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    Default yet another grapple build thread

    Here's the grapple I built. Mostly a copy of ones already on here. It's made out of 2.5" x 3/8 flat bar and the square tubes are 2.5 x 1/4. The cylinder is a 1O" stroke. The tines have a 5" spacing and it's about 48" wide. The last picture is my high-tech way of figuring out what cylinder to get. I've never made anything that moves before. I was shooting for maximum opening size to handle brush which I need to tear out. I think it's about a 50" opening. I made it so the grapple jaw has a little overbite so I can use the teeth to back-rake when the lid is closed, theoretically... It's been too wet to use yet but hopefully it won't fall apart.

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    Default Re: yet another grapple build thread

    That's awesome! How long did it take you?

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    Default Re: yet another grapple build thread

    WAG 40 hours or so. I design as I go so if I made another one it'd only take a fraction.

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    Default Re: yet another grapple build thread

    Nice job, I especially like the safety stripes and the wide jaw.

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    Default Re: yet another grapple build thread

    Excellent job, having just finished building mine I can appreciate the amount of work that went into that. Another one would take less time, but it will still be longer than we think.

    Cheers,
    Dan
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    Very cool!

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    Nice Job. I like the upswept tines....
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