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Trailer Question
« on: February 13, 2014, 08:06:24 PM »
Hey guys,

New to the forum here and I figured I would introduce myself and I could also could use some help with a couple of questions I have.  I am a working arborist in NC and also a sawmiller.  I started sawmilling to cut down on wasting the trees we removed and provide lumber to folks here local to my area.  Not a huge operation but it keeps me busy.  Anyhow, I was curious if any of you urban guys have any experience with the over-the road- towable log trailers and grapple loaders like the ones available at Baileys?  I have not found very many companies that make that type of equipment and was curious if ya'll know of any other companies that make such equipment available in the U.S..  I am trying to cut down on trips I have to make from my customers yards to my woodyard.  I currently have to load my trailer with my skid steer, haul the logs home, and return for my skid steer.  Any help would be appreciated   

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Re: Trailer Question
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 08:37:37 PM »
Welcome to the Forum.  Sorry I can't help you any on the specific trailer question.  I've seen the ones advertised at Baileys, and that is the extent of my knowledge.  I have seen pictures of a few, (might want to check out the thread, "Show us your wood hauling rig" or something close to that).  Seems to me there were several shown there, and you could try PMing those members.


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Re: Trailer Question
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 08:39:16 PM »
I too am an arborist.  I love mine.  I forward logs roadside with a mini loader, then pick them up with this.

Here it is hauling a shed, a bit unconventional but there are more pics in my gallery.

I think eventually i will upgrade the boom.  Baileys is no help at all with parts, either is the manufacturer.



 



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Re: Trailer Question
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014, 08:40:58 PM »
 
 
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 08:42:09 PM »
Here you see the mini loader with grapple in the back of the truck too.

 
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 08:43:10 PM »
Im bored.  Too heavy here.

 
 
 
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014, 08:47:25 PM »
How far are you from black mountain?  Do you know wagner tree or pro tree care?
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2014, 09:17:01 PM »
wow brendon, post #3 and picture #1 is a good sized stick.  Did the boom struggle with that one?  and what is the trailer rated?
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Re: Trailer Question
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2014, 09:44:51 PM »
It wont lift that log out straight, but no problems off the side.  I can get a big log on there, one end at a time if needed.

15000 gvw, weighs between 4 and 5 empty, not sure exacts.
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2014, 10:15:24 PM »
I am currently looking at a dump trailer with a grapple made by Centreville manufacturing.Here we can put a chipper behind the trailer if we want.

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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2014, 10:56:59 PM »
Brendon that's what I was looking for.  I did notice you had some larger logs on that trailer.  I was hoping to get something that could handle some larger diameter logs as well as longer stuff.  I see in the picture your boom says Farma. I'm guessing that's the manufacturer.  I am well east of black mountain, probably about 3 hrs worth.  My brother lives near black mountain. I appreciate the photos as I enjoy looking at other tree service set-ups.  Where about did you get such a rig?  I thought about getting the trailer built by some guys locally but no-one around here has the little boom grapples.  Thanks for the input.

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Re: Trailer Question
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2014, 11:09:32 PM »
I'm about an hour and a half from you.  Someone here around the lake has had one for years with a grapple boom on it.  I haven't paid much attention to it, but I believe the trailer is a dual tandem gooseneck, so it may be heavier than you need anyway.  Once this snow melts, I can drive by there and get some more information if it will do you any good.

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Re: Trailer Question
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2014, 03:43:12 AM »
Its a baileys trailer, found it used.  Now they call the boom jms, same thing though.  Like i said either they, or trying to get an answer from the manufacturer is like pulling teeth.  Im not sure if its a language barrier with the manufacturer, or what but you can email them, not get a response for over a week, then they never answered the question in the first place.

Just build a trailer and add the boom, nokka, farmi, are a couple bigger names.



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Re: Trailer Question
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2014, 07:55:04 AM »
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2014, 08:26:37 AM »
Thanks Guys.  I appreciate all the help! I guess I'm looking at yet another day of cruising the internet for neat equipment that I want while this snow melts.

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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2014, 09:54:55 AM »
Arbor-Mill,welcome to the forum. You said you have a sawmill,what kind?
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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2014, 10:26:47 AM »
Winter is dangerous, i spend more those three-four months than all year, though i shouldn't be! :D
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2014, 06:33:29 PM »
I have a Woodmizer lt35 HD.  Its not a big mill but I can scratch out a couple thousand feet in a good day!  Hopefully in the next 5-7 years I can upgrade to one of the big-boys!  I have thoroughly enjoyed it for the last year and s half.

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Re: Trailer Question
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2014, 02:21:25 PM »
Hello Arbor-Mill; welcome to the Forum!  I'm a little ways south of you on the south side of Raleigh.

Some of the major brands of forwarding trailers are Metavic, Farmi, Blue Ox and Farmi.  They have models designed for both street as well as forest use.
Peterson 10" WPF with 65' of track
Smith - Gallagher dedicated slabber
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and a mix of log handling heavy equipment.

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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2014, 05:32:44 PM »
Thanks scsmith,

I think I have talked to you before on the NC woodworker forum.  Piedmont Sawmill is my name on that forum.  Thanks for the names of those companies!  Hope all is well your way.   


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