Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 20 of 20
  1. #11
    Super Star Member Thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    12,409
    Location
    Lebanon,NH.
    Tractor
    Kubota L2800HST w/Frontloader & CC LTX1046

    Default Re: Grubbing Tongs..Kevin

    Thank you for the information about Cumberland also the other companies.
    Take care and have fun. )


  2. #12

    Default Re: Grubbing Tongs

    Received the xerox page from Cumberland. They can be reached at 1 800 334 4640. Their grubbing tongs are $102.45, and come with a "swing aside" brush plate. The ad states " Clear land of brush and trees--roots and all. Guaranteed not to break. Eliminates costly bulldozing. Trees can be pulled from any direction and tongs will not slide or bend. No slipping--the harder you pull, the tighter the tongs grip. Complete with high strength hookup cable. For trees 1 1/2" to 8" in diameter. Weighs 18 pounds. High strength alloy steel construction.....There is a smaller model for 1 1/2' to 5' trees for $93.50. As best as I can describe what the tongs look like would be to say the would look similar to ice tongs, where the tongs would encircle the tree. The cable runs from one handle to the other, and by pulling up on the cable, it closes the tongs around the tree. For a 8" tree, I feel I can remove it with my 4310, so I don't think they would be any use to me. Contact Cumberland, if anyone is interested.


  3. #13
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Posts
    3,239
    Location
    Eastern Virginia
    Tractor
    EarthForce EF-5 mini-TLB (2001)

    Default Re: Grubbing Tongs

    Thanks for the info!

    I'm not sure I understand your next-to-last sentance, though. What do you mean by "For a 8" tree, I feel I can remove it with my L4310"?

    Mark


  4. #14

    Default Re: Grubbing Tongs

    Mark,
    I have cleared 3-4 acres already, including some scrub brush, small and large trees. I found that I can remove the smaller trees with the bucket on my 4310, and when I come up against larger trees, I bring out a Cat 977H, that will remove anything else, stump and all.


  5. #15
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Posts
    3,239
    Location
    Eastern Virginia
    Tractor
    EarthForce EF-5 mini-TLB (2001)

    Default Re: Grubbing Tongs

    Well, I ordered and received the grubbing tongs from Cumberland. My only complaint is that I waited until most of the trees I had to pull up on my latest project were already done. This thing is incredibly well constructed. And it works great. I pulled up a 7" diameter sugar maple with it. It's sure a lot easier to use for pulling out trees, saplings, and brush than a choker chain, too.

    Thanks for the lead on where to find it!

    Mark


  6. #16
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Posts
    3,239
    Location
    Eastern Virginia
    Tractor
    EarthForce EF-5 mini-TLB (2001)

    Default Re: Grubbing Tongs

    Well, here I am talking, er, replying to myself again. I just spent another two long days putting 5 hours on my L4310HST, but I found another job the grubbing tongs are great at (besides pulling down trees big enough to break my canopy). I was trying to get up a stump and didn't have the backhoe with me, but it was too big to pull up with either the 4-in-1 or the choker chain (10" gum cut only 2" off the ground), so I scratched around it with the bucket teeth, and put the grubbing tongs on a couple of the larger roots. It ripped them right out, then the stump came out with the choker chain.

    Mark


  7. #17
    Veteran Member gordon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    1,786
    Location
    Delaware
    Tractor
    L4310hst-loader-hydraulic top link

    Default Re: Grubbing Tongs

    Mark I just did a post under the tractor roll picture but here it is again just so you don't feel like your the only one---http://www.madsens1.com/1stdayon.htm I have a few dents in mine from trees jumping out as well.

    Sounds like those tongs are pretty tough--they haven't bent yet? How much did they run you? Thanks for any info
    Gordon


  8. #18

    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    325
    Location
    upper Mich.
    Tractor
    Kubota L4610 HST with loader

    Default Re: Grubbing Tongs

    Its ok Mark we understand. Hey I remove alot of trees around here and a 6-8" maple tree is a snoot full!!! At least in our soil. I don't even try to use the tractor for the larger trees. Get out the 350 case, I know that everyone dosn't have one of these sitting around, and sometimes I mite forget to being it with so these grub tong have got my intrest. Do they some how give you a addtional advanage over just a chain??? HOW?
    RICH


  9. #19
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Posts
    3,239
    Location
    Eastern Virginia
    Tractor
    EarthForce EF-5 mini-TLB (2001)

    Default Re: Grubbing Tongs

    Cumberland General Store has two versions, the big one (which I bought, of course) is about $105, and a somewhat smaller one that's a little cheaper. They're guaranteed not to bend or break or they'll replace them free. I can tell you there's no chance anything under 100 hp is going to bend them. There's a 3/8" cable on them that you pull with that looks like the weakest point, but I'm not sure what the breaking strength of it would be.

    Mark


  10. #20
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Posts
    3,239
    Location
    Eastern Virginia
    Tractor
    EarthForce EF-5 mini-TLB (2001)

    Default Re: Grubbing Tongs

    Rich - That size maple is a snoot-full anywhere. No, I don't think they really give you any kind of mechanical advantage or anything like that, but they're a lot easier to use. Instead of having to wrap the chain around two or three times on the smaller stuff, you just put the clamp around it and pull. They do grip better than a chain, though.

    Mark


Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.