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    Gold Member 3238dpw's Avatar
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    Default New Attachments!!!!

    For those of you who haven't seen them yet.
    New- Fall 07
    They are both pretty cool, but I would like to see the thumb fold out of the way. I also can't decide if I like the grapple or not. The bottom part looks like it would need reinforcement.

    Now who will be the first to get one of them!
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    Default Re: New Attachments!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 3238dpw
    They are both pretty cool, but I would like to see the thumb fold out of the way. I also can't decide if I like the grapple or not. The bottom part looks like it would need reinforcement.
    I share your thoughts on both ... but at least the prices are fairly reasonable.

    I don't think the grapple is strong enough without reinforcement -- at least not for the abuse I've given the grapple bucket.

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    They have got to be kidding! No way I'm buying that, and I would like to have and could really use a grapple these days.

    Anyone notice that all the shots are from the left side? I wonder why that is.

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    Default Re: New Attachments!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SnowRidge
    They have got to be kidding! No way I'm buying that, and I would like to have and could really use a grapple these days.

    Anyone notice that all the shots are from the left side? I wonder why that is.
    Maybe because the single hydraulic cylinder to close the grapple is on the right side?

    At least, that's how the grapple bucket is designed... and how this one appears to be!

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    Default Re: New Attachments!!!!

    I wonder how thick the steel is on the bottom part of the grapple. Maybe, if it is real thick stuff.
    Scott

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    Default Re: New Attachments!!!!

    It's probably not thick enough to really do the job, but too thick to straighten out when you get the inevitable kink in it.

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    Default Re: New Attachments!!!!

    hmm, I like the folding thumbs discussed previously.

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    Default Re: New Attachments!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SnowRidge
    Anyone notice that all the shots are from the left side? I wonder why that is.
    Maybe the sun is behind the photographer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MossRoad
    Maybe the sun is behind the photographer.
    That's one explanation, I suppose, but it seems so odd. They could've tunred the machine around. Maybe it's my suspicious mind. I've been burned a couple of times on products that were shot at certain angles so as to hide certain "features," or lack thereof, and now I'm a little gun shy on stuff I can't see.

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    Default Re: New Attachments!!!!

    I understand completely.

    Just to make sure I'm on the same page, are we both talking about the thumb for the minihoe?

    If so, I don't see what could be on the other side? It just looks like four bolts that sandwich some brackets around the boom. Am I missing something?
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