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  1. #1
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    Dec 2004
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    Oklahoma
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    Kubota B21

    Default Logging Winch?

    Hello, I have seen the Farmi winches and think they would be nice but, have any of you found a cheaper setup?

  2. #2
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    WVa
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    Kubota L3710, Ford 5600, Case MB4/94, Kubota B6200

    Default Re: Logging Winch?

    There's been several discussions of logging winches here. Each has features that some prefer including less cost. Using the search feature will probably reveal more reading than you have time for but should get you all the details you need.

    I looked at winches years ago and after talking to the importer ordered a Farmi through a local dealer. It's been an excellent piece of equipment.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
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    Location
    S.W. Indiana
    Tractor
    Ford1000

    Default Re: Logging Winch?

    I had a gravely 2whl tractor with a couple to splined shaft. A friend sold me a 40:1 gear reduction box (a heavy unit from a freight elevator, I think). I mounted that to the front, with the shaft pointing straight up. Onto the shaft I mounted a round steel plate and a 2in dia pience of water pipe 6in long wrapped with duct tape.

    I then bought some 1in poly rope. Instead of a winch, this thing worked like a sailor's capstain. Anchor the tractor, start the PTO and shaft slowly turns. Then, wrap one turn of rope around the pipe shaft. By pulling the rope tighter around the shaft, a great deal of pulling power is generated. If things go badly, just let up a bit and the rope slips on the shaft.

    I wished I'd kept the gearbox when I sold the Gravely, as I'd like to do the same with my Ford Tractor PTO and 3PT mount of some kind.

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