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    I too use a JD1050 for my home operation. I have had this tractor since new and it has proven very durable and reliable.<http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2251938425249&set=a.1136684464597.2 1184.1451910671&type=3>

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpm1 View Post
    I'm really kind of confused on this issue. We have cut wood for about 40 years now and at one time 500 - 1000 cord a year. We always skid our logs and never gave it a thought about getting dirt and mud on the logs. Our woods is muddy, hilly and rocky, we have almost all conditions, and even flat ground we chose to skid. We had two saws running and touched the saws up every night with the chain grinder. It actually took longer to get the chain off and blow off the saw than to grind it. Some people say grinding eats a chain up fast, IMO i'de grind instead of filing a chain, get a better job. Could it be the issue of sharpening a chain? No big issue. My dad taught me to file a chain when i was about 5 or 6 years old so ive done my share of chains. Also i must add we did not hade a skidder we used 2 Belarus 400 tractors with farmi winches. I now use Mahindra and Kioti and the same Farmi winch. . .John
    No reason to be confused. The more dirt you cut the more you have to sharpen the chain. The more you sharpen the chain the quicker it wears out. Not much more to it than that.

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    LD1, now you know why none of the rest of us are chiming in on the pulling backwards idea. Kind of like splitting wood with the opposite side of the maul. Main reason I would pull backwards is short distances to reposition to put forwards, you know, the way the tractor was designed to be driven. I guess I could sit on my backhoe seat and then I would be facing the correct way, might be kind of hard to run controls though. I have under $100 in my 3 pth skidder so money ain't the reason to pull with the loader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantoo View Post
    LD1, now you know why none of the rest of us are chiming in on the pulling backwards idea. Kind of like splitting wood with the opposite side of the maul. Main reason I would pull backwards is short distances to reposition to put forwards, you know, the way the tractor was designed to be driven. I guess I could sit on my backhoe seat and then I would be facing the correct way, might be kind of hard to run controls though. I have under $100 in my 3 pth skidder so money ain't the reason to pull with the loader.
    I really like that skidder design of yours. If I can find a scrappy pond bucket that would be a better starting point than the QH I was planning on using.
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    This is a little rig I built to skid logs behind my B3200 kubota. Works pretty well, only downside is that it doesn't provide any counterweight when using the loader.





    I'd feel comfortable pulling a 24" pine log 8-10' long with it, 16' might be a little iffy.
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    Can I pull smaller logs by attaching a chain to my box blade on a kubota L3800?

    What about attaching to the drawbar? I can get the drawbar that goes between the lift arms but wasn't sure if I needed to buy that setup. Can my drawbar that comes with the tractor take that kind of stress?

    Oak and pine logs maybe 15 ft. long and 12" across.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rail Dawg View Post
    Can I pull smaller logs by attaching a chain to my box blade on a kubota L3800?
    Yes, but if you snag something, it can do damage.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rail Dawg View Post

    What about attaching to the drawbar? I can get the drawbar that goes between the lift arms but wasn't sure if I needed to buy that setup. Can my drawbar that comes with the tractor take that kind of stress?

    The drawbar that goes between the lift arms will work, and can increase your pulling ability because it is a higher hitch, but just be aware that the chances of flipping the tractor backwards increases a bunch. If you have a FEL, that will counter it alot.

    And the drawbar that is already on the tractor is capable of taking anything you can throw at it.
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    Default Re: hauling logs

    Quote Originally Posted by LD1 View Post
    Yes, but if you snag something, it can do damage.





    The drawbar that goes between the lift arms will work, and can increase your pulling ability because it is a higher hitch, but just be aware that the chances of flipping the tractor backwards increases a bunch. If you have a FEL, that will counter it alot.

    And the drawbar that is already on the tractor is capable of taking anything you can throw at it.

    Thanks for the good info!
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    Default Re: hauling logs

    Here's what I use, granted its only one log at a time but I don't even have to get off my seat!

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    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!

    Pure genius, I like it. Did you build it or buy it like that?
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