Round straw grab

Anyone got the grab from j bourne tractors below? Looking to handle 2 rounds out of a chimney stack then crowd off to put on a trailer as they come out the baler. Hoping the 4 tines per bale will be fine. Cant have a taller grab due to shed roofs. Thanks Edit: will be on a 531-70 jcb
 

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milkloss

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Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
I would go for something more like this mx grab. It's taller so less lifting vertically and further reach horizontally over a trailer. It is probably heavier (we have one on a telehandler) so there's that to think about but you can also put three tines along the bottom for big squares..... the hydraulic arms have two pin holes, one for rounds, one for square.
NEW-MX-Round-Square-bale-spike-tine-grab.jpg
 
I would go for something more like this mx grab. It's taller so less lifting vertically and further reach horizontally over a trailer. It is probably heavier (we have one on a telehandler) so there's that to think about but you can also put three tines along the bottom for big squares..... the hydraulic arms have two pin holes, one for rounds, one for square.
NEW-MX-Round-Square-bale-spike-tine-grab.jpg
Hello, i think that could be abit tall for us. It will be on a 7m telehandler so lift and reach shouldnt be a massive issue
 

bobk

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Location
stafford
Anyone got the grab from j bourne tractors below? Looking to handle 2 rounds out of a chimney stack then crowd off to put on a trailer as they come out the baler. Hoping the 4 tines per bale will be fine. Cant have a taller grab due to shed roofs. Thanks Edit: will be on a 531-70 jcb
I know Joe , sound enough bloke , always sells at a keen price
 

Henarar

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Somerset
Anyone got the grab from j bourne tractors below? Looking to handle 2 rounds out of a chimney stack then crowd off to put on a trailer as they come out the baler. Hoping the 4 tines per bale will be fine. Cant have a taller grab due to shed roofs. Thanks Edit: will be on a 531-70 jcb
I would think four tines would be fine for two bales, I have one with three tines and mostly pick up one bale but I can pick up two if very careful
 

Harry5

Member
I bought a Murray Machinery one last year, it was used on a front loader. I wanted to put them on the trailer on their rounds same as you, the same as they come out the baler. But it could place two bales down, but couldn't pick the two bales back up without the top one falling off. Just didn't have the hydraulic power to hold onto the top bale and crowd it back. Not sure if this was the grab or the tractors fault. Also found it damages the bales quite a bit, no matter how careful you are. For those two reasons, I sold it a month ago.

I sell all my bales, mixture of wrapped and unwrapped. The McHale soft hands works perfect for me. Can carry two bales at once if you're careful, with no damage, and it was cheaper than that type of grab at the time, not sure current price difference.
 

bobk

Member
Location
stafford
I bought a Murray Machinery one last year, it was used on a front loader. I wanted to put them on the trailer on their rounds same as you, the same as they come out the baler. But it could place two bales down, but couldn't pick the two bales back up without the top one falling off. Just didn't have the hydraulic power to hold onto the top bale and crowd it back. Not sure if this was the grab or the tractors fault. Also found it damages the bales quite a bit, no matter how careful you are. For those two reasons, I sold it a month ago.

I sell all my bales, mixture of wrapped and unwrapped. The McHale soft hands works perfect for me. Can carry two bales at once if you're careful, with no damage, and it was cheaper than that type of grab at the time, not sure current price difference.
Now , clearly the tines open up ? so therefore it moves the bales either side , am I right
 
I bought a Murray Machinery one last year, it was used on a front loader. I wanted to put them on the trailer on their rounds same as you, the same as they come out the baler. But it could place two bales down, but couldn't pick the two bales back up without the top one falling off. Just didn't have the hydraulic power to hold onto the top bale and crowd it back. Not sure if this was the grab or the tractors fault. Also found it damages the bales quite a bit, no matter how careful you are. For those two reasons, I sold it a month ago.

I sell all my bales, mixture of wrapped and unwrapped. The McHale soft hands works perfect for me. Can carry two bales at once if you're careful, with no damage, and it was cheaper than that type of grab at the time, not sure current price difference.
Just had a look at the murray, was it because they use quite short straight tines as opposed to a curved tine? Theres a video on youtube of a ritchie grab loading a wagon and that looks seamless
 

Harry5

Member
Just had a look at the murray, was it because they use quite short straight tines as opposed to a curved tine? Theres a video on youtube of a ritchie grab loading a wagon and that looks seamless
I could never get the tines to go flush into the bales, there was always an inch or two not in the bales, no matter how much force I put onto them before squeezing them. I think you'd still have the same issue even with short curved tines. I just wouldn't bother spending the money on them. Soft hands are much better and more universal.
 

j6891

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Location
Perth & Kinross
I would go for something more like this mx grab. It's taller so less lifting vertically and further reach horizontally over a trailer. It is probably heavier (we have one on a telehandler) so there's that to think about but you can also put three tines along the bottom for big squares..... the hydraulic arms have two pin holes, one for rounds, one for square.
NEW-MX-Round-Square-bale-spike-tine-grab.jpg
Got one of these also. Very handy tool. Plenty length on the grab tines. Makes can stacking a doddle plus able to use on squares if needed too 👍
 

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