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Re: Loading deck
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2012, 07:32:12 AM »
Frank,

You could also hollow out a section of the main beams, and the swing arms could hinge up and over 180 degrees to fit into the recess.
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Re: Loading deck
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2012, 07:54:56 AM »
Alas edging boards is a pain in the butt.What I do is stack the "edgers" on the dead deck usally in two piles wide and narrow.When I get the cant I'am milling down to 4" I stack the seperate piles on edge in front of it.The cant gives needed support and you can push the trimmins on top of the cant to save trips to the slab pile.When cutting heavy timbers I load one log at a time on the deck cut and roll back on the deck to be removed with forks. Frank C.
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Re: Loading deck
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2012, 08:03:56 AM »
It is not too hard to slide a big beam back onto the log deck and pick it up with the tractor forks like you suggest.  The thing that I learned is to edge the boards that need it after each log and don't build up a big pile because it will kill you.
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Re: Loading deck
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2012, 08:49:16 AM »
Thanks for the pics CC. Looks very handy.
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Re: Loading deck
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2018, 05:18:37 PM »





John and I worked on our log deck some today.  I started building it earlier in the week and still need to bolt it to the poles and strap it down.  We used rail road iron for the counter weights.  We may need to remove a bit of it but the idea is for the arms to swing up when not loaded with a log.  I hope that this deck improves our efficiency - saving me from getting on the tractor each time we need to load another log.
 
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Re: Loading deck
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2018, 07:51:51 PM »
I hope those posts are in the ground a few feet ..  
What size pipe? 
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« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2018, 08:09:53 PM »
The posts are in the ground more than they are out.  The pipe is 2".  The span is 42" to the mill.  If they bend, I have a lot of 4" but I think they will work out okay. 2" of fall between the deck and the mill.  
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« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2018, 09:18:43 PM »
That should speed up production 
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