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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Posco » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:22 am

Winfield Dave wrote: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.


Those pics get me excited. I bought the Cub with the intention of harvesting my own house logs and I'm getting steps closer by the day. I've got the tractor, the mill, secured the rights to cut some spruce logs and now I have the arch. As soon as I can get the Cub in fighting trim I'll be off to the woods. Good stuff.
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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Rudi » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:08 am

PVF1799 wrote:I wonder if I can buy the tongs separately?


Ken:

Yes :D

17-1/2 in. Log Tongs

Princess always has them and yes they ship stateside.

Log Tongs

Northern Tool has them.

and Tractor Supply has them as well.

Log Tongs
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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Buzzard Wing » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:38 pm

Labonville is just plain awesome..... and they actually strive to provide USA and Canadian goods.

http://www.labonville.com/

And even a flatlander like me knows what a 'Peavey' is.....

http://peaveymfg.com/

They also make? tongs:
http://store.peaveymfg.com/cart/category/1986/Tongs/1/
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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby pickerandsinger » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:34 pm

Wow, I can't believe you can skid that log and the front end stays down.....You must have it figured out so its just a fraction off the ground and a well thought out skid row....Nice....Dave
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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Winfield Dave » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:22 pm

pickerandsinger wrote:...You must have it figured out so its just a fraction off the ground...
If you think 6-8 inches is a fraction.
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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby pickerandsinger » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:43 am

I never skidded anything much with mine....I'm impressed.... TimberJack, Cub style.....
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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Rudi » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:39 am

Dave:

Skidding logs with a Cub is not exactly the safest thing to do. The Cub can and probably will rear up on it's hind feet and could roll over on the operator if they are not careful. I have skidded fir, spruce, birch and maple with Ellie but I can tell you, even taking a lot of care, the pucker factor is alive and kicking :lol: When skidding, the log has to be as low to the ground as possible and should be about the height of the draw bar. The chains etc., should be hooked up to the draw bar and not any higher. Takes practice and forethought to skid safely with a Cub.

Dave has a pretty good grasp on this. His winch setup keeps the log very low. I really like how the winch base is anchored to the draw bar.
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Re: Gathering firewood

Postby Buzzard Wing » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:35 am

Front wheel weights, more that just a pair, is pretty helpful with anything mounted on the fast hitch to keep the front end down. Probably a good idea if you are skidding logs too.
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