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Re: Log turning
« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2018, 04:48:32 PM »
I have my shade tree mill set the same with a wench mounted use it to roll up the ramp and to turn works good.


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Re: Log turning
« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2018, 09:48:13 PM »
BW.. our systems look similar. It surely saves work but I do walk around the mill a lot. A hydraulic mill would save me a lot of walking time but most times I don't think it would save me a lot of effort. Sometimes I have to slide a big log without rotating it - that's where most of my effort is expended.
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Re: Log turning
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2018, 08:34:44 AM »
Yes there is some walking around but I just could not afford hydraulic and it works good. I had pecan log that was 35" x 10' that it took some doing. I had to use my tractor with forks to help the wench roll the log. I only have a 3 ton wench but for most of what I do work good.
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Re: Log turning
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2018, 09:06:16 AM »
Even with hydraulics, (too) big logs can be a challenge.



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That's it in the background.  :o


 
Bibby'ed down but still a mouthful.


 
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Bibby'ed down to size.

Turning all of these monsters took both the claw turner and the log clamp working in tandem.
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Re: Log turning
« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2018, 10:27:21 AM »
My mill see that coming it would try to hid behind the tree ;D that a  big one.
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Re: Log turning
« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2018, 03:34:54 PM »
I have had an idea for log turning. Two trailer hubs perpendicular to the tracks. With some wheels. Side by side. Lifted with a hydraulic car jack.  You make two of those. And you can also power the wheels.  A bit like the v shaped chain log turners. 
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« Reply #46 on: September 15, 2018, 04:17:11 PM »
Zero turn wheel motors.  They have a load-bearing keyed taper shaft and usually a 5 on 4.5 hub.  often have a brake.  They could be your turner and toe board if hydraulically independant.

Lesco mowers and toro ground master definitely had them.  Probably most fairway mowers.  Very stout.
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