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Gathering firewood

Postby Winfield Dave » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:33 pm

They are trimming the power line behind the house and have cut a few larger trees down.
My brother was up over the weekend and we did some gathering.

It was the first real test of my new tongs http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_48125_48125
They worked beautifully - so much faster and easier than a chain...especially during the 'release'.

It is so nice not having to "muscle" the logs any more.
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Tim hooked this one on saying "why should we lift it since the loader is here"
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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Bill Hudson » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:22 pm

Dave,

You were having way to much fun. I like the rope tong release. :)

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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Rudi » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:36 pm

Yup, Image to what Bill said. That trailer seems to be a heck of a load for that lo-boy. How did it handle :?:
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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Eugene » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:52 pm

Wind storm couple months ago knocked down some huge trees. Have a set to tongs. Planning on using the tongs to skid the tree trunks and large branches out of a deep ditch. Well, that's the plan. May not have large enough machinery to pull 3' diameter tree trunks up the steep incline.
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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Smokeycub » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:06 am

Nice job retrieving the logs Dave! ...and I like the dump trailer! I have a set of the exact tongs, they do make loading a bunch easier. I am also a big fan of not getting off the machine any more than necessary, I like the rope! ...and looks like the jib pole is earing it's keep too.
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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby pickerandsinger » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:13 am

Slick.......LoBoy looks well suited for the task....
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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby PVF1799 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:35 am

That's pretty cool, I have that pole for my 3-Point hitch - I wonder if I can buy the tongs separately? Love the photos, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Bigschuss » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:44 am

Nice job Dave! Good work. Looks great.

Did the Cub get light in the back end at all with some of the larger logs?

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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:02 am

Too hot for wood moving! Ed
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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Eugene » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:04 am

PVF1799 wrote:I wonder if I can buy the tongs separately?
TSC, (Tractor Supply Company), has tongs and other logging items.

Nother edit: Posco, where did you purchase the log arch? Price? Size?
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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Posco » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:08 am

That's a nice looking setup. I just picked up a new log arch yesterday and as soon as I'm finished with maintenance and some arc flash I'm hitting the woods.

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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Winfield Dave » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:46 am

Bill Hudson wrote:You were having way to much fun....You know it !... I like the rope tong release....Good eye Bill - the tongs like to bite, but not let go...

Rudi wrote:That trailer seems to be a heck of a load for that lo-boy. How did it handle?...That was one of the lighter loads...The Cubs have always handled that trailer just fine...But novices and newbies should stick to their wheelbarrows.

Bigschuss wrote:Did the Cub get light in the back end at all with some of the larger logs?...Blair, it didn't, but I have dual weights on the rear...

ScottyD'sdad wrote:Too hot for wood moving!...Fortunately that was Friday, before it got hot here...Although I did a few loads yesterday morning by myself before it got hot...
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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Buzzard Wing » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:59 am

Is there anything a Lo Boy can't do???

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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Posco » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:10 am

Eugene wrote:
PVF1799 wrote:Nother edit: Posco, where did you purchase the log arch? Price? Size?


I'll post up a pic for you later in the day. I bought it from a guy who makes them and sells them on ebay. It was $530.00 with free shipping. The guy did everything he said he would in a very timely fashion the arch is built for stout! He makes a very nice product. I looked at one locally that's no better and probably inferior that was going for over a thousand. Let me know if this works if you would.

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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Winfield Dave » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:29 am

I had considered building a log arch just like that one but our winch has been working well for years.
Dad had run thousands of board feet of lumber thru the sawmill using it.

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