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Re: ATV Logging/Firewood/Manage,ent
« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2004, 06:16:57 PM »
 Rita says Kool  8). She's taking that to work, where she prides in GPITA.
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Re: ATV Logging/Firewood/Manage,ent
« Reply #61 on: January 23, 2004, 06:45:36 PM »
L. Wakefield

I dont think its easy to plant lingon. Make a call to American Lingon Import C:y and buy a bucket, RAW, not jam! Feed the birds with them and have some patience.  8)


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PS. I realy hope You can find some birds!  ::)
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Re: ATV Logging/Firewood/Manage,ent
« Reply #62 on: January 27, 2004, 11:44:58 AM »
Today I made a call to Skogma asking for a  retailer at Your side of A.O.
There is no one but the people at Logosol and Skogma has a good relationship.  If anyone is intrested in a "Domnsaxen" from Skogma in Sweden, I think its possible to get one  that way.  

< http://www.logosol.com/ >
< http://www.skogma.de/shop/ > Art.-nr. 340 4111-00

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Re: ATV Logging/Firewood/Manage,ent
« Reply #63 on: February 02, 2004, 03:14:06 PM »
Tak Tak Swede !!!!
The Logosol Frisch Electric Splitter looks and specs (technical specifications) are exactly like the splitter we use for most of our firewood. It is made by Bell in Italy and marketed in the US by Country Home Products in Vermont, US.
This tiny splitter though only 4 ton capacity does 95% of our 5-8 cords per year: paper birch, red maple, red oak, green ash, and some conifers for the sauna and hot tub. It's quiet, needs only a source of electricity, very little maintenance. The opposite of engine driven wood splitters. And: I can hear myself sing  8) .
I don't know why more of these electric (hydraulic) splitters are not used. Neat tool...with limitations of course.
Coming to the Maine World Biathlon Cup in March ? ::)

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Re: ATV Logging/Firewood/Manage,ent
« Reply #64 on: February 03, 2004, 04:35:25 AM »
logbutcher;

http://www.trejon.se/indexe.html

Pilke 2X cross-cutter/wood splitter
with double wedges

Its less than 11 months to christmas! ;D
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Re: ATV Logging/Firewood/Manage,ent
« Reply #65 on: February 09, 2004, 03:15:28 PM »
 Here's a picture of my first cord. Birch and maple firewood, cut by bow saw. The picture was taken 4 years ago, I was 13 at the time and not allowed to use the chainsaw.


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Re: ATV Logging/Firewood/Manage,ent
« Reply #66 on: February 09, 2004, 07:20:18 PM »
Maybe you can talk Jeff outa that drag saw, at least it won't get heavier as the day wears on.  :)
I may have been born on a turnip truck, but I didn't just fall off.

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« Reply #67 on: February 22, 2004, 09:19:54 PM »
Here is a link to pictures of the atv skidding arch I made. I have made a couple of changes to the original model. The latest version has a removable trailer deck and a rack for carrying my saw and other gear needed for --Photos MUST be in the Forestry Forum gallery!!!!!--.com/scripts/misc.fcgi?action=invitePickup&uri=album/120381886UoyIGi

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Re: ATV Logging/Firewood/Manage,ent
« Reply #68 on: February 23, 2004, 11:43:52 PM »
When the chain slides up the pipe, lifting the log, does the hitch get light?
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Re: ATV Logging/Firewood/Manage,ent
« Reply #69 on: February 24, 2004, 06:07:47 AM »
That arch looks good bitternut.  Do you back it over the log with the atv or by hand?
I have a trailer with about the same wheelbase and I find its hard to back it with the atv in the woods.  Usually takes a few tries to get it into a tight spot. :D
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« Reply #70 on: February 24, 2004, 07:15:36 PM »

Indylan , I found that its usually easier to unhook and place the arch by hand. I welded a handle on the tongue and it handles real easy. Tough backing up a trailer in the woods on uneven ground with limited maneuvering room. It has a regular ball hitch so it only takes a second to unhitch and re-hitch.

No Stan the hitch does not get light when the chain slides up the bar raising the end of the log off the ground. It actually puts more load on the hitch since the load is forward of the arches axle.

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« Reply #71 on: February 25, 2004, 10:44:31 AM »
The handle on the tongue is a great idea for any trailer.  Would you mind if I showed your pictures to a welder/trailer builder sometime?  One of these days I'll have to get a logging arch built for me.  The size of the hardwood logs you're moving in your pictures is impressive.
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« Reply #72 on: February 25, 2004, 08:42:21 PM »
Hey Indylan you are more than welcome to help yourself to whatever you need. I posted some pictures of how I constructed mine on ofoto. Here is the link.............

http://www.ofoto.com/AlbumMenu.jsp?

In fact if you want to send me a stamped, self addressed envelope I will send you a set of dimensioned drawings. Its really quite easy to build one if you are able to weld. Access to a band-saw helps too for cutting the stock but is not an absolute necessity. Its a good idea to procure your tires and wheels before you start. That way you will be sure of what your overall width will end up at. In my case I intended to use a couple of space saver tires and wheels. Do you know I looked high and low and could not find 2 alike to make a pair. Well actually I could have but the guy wanted $50 for a mate to one that I had. I ended up with two Ford rims with tires all mounted. Found 4 of them at the curb at our local tire pick-up day. The hubs and spindles are 2000# units that I bought for about $30 I think. My unit ended up a little wider than the 4-wheeler as a result of using the larger tires and wheels. I only have a little over $125 invested in it. It was a fun project.

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Re: ATV Logging/Firewood/Manage,ent
« Reply #73 on: February 26, 2004, 06:09:32 AM »
That would be great Herb, Thanks 8)
Click on my name and personal message me your address.  I don't know how to weld but I've been thinking about learning for quite a while.  Building a logging arch would probably be a good project for a course though.

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« Reply #74 on: February 27, 2004, 12:57:37 PM »
 Ian, most welders don't mind showing you the basics, espcially for a little $  :D.

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Re: ATV Logging/Firewood/Manage,ent
« Reply #75 on: March 04, 2004, 07:42:09 PM »
Thanks for sharing those pictures Herb. I've been thinking about building something like that and you pictures are a big help.

Mark


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