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NH 4200 Log Loader
« on: August 01, 2020, 01:51:57 PM »
Does anyone have experience with or know the specs on a NH 4200 log loader? A Google search yielded no results. Thanks.

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Re: NH 4200 Log Loader
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 07:06:12 PM »
I guess that is why they are no longer made...anyway, there is one for sale mounted on a trailer near me. Guy says it will lift 1000 lbs, 1500 lbs if you are especially skilled. I'm just trying to determine a reasonable price. Asking $6500. I still have to go look at it.

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Re: NH 4200 Log Loader
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 07:14:44 PM »
I don't know anything about that loader, but 1000 or 1500 lbs doesn't sound like much.  Very few good size logs will fit into that weight class.  1500 lbs starts to get you into some fair logs if they're 8 footers, I supposed.  But I would say those specs don't really sound like log loader specs.

The other side of that is that a small boom can be handy, but mainly for pretty light stuff.

More importantly, how did that barbecue work out?

Welcome back.  (I'm guessing you're back.)  Looks like we've got a little wind and rain to welcome you home.

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Re: NH 4200 Log Loader
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 08:39:59 PM »
I did get that BBQ, and fried chicken, hushpuppies, Brunswick stew, and some pig pickin cake. I failed to take pictures, however, so as far as anyone else knows, it didn't happen. Anyway, I checked a 9 ft, 24" yellow pine log on the saw log calculator, and it gave me 1350 lbs. Do you think that is inaccurate? I figured I can get that size log with the grapple loader and fab up a log loading arch to mount at the back of the trailer for loading bigger logs with a winch. I'm hoping I can use a hydraulic winch hooked up to the 8hp hydraulic unit on the loader. That way I can have continuous duty and no battery. Thanks for the welcome back. Still waiting on that wind and rain.

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Re: NH 4200 Log Loader
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 08:54:04 PM »
If anything that sounds light for a SYP log that size, but it's probably right.  For the money that does not sound like a very useful loader, I think you would be frustrated with it pretty quickly as logs will often weight more than that.  You also need to know if that's the max lift at the side of the loader or extended out.  If the former then yea, stay away.  
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Re: NH 4200 Log Loader
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2020, 08:40:11 AM »
 To me the reach would be important. If it's got a reach of 15' and lift 1000# it could be worth the money. I bought a loader from Bailey's yrs ago that had a 9' reach an it didn't take long for me to add a section to the main boom and a section to the stick. It has a reach of 13' now and a bigger piston on the main to get it to lift 1000# at the side of the trailer and I'm still not happy with it.
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Re: NH 4200 Log Loader
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2020, 09:23:21 AM »
I would ask for a demo.  if it requires "skill" to reach the 1500 pound mark, not sure what that means in hillbilly, but prob. not going to work well.  It would work good for a firewood tree collector.  if you plan to make an arch anyway, go buy a new heavy tandem dump trailer, and put your winch and arch on it.  can just dump to unload.  put a nice sign on it to advertise, if this becomes a business.
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Re: NH 4200 Log Loader
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2020, 06:09:10 PM »
I mounted a standard garage truck service truck crane or welding service truck crane on my trailer.  These are the one you see mounted on flatbed 3500 pickups driving around town. I paid $2K used and it would deadlift 3500 lbs and had a hydraulic boom that would extend 15 feet.  With the crane cable I could snake logs out of the woods then boom them on the trailer. 

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Re: NH 4200 Log Loader
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2020, 08:57:45 AM »
Most likely the skill involved mean grab one end an pull up on front of trailer then grab the back end and lift the log into the trailer. When the log gets to the # 1k the grapple won't hold the log long enough to get it close to the trailer. Been known to run the cable from the winch to a tree an pulley and par buckle the log on at that point.
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Re: NH 4200 Log Loader
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2020, 08:11:26 AM »
 Doc henderson, skill in this case is probably exactly as Ed_k described. He has a point about not being able to hold on to a log - I mentioned a 24" 9' pine, but I don't know that the jaws would be big enough for that.
 Yellowhammer, I have been looking for one of those service cranes based on some of your previous posts. They are difficult to find not attached to a truck. The ones I have found are several thousand $. I'll keep looking.
 


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