2021 - Volume #45, Issue #3, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
“Poor Man’s” Grapple Fork
He welded chain hooks to both sides of the bucket. He also welded a pair of hooks onto a 6-ft. long steel railroad tie. A pair of 7-ft. long chains with clevises attach to the hooks.
To grab a pile of brush, Tschetter drives forward until the railroad tie is up and over the pile and then lowers it to the ground. He then backs up, with the railroad tie dragging along the ground until the chains are tight. He lowers the bucket to the bottom of the pile, then drives forward again, pushing the bucket under the pile.
“The farther I push the bucket under the pile, the bigger the load gets,” says Tschetter.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Quinton Tschetter, 2379 Hwy. 92, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 (ph 641 660-9765; Qct1944@gmail.com).
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