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Re: Choking Logs
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2009, 11:06:46 PM »
Thanks that's the name I was looking for  :)
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Re: Choking Logs
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2009, 11:43:45 PM »
good advice on using GOOD chokers or chains  I've got a scar about 6 in long the middle of my underneaty down my cheek from a choker new but too small You have to have a weak point true enough but let it be you stopping the tractor not a cble hanging getting hung and eating someone up they can move fast and go a long way Ron is also right about regs on streams A lot of the time the feds can be in on that one  Just Friendly advice
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Re: Choking Logs
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2009, 09:35:34 PM »
Just be careful using the tractor for skidding. Alot of rollovers happen using a tractor in the woods for skidding.
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« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2009, 09:40:23 PM »
Good advice racer, I only use my tractor on fairly level ground. Make sure to watch out for stumps, etc, that could catch the logs. Also a good idea to keep the leading ends off the ground.
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Re: Choking Logs
« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2009, 11:32:08 PM »
I use a 540B Grapple skidder but recently had to winch out some logs down in a creek .  We could only pull1 at a time because all we have is a big hook on our cable.  I was wanting to get some chokers for the next time we need to do this.  I thought maybe the chain chokers would be easier as far as keeping them in a toolbox or the truck bed or something.  Where are the cable chokers usually kept on a skidder when not in use?

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« Reply #45 on: March 22, 2009, 07:00:02 AM »
THey are attatched to slides on the cable. When you unhook them from a log they just hang there on their own. Most people make a system for hanging them up on the back of the skidder, because if they are dragging when you back up, they can snap if caught under the tire. You can sometimes get around this by winching the cable up higher, but it will happen sooner or later.
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« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2009, 06:19:54 PM »
 One thing I was taught with cable chokers is to push it through from the side you are pulling from. It allows the chokers to flex in the slide/ferrule and helps to keep them from getting twisted and frayed. I have never used chain chokers they may be the ticket in rocky ground but I wouldn't want to drag them to far uphill.
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« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2009, 08:36:42 PM »
Hey Greenhornchoker, hope all is going well. Sometimes when the chokers are older and worn, it helps if once the end of the choker has been hooked in the slider to jam in a twig or sliver to take up the slack. That way if the tension slacks off for some reason it is less likely to unhook.  :)

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