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    Default Ratchet rake/small wood lot tools grapple

    I recently bought a ratchet rake to grade my driveway and food plots, as well as a very slick grapple made by small wood lot tools. The ratchet rake works as described and is very handy, but the grapple is absolutely incredible for skidding out full length logs without the use of chains. Normally I would have to wrap a chain under the logs and tie them off to a tow hook, with this unit i done even have to leave the tractor seat! It also works great for a tree that has been cut down but gets hung up on another tree, you connect the grapple to the bottom of the tree lift up and drive away and it comes down without having to Dangerously cut sections out of it to eventually get it to fall. I'll post picks when I have a chance.

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    Default Re: Ratchet rake/small wood lot tools grapple

    Here is the manufacturers picture.

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    Default Re: Ratchet rake/small wood lot tools grapple

    This skidder attachment is the cats balls! I guess it's more useful for those of us that ,mostly cut wood with our tractors like me, but can't believe that I don't have to use a chain to skid my full length logs out any longer. I can also raise them higher than I can with a chain. But best of all I don't even leave the seat!
    I also found that it does work very well at taking down leaners, you do have to get off the tractor to do this but it's a lot easier and safer than under cutting the tree until it hits the ground. What an awesome tool for those of us who cut wood!

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    Default Re: Ratchet rake/small wood lot tools grapple

    It's always good to hear someone finding a new toy...er...ahh...I mean, tool.

    This thread should prolly be in the General -> Attachments section, tho.

    Have fun "working."

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    Default Re: Ratchet rake/small wood lot tools grapple

    I suppose it would be too much to ask for the details on this implement, like mfg., cost, options, etc.?

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    Default Re: Ratchet rake/small wood lot tools grapple

    Not at all, here's there website.

    Smallwoodlottools.com

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    Default Re: Ratchet rake/small wood lot tools grapple

    Cat 1 demo Sept11.mpg - YouTube

    Small Wood Lot Tools - Timber Maintenance, Pre-commercial Thinning, Firewood, Fuel Reduction

    Category-1, 3-point hitch log skidder attachment

    Price $500 plus shipping and handling
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