Ball and burlap tree moving/handling equipment?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Green Pastures, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  2. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. SLSNursery

    SLSNursery LawnSite Senior Member
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    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
     
  4. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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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!
     
  5. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Look at my second link above in my first post. If that isn't it I don't know what is!
     
  6. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    That thing is for a Toro Dingo...

    I have a Cat 257B....

    :)
     
  7. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    Bump to the top
     
  8. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
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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?
     
  9. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah the boom is the way to go. Thanks!
     
  10. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
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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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