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 09-05-2001, 12:50 Post: 31596
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 Log skidding attatchment

Last year I believe. described an attatchment they had made for skidding logs they could back up to a log and hook up to it without getting off the tractor and lift up with 3pt and put a little weight on the back wheels and drive away. Any one know or remember what I am talking about?






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 09-05-2001, 14:58 Post: 31602
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Hillbilly, there are also commercially available versions of this implement. I don't recall the manufacturer(s) right now, but will post them when the come to me. While I have built several sets (each one different, and hopefully better than the previous) the concept is rather simple. I will try to describe it in less than a thesis-sized post. It is usually a large set of "tongs" (picture log-skidding tongs, or large ice-tongs if you're old enough) which hang from a boom pole on the 3pth, but are PULLED by the drawbar. This is essential to prevent a roll-over if the log snags on something. The tongs are opened & (held) closed by means of a single hydraulic cylinder which connects the two tong jaws (through some levers) to the hanging frame. It can be designed in many ways, depending on size and power required, and of course capacity of the tractor on which it will be mounted. Let me know if you need more details, I'm always willing to share my twisted ideas. Best of luck & happy pondering.






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 09-05-2001, 20:09 Post: 31606
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Hi Murph,
How about a photo of your unit?
Do you use a loader grapple? If yes, what brand?
Tony,

BTW: Where are you going to spend this winter? Aruba?






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 09-06-2001, 09:42 Post: 31619
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Tony, in order of your comments, 1) let me rummage around in the back of the hard-drive and see if there is any pictures around, 2)Loader grapple, yes, it is a 1995 Murphy...Laughing out loud, 3)I know winter is coming, but it's already 76 degrees here (Nassau, Bahamas) and its only 9:30am... I can't really see any reason to go 'home' even after the job here is done. All the best.






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 09-06-2001, 18:49 Post: 31634
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Hillbilly, I have a rig that is an upside down U, that pin connects to the 3pt (lift arms, and top arm) that has a big hook at the top center. The frame is made of 3" angle iron, and I drop a set of logging tongs on the hook. Back up to the end of a log, drop the 3pt, (if everything goes right, the frame and the tongs will slip over the log), lift the 3pt (the log tongs set) and take off with one end of the log in the air, and the other end dragging. Now as sometimes happens, the log will twist and roll, or you make a turn and the tongs come off. If I think it is not a good hook-up, I lift the log, get off and throw a log chain around it, and fasten that to the big hook. Then just use the tongs to get the log up in the air for easier chain work. Usually the log weight at the end is enough to give great traction and if nothing on the front for weight, can lift the wheels off the ground. Then you need to keep in touch with the 3pt lever to lower the log if the tractor front end comes up. With the FEL or plow on the front, it rarely gets too far off the ground. That is when you want to be able to steer with the individual brakes (which is not possible on some tractors). I carry at least two sets of log chains on the logging arch, and can bundle several logs together if small enough. I've pulled 8', 26" diameter white oak logs up a hill to get them out of the woods using this technique.






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 Log skidding attatchment

This is an interesting thread. Murf, I'm anxiously waiting for links to manufacturers or pics of your devices. Kay, how high can the log be in relation to the tractor? Or does it pretty much have to be sitting on the ground? I'm skidding logs off of a pile; the best I've come up with is to pull it off of the pile, then back up and chain the log to the 3ph drawbar so that I can lift the front of the logs a little while skidding.
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 09-07-2001, 08:44 Post: 31647
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Bill. On the ground. The hook is at the top of the arch, which is about the conventional top arm point of the 3pt attachments. Working logs off the top of a pile is pretty touchy stuff, unless you can lift them (which I am sure you know without me saying it). This thing I have looks very much like the quick tach 3pt arrangements with the hook at the top. It just lacks the locking hooks at the bottom to engage the lower pins. Hoping this description helps.






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 09-07-2001, 11:54 Post: 31652
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I built a log carrying device over 16 years ago for about $60.00 plus the cost of a good hand winch which was another $60.00 or so. I can and have used this unit behind anything that has a trailer hitch. I can transport a 30" diameter by 12 foot long log completely off the ground.

It is made mostly from 2" square steel tubing. I made a flat bottomed U with splayed legs inverted it and reenforced the corners with some plate stock. The U is about 36" wide at the bottom, the legs are about 48" apart at the other end, and around 36" long. The splindles came from the front of a 1980 AMC car, back when the rotor and hub assembly were one piece. The rotor would be worn out but the bearings and hub were still good. Four bolt removed the splindle from the car.

I welded a plate to a short piece of tubing horzontially attached to the leg of each side of the U, turned it up side down and then bolted the spindles to each side and added some 15" wheels. At the center of the U there is welded a 7' piece of sq.tubing which steps down 18" or so to a trailer coupler attached to a horizontal piece of tubing. Corner reenforcements and two 1/2" diameter rods from the tow pole back to the legs near the wheels add strength to the whole thing.

Along the rail in the front and along the U at the back are pieces of steel plate with slots cut in them so I can drop a chain link into them which go under the log to hold it off the ground. At the back end I attached a boat style hand winch. This will pull the log to the trailer and then positioned somewhere near the middle of the log lifts the log off the ground so the chains that hold the log up can be slipped under it.

I have pulled this behind my car when transporting logs from one place to another, or behind the tractor when going across the lawn or in the woods. Years ago the Mother Earth News magazine had a picture of one of something like this, it looked neat so I built one. I even used it once to drag a telephone pole home. You do have to get off the tractor to use it however.






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 09-07-2001, 13:21 Post: 31654
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Can any of you men post any pictures? Sounds like there are some good ideas here.......






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I will try to link you to the landpride quickhitch, which is very much like my homemade hitch. Use the big hook at the top for the ring on the logging tongs.






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