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mini excavator log grapple

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by lfaulstick, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. lfaulstick

    lfaulstick Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 137

    Hey guys ive been kicking around idea of building a grapple for my john deere 35 d mini excavator. i have an auger for it, do you guys think the auger would hold up if i built the grapple part and attached it to the out put of the motor shaft?

    i know when i had the auger on my skid steer and got it bound on roots or rocks and would pull it out it would lift rear of skid up...

    just looking for some input or ideas.


  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,395

    We have a valby grapple on a Kubota. Might look into them.
  3. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    I used one once and a bucket with a thumb worked much better