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Offline John Bartley

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Re: Turning larger logs
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2019, 07:33:03 PM »
I found some photos of my winch outfit.  I built this for two purposes .... first : to roll logs up onto the deck (before I owned a tractor with forks)  .... and second : to roll cants on the deck.

The pictures show it loading a log.  What isn't shown is a vertical post with a roller on top to route the winch cable over so that the cable will work to roll the log over instead of just pulling it.  The post is about four feet high and sits vertically into the square tube closest to the winch end.

This was my first cutting job in Jan of 2008.  It was a friend's home.  He had lost the branch off an Eastern White Pine and it did about $40,000 damage to his house, so he cut down all the Pines around his house and we milled them during that winter.  We did 5500 bdft before spring, learning as we went.  Lots of fun!!

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Re: Turning larger logs
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2019, 07:59:54 PM »
One thing I saw on a mill was a wedge to go under the log to keep it from back rolling. When turning heavy logs with knots and bumps and curl they can be dangerous. The wedge setup I saw Im planning on putting on mine. It slides over two angle irons and want slip with back pressure on it. Doesnt help you to turn a Log but sure makes it safer when handling something that size while working by yourself.
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Re: Turning larger logs
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2019, 06:08:05 AM »
I like that moveable winch. I can see advantages in that.
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Re: Turning larger logs
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2019, 09:21:03 AM »
I have the same set as kelLOGg I have turned some very large logs on with it
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Re: Turning larger logs
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2019, 07:20:38 AM »
I have the same set as kelLOGg I have turned some very large logs on with it
I made something similar. It's on my log deck now, and when I build a trailer I will incorporate that into it. Then I will be able to use it for turning. For now I will try the pvc pipe, and the cant hook I built. I also broke down and bought a 60" Logrite, I got it for $118.00 free shipping from a store in NY. Hurts to pay that much for a steel hook and aluminum pipe, but it seems that what most folks have!!
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Re: Turning larger logs
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2019, 07:23:28 AM »
You will like it that you spent $118 when you use it!!!
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