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General Forestry => Forestry and Logging => Topic started by: Jasperfield on August 18, 2008, 10:24:47 PM

Title: Who sells a one-handed, small log / firewood grapple? Tongs with a grapple
Post by: Jasperfield on August 18, 2008, 10:24:47 PM
I can't find the post I read some time back about a one-handed, tong-like grapple or carrier for small dia' logs and or firewood. There was a photo posted in said post and a source for a supplier.
Title: Re: Who sells a one-handed, small log / firewood grapple? Tongs with a grapple
Post by: beenthere on August 18, 2008, 11:07:47 PM
I think I know what you mean, and have a set for handling small diam. logs.

Trying to locate on Google, as I didn't find them at Bailey's.

Will keep looking.

Found a picture...does it look like this?

 

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Log_tong_hand.jpg)

Title: Re: Who sells a one-handed, small log / firewood grapple? Tongs with a grapple
Post by: rebocardo on August 19, 2008, 01:19:28 AM
Baileys sells them,

A timber carrier (two man) 12.2 pounds #15815 $99.95 pg 61 of their 2008 catalog

A pulp hook (one man) 1.2 pounds #15840 $5.95

Title: Re: Who sells a one-handed, small log / firewood grapple? Tongs with a grapple
Post by: timberfaller390 on August 19, 2008, 07:51:51 AM
Sandvic manufactures what you want, they are actual tongs not pulp hooks. Ben Meadows has them item #180039 8 in. jaw spread $26.70 #180040 11 in. jaw spread $45.70
Title: Re: Who sells a one-handed, small log / firewood grapple? Tongs with a grapple
Post by: Ed on August 19, 2008, 08:41:46 AM
Check your Husky dealer. They did have 2 different sizes available.

Ed
Title: Re: Who sells a one-handed, small log / firewood grapple? Tongs with a grapple
Post by: John Mc on August 19, 2008, 10:40:15 AM
Husqvarna sells two sizes: one with a 7 or 8" opening which is great to hang on your belt when working on the woods. The other has an 11" or 12" opening, which I use quite a bit when splitting firewood... it saves a LOT of bending and allows better body mechanics when picking up round wood. It's been a real back saver for me.

Any Husky dealer should be able to order you one, if they don't have any in stock.

John Mc
Title: Re: Who sells a one-handed, small log / firewood grapple? Tongs with a grapple
Post by: nas on August 20, 2008, 09:06:18 AM
http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=1&p=51107&cat=1,41131
Title: Re: Who sells a one-handed, small log / firewood grapple? Tongs with a grapple
Post by: Jasperfield on August 20, 2008, 10:10:40 PM
I appreciate each response and I thank you all.
Title: Re: Who sells a one-handed, small log / firewood grapple? Tongs with a grapple
Post by: sawmill on August 27, 2008, 08:50:52 PM
look on www.northerntool.com I have three of them .I like them.
Title: Re: Who sells a one-handed, small log / firewood grapple? Tongs with a grapple
Post by: beenthere on August 27, 2008, 11:39:37 PM
sawmill
 Welcome to the forum.

I looked at the northerntool site, and didn't see what I thought Jasperfield was looking for..

but I'll have to leave that up to Jasperfield to confirm.

Jasperfield:
Which of the several responses matched what you were originally looking for??
Title: Re: Who sells a one-handed, small log / firewood grapple? Tongs with a grapple
Post by: John Mc on August 28, 2008, 09:25:43 AM
My local Husky dealer sold me the Husqvarna tongs for the same price that northern tool Note:Please read the Forestry Forum's postion on this company advertises theirs (bought about a year ago). I'd much rather support the local guy, so I bought from him. Another consideration was that I couldn't actually see and hold the NT offering before ordering. Given the significant difference between the quality of some of the other tools they offer as compared to more "known" manufacturers (see the LogRite vs NT Hookaroon thread), that was a concern for me.

John Mc
Title: Re: Who sells a one-handed, small log / firewood grapple? Tongs with a grapple
Post by: brucehuggins on August 28, 2008, 06:35:39 PM
I get mine from  http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/

I have three. they work great.  I dont have to go all the way to the ground after a block of wood.  they call them pulpwood tongs in the catalog.
Title: Re: Who sells a one-handed, small log / firewood grapple? Tongs with a grapple
Post by: Dave Shepard on August 28, 2008, 09:12:16 PM
I've got a pair from Husky, must have bought them about ten years ago. Haven't used them in about four, but made a special trip home for them today. I'm sawing locust fenceposts from small logs, and handling rounds is hard on the wrists. With the tongs you just grab and drag. 8) They'll be staying in the truck now. Also good for handling chunks. I've taken more than one tree out of a backyard one piece at a time with them. On one job, they got nicknamed Chunk Buddies by one happy user. ;D

Mine are marked "EM" "Sweden"

Dave