Log Skidding II: Tractor Implements  -- Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph Discussion Forum and Review Log Skidding II: Tractor Implements -- Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index

Kubota Tractors
  Kubota News
  Kubota Price
  Kubota Review
John Deere Tractors
  John Deere News
  John Deere Price
  John Deere Review
New Holland Tractors
  New Holland Tractor Price
  New Holland Tractor Revie
Other Tractor Brands
  Articulated Tractors
  Belarus
  Bobcat Tractors
  Case
  Cub Cadet
  Hinomoto
  Kioti Tractor
  Long
  Massey Ferguson
  Mitsubishi
  Other Tractor Brands
  Other Tractor News
  Shibaura
  Yanmar Tractors
Lawn and Garden Tractors
  Craftsman
  Cub Cadet Garden
  John Deere Garden
  Kubota Lawn Garden
  Other Garden Tractors
  Simplicity
  Toro Wheelhorse
  Ventrac Lawn Tractors
Antique Tractors
  Allis Chalmers
  Case David Brown
  Farmall IHC
  Ford
  Ford 9N 2N 8N
  Fordson
  Harry Ferguson
  John Deere Older
  Massey-Harris Ferguson
  Minneapolis Moline
  Oliver Cletrac Cockshutt
  Restoration
  Tractor Pulling
Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph
  Back Hoe
  Field Mowers Brush Cutter
  Grooming Mowers Finish Mo
  Loaders
  Snowblowers / Snow Plows
  Tillers and Ploughs
  Tractor Implements
  Trenchers
  Wood Chippers 3PH
Tractor Maintenance
  Diesel Fuel Lubrication E
  Tractor Engine Repair Reb
  Tractor Tires
Utility ATV
  All Terrain Vehicles
  John Deere Gator
  Mule Utility Vehicles
General Tractor
  Farming Ranching Agricult
  Photo Contest
  Size Tractor Needed
  Tractor Projects
  Tractor Safety
  Welding
Chinese Tractors
  Jinma Farmpro Agracat
  NorTrac Tractors
  Other Chinese Tractors
Cars
  All Brands
  Audi VW
  BMW
  Car Tires and Maintenance
  Chrysler
  Exotic, Sports, Racing
  Ford Cars
  General Motors
  Honda
  Hyundai
  Mercedes
  News
  Nissan
  Subaru
  SUV and Trucks
  Toyota Cars
Trucks Trailers
  Chevy Pickup Trucks
  Dodge Pickup Trucks
  Ford Pickup Trucks
  Toyota Pickup Trucks
  Chevy Pickup Trucks
  Dodge Pickup Trucks
  Ford Pickup Trucks
  Toyota Pickup Trucks
Home Building
  Alternate Electric Energy
  Barns Pole Barns
  Buying Ranch Farm Acreage
  Carpentry
  Contractors
  Electric
  Excavation
  Moldings Finish Trim
  Other Home Building
  Pellet Stoves
  Plumbing
  Wood Stoves
Tools
  Electirc Power Tools
  Gas Power Tools
  Generators
  Shop Tools
  Techniques Howto
Landscape
  Flowers Shrubs Garden
  Golf Course Maintenance
  Irrigation Systems
  Landscape Design
  Landscape Lighting
  Landscape Maintenance
  Lawn, Turf, and Grass
  Vegetable Gardening
Construction
  Caterpillar
  Komatsu
  Wheel Loaders
Current Events Health Happiness
  Current Events
  Dogs and other Pets
  Electronics And Computers
  Food
  Health
  Just For Fun Off Topic
  Movies Music Games
  Personal Finance Investme
  Sports Outdoors
Tractorpoint Site
  Member Photos
  Site Members
  Website Operations Howto


New As Posted | Active Subjects



Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Tractor Implements Forum

Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 12-09-2003, 08:45 Post: 70630
Chief



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Southwest MiddleTennessee
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 4280

4
Filter by User
 Log Skidding II

I remember seeing somewhere on one of the tractor boards, may have been the "OTHER" tractor board a picture of a log skidding set up where it looks like someone took a John Deere I-Match frame and fixed a set of log skidding tongs to it. I think that would work much better as it would allow you to at least pick up one end of the log and drag it rather than skidding the entire log on the ground. Does anyone else remember seeing something like this and if so, can you post a link to it? I am trying to get a ballpark estimate on price to make one. Thanks!






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 12-09-2003, 08:58 Post: 70633
Murf

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 7041

3
Filter by User
 Log Skidding II

Chief, have a look at my picture # 9.

I think that's what you were talking about.

Building these is not that tough, let me know I can give you the designs.

Best of luck.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 12-09-2003, 09:09 Post: 70635
Chief



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Southwest MiddleTennessee
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 4280

4
Filter by User
 Log Skidding II

Thanks Murf! I was looking at those yesterday and they look like a sweet piece of equipment. Only problem is they cost huge amounts of wampum. What do you think of the mechanical log tong mounted to an I-Match?






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 12-09-2003, 09:26 Post: 70638
Murf

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 7041

3
Filter by User
 Log Skidding II

I designed a smaller less expensive (or complicated) version that merely goes on the sub-frame for a rear blade a few years ago.

It is a hydraulic powered log tong that has a shank the same diameter as that on your rear blade. you undo the big nut that holds the blade in place and forms the swivel, the tong has a shank that bolts in the same place. That way you're not paying for a second sub-frame, you utilize the one you already have.

Best of luck.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 12-09-2003, 19:11 Post: 70679
TomG

TP Contributor

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Upper Ottawa Valley
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5406

2
Filter by User
 Log Skidding II

I don't recall that one myself. I do recall somebody describing kind of a sleeve that fit over log ends and acted as a skid to keep the butt ends from digging in. Ability to lift the end a bit also cures the problem.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 12-09-2003, 20:32 Post: 70685
shortmagnum

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Wisconsin
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 848
 Log Skidding II

Murf, those tongs sound like a great piece of equipment. I don't suppose you would even have to get off the tractor to hook up. Also giving the butt end a little lift gives you a huge amount of traction. Do you have an estimate of cost for steel and hydraulics for someone who has a backblade?
Dave






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 12-10-2003, 04:18 Post: 70703
harvey



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Moravia, NY
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1529
 Log Skidding II

I use a 3ph boom and keep the chain and tongs in tight on the boom.

I do not hear to much about the 3ph booms here. But it is one of the most handy pieces of equipment I have for small tractor. I do use my bucket a lot now but the boom still has its advantages.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 12-10-2003, 06:05 Post: 70708
TomG

TP Contributor

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Upper Ottawa Valley
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5406

2
Filter by User
 Log Skidding II

I think Northern Tool has or had them. I asked a dealer about them once who said that there aren't many suppliers or call for them. Most everybody who wants one just makes it. The one I remember seeing at Northern Tool didn't look heavy enough for log skidding. I'm not sure if 'gin-pole' is another name for them.

There also are booms that mount on a loader bucket but they won't lift much or very high since they place a lot of leverage on the loader and the choice is between 'light' or a short boom. When I was looking for such things I wanted to take a large satellite dish off its pole. I was thinking to pull it from the top but I discovered that my forklift went high enough to lift it off from the bottom. I got that job done but a 3ph boom still sounds like it'd be useful.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 12-10-2003, 08:32 Post: 70718
Murf

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 7041

3
Filter by User
 Log Skidding II

The big advantage of a hyd. powered log grapple is exactly that, you never have to leave the seat.

You just back up, lower the grapple over the log, grip it tight, lift and drive away.

If you already have a rear blade, the most expensive part is a variable, can you do the fabricating yourself or do you have to pay someone. If your CUT already has a remote outlet the only hydraulics are a tie-rod cylinder and some hoses, under $100 for both. Generally you should be able to make one from scrounged pieces of steel, several people have made the entire unit from odds & ends for under $100 in TOTAL.

The grapple is not complicated and can be made with nothing more than a cutting torch, grinder, drill & stick welder. It is made up of several pieces of 1/2" plate with spacers between, this makes them stronger since the seperation forms gussets. I have also seen them made from several pieces of 1" square bar and I saw another made from two thick plates with inter-meshing teeth that opened & closed the jaws by a gear to gear type action.

As Harvey mentioned, manual tongs will work but you have to be VERY careful to keep the chains short or the log will pass the boom and rear-end you.

With a mechanical grapple the log is held firmly and cannot do this. Also, with short pieces they can be picked up and carried comnpletely off the ground, or loaded straight onto a splitter, truck or trailer.

Best of luck.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
 12-10-2003, 08:43 Post: 70719
DRankin



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Northern Nevada
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5105

2
Filter by User
 Log Skidding II

A word to the wise: I have a boom pole from Northern Tool made by Howse. It is bent like a pretzel and slowly rusting away.

It was a cheap piece of doo-doo before I bent it. Look at another brand.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Tractor Implements Forum

Thread 70630 Filter by Poster:
Chief 4 | DRankin 2 | harvey 1 | Murf 3 | shortmagnum 1 | TomG 2 |

 (advanced search)

Picture of the Day
videorov

Belarus - How do I get this part off the tractor so I can install a new one
How do I get this part off the tractor so I can install a new one


Unanswered Questions

Belarus 825 - needs a new clut
Drain Cock
Need more hydraulic flow for s
HINOMOTO HB 501
Belarus 420A - Problems bleed

Active Subjects

460 Long hyd leak
460 axle
Key will not start engine
6x4 engine rebuild vsHarbor Fr
Things we say and what do they
The Plus and Minus of Ignoring
Looking to buy a New Pickup Tr
Need more hydraulic flow for s


Hot Topics

Tractor Category 1 2 3 Hitch s
Duerr hp 678 Chipper replaceme
Gator 620i gas in engine oil
KUBOTA Tractor Trouble Free Qu
Gator 6x4 Overheating problem
Duerr hp 678 Chipper Manual
Adjusting 7308 Pressure Relief
Long 460 hydraulic problem


Featured Suppliers

Mountain Creek Labradoodles
      MountainCreekLabradoodles.com





New Forums on Gun Sport Shooting and Hunting -- BarrelPoint.com  New Forums on Horses ManePoint.com
Talk Horses at ManePoint
Hunting + Gun Sports at BarrelPoint



Most Viewed

+ Tractor Category 1 2 3 Hitch sizes Defined
+ What is 3 point hitch draft control
+ Howse impliments are junk
+ Farmi vs Fransgard Logging Winch
+ Spike tooth drag harrow
+ Tractor Implements Category 1 vs Category 0
+ Kubota rear hydraulics for a log splitter
+ Rock picker
+ Road-Boss-Grader
+ Box Scraper size

Most Discussion

+ Newbie needs help - box blade
+ Hydraulic actuator ram
+ Anybody ever used a Stickler
+ 3ph assembly for JD 4200 - Nic
+ Post hole diggers
+ Tire Fluid
+ Need a grapple rake for my FEL
+ Small farm tractor attachment
+ Log Skidding Cat Chokers
+ Box Scraper size

Newest Topics

+ Need more hydraulic flow for skidsteer attachment
+ Need more hydraulic flow for skidsteer attachment
+ Leinbach L7200 Post hole digger oil seals
+ Pull type box blades
+ Hydraulic Top Link
+ Speeco 3pt log splitter
+ Quick Hitch
+ Woods RM59 finish mower
+ Fiberglass thank fittings
+ Best Tractor Implement vs Worst Implement Investme
















Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines