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Re: logging tractor
« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2009, 09:32:10 PM »
501

Height:       65"
Width:       55"
Shipping Weight:       725 lbs.
Pulling Capacity:       11025 lbs.
Drum Capacity:       Sold with 165 of cable with option of up to 265 of 3/8 cable
Winching Speed:       1 to 5 ft. per second.
Clutch:       Mechanical friction plate clutch with heat sink
Power Transmission:       Universal shaft from tractor
Mounting:       To Category I or II 3-point hitch
Tractor Size:       Min. 40 HP, Max. 60 HP
Related Product:       Farmi 501T Skidding  Winch -  501 with Electric Hydraulic Control System


601

Height:       69 11/16"
Width:       70 7/8"
Shipping Weight:       990 lbs
Pulling Capacity:       13,200 lbs
Drum Capacity:       Sold Standard with 165 of 9/16 cable, all other lengths and sizes are optional and available
Winching Speed:       40-200 ft. per minute
Clutch:       Mechanical friction plate clutch with heat sink
Power Transmission:       Universal shaft from tractor
Mounting:       Category I or II 3-point hitch
Tractor Size:       Min. 60 HP, Max. 150 HP
Related Product:       Farmi 601T Skidding  Winch -  601 with Electric Hydraulic Control System
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Re: logging tractor
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2015, 09:20:38 AM »
I know this is an old thread, but I just joined, and want to weigh in. In the discussion of gear vs. HST, few have mentioned the issue of safety. With a gear drive, the tractor will not stop if it starts to rear up unless you find the clutch and push it in, and you have less than 1 second to do that in many cases. You could be dead if you fail to do that. With an HST, unless it is in cruise control (which is a bad idea in the woods), all you have to do is stop pushing on the pedal. HST also helps if you are about to be impaled on a sapling or branch that pops up. I have had my life potentially saved this way once, as well as when my ROPS hit a tree branch and the tractor front end lifted up. So, for me , HST is the safest way to go in the woods. Yes, it is mechanically less efficient, but who is using 100% of engine power in the woods anyway? The efficiency factor really only matters in field work, not woods work.


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