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Anyone Use Gts As A Tool When Cutting Firewood?

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#16 larryd OFFLINE  

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 09:25 AM

Great idea. just be careful.

I use to use a gt235 to haul split wood on a 5x8 trailor. Myproblem wan't power it was traction up  hill gravel drive   probably overloading trailer.



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Posted February 06, 2013 - 10:46 AM

The terrain and size wood you try to move are critical. GT's, because of weight and 1x or 2x traction, can't pull big loads - draggin trees have a lot of resistance, even if you lift their nose.....

Also, in hilly areas, you may not be able to STOP loads coming down hill!!!


But if you stay within reason, should be good.


Remember, you can use other trees as an anchor for areas you have trouble getting through. have used a chainfall and block/tackle, even with the big tractor, in places (we have very hilly areas to drag trees through...)


Safety is critical. ALWAYS wear chainsaw chaps (not just heavy jeans...) and head/eye protection when using a chainsaw!!!


If using a a tree skid or frame, make sure and attach it LOW, as close to axle level as possible - this probobly isn't as big a deal with a GT, but thats why big tractors have draw bars mounted below the axle height. A high attachment point can cause the tractor to rotate around the rear axle - flipping it over on you!


Also, be carefull of slopes and getting pulled over/overturning. Most GT's dont have ROPS, and even a "light" GT will put a hurting on you if it flips over on top of you!

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 11:13 AM

I like the idea of the chain saw carried on the rear log carrier.



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Posted February 06, 2013 - 03:21 PM

i just hook a chain around them and pull with either the murray or panzer.  it works good but can be hard on parts.

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Posted February 06, 2013 - 05:28 PM

By lifting at least one end of the log, there'll be a lot less dirt embedded in the bark!  ~~  Lowell

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