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Old 03-16-2006, 12:33 PM
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Ball and burlap tree moving/handling equipment?

I have a Cat 257B that I'm using to plant many trees with.

I've been using my pallet forks to move the trees around with but I've seen equipment that mounts on the Cat that has a root ball clamp.

Now when I want on and need one I can't find them anywhere.

Who makes/sells those things and what are they called?

I'VE DONE NUMEROUS SEARCHES here and on Google, so don't get smart please.
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:58 PM
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Up here we call them tree forks or nursery jaws. Am Leonard has them

http://www.amleo.com/index/item.cgi?cmd=view&Words=njw1

and another option
http://www.amleo.com/index/item.cgi?...w&Words=pg3254

Or even go right to the cat dealer I am pretty sure they have them!
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:47 PM
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Nursery Jaws on a skidsteer are the way to go.

We use a set on our skid steer. I am thinking about getting a set for a Case 580 we have with quick connect loader arms. They make one that will double as pallet forks and a grabber.

www.nurseryjaws.com
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:47 PM
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Any others?

I'm looking more for the one's I've seen before which had root ball shaped cups on the end of the arms as opposed to the long wedge shaped arms without cups on the end.......

Thanks for the links so far!
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:23 PM
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Any others?

I'm looking more for the one's I've seen before which had root ball shaped cups on the end of the arms as opposed to the long wedge shaped arms without cups on the end.......

Thanks for the links so far!
Look at my second link above in my first post. If that isn't it I don't know what is!
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:31 PM
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That thing is for a Toro Dingo...

I have a Cat 257B....

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Old 03-20-2006, 12:21 AM
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:26 PM
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What about a boom attachment? From what I have seen at tree farms, that is what they use. Are the trees not in baskets?
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Old 04-03-2006, 02:44 PM
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Yeah the boom is the way to go. Thanks!
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:25 PM
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I talked to the tree farm guys last week, and they buy an attachment plate, then make their own boom. Sure beats the heck out of paying 1500-2000 for one.
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