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    Default Re: 4 in 1 buckets

    Quote Originally Posted by z0lt3c View Post
    I believe the lift capacities of the LA402 are greatly under rated.

    I recently picked up (with the FEL) a 800lb backhoe with a 230lb operator and i was using a 100lb skid steer qa adapter on my B7800 LA402 (with counter weight). I really didn't think I was gonna be able to lift it, but I did w/o any real struggle. I think the La402 could easily lift 1300-1500lbs when they report only 1000 lb capacity, much closer to what they list as breakout force.

    What all this means, is unless you need to dump a load at full height, like over the side of a pickup or dump truck, you could probably run a 300-500 lb 4n1 and still have 1000lbs of lift capacity.
    The 402kg lift capacity of your loader is the weight it can lift to full height at mid bucket. All loaders can clearly lift substantially more than their rated capacity a few feet off the ground which is why you could lift the BH.

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    Default Re: 4 in 1 buckets

    If i could intrude a minute, Please. You really need to think about the purchase of the 4 n 1. through personal experience, once you clamp to hard or while back dragging with the bucket open, once you hit something and bend the back, it will never work right again. I have heard good things on them also, but mainly complaints.
    Just something to think about, this is the main reason we do not produce a 4 n 1.
    Good Luck!
    Melissa

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    Default Re: 4 in 1 buckets

    I bought this grapple a few years ago, could not tell you how handy they are as I have never used it, and I probably never will use it because at that same time I got a Thomas skid steer 4 in 1 bucket. I have used it a lot and find it will do anything I need to do with a grapple plus more.
    Could never do without the 4n1 but could have done without the grapple. KennyV.
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    Default Re: 4 in 1 buckets

    Quote Originally Posted by KennyV View Post
    I bought this grapple a few years ago, could not tell you how handy they are as I have never used it, and I probably never will use it because at that same time I got a Thomas skid steer 4 in 1 bucket. I have used it a lot and find it will do anything I need to do with a grapple plus more.
    Could never do without the 4n1 but could have done without the grapple. KennyV.
    You should try your grapple. I have both a grapple and a 4n1. There is no comparison when moving brush, digging up brush or moving trees/logs. The 4n1 can do these tasks but far less efficiently than a grapple.

    Try picking up two logs or trees at once with a 4n1. Compare the size of brush load you can get with one "bite" between a 4n1 and a grapple. Try clamping to pick up a big rock with a 4n1 without damaging the implement.

    There are many things a 4n1 is good for but it really is nowhere near as efficient as a grapple for these types of tasks.
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