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Getting Logs for the WM
« on: February 25, 2018, 04:53:03 PM »
I got a call last week about a Cherry tree that was taken down and some Elm and Poplar also. I get calls a lot like this from home owners who have arborist take them down in in people's yards.  Most people don't want heavy equipment (bodcat, tractors) messing up their yards so my Log Rite ATV arch is always a hit with those folks. Anyways I took the arch out Friday and transported the logs to my trailer. This also gave me a chance to try out my new Portable Winch.  Up until now I have been using a hand crank winch in situations like this which worked, but also made for a long day.  The winch has a 50cc Honda engine and is rated to pull 2,200 on a straight line pull. Could easily double that with some snatch blocks.  The winch worked great and I got the logs loaded in no time. I am going back tomorrow to get the poplar and the elm. I made a video showing the winch and the days work. Also gave me a good reason to use my new drone. Thought I would share with you guys on here, 

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Re: Getting Logs for the WM
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2018, 06:05:38 PM »
That works well.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2018, 06:15:55 PM »
Good vid!
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Re: Getting Logs for the WM
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2018, 06:24:24 PM »
   I did not catch where you got the winch from, capacity or cost but I agree - I need one. Where did you get it? Make, model, cost, etc?

    As to the limbs/knots hanging on the trailer if that is a common problem you might put a roller (Pipe, post, cut off top, etc) cross ways under the front of the log then winch it up. That will give it extra height and reduce resistance and even allow you to move a bigger log. If you are using rollers to move one a long distance use 3 rollers with one in front, 1 in middle and one at the end. As the log rolls off the end move it to the front. We've moved heavy granite slabs long distances using a couple of 2X12 boards for track and 3 pieces of pipe and push with a long spud type bar. 

   I hope that was an ivy vine not poison ivy BTW. I could not determine if it was a hairy beast from what I saw.
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Re: Getting Logs for the WM
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2018, 06:52:01 PM »
Check them out www.portablewinch.com 

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2018, 06:52:38 PM »
I was thinking the same thing about the poison ivy.
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2018, 07:34:55 PM »
Nathan
Would a steel roller added to the back of you trailer help in loading ?
In the 80's the lumber yard trucks in my area didn't dump they had a roller on the back and the driver turned it with a ratchet and the load rolled off on to the ground.
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2018, 07:59:05 PM »
I watched the video on YouTube before I read this thread. Great video!  I really like capstan wenches. They are very safe and effective. 
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Re: Getting Logs for the WM
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2018, 08:42:56 PM »
That was good old Ivy, but sometimes I get lucky and it doesn't effect me much,

I plan on getting a roller of some sorts for helping get the logs started on the trailer.

The winch runs around 1500$, it can straight line pull 2200 lbs, So far its been a good 
tool to have, looking forward to taking it into the forest and using it to help pull my fetching arch, 
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Re: Getting Logs for the WM
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2018, 09:25:36 PM »
That was good old Ivy, ...
Nathan,

   Not clear to me - was it ornamental ivy or poison ivy?
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Re: Getting Logs for the WM
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2018, 08:06:50 AM »
You will know by the time you take a bath tonight :D
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Re: Getting Logs for the WM
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2018, 11:02:09 AM »
The Logrite arch in combination with any kind of winch is a huge plus in recovering yard logs.    I've been using that method for quite a few years now.  


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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2018, 02:40:56 PM »
For that kinda money or less, you could have a Warn 8274.    Way faster pull.  Way stronger pull.   No gas, no pulling a start rope.  

I regularly pull 24-36"x8-16' cedar logs on to my trailer with mine.

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Re: Getting Logs for the WM
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2018, 03:12:58 PM »
I have a couple of the warns, and they are very good and rebuildable too, but not near as versatile as a gas, chainsaw winch. Just different uses.
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Re: Getting Logs for the WM
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2018, 05:47:15 PM »
   I'm with Starmac on this one. I can easily see using a gas winch in the woods pulling from tree to tree till I get to a landing. With a trailer/equipment mounted electric winch you can't do that as easily. Plus it looks to me to be easier to refill a gas tank than recharge a battery.
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« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2018, 06:08:10 PM »
My trailer has a similar metal piece going across the deck. I carry a piece of roofing tin and let the log slide on that across the strip. Just lay it down and roll the log on it , chain up and pull away. It doesn't have to be too long, enough to go over both strips. Cheap, easy fix! I have a 4500 pound Superwinch on the front of the trailer.
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« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2018, 06:45:39 PM »
I have gas and electric. Both have there place. I you using it a lot then gas is the way to go. Electric is hard on batterys.
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Re: Getting Logs for the WM
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2018, 07:48:34 PM »
I got a call last week about a Cherry tree that was taken down and some Elm and Poplar also. I get calls a lot like this from home owners who have arborist take them down in in people's yards.  Most people don't want heavy equipment (bodcat, tractors) messing up their yards so my Log Rite ATV arch is always a hit with those folks. Anyways I took the arch out Friday and transported the logs to my trailer. This also gave me a chance to try out my new Portable Winch.  Up until now I have been using a hand crank winch in situations like this which worked, but also made for a long day.  The winch has a 50cc Honda engine and is rated to pull 2,200 on a straight line pull. Could easily double that with some snatch blocks.  The winch worked great and I got the logs loaded in no time. I am going back tomorrow to get the poplar and the elm. I made a video showing the winch and the days work. Also gave me a good reason to use my new drone. Thought I would share with you guys on here,



I didn't know you were on here. Love your videos. Watch them all the time. Keep up the good work!

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Re: Getting Logs for the WM
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2018, 09:17:09 PM »
That was good old Ivy, ...
Nathan,

   Not clear to me - was it ornamental ivy or poison ivy?
It was poison,
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« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2018, 09:21:50 PM »
the reason I went with the gas over the battery/trailer mounted was in the name it's self, It is portable, cant lug a battery powered one into the woods etc,  I have used it twice now and can't be without it,

Glad you guys liked the video, I really enjoy making them, 
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