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Re: Tractor logging with winch
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2015, 05:03:04 PM »
And how does everyone do the quote deal? l see the option in the top corner of posts but didn't seem to actually "quote" the article or the person who posted it?
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Re: Tractor logging with winch
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2015, 05:34:18 PM »
And how does everyone do the quote deal? l see the option in the top corner of posts but didn't seem to actually "quote" the article or the person who posted it?

Go to the post that you want to quote.  Click on the"Quote" button top right.
Then the entire quoted post will appear in the "Post reply" block.  You can leave the entire quote in, or you can edits pieces out. 

Reference bucket & saw.... you may want to consider a scabbard.  Consider mounting it on your skidding winch screen.

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Re: Tractor logging with winch
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2015, 07:08:38 PM »
I myself prefer the chains. They stay where I want them to stay. I can hook them up a foot from the butt and they stay there. I haul out alot of small stuff now. Some are only 6-8 inches across and even smaller. I double up on alot on most trees. I even made up six 4 foot chains for the small stuff.
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Re: Tractor logging with winch
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2015, 07:18:28 PM »
Peter Drouin

l looked at the 120 very hard when getting mine, lt had more pull more weight more width and more of a price tag!? lol l noticed yours does not have the screen on it? Mine came standard along with the moveable block like yours and the removable hitch is very nice, l have only used my hitch once or twice? Other than that it just sits in the shop.. But the block comes in very handy! Sometime l take mine right off and throw a choker around a tree if l get in a bad spot and have to pull up hill. All of those factors are reason why l settled on the Wallenstein vs. other brands they come standard when Farmi for instance they are all add on features or they are not removable.



I have the screen and it fell apart. So I went back and got after them and they gave me a new one and I never put on. The best thing I like on it is the lock. Pull the tree up with one rope and pull the #2 rope and it locks the cable in place.  :)
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Re: Tractor logging with winch
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2015, 06:39:33 AM »
I wonder of you could retrofit a gate remote to run your winch?
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« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2015, 08:06:27 AM »
I like choker chains too. They are easy to work with and make all kinds of wraps and connections. Most of the time the end pin is enough to get under the log. When it isn't I made a choker grab hook to get under and pull the chain thru. It hangs right beside the peavey/cant hook.

 

 

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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2015, 08:39:08 AM »
Go to the post that you want to quote.  Click on the"Quote" button top right.
Then the entire quoted post will appear in the "Post reply" block.  You can leave the entire quote in, or you can edits pieces out. 

Reference bucket & saw.... you may want to consider a scabbard.  Consider mounting it on your skidding winch screen.
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Did the quote work? :-\

l have them on all my saws anyway.. don't just let the chain smash around in the bucket?! l unload most of my gear once l'm in the cut and l usually leave my two biggest saws in the woods once l'm there and only carry my small saw on the tractor next to my seat and 3 -point controls so l can either cut a branch out of the way on my trail or trim and top a little more on the yard.. often leave my tops small in the woods and top them bigger on the yard. Whatever species they are they all make good bonfire wood! lol
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« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2015, 08:42:56 AM »
I have the screen and it fell apart. So I went back and got after them and they gave me a new one and I never put on. The best thing I like on it is the lock. Pull the tree up with one rope and pull the #2 rope and it locks the cable in place.  :)
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Yes that is another feature that l like about them.. l have really been thinking about getting the remote add-on for mine or selling it to a neighbor and getting a new one with the remote included. Wouldn't have to worry about the ropes then!? lol and you wouldn't have to walk back and forth so dang much either... Work smarter not harder?!!
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Re: Tractor logging with winch
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2015, 08:44:30 AM »
I got this idea from bill m

 

 

I like my saw where I can see it.
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« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2015, 08:49:13 AM »
I got this idea from bill m

 

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I like my saw where I can see it.
Ya l don't tote them around in the bucket when l'm working just while traveling to and from the woods... but it never fails that that is the time l wish l could scoop up some rocks and fill in a mud hole or do a little back dragging. lol l do like that idea though although l would mount mine on the top of the hood l think? But l also can't get too hog wild with the tractor mods either as we farm full time with it in the summer. l have it during spring and fall mostly..
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Re: Tractor logging with winch
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2015, 12:33:13 PM »
Hi, I too have a Wallenstein FX90 and really like it. I got an office job, but am always looking forward to skidding logs whenever I get chance!
Below are some pics of the tractor and winch.


 
 
 

chainsaw holder

 

and tool / glove / water bottle box

 

and my "remote control " ( in the top right corner of the picture) , which is simply a length of rope on a cord reel

 

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« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2015, 12:36:28 PM »
waynem3020,looks good. I like to see wood behind a tractor.  :)
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« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2015, 01:03:04 PM »
l was curious as to what the reel was tied to your safety screen.  So you "remote" is simply put just more rope so you have to walk less distance back and forth?
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« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2015, 06:16:45 AM »
l was curious as to what the reel was tied to your safety screen.  So you "remote" is simply put just more rope so you have to walk less distance back and forth?

Yep, that's all it is. I don't use it all that much but it sure is handy when I do need it.
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« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2015, 09:41:11 AM »
I have been mulling around something in my head the last few days not sure if it will work or not .My forestry trailer has a small atv winch with a remote that works for about 50 feet i am wondering if a person could mount the winch on the top of the farmi and feed the cable in place of the rope and just engage the atv winch and it would engage the farmi. The biggest problem i see and it is a big one is the fact that the winch doesn't just reverse as soon as you let the remote go so if something happened it would not stop the farmi .And i am kinda big on the safety issue so i thought maybe with my germ of an idea someone else might have some ideas .

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Re: Tractor logging with winch
« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2015, 06:29:08 PM »
Ok, I'm upset. Have broken the cable on my Fransgard Winch twice in 1-month. Winch is brand new. Why is it breaking? it kinks easily. Is Fransgard using a cheap cable? I had a smaller Fransgard winch for 14-yrs and never had a problem with the cable until the 13th yr.

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« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2015, 08:00:53 PM »
@dsgsr,new cable?? What size cable??I have broken mine a few times,but that was an old worn out cable. I had a cable on mine,but was really too big for the spool. When I would release the cable it would become loose on the drum. Went back to 3/8 and worked the way it should.
 I get my cable from Labonville. I replaced my 4-5 times. Mine is starting to get bad now.
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« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2015, 09:33:34 PM »
dsgr be careful when those cables break sometimes they come back hard and there's not a lot of protection on a tractor winch
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« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2015, 07:48:30 AM »
I think the size is about half inch. It says 11mm in the manual. My V4000 that I had was 9mm. I've told Hammond Tractor (where I bought it) To try and negotiate with Fransgard this time for a cable through Harolds Logging. The last time it broke ( just before all of this snow) this is where I was working.
 

 

 

  Conditions were great, Now it's like this.

Thanks ML88 for heads up. On a hard pull I try to position the tractor so I can be standing behind a big tree when pulling the clutch rope.

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Re: Tractor logging with winch
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2015, 12:25:02 PM »
  I'm in the market for a tractor and winch for some firewood harvesting under 20 cord per year . I currently only have a 23 horse kubota.i see some of you are running 30 horse ,do you think  a 30 would be fine for my use? Flat ground mostly some rocks  was thinking a front loader on it I priced a 40 horse and it scared me 33000 without winch
I'm using an atv and log arch now works good but no volumn plus I wanna travel 3 Miles to get to my wood lot rather than trailer it
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