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Well i finally broke down and bought one of those grabber thingies...

Ive been meaning to get one for months... every time i cut the lawn and have to shut off the pto. set the brake get off and pick up a dog bone or toy or boomerang i curse myself for not having one of these things..

I know its really pretty much pure laziness.. but this will make cutting the lawn a lot easier..

I especially liked the arcoa brand because it came in different sizes.. I got the 40" grabber.. ive seen them at home depot, but only one standard size.. the arcoa's had 20,32,40,48,60 and 72" grabbers...

id think a 6 ft grabber wuold be sort of akward.. but mabe you need that for those big machines...


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arcoa grabbers found on yahoo shopping
 

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Your so right on all accounts except the one on it being lazziness......I look at it more as being intuitive........and more productive......and less wear and tear on a machine.

I know I could not function as good as I do without mine, and its been a great backsaver and comes in handy for all kinds of things. I even had the wife pickup another one and we have it put up just so we have a spare for when I wear the one I use all the time wears out or breaks.

I have even used mine to grab a goat by the neck and walk her back to her field. She would only let me get so close to her, and when I snagged her with that grabber thingie it was a total surprise to her, but she was subdued and nothing she could do about it.
 

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actually chip, it will pay for itself when i consider all the dog toys i have mutilated...
 

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Looks like a worth while idea to me! Thanks for the tip!
 

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The biggest problem with the grabbers is finding a suitable convienient place to mount them........and then doing something with the items you pick up. I find it extremely difficult to drill holes in a new or even used machine, and finding existing holes that will work and work fine can be a challenge sometimes.

I have mine mounted on my rear carrier rack, but that is gonna have to change, since I decided to build a sleeve type hitch. Got my parts all cut out, still have to machine them here and there and then weld em all up....but its just to darn hot to be fooling around on something that I do not have to have right away.......or have a definte need for.......so I really don;t know why I am adding a sleeve hitch........maybe its just for something to play with or something to do when I get bored.
 

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i have one of those tractor trunks that i keep on the tractor when i am mostly cutting...


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