When is a Grapple a Tree Shear?

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That is pretty cool - bet it is really handy for moving a lot of dirt
 
  
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Does the V417 have the traction to completely fill the bucket in dry dirt?
Yep, note the bucket teeth marks in the hard shiny red clay.

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Yep, note the bucket teeth marks in the hard shiny red clay. <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=454547"/> <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=454548"/>
Clay is still easy digging compared to the dirt we have. How tall is that dump truck. My tractor can just barely load a 1 Ton dump, and yours looks taller.

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How tall is that dump truck. My tractor can just barely load a 1 Ton dump, and yours looks taller.
From a brochure: 1630 mm (64.1732283 inches) to the front lip.

It warmed up to over 40 degrees, so I went out and measured it: front is 64", side is 69".

The V417 is 6.5' to the top of the cab.
 
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1630 mm (64.1732283 inches) to the front lip. The V417 is 6.5' to the top of the cab.
That's not as tall as it looks. The average cut could load that without any trouble.
 

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Do you want to come over to my house and play? You could bring your toys and we could have all kinds of fun!!:laughing: Ed
 

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Xfaxman Do you want to come over to my house and play? You could bring your toys and we could have all kinds of fun!!:laughing: Ed
It would be a long haul.
 
  
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Used my test gauge to check the pressure at the aux connector on the boom.

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Showed 3200 psi

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Put the grapple on and clamped the center tines on a chunk of 4" thick concrete.

Squeezed and the relief opened, but no crush. :confused:

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Tried a different piece, couldn't crush it, but with some curl down, it broke.

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Fortunately I don't need to crush concrete with it. :thumbsup:
 
 
 
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