Grab or Fork

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  1. lough

    lough Well-Known Member

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    Which would be the best to buy, the one with the grab or the one without. Main jobs would be loading seaweed and would they be suitable for feeding bales in a slatted shed.

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  2. nashmach

    nashmach Moderator

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    Personally I wouldn't feed bales with either, just use a two tag version.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Member

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    For the seaweed, the grab has to be a huge advantage
     
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    AYF Well-Known Member

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    All depends what you want doing with the bales
    If your shaking them out then grab all the way.
    Problem with grabs s needing to hitch and unhitch the pipes every time
     
  5. diesel power

    diesel power Well-Known Member

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    For bales the grab is the only one. You can shake out the bales with it which is very handy. For picking up seaweed I would imagine the grab would be very handy as well.
     
  6. bk1991

    bk1991 Well-Known Member

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    I have both here a 4ft grab and a 4ft fork I never use the fork tbh the grab is just so much more usefull when feeding out bales or loading bales its easier to hold the bales from saging . Even for dung bushes trees loads more uses and ul bring more material in a grab than a fork
     
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  7. CORK

    CORK Well-Known Member

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    Grab all the way.

    As others said. Holding and shaking any kind of a bale.

    Moving branches or scrub. We don’t have cattle anymore but still wouldn’t be without the silage grab.

    I’m still waiting on @ithastopay ‘s second installment of the Cork fixing everything with twine & visegrips series :lol:
     
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