Muck/ logs grab

Bald Rick

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
We have one.
Works hard and somehow we haven’t trashed too many of the curved prongs or bust the hydraulic fittings too often

As an arable farmer, you’ll be fine
 

Bob lincs

Member
Arable Farmer
We have one.
Works hard and somehow we haven’t trashed too many of the curved prongs or bust the hydraulic fittings too often

As an arable farmer, you’ll be fine
Thanks , I thought it looked stronger than the grabs with bolt in tines . Will be used mainly on wood so will have a hard life .

Oh congratulations on your new appointment.😀
 

nick...

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Arable Farmer
Location
south norfolk
Thanks , I thought it looked stronger than the grabs with bolt in tines . Will be used mainly on wood so will have a hard life .

Oh congratulations on your new appointment.😀
Ive got one identical to the one pictured above.only bought it to handle trees and logs which were cut down the wrong side of fence on meadows and easy to reach over with telehandler.dont do a massive amount but it’s faultless and makes my life easier
nick...
 

ACEngineering

Member
Location
Oxon
I have been looking for a grab to use for muck and logs , has anyone got any comments on the Stimech / JCB Hardox grab ? View attachment 966773
Need to correct you there, it isn't a strimech grab, its made for JCB by Eastern attachments in Norfolk, You can also buy it branded as a Cherry Xform grab.

Strimech used to do xform stuff but that deal ended a long time ago now.

@nick... has a Cherry xform which he had off me if that helps your decision. Another alternative would be the xform bucket grab with the sides removed, they are very strong too.
 

ACEngineering

Member
Location
Oxon
Remember they are designed for muck, not timber.
I have a heavier duty one than that with hardox top and bottom and have bent tines moving timber.
The OP picture does have hardox tines :X3: its a decent compromise, for a proper log grab then Albutt make a good one but it wont pick up muck:ROFLMAO:
 

Hard Graft

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
British Isles
I have a jcb grab bucket and a good dung grab both have there places but the bucket grab is my go to for logs though will still get a log grab when money allows
 

e3120

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Northumberland
It's probably not fair to blame the design, so just take it as an operator warning: I've recently bent the rod and cracked the cap on one of the rams due to getting enough muck compacted behind it.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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