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Re: DanG-DeadHeader Log Lifter
« Reply #80 on: November 13, 2011, 09:50:15 AM »
If you are tying against a tree and dragging the trailer out from under the log, be sure to use a binder of some sort to let the load off of the chain, or you will end up with a log on the ground with a chain too tight to let the hooks off.  (don't ask me how I learned this....)

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Re: DanG-DeadHeader Log Lifter
« Reply #81 on: November 13, 2011, 10:05:32 AM »
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It's my understanding that you use the deadheader in reverse.  Loop the log with the deadheader pointed towards the front, then run the winch and pull/lift off the back.

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Re: DanG-DeadHeader Log Lifter
« Reply #82 on: November 13, 2011, 10:28:49 AM »

 
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Loop the log with the deadheader pointed towards the front, then run the winch and pull/lift off the back.

 Exactly.
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Re: DanG-DeadHeader Log Lifter
« Reply #83 on: November 13, 2011, 10:45:41 AM »
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Re: DanG-DeadHeader Log Lifter
« Reply #84 on: November 13, 2011, 11:25:00 AM »
The method posted here:  https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,17613.msg364685.html#msg364685

It uses a snatch block up 7' high in a tree. Then you use the trailers winch to winch it off.  Pictures included in that link. 

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Re: DanG-DeadHeader Log Lifter
« Reply #85 on: November 13, 2011, 12:41:27 PM »
If you are tying against a tree and dragging the trailer out from under the log, be sure to use a binder of some sort to let the load off of the chain, or you will end up with a log on the ground with a chain too tight to let the hooks off.  (don't ask me how I learned this....)


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Re: DanG-DeadHeader Log Lifter
« Reply #86 on: November 13, 2011, 09:19:05 PM »
Red Pill,
It's my understanding that you use the deadheader in reverse.  Loop the log with the deadheader pointed towards the front, then run the winch and pull/lift off the back.

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Something's missing. I presume you have to have a block attached somewhere behind the trailer (as in the tree in Marc's post).

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Re: DanG-DeadHeader Log Lifter
« Reply #87 on: November 14, 2011, 06:14:35 PM »

 Nothing missing. If you have the arch over-centered toward the front of the trailer, and the arch tied off so it can't tip all the way over, as you put the cable around the log, say, half way near the center of the log, and take up on the winch, it will start to lift the log and then snake it off the trailer.

 Obviously, it won't come clear of the end of the trailer, but, just under balancing the log, you can pull on the cable while letting off on the winch, and get much farther off the trailer.

 Takes a little thinking- planning, or you get bound up.
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Re: DanG-DeadHeader Log Lifter
« Reply #88 on: November 15, 2011, 02:24:25 PM »
Okay. Thanks for the clarification.

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Re: DanG-DeadHeader Log Lifter
« Reply #89 on: February 20, 2012, 04:31:15 AM »
If you are tying against a tree and dragging the trailer out from under the log, be sure to use a binder of some sort to let the load off of the chain, or you will end up with a log on the ground with a chain too tight to let the hooks off.  (don't ask me how I learned this....)

Only a problem for really huge logs. Otherwise just kick the chain in the middle, and it will loosen. If that doesn't work, tug on it with your hands, sideways, loosening it. If that doesn't work, you have a really huge log, and you may need to roll it sideways a couple times, back and forth, with a peavey until you get the chain loose. Or pry the chain off the end of the log, using the peavey.
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Re: DanG-DeadHeader Log Lifter
« Reply #90 on: February 20, 2012, 04:34:09 AM »
I used an I-beam system with my GMC 2500, it was too complicated and heavy. I wish I had known about this then. I used a come-along and a trolley on the overhead I-beam. That was about 6 or 7 years ago.
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Re: DanG-DeadHeader Log Lifter
« Reply #91 on: March 22, 2019, 01:56:39 PM »
The DanG Deadheader loader
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