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Posted August 16, 2012 - 04:29 PM

I want to make a 3pt boom pole for the '75. It is about time I start getting firewood and a boom would make it easier to drag logs around. I don't want it to stick out to far, the extra leverage would likely pick up the front of the tractor. I don't know whether to make one of those top link boom poles, or a whole new attachment for it. Ideas?

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 05:09 PM

You don't want the weight too far back, especially if pulling the logs. A suggestion! Make a boom pole to lift the end of a log and have a short single axle to put that end on, hooked to the tractor. Tie it down and drive away. Make the part that holds the log a swivel for turning.
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Posted August 16, 2012 - 05:22 PM

Don't remember if it was here or on that clandestine site, but someone had built a trailer just like you mentioned Kenny. He would pick the log up and cradle it on the trailer and boom it down with about 60% of the log toward the tractor. Then pick up the end and tie it to the tractor to keep it from drawing back away from the tractor and away he went. Nice set up.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 05:24 PM

Don't remember if it was here or on that clandestine site, but someone had built a trailer just like you mentioned Kenny. He would pick the log up and cradle it on the trailer and boom it down with about 60% of the log toward the tractor. Then pick up the end and tie it to the tractor to keep it from drawing back away from the tractor and away he went. Nice set up.



I remember seeing that.Just not sure where I saw it.
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Posted August 16, 2012 - 05:33 PM

Here's the pole I made, http://gardentractor...__30#entry48703

I would keep it short if you're pulling logs, and one foot on the clutch... You're to far away to drive over and sign any casts.

I like the trailer idea with logs, sounds safer.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 05:40 PM

You don't want the weight too far back, especially if pulling the logs. A suggestion! Make a boom pole to lift the end of a log and have a short single axle to put that end on, hooked to the tractor. Tie it down and drive away. Make the part that holds the log a swivel for turning.


One could use a front axle from a GT to build such a "skidder axle" assembly. Make the tongue swivel, connected to the drag lin to steer the skidder in turns. A U-shaped cradle could be attached to the axle beam to hold the log.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 06:02 PM

I have moved phone poles on a little T-bone trailer, Kinda hard to get them on it though

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 06:27 PM

When me and my Dad used to do the logging, we used a front axle out of a cub. We put one end on the center of the axle and would drag the other side. The reason I don't do this anymore is because it is hard to get the logs up onto it, and the axle likes to shift under the log when it hits a rock or something. Maybe I could use this, but put two big V shapes on the top about a foot and a half apart to center the log and keep it straight. But, then it would be even harder to get the log onto it. Maybe a log arch would be the better way to go? Any opinions on those?

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 06:38 PM

Build yourself a log arch instead! I'd post pics of mine if I could, but my "Attach Files" isn't working now! ~~ Lowell

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 07:01 PM

Here's a link to some log arch pictures: http://www.google.co...chrome&ie=UTF-8 I like the top right yellow 4 wheel wagon one myself.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 07:13 PM

Oh yeah, the arch! Much simpler to build & use!

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 07:37 PM

Thinking about a log arch, brings me back to a project I wanted to do. I wanted to make an engine hoist trailer, like the one Kenny has! I actually wanted to build it primarily for logging. I am not sure whether a hoist trailer would be better, and I could use it for other stuff, or a log arch would be best. I am kinda thinking a log arch is still the way to go.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 07:38 PM

Here's a link to some log arch pictures: http://www.google.co...chrome&ie=UTF-8 I like the top right yellow 4 wheel wagon one myself.

That yellow one, it is actually like the other ones but hooked to a trailer dolly. There are some pretty big ones on there!

Build yourself a log arch instead! I'd post pics of mine if I could, but my "Attach Files" isn't working now! ~~ Lowell

Is there someplace else on the site I could see it? You do good work and I would like to see it!
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Posted August 16, 2012 - 09:19 PM

post #9:

http://gardentractor...arch#entry47375

Some more detail here:

http://www.mytractor...hlight=log arch

I mostly used stuff I had laying around.

One thing to think about, if you use the rear cart, make sure you can stop it!

Hope this helps!~~ Lowell

Edited by grnspot110, August 16, 2012 - 09:29 PM.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 09:39 PM

post #9:

http://gardentractor...arch#entry47375

Some more detail here:

http://www.mytractor...hlight=log arch

I mostly used stuff I had laying around.

One thing to think about, if you use the rear cart, make sure you can stop it!

Hope this helps!~~ Lowell


I think I have seen that before. I like that one a lot, mainly because it is so compact and small. I can see how that would push you when trying to stop.




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