I'm in the process of designing a grapple, i am trying to figure out what length of stroke I will need for my cylinder.
I have never built anything with a hydraulic cylinder before so not too sure exactly how it will work.
I am drawing the grapple in autocad, and based on my design I need a 3" stroke cylinder, which seems really short and not sure how I get so much movement out of the top jaw
I expected to need at least a 6"
Anyone with grapples, how much stroke do you have for full open to full closed?
does my drawing look like it should work just fine with the 3"?
thanks in advance for any help!