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Fork Grapple Provides Fingertip Control
Paumco Products makes “fingertip grip” grapples for loader forks. The company’s made-in-the-U.S.A. high-quality tools are tested on the family farm.
Designed to slip onto a set of loader forks set close together, the Fork Grapple’s steel-ridged teeth grab and hold tight to almost anything.
“If you have fork attachments for your compact tractor or skid steer loader, you can use the grapples with them,” says Chad Paumen, Paumco Products. “We burn wood, and the grapples let us bring a log or section of log to the woodpile and hold it off the ground while we cut it up. Then we can use the grapple to pick up the log chunks and set them on the splitter. Later, we can haul the splits to storage.”
Logs or chunks of log aren’t going anywhere once they’ve been grabbed. The 3,000-psi cylinder clamps down with 7,000 lbs. of force. The grapple is fabricated from 1/2-in. high-strength, grade 50 steel plate. It’s narrow, at only 19 in. wide.
“Most wood stoves take a 21-in. log, so we wanted operators to be able to cut a log section down to a little more than 19-in.,” says Paumen. “The narrow design also makes it easy to slip into a brush pile and pick it up.”
The Fork Grapple sells for $899.99.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Paumco Products, Inc., 500 Congress St. West, Maple Lake, Minn. 55358 (ph 320 963-3868; toll free 866 554-7455; www.paumco.com).

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2011 - Volume #35, Issue #6