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Burrobabe
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2022-03-26          200939


Hi, I am new here and found this forum by searching the web for info on logging winches. Read, Farmi vs. Fransgard and was also wondering if anyone had experience with Wallenstein or Hudson.

As for size, I have an IH 584, 70Hp. My land is hilly and often wet. I would be pulling uphill in places. In some places, moving really big logs (the White ash is dying),

What recommendation for size would you have?


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flyboy845
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2022-05-08          201004


My recommndation is be careful. Real easy to get in trouble using a farm tractor to do what Log Skidder should be used for.



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neilmace
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2022-05-16          201016


My family started logging in the 1790's and I sold the assets in 1970. We never owned a log skidder! We started with mules, usually 3 teams, and ended with 13 horsepower 9N Ford's, we had 2 in operation to supply 2 sawmills, sawing 10,000 board feet each, daily. We were in the hilly Ozarks, but took the Mules and one sawmill to Colorado one Summer.,
Of course be careful, very careful. My best friend's Dad was killed in the log woods, others were maimed; but I don't even remember an injury from skidding, it is felling trees that is most dangerous.

I don't know anything about your tractor; but just ease around, never getting in a hurry. Always go straight up and straight down a hill, never run the risk of tipping over by going side ways. If you have a tree so big you don't have the power, go around.

P.S. I was grown before I ever saw a skidder. BTW the front end of a 9N was so light, it would lift off the ground and you steered with the brakes. Good Luck, stay safe. ....

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neilmace
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2022-05-16          201017


The only way you can get in trouble with winch is if you break a cable. I once pulled a D-8 Cat out of the mud with a winch on a D-6 chained to a tree. ....

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2022-05-16          201018


Have you looked into Walenstein Skidding Wenches?

https://www.wallensteinequipment.com/us/en/group/skidding-winches

They work well especially if you use a self releasing snatch block to change directions of the skidding cable. ....

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