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Re: Buying Logs
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2003, 08:23:02 AM »
Greg, I'll snap a pic or two when I can find some batteries for my camera (the DanG thing eats 'em up).  I think winching the logs up the side would be easier on the winch, but the deck on the trailer is lower than the tops of the wheels, so that is out.  Besides, I've been in situations where the way I have it set up was the only way I'd ever get those logs anyway.  

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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2003, 04:35:59 AM »
The trailer and the winch sound like a feasible solution. Although, I would like to find one with a boom on it. The Primero forwarding trailer looks great, but I want something to tow behind my truck, not a tractor.

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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2003, 07:04:57 AM »
I have a metavic forwarding trailer and last week I met the owner of a tree removal company who also has one that he tows over the road behind his 1 ton pick up.  He made no modifications and said the only problem he had was when he really overloaded the trailer and cracked a stub axle.
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« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2003, 02:13:18 PM »
I was just reading the article in S&W about the Metavic Wheeler trailer.  Not a bad set up but I need something I can maneuver over my ravines so I was looking at the forwarding trailers with adjustable bogie wheels.  Would it be feasible to take one of these forwarding trailers with bogie wheels over the road?
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« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2003, 04:09:38 PM »
This is how it's done at the river with waterlogged logs.

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« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2003, 08:26:56 AM »
   Hey Deadheader,
  I like that setup on the trailer, not sure that I quite understnd it,correct me if I'm wrong. 1 You winch,drag the log to rear of trailer. 2 You raise the end with the grasshopper thingie at the back of the trailer, 3 Then while hulding one end up you pull the log and grasshopper thingie forward. Then all you have to do is pull the log as far fprward as you want,and repeat. Am I anywhere close?How do the bottoms of the legs attach?
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« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2003, 05:49:20 PM »
Here ya go Dail. Ya got the idea pretty close to how it's done. There is a 9000# Warn Winch mounted in the headboard of the gooseneck. Once the log is dragged to the trailer, it automatically raises and travels forward, when the cable contacts the snatch block. Then you lower it onto the bed and remove the cable from the snatch block, and winch the log forward. If it's too heavy, take another bite further back on the log. It works very well. Here's some pics from the gallery.







Obviously, this is our smaller trailer, but, you see the size of the log and the winch. It is a 2500# Boat trailer winch, with 3/16th's" cable.
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« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2003, 06:00:03 AM »
   Yep, got to build me one of them Deadheader Grasshopper loaders,I think I got most enough stuff in my soare parts inventory
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« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2003, 04:47:06 PM »
Dail, DanG built one like it. Had a couple of bugs ,but, it's working good now. That's 2" galvinated Pipe, if ya dint know. :D :D
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« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2003, 08:04:52 PM »
   Yeah didn't he have trouble with some channel iron? I got an old 4 row disc out here with a 3x3 square tubing frame.Reckon that will work?
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« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2003, 07:14:14 PM »
That should work just fine. A little heavy, but, price is right. 8)
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