I mean just throwing it out there... buy a bale spike/ grab for bales... and a muck grab/bucket for muck ??
GL66 (6 foot 6) is the biggest they do for a tractor loader, which is what I have.
Muck grab does both. Guess I could buy a tractor for some stuff and a telehandler for other stuff too ?I mean just throwing it out there... buy a bale spike/ grab for bales... and a muck grab/bucket for muck ??
5 foot merlo forks on a 4 tonne forklift backplate with euto brackets welded on by yours truly. Total cost £78 about 16 years ago.Wonder what he uses for pallets?
I load middened dung in the field with an 8 foot 6 bucket (the one pictured in the first post). Provided the tractors ballasted properly it's not a problem.I think you would know about it with a 2.2 or 2.4m wide bucket grab cleaning out dung. I enquired about one for my massey 6470 and it’s nearly 500kgs empty and the man who I asked about said he had a 2.4m wide one on his massey 7499 and he definitely knew it was on there cleaning out dung.
Aye, but would need to make time firstNo fancy making your own ?
Kind of hoping somebody else was using a telehandler grab on a tractor loader before I went out and did something silly ?@DrDunc 6"6 Loader grab is circa 350kgs (from the plate on mine) cubic capacity is 1m3
7"6 Cherry xform GS 76 is 490kgs with a cubic capacity of 1.7m3
What's the cubic capacity of your loading shovel sized bucket?
No idea what the weight of court dung is, how ever the biggest difference between 'loader' spec and 'forklift' spec is the time length with the loader times being 0.82 as opposed to 1.1m
Surely a grab can be ordered with the shorter tines, reducing the power/lift requirement considerably (there's an formula to work it out but it's 6.20am)
All weights and capacities lifted from cherry's website
Bespoke might be your best option. 5mm hardox has more strength than 10mm mild. Can go larger with less weight with out jeopardising structural strength. Give me a shout if you get stuck, happy to share some ideas.
A GS66 will be okay if you want a bit more capacity but a GS76 probably a bit to much i would think.