Page 10 of 13 FirstFirst ... 78910111213 LastLast
Results 91 to 100 of 126
  1. #91
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    8,294
    Location
    VA
    Tractor
    JD2010, Kubota3450,2550, Mahindra 7520 w FEL w Skid Steer QC w/Tilt Tatch, & BH, BX1500

    Default Re: hauling logs

    Quote Originally Posted by Slickheadhunter View Post
    Here's what I use, granted its only one log at a time but I don't even have to get off my seat!
    Great! Im going to keep that in mind. I like to carry mine with the Loader Buddy Grapple Bucket but sometimes they have to be wiggled or staged due to constraining situations. I have a counterweight in mind that I might be able to work log tongs into. Thanks for the innovative cue.
    larry
    This side of 40
    JD2010, Kubota L3450/FEL w SK QC, L2550 w FEL
    Mahindra 7520 [Pinky] /FEL w Skid Steer QC/w Tilt Tatch & BH, BX1500 [Mighty Mouse]
    IH37 Baler, CCM165 Drum Mower, JD Rake
    JD 127 bushog, Flail, SK Tilt Tatch , KK tiller, Rhino rear blade, Post driver, post auger, chipper, pallet fork, Grapple/Loader Buddy, Homemade Splitter/DC Welder

  2. #92
    Silver Member Slickheadhunter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    181
    Location
    Weare, NH
    Tractor
    Mahindra 4025 4wd

    Default Re: hauling logs

    Quote Originally Posted by milkman View Post
    Pure genius, I like it. Did you build it or buy it like that?
    I bought it from smallwoodlottools.com
    I'm sure some of you out there that are handy with fabrication could make one a lot less expensive, but I am not

    I fell my own firewood, about 6 cord a year so for me it's perfect. Not very well suited for any type of production.

  3. #93
    Silver Member Slickheadhunter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    181
    Location
    Weare, NH
    Tractor
    Mahindra 4025 4wd

    Default Re: hauling logs

    This picture is from his website, I have a mahindra 2516 but no pics as of yet.

  4. #94
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    2,363
    Location
    Fanning Springs, Gilchirst County, North-Central Florida
    Tractor
    Kubota Tractor Loader L3560 HST 37-hp / 5,400 pounds

    Default Re: hauling logs

    Here is a $299 3-Point log skidding attachment from Northern Tool.

    Not too much money and @ 28 pounds relatively easy on/off. Northern Tool rates this puppy at 4,700 pounds capacity
    /// with their chain.

    I wish I had known of the Log Hog before assembling my setup, pictured below, which works on the same principle but weighs near 90 pounds.

    Norwood Log Hog Log Skidder Tractor Attachment, Model# 41255 Log Hog | Log Skidding| Northern Tool + Equipment


    Note operator in Northern Tool video drags a length of snag-prone chain over the ground, negating safety of elevated logs!

    Tut, tut.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -img_0335-jpg   -img_0375-jpg  
    Last edited by jeff9366; 12-26-2012 at 10:57 AM.

  5. #95
    Gold Member gaproperty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    251
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Tractor
    Kubota 4740

    Default

    I do a lot of hauling logs. Been doing it since I was 14. I own an l4740 kubota now. A lot heavier then the 27 horse power Montana and other tractors I own but evan still moving logs on uneven ground is not to be taken lightly. I own a wallenstine logging winch and a walking beam suspension trailer. Pros of using a winch....can reach logs with the 200 feet of cable and winch them into the tractor so you do not have to back right to the log if it is in a bad spot. When dragging the log the log gets dirty so the mill guy will not like you much. In the case of firewood dirt is hard on the chain of the saw. Will hardly get 1 hour on a chain before having to resharpen. If the ground is high and dry so the logs do not get dirty and the distance to haul is less than 1700 feet i found the winch to be the best option. . http://youtu.be/NXAxkAEGeH8.

    With my 47 hp tractor I put about 1/3 cord in good going in a twitch. I pull them out tree length most times.

    If the ground is muddy and or the yarding is father than 1700 feet then I hook my walking beam trailer to my logging winch. I winch 8 to 12 foot logs up on the trailer and head to the landing. I can haul 1/2 to 3/4 cord using the trailer. Logs arrive clean.

    I may reposition logs with the fel but I do not drag them to far. It is hard on the loader and can tip you very quickly. One wheel down in a hole and dragging a 1500 pound log and your gone. When a tractor tips dragging backwards it gives little or no warning.

    If you are dragging logs behind the tractor the tractor takes longer to rear up. Most times if you are going slow you have time to lower logs or stop before a tip

    Lots of fun but take your time. You cannot possibly document all the things that can go wrong in the woods so learn from your mistakes, gain experience and knowledge of the does and don't

    Watch for sticks and stumps that can go through your rad, tires and hydraulic hoses etc...

    Cut stumps flush with the ground and flat across not on a sharp angle. Hard on tires.

    Good luck and play safe.


    . .

    .

    One other hint when using a tractor in the woods is watch the branches you run over. They can go through you rad or take hydraulic hoses.

  6. #96
    Gold Member yankeerider's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    458
    Location
    North Central Connecticut
    Tractor
    Deere 755

    Default Re: hauling logs

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff9366 View Post
    Here is a $299 3-Point log skidding attachment from Northern Tool.

    Not too much money and @ 28 pounds relatively easy on/off. Northern Tool rates this puppy at 4,700 pounds capacity
    /// with their chain....tut.
    In the first picture, the 3 pt hitch drawbar looks bent from being asked to carry too much "tongue" weight. I'd prefer to see a thicker section for that component on a design like this.
    Jerry

    JD 755 w/70 loader, 60" MMM, Brush Bandit chipper, Woods RB60 blade, 48" KKII tiller, 8 hp tow behind Giant Vac
    Gator HPX 4x4 Gas,Cat 303c CR mini-ex

  7. #97
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    2,363
    Location
    Fanning Springs, Gilchirst County, North-Central Florida
    Tractor
    Kubota Tractor Loader L3560 HST 37-hp / 5,400 pounds

    Default Re: hauling logs

    I agree, it does look bent. I went out to the tractor to review; the cross drawbar is not bent.

    I guess I did not have the cross drawbar adjusted flat with the right, turnbuckle lifting rod or it may be the camera angle when the picture was taken.

    The Category-1 Cross Drawbar is from Tractor Supply. I doubt my kubota B3300SU (33-hp/1,800 pounds/industrial tires) has enough power nor enough tire traction to bend the cross drawbar.

    However, a larger tractor can bend a cross drawbar. There are numerous photos of well-used (bent) cross drawbars on larger tractors with ag tires in Logging posts.

    My local TSC sells cross drawbars for both Cat 1 and Cat 2 applications. Heavy steel in both cases. Cross-drawbars may be engineered to deform before tractor three-point hitch is ripped out, making the cross drawbar a kind of shear pin. Any TBN members have information on this theory?
    Last edited by jeff9366; 12-26-2012 at 10:58 AM.

  8. #98
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    135
    Location
    West Gardiner, Maine
    Tractor
    Kubota BX 23

    Default Re: hauling logs

    Quote Originally Posted by grnspot110 View Post
    Make yourself a log arch! You'll want it a little bigger than mine, but they work great. ~~ grnspot
    Do you have more detailed pics or build details. Have a BX 23 and using backhoe drag method is not very efficient.

  9. #99
    Veteran Member grnspot110's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    1,311
    Location
    MO
    Tractor
    John Deere 790, 420, 314, "L/60" Custom & 70 I

    Default Re: hauling logs

    Quote Originally Posted by davcog View Post
    Do you have more detailed pics or build details. Have a BX 23 and using backhoe drag method is not very efficient.
    I made it from parts & scrap I had on hand, including rear wheels from a parted out lawn mower. Cart behind holds up back of the log, just make sure you can stop it! ~~ grnspot
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -garden-tractors-ii-035-copy   -garden-tractors-493-small-jpg   -garden-tractors-491-small-jpg   -garden-tractors-492-small-jpg   -garden-tractors-ii-045-copy  


  10. #100
    Veteran Member Gordon Gould's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    2,051
    Location
    NorthEastern, VT
    Tractor
    Kubota L3010DT, Dresser TD7G Dozer

    Default Re: hauling logs

    Quote Originally Posted by gaproperty View Post
    If the ground is muddy and or the yarding is father than 1700 feet then I hook my walking beam trailer to my logging winch. I winch 8 to 12 foot logs up on the trailer and head to the landing. I can haul 1/2 to 3/4 cord using the trailer. Logs arrive clean.
    I have been thinking about a trailer. Sounds like a good way to go. What kind of set-up do you have that allows you to winch the logs onto the trailer. A picture maybe. Do you stage up the logs in the woods first then go get the trailer. Seems like the trailer would be in the way while you were cutting and repositioning for the initial winch out of the woods and onto the trail unless you can fill the trailer from one spot.
    "If you're not making any mistakes then you're not doing anything"

    L3010DT, Farmi JL290 Winch, ATI Grapple, BearCat 5" Chipper, 6' Rear Blade,
    7' Sickle Bar, 5' Land Plane Grading Scraper, Dresser TD7G Dozer

Page 10 of 13 FirstFirst ... 78910111213 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. How to "store" logs prior to cutting
    By Richard in forum Rural Living
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-02-2012, 07:09 AM
  2. Water hauling trailer
    By cp1969 in forum Trailers & Transportation
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-01-2006, 09:45 PM
  3. Gas Logs, To Vent or Not to Vent........
    By stonebase in forum Rural Living
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-27-2004, 12:29 PM
  4. question, lifting/draging logs
    By oakwood in forum Build-It Yourself
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-10-2004, 07:21 PM
  5. Tree Puller and logs
    By Jag in forum Attachments
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 04-25-2002, 09:39 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.