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  1. #1
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    Default Three point hitch log skidder

    Saw an ad in the farm news for a Brave products inc. 3pt. hitch log skidder. "If you've got a tractor with a three point hitch you can do your own logging". Uses 3pt hitch and tractor hydraulice to lift up to #3000. Grabs logs up to 40". Looks like a heavy boom with a graple. Just guessing but I don't think my 14hp Yanmar is going to drag any 40" logs out of the forest.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img] "Introductory price $1899.99. While I was trying to find something about it on the web [img]/w3tcompact/icons/tongue.gif[/img] I found this other site with logging articles. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.forestnet.com/>http://www.forestnet.com/</A>

    Chris

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    Default Re: Three point hitch log skidder

    I just use a 6' length of logging chain with hooks on the ends. I lower the bar onto one end of a log, adjust the chain tight as possible, then lift the end of the log, when I'm ready to drive off. I'm driving a Mitsubishi D1800, so it isn't much more powerful than yours. I occasionally have problems getting hung up on old stumps, but can pull quite a large log in a straight line.

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    Default Re: Three point hitch log skidder

    Earlier, there was a discussion that these 3ph logging systems might cause too much pulling stress to the top link.

    Personally, I've never used one... just use a lower link drawbar &amp; a logging chain.

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    Default Re: Three point hitch log skidder

    An old VW Beetle hood, turned upside down under log nose, makes for a good sled and a easy pull when using a chain.

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