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Winch trucks
« on: December 25, 2017, 09:50:47 AM »
I did a search and not seeing many using pto winch gin pole trucks for small scale logging? Around here they were widely used in the past. I can understand they are not for a high production or volume environment. For a small operation I would think there would be an asset. I am looking for a 1 or 2 ton truck with winch and gin poles I can load on a trailer and move from site to site on a trailer pulled by my 9000 Ford. No tags or insurance on the winch truck since I will not be on the road. Back in the 80's I had one of the old loggers dream winch's mounted on an army 6x6. Too big to haul like I want too but I am seeing 1and2 ton winch trucks that would work. Any one doing this?
Rick

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Re: Winch trucks
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2017, 01:15:24 PM »
From a Jeep for fire wood to a 6x6. I like them a lot. Have a skidded now. If it is small enough a tow bar will work.



Do it !    - -   But make it safe ! !
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Re: Winch trucks
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2017, 03:18:34 PM »
Like it! What is the 6x6? Looking at one local. Have the truck to haul one would have to up size my trailer.
Rick

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Re: Winch trucks
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017, 03:44:27 PM »
most are prolly scrapped by now. i only just got in on the very tail end of that.......sure don't wanna go back to it either. any thing else is better imo.

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Re: Winch trucks
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2017, 07:50:28 PM »
They're just about gone around here.  I only know of one or two left around here and one of those guys still skids with horses, never owned a skidder.
I liked the idea of one, but I ran across a heck of a deal on some equipment from my boss. 160 Prentice w/ a old ctr or csi slasher and a 85 mack midliner w/ bunks for $2500. Can't beat that with a stick.
2000 LT40hyd remote 33hp Kubota, 160 Prentice, Frick 2 saw gang edger, Wright W-37 ABG, Suffolk dual tooth setter, Cat claw single tooth setter,'96 F-250 7.3 PSD 4x4, CS-590 Echo, MF 20c, M681 Memo.

1.8 million bdft sawn with a Baker Dominator and counting.

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Re: Winch trucks
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2017, 08:18:44 PM »
Nope, surely cannot
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Re: Winch trucks
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 03:27:01 PM »
It is a Reo duce & 1/2.

If I still had it it would convert it to stick steering.
Jeff
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