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Author Topic: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs  (Read 4275 times)

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CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« on: February 05, 2017, 11:41:55 PM »
From those that have experience with the two, which would you recommend if you could just purchase one to use when CSM to help with turning logs on the CSM? Also I was looking at the Stihl versions and they come in a few different lengths.

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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 12:09:59 AM »
  Have not used a peavy hook yet but have a very good Logrite cant hook I am well pleased with. My next hook will be a Logrite peavy hook as I can see extra benefits from the point when moving logs in the yard.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 04:05:02 AM »
I got both. Can't hook is better around the mill, or with bigger logs because it bites with both tip and hook so less inclined to slip.
Peavy  is better around a deck of logs as you can put the point between logs to separate them, and drive the point into the ground to steer or stop a rolling log.

I also have hydraulics... I prefer them to either the above because I am fundamentally lazy. :D
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017, 06:08:27 AM »
     Overall I prefer a peavey.  The point is handy for prying when that's necessary, and as mentioned it can be stabbed into the ground to help in steering a log.  It's also nice to stick it in the ground and have the tool free standing instead of leaning it against something or having to bend over and pick it up from the ground.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 06:12:35 AM »
I like a peavey because I stick the point in the ground and lever logs to turn them. It also works well on a wood deck.

I use Logrite tools because they work real well. A buddy of mine has a Logrite cant hook and likes my peavey better so I bought him a replacement point to convert his.  ;D

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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 06:47:12 AM »
I have 4 Logrite Cant Hooks that are most often used.  There is no point but I turn logs with them daily.  The Peavey gets used maybe once a month.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2017, 07:00:08 AM »
The Stihl's are made by Logrite. Same tools, different colors.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2017, 07:05:31 AM »
i no longer keep a peavy for the same reason mm mentioned :) i have a stihl cant hook and it works great whether orange or blue they are great hooks :)
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2017, 07:22:41 AM »
Which ever one is nearest when I want to turn or roll something. As the name says cant hook for cants, on the carriage, peavey for log handling. Each will do the others job. I would get a longish peavey and a short cant hook. Frank C.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2017, 11:24:47 AM »
My dad had several peaveys and I got use to stabbing them into the ground so they'd be handy next time I needed them. My father-in-law had cant hooks and one day he asked me why I pounded them on the ground before I dropped them  :D :D :D
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2017, 11:33:24 AM »
I have used both for turning logs they are the same. I worked as a power lineman so we were turning power poles daily but I see no difference in turning a log or pole. The point is nice to stick in the ground and have it close by when needed rather than laying on the ground or to sometimes catch a sling or choker to pull the end under a log. You can use a peavey to pry logs apart but that is also a good way to break the handle. You can rock the log up on the point to make a space to slide a sling or choker under the log also.

Careful using either they can be dangerous we had a guy knocked out cold rolling poles off a cargo trailer the pole had a little dog leg in it, he rolled it towards himself and the edge of the trailer and it came all the way around and the handle hit him right between the running lights. If I had my choice I would take the peavey not because it turns logs better but because it has the point for the reasons I mentioned.

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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2017, 12:57:18 PM »
You better just go ahead and buy one of each.  :laugh:
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2017, 01:38:45 PM »
I was just thinking the same thing. Purchase one of each. It appears it is a preference. Thanks fellas for all the help. As usual you all are great!
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2017, 07:35:44 PM »
Be sure to tell Tammy at Logrite that you are a Forestry Forum member and that we sent you.   ;D
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2017, 08:46:10 PM »
I grew up with a peavey,the pointed one. Pryed alot of logs apart with that point. It's a region thing. Just like red hotdogs and grits.  ;D
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2017, 01:29:06 AM »
The original question was about buying one tool for turning logs on a chainsaw mill. When I first started chainsaw milling, I had a genuine Peavey brand peavey. It was great for shifting logs around on the ground but didn't work as well for turning logs when I had them up on horses.

When I bought my manual Wood-Mizer I bought a 30" Logrite "mill special" cant hook and that became my go-to tool for working on and around the mill. Even now that I have a hydraulic mill that 30" cant hook is the one that sits beside the mill. I keep a 60" Logrite cant hook in the back of the truck for rolling really big or sweepy logs but I don't have to pull it out very often.

My 60" Logrite peavey sits at home where I might have to maneuver a log in the bush. The old Peavey is retired -- I removed the hook and attached it to a chain for dealing with difficult logs (with my tractor).
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2017, 03:14:19 AM »
I appreciate the good feedback. I'll get both and try both. I have John Deere tractor with a grapple that will allow me to load the log onto the M8, M7 or whichever I decide to go with. I just need to turn the log a few times. Thank you for the response.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2017, 08:56:10 AM »
Different length tools have different size hooks on them, and are suited for different diameter logs, so this variety might be more useful than whether it is a peavey or cant hook.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2017, 11:37:59 PM »
I did not know that so thanks for the intel.
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Re: CANT HOOK or LOG PEAVEY for turning logs
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2017, 07:51:34 AM »
When I ran the manual mill and had to frequently turn logs on the mill, I used a cant hook because I sawed a lot of good quality, furniture grade, walnut, cherry, etc., and the cant hook does not mar the cant to the extent that the sharp point on a peavy does.  People won't buy boards with holes in them.  It all depends on your plan and strategy. 
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