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    Default Re: Everything Attachments Wicked Grapple Build

    The lids





    The cylinders



    One of the pins



    I had the lids and the grapple under a 1000 watt work light to help cure the paint. It certainly was not easy to paint.

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    So what exactly is the spacing between the tines ? I count 9, but how wide ?

    When i bought my front loader bucket, the previous owner had welded five 2.5 x 1.5" bars in it to use it as a silage fork, but never finished the project. I cut the welds and use the bucket as is, but i allways had in mind to make a brush fork or grab from these tines.
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    While I understand the reason for all the lightening cut out holes, I wonder how much a PIA they will be with twigs being caught in them. Just a thought and maybe not the problem I envision.

    Nice build and good documentation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PILOON View Post
    While I understand the reason for all the lightening cut out holes, I wonder how much a PIA they will be with twigs being caught in them. Just a thought and maybe not the problem I envision.

    Nice build and good documentation.
    I wonder the same thing about the expanded metal?

    I have twigs and small branches catch in mine when opened and dumped.

    Look at all the wire and cable caught in it now!

    -p8030009-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renze View Post
    So what exactly is the spacing between the tines ? I count 9, but how wide ?

    When i bought my front loader bucket, the previous owner had welded five 2.5 x 1.5" bars in it to use it as a silage fork, but never finished the project. I cut the welds and use the bucket as is, but i allways had in mind to make a brush fork or grab from these tines.
    They are a little over 8 1/2" apart.

    Quote Originally Posted by PILOON View Post
    While I understand the reason for all the lightening cut out holes, I wonder how much a PIA they will be with twigs being caught in them. Just a thought and maybe not the problem I envision.

    Nice build and good documentation.
    Thanks. I doubt that they holes will catch much stuff. A stick would have to get wedged almost perfectly to get caught.

    Quote Originally Posted by Xfaxman View Post
    I wonder the same thing about the expanded metal?

    I have twigs and small branches catch in mine when opened and dumped.

    Look at all the wire and cable caught in it now!

    -p8030009-jpg
    I guess some stuff will get caught in the expanded metal but I would rather have a stuck twig than something fall back on the tractor.

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    Excellent job Roger! I like that EA stayed out of the build to give us all a realistic idea on the process. Albeit you skills and progress would most likely exceed anything I could do. It is great the EA was / is available for comment and clarification directly to you though. I do wonder how much of a problem it would be to them if someone was over their head building a kit and contacting them continuously! Looking forward to the pricing that EA determines the kits should be.

    Thanks EA and Roger!

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    I see - your design is a bit different than mine so the mesh would interfere with the QA, perhaps (might depend on how tight it is to start with). On mine the QA attaches on the outer edge as it is 48" so mesh in the middle interferes with nothing. I wouldn't worry about catching twigs in the mesh too much. I find it rarely happens. The larger holes in the tines may be more susceptible to that. You'll find out. When dealing with brush, crap get everywhere...

    Looks nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vwnotrunning View Post
    Excellent job Roger! I like that EA stayed out of the build to give us all a realistic idea on the process. Albeit you skills and progress would most likely exceed anything I could do. It is great the EA was / is available for comment and clarification directly to you though. I do wonder how much of a problem it would be to them if someone was over their head building a kit and contacting them continuously! Looking forward to the pricing that EA determines the kits should be.

    Thanks EA and Roger!

    Brian
    Thanks, Brian. I think if they go forward with the kits and have instructions it should answer the majority of questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by dstig1 View Post
    I see - your design is a bit different than mine so the mesh would interfere with the QA, perhaps (might depend on how tight it is to start with). On mine the QA attaches on the outer edge as it is 48" so mesh in the middle interferes with nothing. I wouldn't worry about catching twigs in the mesh too much. I find it rarely happens. The larger holes in the tines may be more susceptible to that. You'll find out. When dealing with brush, crap get everywhere...

    Looks nice!
    Thanks, Dave.

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    Here is a crappy picture. I have more but the photobucket app is not cooperating. I will take some better pics later.


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    I changed wireless networks and they uploaded.














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