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Finally got my log loader project started!
« on: March 21, 2019, 08:45:06 AM »
So I finally pulled the trigger on a older Finn rotor log loader! I cant find any info on line on them so I'm thinking not many out there. It does have the I'd tag still on it but don't know how much that will help with anything. It is built very rugged for a small loader and I read that they were the original designer and manufacturer of the first continuous rotation rotate. It also came with a 20hp Honda engine and pump but no hydraulic tank but easy to get. 
The reach is 18' so it has good reach and a bypass grapple I think is 40" opening. Probably going to work with my friend while owns a fab shop build me a custom trailer to mount it.img]http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23822/Screenshot_20190316-195703_Samsung_Internet.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1553171557[/img]
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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 08:46:07 AM »
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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2019, 08:16:26 PM »
 Looking good,  smiley_thumbsup 
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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2019, 10:19:14 AM »
I bought a Finn rotator for my loader project and Napa had the correct hydraulic fittings to fit the metric threads. The only websites I could find on Finn rotators were in Finnish which left me out. One site did have a chart with dimensions and ratings of the different units they made which was helpful.

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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2019, 11:33:50 AM »
Very cool this loader appears to be a well built machine.
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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 09:07:02 AM »
Thinking I want to build brakes into the build of my log trailer but I want to run the dot rated farm implement tires and wheels. Has anyone got one with brakes or know a system that will fit the 15 agg wheels. I'm thinking hydraulic surge breaks.
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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 11:44:13 AM »
In my experience, surge brakes can be worse than no brakes at all. I had a skid steer trailer I was pulling with a 3/4 ton about push me into oncoming traffic one time. You'd touch the pickup's brakes, and the trailer would push and lift the rear end. So then the back tires would break loose. About that time the trailer brakes would get a notion to set, just when you released the brakes on the truck because you were sliding. Then the trailer brakes would release again. And repeat😬😂 Granted, the truck was a bit light for the application (company rig) but it turned me off in a big way! I was happy when a few years later the DOT laws changed and all those trailers we had with surge brakes had to be replace with electric.
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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2019, 01:45:27 PM »
I like the adjustment on the dash for mine,light to heavy,electric brakes.
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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2019, 01:45:33 PM »
Ok but that doesn't answer my question is it possible to put brakes on with implament wheels I can't seem to find anything that matches up together.
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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2019, 01:47:01 PM »
You agree though brakes are needed at least pulling in over the road I'm going to be pulling with my one ton truck.
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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2019, 01:49:55 PM »
I use to haul a 40 hp tractor,with a ¾ ton. Yes the truck was a '78,but those trailer brakes really helped out. And that was only 10 miles.
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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2019, 02:20:12 PM »
Ag is typically 6x6 or 8x8 and trailer is 6x5.5 or 8x6.5, etc bolt pattern for the wheels. So typical cheap off the shelf electric brake hubs aren't going to work. Personally I've not seen electric brakes setup for the 6x6 ag bolt pattern as very little ag equipment runs brakes let alone electric brakes.

I have seen electric brakes on the bigger 8 on 8" pattern. But I'm not sure you can run 15" wheels with that setup. Probably need at least a 16".
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Personally I would run normal 8x6.5 trailer axles and brakes. Wheels and tires for that setup are everywhere because that's what all the older 3/4 ton trucks were.

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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2019, 02:59:44 PM »
I cant run normal tires and axles it wood not have the suspension or flotation to use in the woods I want to be able to do both.
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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2019, 07:41:58 PM »
You can run any ag flotation 16" tire on a standard truck 8x6.5 rim and trailer hub. I had a hay wagon with standard 8x6.5 trailer hubs on ag spindles with walking beam tandems in the rear with 425/65/22.5 semi truck floater tires on it. That thing would practically float on water. 

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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2019, 10:23:19 AM »
I might just put the widest on roadtrailer wheel and tires on it I can find still thinking....
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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2019, 07:52:24 PM »
Does anyone have a metavic forestry trailer?
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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2019, 07:24:04 AM »
Ok my mistake I thought someone on here owned one. I'll do my own research and development then.
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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2019, 07:53:36 AM »
@logman81, I did a search on metavic and it came up with 6 pages. I would do another post,with metavic in the title. I betcha someone will see that. Your question is buried in a post that some may not interest them and not click onto it.
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« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2019, 08:02:18 AM »
Thanks I'm going up to the show in may I'll get all the info live in person there instead.
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Re: Finally got my log loader project started!
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2019, 07:56:52 PM »
That looks a whole lot like the loader I have only mines a little smaller. Its a stout little loader. I have zero idea what it is. Found it on Machinery trader cheap years ago. (on another truck then)

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