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Author Topic: hardly "logging", but my new log moving contraption  (Read 3881 times)

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hardly "logging", but my new log moving contraption
« on: March 12, 2007, 08:03:51 PM »
Straight from Shade's R&D shop.  I got this idea a while back, and saw a similar setup a fellow board member uses to move logs with his pickup. 

I'll snap some better pictures of the contraption itself maybe tomorrow

The thing with the wheels is a trailer dolly from northern tool Note:Please read the Forestry Forum's postion on this company, it would work better with larger tires, I may have to fabricate a bigger one.







the log was around a foot or so across.

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Re: hardly "logging", but my new log moving contraption
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2007, 08:11:53 PM »
I've been thinking along the same lines, lately , Dan  ;D

Bigger wheels would certainly do something for it .

Thanks for doing the R&D for me :D
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Re: hardly "logging", but my new log moving contraption
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2007, 08:28:17 PM »
I paid $30 for the dolly (+ shipping), it's probably worth that much. I bent it BAD on saturday "proof" testing the rig trying to pick up a chebby 4x4 pickups front end off the ground  :D

so I drove a 7/8 rod through it to stiffen it up.  I may end up making a similar thing from scratch, the problem with that is it will end up being pretty heavy, this is nice and light.
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Re: hardly "logging", but my new log moving contraption
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2007, 08:38:57 PM »
What I've really been thinking about could be made by putting an axle about 8-12" back on the trailer hitch/fork part and a longer tongue on it.
 16" OD wheels and I'll be rollin' :D
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Re: hardly "logging", but my new log moving contraption
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2007, 08:44:02 PM »
the problem with putting tires on that part is it can limit you on how large of a log you may be able to move, this thing "theoretically" should be able to move a 36" log, that needs tested, though....  i may not be able to get the straps tight enough, or may have to turn to a chain binder to make it work.

the other problem with them is getting the log lifted in the first place to get the axle under it.  (I had a setup similar to that, only used it once because I ended up selling the tires for it).

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Re: hardly "logging", but my new log moving contraption
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2007, 09:50:43 AM »
Lets see the back wheelie thing more.
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Re: hardly "logging", but my new log moving contraption
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2007, 09:05:47 PM »
Yeah... what is all that there in the back of the log lol!

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Re: hardly "logging", but my new log moving contraption
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2007, 09:11:17 PM »
it's a log arch made from a mobile home axle.  nothing fancy, but it gets the job done.

A log arch is crucial for anyone (such as myself) that does not have a tractor, but for heavier logs, they are still hard to move, that's why I made this cradle thing, which makes it easier to keep the entire log off of the ground.

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Re: hardly "logging", but my new log moving contraption
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2007, 10:36:24 AM »
Kinda the same idea as when they transport big overpass beams and the like with 18 wheelers, bolt a set of trailer axles under one end and a hitch to the other. I like it.  :)

Might I suggest some nice 10 000lb or so ratchet straps with a nice long handle?  ;D
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