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Re: Help! I have to move a massive log up a hill
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2022, 06:14:59 PM »
And here comes da Choo Choo on its midnight run. Yup, I hear dat train a comin'    :D :D :D
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Re: Help! I have to move a massive log up a hill
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2022, 12:20:20 AM »
.... it comin roun' da bend, I hear da wheels a movin, and rumblin thru de land.  

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Re: Help! I have to move a massive log up a hill
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2022, 08:32:38 AM »
Oh for the want of a Lucas or a Peterson.  It would be so easy to set up on that log right where it sets, and haul out the boards.
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Re: Help! I have to move a massive log up a hill
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2022, 08:19:39 AM »
Thanks again for all the advice, everyone. I was looking at that Peterson All Terrain Sawmill ... man that would be perfect for this situation!

What about quarter sawing this beastly tree? Our house has beautiful original (120 year old) quartersawn narrow-plank white oak flooring. If i cut this into 4 pieces itd be easier to carry uphill....

...but i'd have to split it.

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Re: Help! I have to move a massive log up a hill
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2022, 09:42:51 AM »
I would not move it until you figure out what you are going to do with it.

I have a couple similar sized red oak logs along my field. They will probably lay there and rot over the next couple decades.
They are too heavy for me to move with the equipment I have, and too big for my sawmill.

There is a Lucas swing mill in the for sale section...................
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Re: Help! I have to move a massive log up a hill
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2022, 10:44:21 AM »
I would not move it until you figure out what you are going to do with it.

I have a couple similar sized red oak logs along my field. They will probably lay there and rot over the next couple decades.
They are too heavy for me to move with the equipment I have, and too big for my sawmill.

There is a Lucas swing mill in the for sale section...................
I've just discovered there is a guy only a few miles away from me who is on the Peterson owners directory, and it says he has a Peterson All Terrain Sawmill. With my luck, he probably retired and sold off his mill, but maybe I've just found a solution!

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Re: Help! I have to move a massive log up a hill
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2022, 12:28:32 PM »
I move big logs all the time with a Tilt Deck Tow truck. I have customers like you that want to save their tree. . I have a local Towing Company that goes and gets  the logs for me. He will load up to 3 logs. I have found a log he cant load yet. His winch is 20,000 lbs. One time he broke the cable on a log, he thanked me as he says better to break the cable on a log than a mercedes. 
Can you back a Truck up the end of the log? That will solve your problem, they hook their winch to the end, tilt the deck and drag the log up onto the deck. 
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Re: Help! I have to move a massive log up a hill
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2022, 01:53:45 PM »
I move big logs all the time with a Tilt Deck Tow truck. I have customers like you that want to save their tree. . I have a local Towing Company that goes and gets  the logs for me. He will load up to 3 logs. I have found a log he cant load yet. His winch is 20,000 lbs. One time he broke the cable on a log, he thanked me as he says better to break the cable on a log than a mercedes.
Can you back a Truck up the end of the log? That will solve your problem, they hook their winch to the end, tilt the deck and drag the log up onto the deck.
Its all about the Hydraulics, that is the number 1 thing I have learned here on the FF 8)
Makes sense, indeed. If I were to do this, the truck would have to drive down the hill, load up, and drive back up. But it'd be doable.
What do you think I should expect to pay a local towing company for something like this?

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Re: Help! I have to move a massive log up a hill
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2022, 02:36:54 PM »
I ussually pay around the $125 to start and then if there is any distance involved he will add mileage. 
My numbers are in Canadian dollars and I use him regularly. 
As long as the hill is not steep and dry you should be okay. 
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Re: Help! I have to move a massive log up a hill
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2022, 03:52:04 PM »
shorten it or cut it in half length wise or both.  It would not fit on my mill with a 36.5 inch gantry and a 32 inch cut throat.  it will be easier to move, except for rolling if you split it down the middle.
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