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« on: December 22, 2017, 04:15:44 PM »
A friend has a 30". 16ft. hickory log, which we figure weighs in at about 5000lbs.  He wants me to mill it into slabs so I am wondering if any one in our area (NJ, NY, PA tri-state) has an arch that could move it.  I figure a Logrite T-36 would do it.  Thanks and Merry Christmas to all!
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Re: Log Arch
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 05:04:19 PM »
My arch would move it but I can't take the arch on the highway .
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Re: Log Arch
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 06:52:42 PM »
John,

   Sorry I can't help but I was wondering - Do you need the log arch to transport the log or just to move it into position? Are you going to saw it at his sit or bring it back to your home site to saw?

    If just moving it on site to reposition it to  get it to the mill or the mill to it are there other options such as using a skid steer or tractor? Could you make some rollers out of post size logs or pipes or such to roll it around? We used to move big granite slabs with just rollers and a wide board for a track. Three normally will do it. I use snatch blocks and cables a lot to move logs around in the woods usually with my ATV or sometimes with my little tractor for bigger stuff. I have used my truck at client sites to help get the logs where we could saw them.

   How are you going to load it on the mill and move the slabs? I sawed a hickory log about that size but only 12' long and we cut 2" slabs about 22" wide and we slid them off on to the forks of a skid steer as too heavy to lift. The ones you are discussing will be even bigger and heavier.
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Re: Log Arch
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2017, 08:19:46 AM »
We just need to move it on his hillside farm. Will try your roller suggestion. Thanks!
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Re: Log Arch
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 12:43:13 PM »
We just need to move it on his hillside farm. Will try your roller suggestion. Thanks!
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