shear grab replacment

Lewis

Member
Location
Shropshire
Currently have a 3 ram 6 ft (1.8m) Mchale shear grab , 11 yrs old never bent/snapped a tine no cracks or welds but starting to show some wear, now Mchale don't make these grabs anymore where do we turn for a replacement.

Don't like the Prodig shear buckets as we set blocks out intact along a few barriers and we don't feed anything other than silage.

hardox or stick with the crancked tines?

will be on a jcb526-56 with tool carrier headstock so sticking with one of a similar size is fine.

i like the fact ours cuts one block in two down the centre so puts less strain on the mixer wagon when filling, and being 3 ram pretty sure it causes less strain on the grab with it not twisting ect when cutting out the clamp.

i think an Albutt looks to be the closest replacement.
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The Son

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Location
Herefordshire
Had a 3 ram allbutt with hardox tines for the last 8 years, resealed one ram and thats it, cutting silage everyday, and just ordered another, bit bigger but only 2 rams. For goodness sake make sure you are sat down when you get the price, they are not cheap!
 

Limcrazy

Member
Have a 3 ram redrock here for the same reasons and like to be able to take a neat half block when feeding sheep. Silage does wedge in tines below centre blade which is annoying as you can't shake it out buts falls out easy one you drive over a puddle or muck.
 

GJT1985

New Member
We replaced our mchale one with a prodig with Hardox tines. It’s a vast improvement on the mchale and was reasonably priced when we bought it
 

hubbahubba

Member
Location
Sunny Glasgow
Looking for a new shear grab. Current one has cranked tines apart from the outside. The cranked ones are prone to breaking now and again. Hardox is very expensive. I see redrocks are all straight tines. Are they any stronger? I thought the cranked type would be better for lifting silage of the floor?
 

ACEngineering

Member
Location
Oxon
Looking for a new shear grab. Current one has cranked tines apart from the outside. The cranked ones are prone to breaking now and again. Hardox is very expensive. I see redrocks are all straight tines. Are they any stronger? I thought the cranked type would be better for lifting silage of the floor?
there's normally only 300 quid difference in price with hardox so its really not worth worrying about the extra as they are so much better, unless you want to lay blocks on the floor then you will want cranked tines.
 

andrew830

Member
there's normally only 300 quid difference in price with hardox so its really not worth worrying about the extra as they are so much better, unless you want to lay blocks on the floor then you will want cranked tines.
what do you do with the hardox tines when they start to wear out?I have a grab with hardox tines and the gap between the end of the tines and the blade is getting wider and is starting to drop food everywhere,the forged tines just unbolt and you change them.Hardox tines its a major job to cut them out and replace.
 

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