When is a Grapple a Tree Shear?

  
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What do you do when that size tree falls across your trail in the woods?
I would do the same thing as in the thread starter, with the Gorilla Grapple, it would take several bites to cut through it, since it is bigger.

I'd like to see the Versahandler deal with the rest of this 42" tree without a chainsaw. View attachment 453596 That log alone was about 4,000 pounds maybe more. Not a chance the cool Versahandler could have lifted the whole tree and root ball.
I have only had one tree that I could not pick up. I drug it out of the way and used the fork tips to knock the clay out of the root ball until I was able to take it to the burn pile.
 

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Your gorilla grapple can cut a 20" or larger tree? That must be efficient. I'm guessing the tree it wouldn't lift wasn't nearly as big as the one on the forklift. I have had another tree that wasn't hardly as big at 36", but heavier since it was oak and taller. They were both well over your lift capacity.
 

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I do have a chainsaw and sometimes necessary but that's my last choice of tool to get a tree moved. I had a crew of loggers at my place and I was surprised at how little they used a chainsaw. Seen them work for days and never crank one up so I guess they think like I do. Since I don't cut firewood anymore I use a $150 homelite. My uncle loves his 372 XP shssss I think he sleeps with it.:) at $900 I probably would too.

How did the Loggers work for days without using a chainsaw??? What did they use to fell trees and cut out the logs??
 

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I think, to quote a favorite movie of mine (Cool Hand Luke), "what we have here is a failure to communicate". :)

xfaxman, as to your tree puller picture, I can match that picture with an $18K tractor/FEL and homemade tree puller. :)

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I wanna see video of any attachment "snipping" a 24" tree in two?? I also wanna see video of any attachment yanking a 24" hardwood tree out of the ground and carrying it away??
 

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How did the Loggers work for days without using a chainsaw??? What did they use to fell trees and cut out the logs??
How long did the loggers work with using any machinery? Let alone some cool a Bobcat.
 
  
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Your gorilla grapple can cut a 20" or larger tree?
It could, by taking several small bites. It has over 37,000 pounds of squeeze together pressure at the tips of the tines. It can break 4" thick concrete easily, so it wouldn't have a problem with a tree.

That must be efficient.
No that would be very inefficient.

--------- They were both well over your lift capacity.

I tried to measure the lift at the SSQA, but the crane scale went to overflow at 5,001 pounds.
 
  
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I think, to quote a favorite movie of mine (Cool Hand Luke), "what we have here is a failure to communicate". :)

xfaxman, as to your tree puller picture, I can match that picture with an $18K tractor/FEL and homemade tree puller. :)

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I wanna see video of any attachment "snipping" a 24" tree in two?? I also wanna see video of any attachment yanking a 24" hardwood tree out of the ground and carrying it away??
I am not a logger, I have no need for a chainsaw.

I have no reason to snip a 24" tree in two.

I don't yank 24" hardwood trees out of the ground, I just push them over, and carry them away.

This dead one was over 24":

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It could, by taking several small bites. It has over 37,000 pounds of squeeze together pressure at the tips of the tines. It can break 4" thick concrete easily, so it wouldn't have a problem with a tree. No that would be very inefficient. I tried to measure the lift at the SSQA, but the crane scale went to overflow at 5,001 pounds.
The trees were well over 5,000 pounds. When a hauled off the oak tree I over loaded my 10K trailer and hauled a second load with nearly that much. I would be very surprised if it could push over a healthy 24" tree. I'm sure axelhubs Massy could do it though. Just ask him.
 
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37,000 pounds at the tip? How big is the cylinder on that thing? What is it made for?
 
  
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