Using a Grapple to Hold and Saw Firewood Logs
In this video I retrieve Black Locust logs out a burn pile with my JD5085 and Bradco grapple for use as firewood. I used the grapple to hold the trunks by the roots so that I could cut them up.
Sprinter RV Water Tank Vent Problems
The fresh water tank on my Sprinter RV allowed water to slosh out while we were going down the road. I fixed it by installing a check valve. This RV is on a Mercedes Sprinter chassis. It is very similar to the Fleetwood Pluse, the Winnebago View and the Itasca Navion
John Deere 563 Loader Cylinders Broken and Repaired Part 1
I was working with my JD 5085 and I pushed the 563 self leveling loader to hard. This is what happened. I was raking debris out of a pile of top soil. The upper jaw of the grapple was extended out giving the loader 4 feet of extra reach. The extra reach translated into more leverage working against the curl cylinders. When I get the loader put back together I will post a video that shows what I was doing. If I had had the loader in float mode the cylinders probably would not have broken but I am never going to extend the grapple to such an extreme angle again to test out the idea. I looked up the parts needed the next day. To rebuild the cylinders it will cost about $1200 just for the parts. To buy two new replacement cylinders is about $1500. Bummer.
Sprinter RV Coach Batteries Not Charging
In this video I figure out why my 2008 Fleetwood Icon RV does not charge the coach/house batteries. This RV is on a Mercedes Sprinter chassis. It is very similar to the Fleetwood Pluse, the Winnebago View and the Itasca Navion