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My homemade log arch. Design upgrades and paint
« on: January 06, 2018, 06:23:34 PM »
 

  

  

  

  

 
Got the log arch finished up today other than painting. Took it out to see just how well it would work. Hauled 2 cedar logs in with it and it worked great. The winch worked really good and didn't struggle at all. I'm going to make a few changes now that I've seen it with a log on. My front bars to keep the log from moving around needed to be longer. And now i can make my chains the right lengths. All in all a great project that worked out well.
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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 06:33:20 PM »
That looks like it would handle a pretty big log. Nice .
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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 06:38:34 PM »
I think your going to like that....
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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 06:41:27 PM »
I always have to tear my eyes away from from that nice tractor.
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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 07:28:08 PM »
Nice arch that will really be handy. Looks like you did a real nice job building it.

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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 07:45:32 PM »
Thanks guys. Its not perfect but it will get the job done. I will be mostly using it to haul in cedar logs about the size of the 2nd log I brought in. I will use it bringing in fire wood logs too so i don't have to handle the wood so many times.
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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2018, 08:09:33 PM »
I always have to tear my eyes away from from that nice tractor.
I really like that little tractor. Don't know how I did without it. Its nice not having to borrow the neighbors tractors anymore. I've done quite a few upgrades to it that have improved it greatly.
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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2018, 09:05:21 PM »
Did you add power steering to that little Ford?
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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2018, 10:05:30 PM »
Did you add power steering to that little Ford?
Not yet. I have thought about it. Not to hard to do.
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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 10:10:21 PM »
   Good looking rig. Well done. I hope it does everything you want/need it to do. I still need to get me a good set of tongs.
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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2018, 11:12:25 PM »
Did you add power steering to that little Ford?
Not yet. I have thought about it. Not to hard to do.


Ya, without it loader work is a workout.
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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2018, 11:59:29 PM »
Did you add power steering to that little Ford?
Not yet. I have thought about it. Not to hard to do.


Ya, without it loader work is a workout.
Thats what everyone says but I've done a lot of loader work with it and it isn't that bad.
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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2018, 06:35:40 AM »
Nice job. Looks a lot like mine, tractor, too.

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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2018, 07:02:49 AM »
Good job, 8)

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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2018, 09:06:08 AM »
Good work paints over rated then if you want to add something later you have to grind it off  :). Having your own tractor is a lot nicer then borrowing I've down a lot of things the hard way so I don't have to borrow.  What are your plans with the cedar ?
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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2018, 09:10:26 AM »
My logging stuff don't get no paint. The metal I use is prepainted,I think it's called Rusted Brown.  :D
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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2018, 10:44:58 AM »
Looking at the first pic I think it would be nice to make some type of cable system that connects to the 3 pt hitch for lifting the front of the log. I don't know whether it be helpful or a hindrance. But I like to come up with crazy ideas that nobody thinks will work :)

I do like the arch to :)
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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2018, 07:55:02 PM »
Good work paints over rated then if you want to add something later you have to grind it off  :). Having your own tractor is a lot nicer then borrowing I've down a lot of things the hard way so I don't have to borrow.  What are your plans with the cedar ?
The cedar I'm going to mill when I get my mill built.
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Re: My homemade log arch. First log pics
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2018, 07:57:28 PM »
Looking at the first pic I think it would be nice to make some type of cable system that connects to the 3 pt hitch for lifting the front of the log. I don't know whether it be helpful or a hindrance. But I like to come up with crazy ideas that nobody thinks will work :)

I do like the arch to :)
The arch will lift the whole log off the ground no need for the 3 point set up
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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2018, 11:56:03 AM »
I like it! 8)
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