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    Default Re: Grapple Photos

    Hello Milt,

    Regarding do-it-yourself, it is certainly possible and lots of folks do. I planned to do all my own work and I studied all, or many, of those posts in this forum since I'm a real novice when it comes to hydraulics. After much reading I pretty much understood how it worked. I bought the right valve and figured out how to mount it. But then when it came to specifying the hose connections I got confused and uncertain. It's not really complicated but there are a lot of ways to go wrong. Finally decided I had better call in a pro. I ended up paying for some more education but the job got done right.

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    Silver Member Milton Burro's Avatar
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    Thanks to the info from here and other sources,,,
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -100_1428-jpg   -100_1431-jpg   -100_1430-jpg  

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    Default Re: Grapple Photos

    Thanks a nice looking root rake brush grapple and valve kit.

    Nelson
    W. R. Long Inc.

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    Silver Member Milton Burro's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvlong4n1 View Post
    Thanks a nice looking root rake brush grapple and valve kit.

    Nelson
    W. R. Long Inc.
    It works great. I could not have imagined how much faster clearing brush and saplings is with this over trying to use a bucket. It even pulls weeds. I almost opted for a bolt on bucket claw, I'm glad I spent the extra cash. My only complaint is the solenoid valve and connectors. They leak. I can hear the valve and see the drip from the connectors. A buddy told me, "All quick connects leak.". Not so. I will change the connectors to Parker, but wait on the valve. I just unload all pressure on the system when I park. I guess I should call W.R. Long, but I've been having too much fun working with this monster and I don't want to take it apart to send it back.

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    Default Re: Grapple Photos

    If you ever have any issues with our grapples, 4n1 buckets, valve kits, anything please call me or your dealer. We want to take care of these types of issues for you.

    Nelson
    W. R. Long Inc.
    252-823-4570



    Quote Originally Posted by Milton Burro View Post
    It works great. I could not have imagined how much faster
    clearing brush and saplings is with this over trying to use a bucket. It even pulls weeds. I almost opted for a bolt on bucket claw, I'm glad I spent the extra cash. My only complaint is the solenoid valve and connectors. They leak. I can hear the valve and see the drip from the connectors. A buddy told me, "All quick connects leak.". Not so. I will change the connectors to Parker, but wait on the valve. I just unload all pressure on the system when I park. I guess I should call W.R. Long, but I've been having too much fun working with this monster and I don't want to take it apart to send it back.

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    Silver Member Milton Burro's Avatar
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    Default Re: Grapple Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by nvlong4n1 View Post
    If you ever have any issues with our grapples, 4n1 buckets, valve kits, anything please call me or your dealer. We want to take care of these types of issues for you.

    Nelson
    W. R. Long Inc.
    252-823-4570
    Thanks Nelson.

    I received the new couplers but just got around to installing them today. I ran the cylinders to bottom in both directions and held pressure for a few seconds. The couplers are dry as a bone.

    Do you want me to send the defective ones back?

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    Default Re: Grapple Photos

    Yes, please send them back. I want to get them back to the manufacturer.

    Thanks,

    Nelson


    Quote Originally Posted by Milton Burro View Post
    Thanks Nelson.

    I received the new couplers but just got around to installing them today. I ran the cylinders to bottom in both directions and held pressure for a few seconds. The couplers are dry as a bone.

    Do you want me to send the defective ones back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvlong4n1 View Post
    Yes, please send them back. I want to get them back to the manufacturer.

    Thanks,

    Nelson
    Sent yesterday.

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    Default Re: Grapple Photos

    Were the QC's you were using a matched set, from the same manufacturer?
    J.J.

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    Git er done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_J View Post
    Were the QC's you were using a matched set, from the same manufacturer?
    Yes they were. I spoke to WR Long and they had received a bad batch from one of their suppliers. They shipped me a new set of QC's, everything is dry as a bone now.

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