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Re: Tractor logging with winch
« Reply #160 on: April 22, 2019, 07:27:24 PM »
ga - not sure I understand. Are you saying you bunch the five logs across the trail rather than along it and pick them up so they are totally off the ground and across the winch parallel to the axel. If so It is just a heavy weight like a ballast box and should not hurt your top link or 3pth.

Clever way to keep them clean if your trails are wide enough.
Yep.  That's what I was doing.  Keeps them off the ground and I don't think it has hurt anything.  
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Re: Tractor logging with winch
« Reply #161 on: May 17, 2019, 06:49:03 PM »
Not really a reply to your post but a general question. Why do so many people refer to chokers as "chockers"? Chokers choke. Chockers chock. They are completely different things.

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Re: Tractor logging with winch
« Reply #162 on: May 17, 2019, 08:51:10 PM »
Not really a reply to your post but a general question. Why do so many people refer to chokers as "chockers"? Chokers choke. Chockers chock. They are completely different things.
Probably because spelling is not everyone's strong point?
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Re: Tractor logging with winch
« Reply #163 on: May 17, 2019, 09:16:20 PM »
Because spell check does not catch it. ;D
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Re: Tractor logging with winch
« Reply #164 on: May 17, 2019, 09:35:57 PM »
Because spell check does not catch it. ;D
Actually, it appears that spellchecker does catch it.
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« Reply #165 on: May 17, 2019, 09:41:43 PM »
I usually do the spell check on each and every post I do. But I guess I missed my reply on Feb 1. But every so often the spell check won't check. Must of been that time.
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« Reply #166 on: June 03, 2019, 06:23:08 AM »
My Wallenstine fx6500 met it's match.  The winch pulled most of the peaces up over the embankment but when this big peace of big heavy birch dug in, it was to much for the winch and the clutch slipped. I had to lessen the load by cutting the big log into peaces.    

Most people are surprised what a tractor logging winch can do. Then it will surprise you what it can't do.  .

Here is a video of the winch hard at work.


Winching in the big one

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« Reply #167 on: June 03, 2019, 07:10:30 AM »
Link to "Winching in the Big one" is not working
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Re: Tractor logging with winch
« Reply #168 on: June 03, 2019, 08:28:29 AM »
This was my tractor and wench wish I had not sold her. I used the cat head a lot with a 1" hemp rope and it had a 10' cable leader on the end to go around the log. I did add a pusher blade under the wench.



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« Reply #169 on: June 03, 2019, 09:27:24 PM »
I remember one big pine. It was down a steep hill. We rolled that thing up the hill. My father ran the winch,I would re hook the chain each time. We had a small tree laid down and that made it so I could move the chain each time. I had a good size piece of wood to keep it from rolling down the hill when I moved the chain. Slow,yes,it was,but we got it.
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« Reply #170 on: July 22, 2019, 12:35:34 PM »
I picked up some oddball Norse 367 winch.  The paint is all faded but the price was t0o good to not take a chance.  I hooked it on my tractor and tested it on a few downed trees.  the first one was a 10" pine and it was 90 degrees to the tractor.  The winch dug itself in and pulled the tree  right in half when it got caught on an oak.  I was impressed.  next I hooked to a birch next too it and tried the same thing.  This time the tree didn't break and the tractor stalled out when I pulled on the rope.  The problem was that then the tractor ran backward for a few seconds and powered the winch cable out birdnesting the spool.   I also cant imagine it is great to run the engine backwards, so I will be a bit more judicious with the clutch and plan ahead a little better next time.  I obvious knew it would get hung up, I just wanted to see what the winch could do.  I have also found the skid plate to be an effective grading blade.
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« Reply #171 on: July 22, 2019, 02:23:50 PM »
Seem like they use to sell that style of winch,just last year.The website only shows the 450 and the 350 with the butt plate that pivots. 
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« Reply #172 on: July 23, 2019, 09:34:34 AM »
physically it looks almost identical to the old style Norse 350 and has similar capacity and specs. 
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« Reply #173 on: July 24, 2019, 07:15:55 PM »
Be careful. If you got hung up like that on a standing dead tree it could pull it over on top of you faster than you can imagine !!!

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« Reply #174 on: March 03, 2020, 08:22:07 AM »
I was helping a friend with a new Fransgard winch and I really liked the automatic brake set-up on it because I usually leave the hitch on the cable when I skid out. So I rigged up a similar brake on my Farmi JL501 using an over the center lever and a spring on the pawl brake lever. With the lever down the spring is slack and the winch brakes normally with the rope control. When the lever is up the pawl brake is applied via the spring. I have the lever down while working up a hitch and winch from the top pulley. When I get the hitch close I put the cable under the lower pulley for skidding out and apply the pawl brake. Then snug up the hitch.



 



 



 





 

Here is a short video of how I use it. I'm cutting fir stud wood.



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« Reply #175 on: March 03, 2020, 05:44:41 PM »
A good idea. The Norse I have, works just about the same way. I always leave the twitch on the cable.
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« Reply #176 on: March 04, 2020, 08:56:23 AM »
Good idea with the modified brake pawl. I too prefer to skid logs on the cable. the manual winch lock hasn't bothered me (yet). I did modify my Wallenstein winch to prevent logs from hitting the hooks on the side.

 

 

 
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