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Posted March 28, 2013 - 08:29 PM

Has anybody ever tried logging tongs for dragging a tree with a GT? I think it would be a great investment for me, as lots of times I am not able to get a chain under a large log. How well do they actually bite the tree? Do they pop off if you catch the log on a rock or something? How hard is it to put them on, and have them stay on before you start pulling?


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Posted March 28, 2013 - 08:39 PM

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Posted March 28, 2013 - 08:50 PM

If you would make sure the points of the tongs are sharp then have a hammer with and just tap them in a bit. Then I think you wouldn't have an issue with them falling off.


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Posted March 28, 2013 - 08:58 PM

never used a set but i bet they would be easier then messing with a chain all the time. are you thinking of buying a set or building them?


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Posted March 28, 2013 - 09:04 PM

Ryan, they hold well, but I still prefer chains.

Have you ever used a canthook with a stand? It allows you to throw the chain under

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Posted March 28, 2013 - 09:12 PM

never used a set but i bet they would be easier then messing with a chain all the time. are you thinking of buying a set or building them?


I was going to buy a set.

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Posted March 28, 2013 - 09:14 PM

Ryan, they hold well, but I still prefer chains.

Have you ever used a canthook with a stand? It allows you to throw the chain under

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I have never used one, but a can't hook is something I have been wanting to make.

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Posted March 29, 2013 - 01:18 AM

If you would make sure the points of the tongs are sharp then have a hammer with and just tap them in a bit. Then I think you wouldn't have an issue with them falling off.

Depends on the bark of the tree.. You might need a hatchet to skin some bark off for the tongs to grab real well.. other wise yes Nato is 100 percent right..

 

Ryan, they hold well, but I still prefer chains.

Have you ever used a canthook with a stand? It allows you to throw the chain under

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Those work fantastic.. I don't pick up a saw with out taking that with me. love it worth every penny..


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 01:31 AM

I use these chokers, instead of chain or tongs.

They are stiff enough, that you can ram them through under

the log. Most of the time. They're really nice in the snow.

But invest in a good cant hook anyway.

 

I find tongs tend to come off too easy

if not kept under constant tension.


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 07:04 AM

I had a set of logging tongs for my antique farm tractors, but I bought one of those extreme gripper things and never looked back.

 

Timber Tuff is what they were called: http://www.northernt...es log-skidding

 

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Posted March 29, 2013 - 07:07 AM

Have one on my MF 50. It works great.Got it from Northern tools.



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Posted March 29, 2013 - 08:05 AM

I was thinking about getting the black one with green points from northern.

Ben, your link is not bringing me to one product, but the main page of northern tool.




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