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Affordable attachment for knuckleboom to pick up logs
« on: February 07, 2021, 11:13:00 AM »
Howdy, I pickup in a 95 f800 with a knuckleboom, and looking for an easy way to pick up the logs without using slings/chains. I was thinking These quad log tongs would do, but I don’t know if they’re “5000lbs” rating is for skidding or lifting. Don’t want to waste $250 on something that’s not going to be safe, so looking forward to y’all’s suggestions. 

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Re: Affordable attachment for knuckleboom to pick up logs
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2021, 12:05:30 PM »
If youre in a mess of logs that will break a double tong, youll soon have the money for a real loader.  Buy it and if a log now and then looks iffy chain that one. 
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Re: Affordable attachment for knuckleboom to pick up logs
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2021, 02:15:34 PM »
 

Tongs have loaded a lot of logs over the years . As for safety ,they will come loose ,just don't swing the load over anything you don't want smashed.

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Re: Affordable attachment for knuckleboom to pick up logs
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2021, 09:31:09 PM »
Aye, thanks for the validation. I figured they'd be fine for lifting, but wanted to double check.
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Re: Affordable attachment for knuckleboom to pick up logs
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2021, 09:35:18 PM »
I have a set I use with the boom with my skid steer.  no issues and they work good.  not sure of the weight, as I cannot lift that much with my boom.
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Re: Affordable attachment for knuckleboom to pick up logs
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2021, 05:15:02 PM »
Ordered the ones from northern tool Note:Please read the Forestry Forum's postion on this company Note:Please read the Forestry Forum's postion on this company as they’re $40 cheaper. Their site says the 36” ones are rated for 3300lbs, but they look to be the same design, same 1” diameter steel construction, and a better swivel eye for attaching.
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Re: Affordable attachment for knuckleboom to pick up logs
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2021, 09:57:15 AM »
Ordered the ones from northern tool Note:Please read the Forestry Forum's postion on this company Note:Please read the Forestry Forum's postion on this company Note:Please read the Forestry Forum's postion on this company as they’re $40 cheaper. Their site says the 36” ones are rated for 3300lbs, but they look to be the same design, same 1” diameter steel construction, and a better swivel eye for attaching.
I have a feeling that they will fold up like a wet noodle.  I bought a set of them and hooked them to a 12" red oak about 20 feet long and they just folded.  Hope you have better luck.  
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Re: Affordable attachment for knuckleboom to pick up logs
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2021, 12:39:45 PM »
I had a set I bought about 15 years ago, I had them on my skid steer on a boom and I abused the heck out of those things. Never did manage to break them, I lost them in a tangled woodpile this summer, they'll probably resurface in a year or 2😊 Typical of cheap chinese goods, quality all over the place.
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