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    I run a kubota M7040 on my place. Looking for ideas for tow bar attachments to pull stumps and logs with. Something to hook a chain too. Can I just attach a d-ring or are there other attachments to consider? Is there a good on line store to shop for these things

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    There are lots of ways. A shackle or tractor hook on the draw bar. I also use a cross draw bar and a tractor hook so I can lift for easier dragging. It is about the simplest thing. There are also lots of stuff you can buy or make as I am sure you will see.
    Follow the main rules: Be careful. Go slow. Pay attention. Don't let your front end come off the ground.
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    To pull logs, I use a skidder plate on the three point hitch that lets me lift the butt of the log off the ground with a choker chain. It was about $150 on eBay. For pulling stuff that is more "immovable" like a stump, I'd only want to pull from the tractor drawbar, which will be a lot safer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s219
    To pull logs, I use a skidder plate on the three point hitch that lets me lift the butt of the log off the ground with a choker chain. It was about $150 on eBay. For pulling stuff that is more "immovable" like a stump, I'd only want to pull from the tractor drawbar, which will be a lot safer.
    I second this method. Good way to go. Safety is also a concern in method.
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    I think chaining a tractor to a stump is a good way to make sure it doesn't run off on you.
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    I would just pull a log of the tractor drawbar a 3PH draw bar like Gordon pictured. You have to watch with pulling of the 3PH the higher it is the easier the front will come of the ground. For pulling a stump I would pull of the tractor draw bar but you probably won't be able to pull a very big one unless the tree has shallow roots.

    If you want to get fancy for pulling logs you can get a grapple or a , skidding plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Gould View Post
    There are lots of ways. A shackle or tractor hook on the draw bar. I also use a cross draw bar and a tractor hook so I can lift for easier dragging. It is about the simplest thing. There are also lots of stuff you can buy or make as I am sure you will see.
    Follow the main rules: Be careful. Go slow. Pay attention. Don't let your front end come off the ground.
    I have to ask where you found the choker hooks ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Old Man

    I have to ask where you found the choker hooks ?
    As for me, I got mine at a local hardware store. I think the feed store also has them.
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    Baileys sells choker hooks, as well as Northern Tool (online, not sure about stores). Usually $10-15. You can also use a large open chain hook, which will cost a lot less and be more commonly found.

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    Thanks Tractor Supply Store here I come!

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