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    Default Brush Grabber

    Has anyone tried a Brush Grabber ? It looks like a Skidding Tong but has Grabbing Teeth on it. It doesn't weigh that much and I'm wondering if it's really strong enough to pull brush.

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    Default Re: Brush Grabber

    GARBLUES,

    Are you talking about the Brush Grubber by BAC Industries? If so, here's a link so everyone can look at the product: BAC Industries Heavy-Duty Brush Grubber Model# BG-08 | Brush Cutters | Northern Tool + Equipment
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    Default Re: Brush Grabber

    I have one of those. Use it with my pickmeup to pull out small stuff. It works awesome. I thought it would be awesome, bought it and put it to use. The only thing is you may need a mallet to hit the back end of it to force the jaws open if they bite into the tree too much. Truck and traction seem to be the limitation on it.

    Definitely get the heavy duty one. It is rather "heavy duty"; heavy in the box.

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    Default Re: Brush Grabber

    I've seen these advertized before but I don't quite get why they would be any more useful than a piece of chain or nylon tow strap. You still need to get off the tractor to put them on a small tree or bush and therefore it would be the same as just wrapping a chain or strap around the tree. Where is the 1) time savings and 2) increased power/leverage etc?

    The other point I've wondered is how this device would be any better than just knocking the small tree over with your FEL and then "pushing" out the roots with your bucket. I do that all the time with trees that are small enough to push over and I rather doubt this pullling clamp at the base of a small tree would provide any mechanical advantage over an FEL at six feet above the ground.

    Am I missing something?

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    Default Re: Brush Grabber

    I have the HD brush grabber and it is heavey duty and it enables you to more quickly hook up and disconnect the chain or strap to pull the brush or the small stump that a chain may slip off of.
    Randall



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    Quote Originally Posted by dex3361 View Post
    I have the HD brush grabber and it is heavey duty and it enables you to more quickly hook up and disconnect the chain or strap to pull the brush or the small stump that a chain may slip off of.
    It doesn't take me more than about ten seconds to wrap a chain two or three times around a small tree trunk and hook to itself. I'd imagine a nylon strap would also be pretty quick to attach. I appreciate that the brush grabber clamps hard but if a tree is so small that it bends and allow the chain to slide off then I would imagine that same tree is small enough to just knock over with the FEL. I am still unconvinced.

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    Default Re: Brush Grabber

    Quote Originally Posted by GARBLUES View Post
    Has anyone tried a Brush Grabber ? It looks like a Skidding Tong but has Grabbing Teeth on it. It doesn't weigh that much and I'm wondering if it's really strong enough to pull brush.
    I have seen it in operation, but I would rather use this or that..
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_J View Post
    I have seen it in operation, but I would rather use this or that..
    Now that would save some time but costs $$$$ and would only be effective with a powerful loader. Love to have one though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IslandTractor View Post
    It doesn't take me more than about ten seconds to wrap a chain two or three times around a small tree trunk and hook to itself. I'd imagine a nylon strap would also be pretty quick to attach. I appreciate that the brush grabber clamps hard but if a tree is so small that it bends and allow the chain to slide off then I would imagine that same tree is small enough to just knock over with the FEL. I am still unconvinced.
    May not work for your application. I remove Multiflora Rose and it is a pain to get all the way around it with the chain, its hard enough to get in with the brush grabber.
    Randall



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    5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
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    Default Re: Brush Grabber

    I have one of the HD Brush Grubbers. I like it. Like someone else mentioned weight of the pulling vehicle is a limiting factor.

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