Windstom damage and the good tool of having a tractor.

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TractorTYMe

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On Wednesday January 13th we got hit with 70+Mph winds, downing trees and destroying vehicles and houses on our homestead., thankfully my grapple came in on the 14th. I put 12h so far just moving logs and slash piles.

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Yup, believe it or not. It was drivable away from it's location afterwards.

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Not to make light of the situation but built Ford tough. Sorry, as a Ford man I couldn’t resist.

Grapples sure make short work of storm cleanup. Been there done that and hope I do not have to do it again for a long time.
 
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TJL442

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Too bad about the truck, looked like it was in good shape for it's age.

So what grapple did you go with. I need to get one ordered up for spring time.

Tim
 
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Unfortunate about the wind storm. Good you had your grapple. Tough situation as a first learning experience. Hopefully, nobody in your truck when the big tree fell on it.
 
  
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TractorTYMe

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Too bad about the truck, looked like it was in good shape for it's age.

So what grapple did you go with. I need to get one ordered up for spring time.

Tim

I got the Homestead Implements Pinnacle Root grapple 72'', US made in Upstate NY.
 
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Ha, ha - your picture just doesn't cut it. Too much brush. Went to Homestead Implements web site. That IS a good looking grapple .......
 
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Yup, believe it or not. It was drivable away from it's location afterwards.

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Just has been converted to a low rider and a convertible :laughing:
Seriously, sorry for your loss-hope you come out ahead when it’s all cleaned up! Good luck!
 

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Last year we had a bad ice storm then a wind storm that wrecked havoc with my tall evergreens. I agree a grapple is a great help for storm cleanup.
 
 
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