
I have got a 2.2m Albutt 3 ram with Hardox tines and very pleased with it. This replaced a 2m 3 ram Mchale which got scrapped after bending once to often, won't touch one of those again.
Highly recommended Hardox tines.
 

rdr123

Member
Location
Cornwall
I have got a 2.2m Albutt 3 ram with Hardox tines and very pleased with it. This replaced a 2m 3 ram Mchale which got scrapped after bending once to often, won't touch one of those again.
Highly recommended Hardox tines.
Glad to hear your pleased with it! What size handler do you have it on?
 

liammogs

Member
Only problem when it comes to sheargrabs there the one item thats bought and usually kept till there worn out, and any half tidy ones are usually priced over the odds!!
 
Trying to find a decent second hand shear grab, but struggling to find any in good condition. Would be looking for something around 2 metres. Most that size have 3 rams, but some have 2, which is best? Have previously had a 2 ram Redrock Alligator but it has been nothing but trouble! Would love to get a new Albutt 2.2 metre 3 ram grab but £3,400 seems quite a lot at the minute! Any suggestions/advice is greatly appreciated, thanks!
What hapoens your redrock? Wouldn't have thought there was much to go wrong with a grab
 
I have got a 2.2m Albutt 3 ram with Hardox tines and very pleased with it. This replaced a 2m 3 ram Mchale which got scrapped after bending once to often, won't touch one of those again.
Highly recommended Hardox tines.
Mchale used to make the shear grab for albutt a few years back ! They no longer make one choosing to focus on balers etc.
 

More to life

Member
Location
Somerset
Trying to find a decent second hand shear grab, but struggling to find any in good condition. Would be looking for something around 2 metres. Most that size have 3 rams, but some have 2, which is best? Have previously had a 2 ram Redrock Alligator but it has been nothing but trouble! Would love to get a new Albutt 2.2 metre 3 ram grab but £3,400 seems quite a lot at the minute! Any suggestions/advice is greatly appreciated, thanks!
I've a 2.2 Albutt,bought it thinking it would be the dogs wattsits it very disappointing 7/10 on grass but 0/10 on maize so we only cut grass silage.(n)
 
Anymore suggestions?
Got a conner here on a JCB 310s think its about 2 meters,only has 2 rams but does a decent job,used to have a R.R alligator with 3 rams seemed to fix a leak on one ram or pipe then have to do the next one,more pipes more rams more leaks,did do many years of good service though never broke or cracked just wear and tear.
 

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
I've got a ALO/Quickie one but only a 1.6 m


I'm happy with it designed in Sweden but built in PRC 2 years old and no issues.
 

ACEngineering

Member
Location
Oxon
Trying to find a decent second hand shear grab, but struggling to find any in good condition. Would be looking for something around 2 metres. Most that size have 3 rams, but some have 2, which is best? Have previously had a 2 ram Redrock Alligator but it has been nothing but trouble! Would love to get a new Albutt 2.2 metre 3 ram grab but £3,400 seems quite a lot at the minute! Any suggestions/advice is greatly appreciated, thanks!

Get an Albutt with hardox tines and be done with it. I would be happy to quote you for one.

I have also sold Redrock and strimech. The redrock ones were hit and miss ones was Junk! was not welded up right so kept on breaking blades all the time, this is going back a long time before they went bust and started again.

The strimech one I cant fault the grab at all its doing very well, last grab o sold was an Albutt because customer was in a hurry and didn't want to wait strimechs delivery time when Albutt had one in stock.

If going for Albutt then spec the filled in back. (or any make for that matter keeps the machine headstock cleaner)
 

rdr123

Member
Location
Cornwall
Get an Albutt with hardox tines and be done with it. I would be happy to quote you for one.

I have also sold Redrock and strimech. The redrock ones were hit and miss ones was Junk! was not welded up right so kept on breaking blades all the time, this is going back a long time before they went bust and started again.

The strimech one I cant fault the grab at all its doing very well, last grab o sold was an Albutt because customer was in a hurry and didn't want to wait strimechs delivery time when Albutt had one in stock.

If going for Albutt then spec the filled in back. (or any make for that matter keeps the machine headstock cleaner)

Would be great if you could do a quote please so I can compare to the local dealer
 

cvx175

Member
Location
cumbria
I've got a ALO/Quickie one but only a 1.6 m


I'm happy with it designed in Sweden but built in PRC 2 years old and no issues.
Does it have bushes for the tines? Ours hasn't and after a couple of years it's about impossible to keep them tight. Also rams keep unscrewing the ends inside so one ram becomes longer than the other, wouldn't have another in a hurry
 

35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed.

The survey, based on over 15,000 responses, concentrates on the health and well-being of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity that provides support to the farming community across England and Wales.

Mental health​


Mental well-being, the survey notes, describes our ability to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday life.

According to the survey, 14% of the farming community is ‘possibly depressed’ while...
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