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    Default Attachment to pick logs out of pile?

    So I own a 48" Wildkat grapple which I am happy with. I stack my logs and big rounds on a heaping pile. When it's time to process these pieces into firewood, I find the grapple is hard to pick one log or round out at a time. I'm curious if anyone knows of another type of grapple that would be better suited for this? My thoughts are a grapple with an overall width of no more than 24", maybe even 18". This should allow me to grab one hunk at a time without getting hung up on other pieces. I can't decide how many tines on the top and bottom would be best. I found this add on grapple: New Bucket Thumb Grapple for Skid Steer Loader Tractor | eBay and thought it could be used as the top half of the grapple, welded to a SSQA plate and come up with a setup for the bottom tines.

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    Default Re: Attachment to pick logs out of pile?

    I perform this function a LOT. My Grapple is on a bucket, 72". Sometimes I gotta squirrel around a little to get the exact log I want. But my trees are so crooked that they don't lay solid together.

    It'll be interesting to see what solution you come up with!!!
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    Default Re: Attachment to pick logs out of pile?

    I would investigate the possibility of adding (bolt or pin on) an additional couple of grapple tongues to your existing grapple...that would reach the log/payload prior to the existing tongues...
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    Default Re: Attachment to pick logs out of pile?

    This works for me. Might have to knudge things around a little first to get the one I want.
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    I think this is what you need.

    http://www.embmfg.com/Forestry/Grapples/LX5300.aspx

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    I want one.

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    Igland GR-20 log grapple, made in Norway/Finland. See my avatar. It works great!
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    Default Re: Attachment to pick logs out of pile?

    Quote Originally Posted by wsessions1005 View Post
    I want one.


    Yeah, he don't need one,,,, but he wants one!!!!
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    The "thumb and a tooth bar"

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsessions1005 View Post
    That looks like one of those game things where you try to grab the toy or cell or what not and drop it down the hole!
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