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    Default I-match with logging tongs

    Today I hauled a 16' log from a dead elm tree out of the woods using my new I-match and my old logging tongs. It worked great. The first pic attached is a close up of the tongs on the I-match.
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    Default Re: I-match with logging tongs

    Boy could I use those logging tongs...even without an I-match (though I'd love to have one like yours). The combination looks like a really great set-up. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: I-match with logging tongs

    Here is a pic of the log.
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    Default Re: I-match with logging tongs

    I'm looking for some tongs like yours ... where can I find some good ones ...

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    Default Re: I-match with logging tongs

    <font color=blue>http://www.baileys-online.com/store/USA.htm<font color=black>

    Baileys is one place to get them. I don't have the ones with the grab hook at the top, but just the ring. Also, I don't have the swivel, although that might be good to have. I am careful that I don't hook the tongs up with a twist in it, such as can happen if backing up to the end of a log at a sharp angle. Sometimes I use a chain between the tongs and the 3pt hook to get the log in a better position to use just the tongs.

    Forestry Suppliers <font color=blue>http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/<font color=black> is another place, as well as

    <font color=blue>Ben Meadows <font color=black>

    that you can find the tongs.

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    Default Re: I-match with logging tongs

    For the cut and paste challenged, just click <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.baileys-online.com/store/USA.htm>Bailey's</A> or or <A target="_blank" HREF=https://www.benmeadows.com/> Ben Meadows to get to those sites. I hope this helps. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: I-match with logging tongs

    I've seen them in the Northern Tool catalog too. Not sure if they are the same size/strength/etc though. I can't seem to locate them on their web site though...

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    Default Re: I-match with logging tongs

    Here is the link to NORTHERNS page. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/NTESearch?storeId=6970&amp;catalogId=4006970&amp;l angId=-1&amp;PHOTOS=on&amp;KEYWORDS=skidding+tongs&amp;kw _fmt=skidding+tong>http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/NTESearch?storeId=6970&amp;catalogId=4006970&amp;l angId=-1&amp;PHOTOS=on&amp;KEYWORDS=skidding+tongs&amp;kw _fmt=skidding+tong</A>

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    Default Re: I-match with logging tongs

    Thanks ... I'll check them out ... Personally, I want to allow the tongs to be able to rotate some so that the log doesn't try to "twist" the tongs and therefore the tractor ... at lease I think that's what I want ... and I would be happy with chain conecting the tongs to the tractor as you have the tongs ... I have snaked logs with a chain and let them roll around some and it seemed to do just fine ...

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    Default Re: I-match with logging tongs

    That's it! Thanks. I'm embarrassed. I'm not normally so "searching" challenged... I swear I searched on "tongs".

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