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#1 campy OFFLINE  

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 06:42 PM

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This is my 1450 pulling a small log out of the woods. It pulled oak saw logs up 30" x 8' 6". I made a special pivot unit on the back of the tractor. You have to balance it with enough weight to help traction but not so much as to make the front end light. I pulled over 80 saw logs out with it this summer
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Posted December 21, 2011 - 06:45 PM

You are definitively making her pay her way. Looking good with PTO and 3 point.

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 06:46 PM

Nice rig, nice log too.

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 07:32 PM

That looks good and obviously it does the job for you. Just wondering how you get the logs onto the trailer.

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 08:29 PM

Isn't it obvious? He stands the trailer up and ties it to the tree, then he cuts the tree down...

Sorry, couldn't resist. :D

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 08:32 PM

Isn't it obvious? He stands the trailer up and ties it to the tree, then he cuts the tree down...

Sorry, couldn't resist. :D

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 09:30 PM

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This is my 1450 pulling a small log out of the woods.


Man, sometimes my kids get on my nerves, but I've never called one of them a Log...

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Posted December 21, 2011 - 11:42 PM

That looks good and obviously it does the job for you. Just wondering how you get the logs onto the trailer.

I have three 2 x 4's x 8" that I have a 1/2 bolt through at the top reinforced with 1/8 plate for the first 6 inches. I stand them up in a tripod over the log. Then I take small log chain around the log and use a come-along from the log to the top of the tripod bolt and lift the log up. I then roll the trailer under the log and use binders to hold it. I also set the log on the special hitch I built for the 3 point. My son was just riding up to the sa log pile. If that doesn't help the next time I pull a log I'll take some pictures and post them. That little 14 hp tractor doesn't know when to quit. If it doesn't pull it'll spin. I've gotten every log up and out with the set-up and the land isn't flat. Campy
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Posted December 22, 2011 - 08:32 AM

That's a lot of log to be using the "Armstrong" loading method, thanks for telling us how you do it.

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 06:09 PM

Isn't it obvious? He stands the trailer up and ties it to the tree, then he cuts the tree down...

Sorry, couldn't resist. :D




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Ya, but how does he get the trailer up to the top of the tree?





Nice setup, and well done. That's alot of saw logs. What are your plans for them?

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 08:39 PM

An action video would be super! Pics too mind ya!

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 09:27 PM


Ya, but how does he get the trailer up to the top of the tree?


He drives it up there silly, it's a Massey... It'll go anywhere!

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 09:59 PM

He drives it up there silly, it's a Massey... It'll go anywhere!


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