I dont have a proper logging winch. I like to use my box blade as it allows 2 things.
1) it provides an anti roll-over-foot in the rear. (if im pulling above center, then the front end comes up the box blade goes down and with the BB only a 6" or so off the ground it makes for a nice saftey.
2) it gives me a point to chain logs to, generally you winch them into the rear "plow" and then lift picking up the front end of the log. I can get close to this effect by backing the tractor up to the face of the log, chaining it to the BB (or over the BB to the draw bar) so that when i lift the BB it shortens the chain as well as lifting the log.
for pulling stumps ive mostly dug up or small 3"-6" guys i connect directly to the draw bar on my tractor via a 7/8" shackle
A middle buster works pretty good for stumps. You can dig around he stump with it and get under it with the middle buster and lift the 3ph and drive forward to pull them out.
I welded a 2" receiver under this old drawbar. The receiver enables me to use all sorts of stuff including a clevis, hitch balls, hooks, a pintle hitch, etc. or I just use the grab hook or clevis attached directly to the drawbar as shown in the photo. I drag trailers and skid logs with this setup.
man i sure glad you posted this Mike i am always having to change balls some of my stuff 1 7/8 some 2 inch and 2 5/8 iv got 3 or 4 recievers i have acumalated over the years only problem i know my weld will not be that pretty good job
My photo skills are lacking but you can just see a bit of the drawbar lock in the very top of the photo. That was a necessary addition in order to prevent the hitch ball from rotating out from under the trailer hitch on uneven ground.
man i can't remember nothing i was in the shop working on my Mike hitch as i named it had to come and look again to be sure of what i doing gotta see if my welding rods are any good now gotta go
I bought one of these cheap Tri-Ball trailer hitch things with the hook at Northern Tool. I have not used the hook for anything substantial and don't think I'd trust it for any heavy use. The grab hook attached to the drawbar is much more useful.
I think the one below with a clevis would be more useful.
I also have one of these that gets some use with a set of log tongs.