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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #12540 on: March 19, 2023, 10:55:03 PM »
It's a 170 with a grapple and winch, 5.9 Cummins.  I will get a few pics.  Was running it Friday in some decent sized pine, small by todays standards, but she will move some serious wood.   
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« Reply #12541 on: March 20, 2023, 12:20:18 AM »
I didn't realize that Franklins were set up that way, too👍
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« Reply #12542 on: March 20, 2023, 02:07:33 AM »
 

 

 

 A little hand cutting on some hard dead Elm. And a little quick digging to add some length to get warmed up for many more. 

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« Reply #12543 on: March 20, 2023, 08:46:31 AM »
   Mr Barbender thank you for the pics. By the look of the groves worn in your rollers the ol girl has pulled a fair bit of wood in her day.
   What is the story on your D1 Mr Walnut Beast. We used to cut a shovel like that for cleaning the mud out of the lags on dozers and excavators.

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #12544 on: March 20, 2023, 09:32:33 AM »
from WalnutBeast

"There is no way I would trust that dowel for a connection of winching on the size of stuff Ill be doing"


I also got this response -

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Surprisingly, a rolled up magazine or newspaper works well also.
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Yeah. The magazine was a discovery when recovering a car from a ditch.

There is not as much breaking force on that dowel as you might think but it isn't for every application.

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« Reply #12545 on: March 20, 2023, 09:54:47 AM »
That's all compression force on a cylinder, good luck putting enough pressure on that dowel to hurt it. 
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« Reply #12546 on: March 20, 2023, 09:56:16 AM »
My Franklin has that same oscillation in the center and like you said, what a difference that makes.  It does take some getting used to when on side hills with holes and such, you get a pucker factor thinking bad things are about to happen when in reality all four wheels are firmly still planted on the ground due to the set up.  
I have one of each and prefer the front cradle set up on the Tree Farmer. When the front wheels are winched off the ground on the Franklin the cab clunks off to the side. When this happens on a side hill and the cab tips to the downhill side it is a bit of an adrenaline rush.

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« Reply #12547 on: March 20, 2023, 09:58:43 AM »
Which model Franklin do you have? 
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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #12548 on: March 20, 2023, 10:23:50 AM »
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There is not as much breaking force on that dowel as you might think ........
Of course this is true, but even if the dowel, stick, or rolled up whatever were to magically evaporate, the 'knot' will just jam together and being very hard or impossible to get apart. The dowel just makes a space so the two slings came be taken apart easily. It's a slick idea and I will use it going forward. I have always avoided putting slings together like this because they won't came apart easily, if at all. Now I can do that. Thanks.
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« Reply #12549 on: March 20, 2023, 11:18:18 AM »
Ive never used an actual dowel,but Ive used the nearest stick many times in the same application.
In my experience the slings or straps break first every time. I will admit the times they broke everything was being pushed beyond its limit. Sometimes youve got to do what needs doing with whats at hand.
Like OG mentioned the worst that happens is it slips out (which is pretty unlikely) and youve got a longer strap with a knot in the middle.

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #12550 on: March 20, 2023, 11:23:23 AM »
Good to have the ends separated by something. I know if you knot nylon tow straps together and pull hard enough, the friction with make the webbing stick together.
The D ring I use is rated for I believe 15,000# WLL, so I know the strap will break before the ring will fail. And since I don't have a winch (not yet anyway), I'll usually hook straps, cables, chains, or whatever I've got together on a long pull. And then stop and back up subtracting lengths when the log is pulled onto the trail.
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« Reply #12551 on: March 20, 2023, 01:45:04 PM »
Which model Franklin do you have?
I have a Franklin 100XL-N. Perkins power and 18.4 x 26 tires.

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« Reply #12552 on: March 20, 2023, 04:47:57 PM »
This is my 170

 


 

Runs on the same style rubber as BB'S, only 30.5x32
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« Reply #12553 on: March 20, 2023, 05:07:32 PM »
What a dandy Southside!!! Thanks for posting! Love that older stuff! I dont think your going to have much trouble moving logs. A little paint and it would look good as new!

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« Reply #12554 on: March 20, 2023, 05:23:04 PM »
That's one gallon of Home Depot mixed paint I really stretched to cover the whole machine 7 or 8 years ago. 
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« Reply #12555 on: March 20, 2023, 05:35:04 PM »
Probably a dumb question Southside after having and using that grapple do you think you could live without the grapple 

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« Reply #12556 on: March 20, 2023, 06:34:54 PM »
Myself I think a small scale operation needs a grapple and a winch, I would not want to be without either. 
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« Reply #12557 on: March 20, 2023, 07:18:47 PM »
 Yeah I wish I had a grapple, too. I was digging around on the internet years back and found literature on a bolt on grapple Pettibone made for my machine. You just raised and lowered it with the winch. Still better than jumping off when you don't need to😁
 
 They also made a front end loader for it, and I wish I'd run across one. It was no joke, I think someone had a picture on the Forum once where they were lifting an old COE 2 ton about 10' in the air. It would be really handy for what I'm doing right now.
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« Reply #12558 on: March 20, 2023, 07:19:57 PM »
That Franklin is sharp Southside, those things were built like tanks. It's a shame all of those American and Canadian foresty equipment manufacturers folded or were bought out.
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« Reply #12559 on: March 20, 2023, 07:38:35 PM »
I've got 2 nylon straps that are probably knotted for life,just happened 2 weeks ago.
I wish the g man would have posted that trick 3 weeks ago.
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