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Split-Duty Grapple Forks

"It has two sets of forks, each operated by a separate hydraulic cylinder. The two cylinders equalize pressure, allowing you to haul uneven loads without causing stress to the grapple or loader," says Joel Haden, Haden Industries, Cedar Vale, Kan., about the company's new-style grapple fork.
The 6-ft. wide "split-duty" fork quick taches to the loader arms in place of a bucket. It's equipped with ten 1 1/2-in. sq., 42-in. long straight tines and a pair of forks that operate independently. Each fork rotates on a separate steel shaft mounted above the bucket.
"You can also use it to carry big bales," says Haden, who came up with the new de-sign as a way to handle brush cut by the company's main product, the Kansas Klipper. "The forks are 6 ft. 5 in. high when open and 33 in. high when closed. If one side of the load is higher than the other side, the forks on the other side will keep traveling until the pressure equalizes."
Sells for $2,800. A larger model with forks that raise to 8 ft. 4 in. when open sells for $2,950.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Haden Industries, Rt. 1, Box 98, Cedar Vale, Kan. 67024 (ph 316 758-2424).


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1997 - Volume #21, Issue #3