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Author Topic: Wanted: 3 pt logging winch in Western Canada or Northwest USA.  (Read 364 times)

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I'm looking for a 3 pt logging winch with or without a tractor. I'm just seeing what's out there in BC or AB, Canada or the northwest of the US.

I'm interested in seeing what's out there before I make up my mind on a purchase or decide which size of tractor I go with.

Also interested in firewood processing equipment.

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Re: Wanted: 3 pt logging winch in Western Canada or Northwest USA.
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 06:43:01 AM »
Is this for your own use? Meaning not making you money? I have a Norse 3pt winch. All brands are just about the same. The Norse has a pivoting butt plate,the only one that does that. Can make it rigid,like the other brands,with 2 pins. It also has a higher lifting pulley.It has boxes for the chains too. A 30 hp tractor will work,I have a 40. But with NH,the 30 is a much smaller tractor,easier to sneak through the woods with,but can't haul as much as my 40hp. That's why I asked you about the money question. My land is a challenge to get around on. That's why I like the butt plates that pivot. I straddle a few rocks and that's way the butt plate does not get me hung up. A 3pt winch is pricey,but I worked mine hard in the woods for 3-4 years with some big pine. I have not replaced anything,but cable.I had it for more than 25 years.If you do get one,make up some short chains,4 foot ones. Most come with 8 foot chains. I got six 8 foot chains with mine. Now I think most brands only have 3. Won't need all 8 foot chains. It's a bother to hook onto a 6 through tree and have 6 feet of chain left over to run through the keyhole. A foot chain is much easier. I should of made them up the first time I used it. I also run 6 slides,chockers,too. Sometimes all 6 are used,sometimes only one is used. All the above is there if needed. Do not pull at a sharp angle,you could roll the tractor over. Watch out for slash when you are winching in.Always lower the winch,set brakes,and if you have a loader,lower that too. I keep a a piece of inch round stock,about 4 feet long on the winch,to use as a pry bar. Yes a peavey would be better,but I need the peavey at the sawmill.
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

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