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Re: Log Grab
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2010, 10:09:04 AM »
I've used Tom's method and it worked great.   Almost never dropped a log in the wrong place.   However, I have to agree with  jimparamedic  on the forks.  With forks you don't even have to get on and off the tractor.   I don't know how I got by before I bought my pallet forks.
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Re: Log Grab
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2010, 11:33:41 AM »
But if you load and unload a trailer with sides, you'll need to use the suspended method at times.
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Re: Log Grab
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2010, 01:23:41 PM »
I need to buid me a set like M_M's. but with my A frame set up anything less than 12ft I resemble a heilicopter getting to mill ;D ;D
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Re: Log Grab
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2017, 09:43:23 PM »
Here's a pair of End Hooks I found today.  Made by Young.  I don't know how old they are.  A lot newer than the tongs though.

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Re: Log Grab
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2017, 07:27:40 AM »
Congrats on your find.  It was also nice to read through this old topic.   :)
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Re: Log Grab
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2017, 12:19:49 PM »
Used the lifting hooks for the first time today.  I had a log in the back of some lumber I needed and couldn't reach.  Normally I would have choked the log and lifted the mast to 20'.  They're heavy.  I was going to get a mallet to drive the spikes in but they are heavy enough I just swung them at the ends of the log.  The point buried itself enough to hold it in place until I applied some tension.  I think these hooks were intended to be hung from a log/beam.  There are release holes in the body of the hooks that if pulled would release the tongs from the log if they were rigged correctly.

 



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Re: Log Grab
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2017, 07:57:51 PM »
Be they tongs or end hooks none are 100% reliable, in other words don't have them hanging logs over anything you wouldn't want to loose. Frank C.
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