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self loading trailor
« on: November 09, 2009, 08:06:17 PM »
I'm posting this for a friend of mine, if interested send me a PM and I will give you the contact info.





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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 09:43:19 AM »
How many $$$$$$$$$ ?
Could make a difference on how many of us might be interested!
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009, 06:46:56 PM »
I didn't ask what she wanted for it but she did tell me that it was appraised at $6,000
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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2009, 07:26:40 PM »
Who appraised it Bob?  Seems pretty high.
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009, 07:56:51 PM »
I don't know who she has been talking to Jeff but I agree that seems high, she did say that she is open to any offers.
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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009, 08:58:23 PM »
Whats powering the hydros? I don't see a pony motor anyplace.

Where about is it at?

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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 09:15:42 PM »
this unit ran off of the AH on a case dozer
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009, 09:35:37 PM »
I figured it was ran off the rear hydro's of some piece of equipment. Boy if the price were cheaper that would be mighty tempting.

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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2009, 07:22:23 AM »
The price is what you are willing to pay, make an offer.
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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2009, 07:58:16 AM »
awww now don't say that, that just makes me think harder about it. would go nice behind the tractor to get the logs out of the woods. The farmi winch does great getting them to the trails....... hmmmmm I'll have to think about it.

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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2009, 05:41:53 PM »
Its not even an hours drive from ya ;)
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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2009, 05:48:45 PM »
But those tires don't look like they would make the trip. At least not in one piece.  :)

Besides MRQT is more than an hour from here...

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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2009, 06:21:34 PM »
Its a LOT closer to Baraga then it is to MQT and I'm sure the tires would make that SHORT trip ;)
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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2009, 06:33:48 PM »
Chevy, Hurry up before I am tempted much more.  ;D

Pasbuild, what do you think the longest log it would hold would be?

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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2009, 06:48:05 PM »
Does that trailer extend, come into 2 pices or is it just for pulp wood?

I'm just kinda curious.

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« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2009, 06:57:43 PM »
Chevy, Hurry up before I am tempted much more.  ;D

I sent him a PM to get the contact info...

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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2009, 07:47:58 PM »
I had a loader slightly heavier that I sold for $1800 or so to a FF member. FYI, w/ grapple. It does seem high in this market. It is the same orange as the one I had. Guy put it on a nice HD trailer froom Ebay, trailer had 17.5 Super Singles, he got reasonable.

 http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,22283.msg316180.html#msg316180

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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2009, 10:09:27 PM »
I got a email from her yesterday, and said it was appraised at 4000.00. I told her I was looking to spend about 1500.00 for a dray. someday I will find one.

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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2009, 01:56:29 PM »
That seems more reasonable, then you settle for $3000 and everyone is happy. I would pay a $1000 for the grapple. Anyone want ot buy it and sell me the grapple?

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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2009, 04:18:27 PM »
I think the grappler is worth more that $1000 if the whole unit is bought for $4000.
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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2009, 05:27:17 PM »
A new grapple w/ 360 rotator I think can be had for $1800 last I checked. The grapple is just the end of the boom, not the whole thing.

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« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2009, 06:05:26 PM »
I just paid for a replacement rotator for my harvester. Cost over $5K. And new grapples for the forwarder are about $3500.

Course those butt grapples may be cheaper and there's plenty of old ones around, at least there used to be before the scrap prices got so high.
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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2009, 09:09:02 PM »
A grapple for a skidder is BIG. I had one here I found in a scrap yard HUGE, HEAVY. the one I found was likely 1000 lbs perhaps more. The one on the unit pictured above is small, crane is too light for much else. It is basic and reasonable in size.

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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2009, 07:10:33 AM »
  The Valby grapple I put on my Iron Mule which isn't much bigger than the one on this trailer was 2,500 dollars.  It opens to 50" and bypasses which this one doesn't.  Continuous rotators of that size cost between 1,000 and fifteen hundred  depending on how much rotator power you want.
  There's a Gregory clam trailer on an equipment lot near me for $3,995.00.  It's a single axle with big airplane tires and is in pretty decent shape.  Seems like a lot of $$$ to me still.  I do know where there is a Gafner clam trailer in fair shape for $1,500  ;)
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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2009, 07:25:29 AM »
The smallest basic unit is around $2000 combined. Very small I know, but this is where I based my comment.

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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2009, 01:41:29 PM »
Greg is that Gafner trailer the Little Gaf?
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« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2009, 07:47:28 PM »
wow  talk about undersell
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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2009, 09:04:01 PM »
It's smaller than the loader on my Mule but is the very same design.  There aren't any markings or tags left on it.  I've got pics of it on my camera but can't seem to find it at the moment  ::) :)  There's a long story behind how I came across it.  I've got the pto pump for it which came on the Case VAC-14 tractor we bought that had been used to pull it  :)  Its got dual rear tires on it for the task  8) :)
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« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2009, 09:28:41 PM »
Greg is that Gafner trailer the Little Gaf?

Sounds like one.

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« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2009, 09:34:11 PM »
I was picking up some hay for Dale's hay-burners this week and the farmer had a Lil Gaf log trailer, about half the size of the one Karen has fer sale, sound like the one you seen?
The farmer wasn't ready to get rid of it yet.
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« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2009, 09:39:30 PM »
  

















It's had some less than professional welding done to it and I don't think there's a correct pin on it.  I saw pieces of axle shafts, shafts and bolts with nails instead of cotter pins.  The original axle has been replaced with one from a truck which maybe an improvement.  It has the original factory swivel hitch which I find rather remarkable.  Most have been broken and replaced with something else.  It was used on a regular basis until its owner had to "leave" for a couple years.  It's for sale.  She wants 1,500 for it but I think that's negotiable to a point.  Money talks and BS walks  ;) ;D :)  Send me an PM if you're interested and I'll contact her.  I talked to her when I got the tractors about the possibility of selling it here for her and she's aware of the costs  :)
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« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2009, 09:49:05 PM »
Ya thats it 8) 8) is this below the bridge?
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« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2009, 09:55:28 PM »
It's a bit east of here near Tower  :) :)  It would work fine as is I'm sure but with a little TLC it could be a really nice unit. I've seen 'em in a LOT worse shape than this one but it's not as nice as Karen's. 
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« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2009, 04:27:19 PM »
 

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It's had some less than professional welding done to it and I don't think there's a correct pin on it.  I saw pieces of axle shafts, shafts and bolts with nails instead of cotter pins.  The original axle has been replaced with one from a truck which maybe an improvement.  It has the original factory swivel hitch which I find rather remarkable.  Most have been broken and replaced with something else.  It was used on a regular basis until its owner had to "leave" for a couple years.  It's for sale.  She wants 1,500 for it but I think that's negotiable to a point.  Money talks and BS walks  ;) ;D :)  Send me an PM if you're interested and I'll contact her.  I talked to her when I got the tractors about the possibility of selling it here for her and she's aware of the costs  :)



Thats something I would be interested in, I'll PM you for info

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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #34 on: November 30, 2009, 06:18:58 PM »
Interested Corley, any chance it's still available?

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« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2009, 06:50:58 PM »
I apologize for not returning any messages  regarding this machine.  My internet service is thru Alltel which is now Verizon.  Alltel's service for my area was provided on a Sprint tower.  For an extended period during the change over our service sucked to the point it was slower than our 26K landline dial up if you could connect at all  >:( :( >:(.  I gave up on the Net for a while.  It's better now but still sucks.  Guess we're gonna have to spring for satelllite service  :(  I was also seriously backlogged with firewood orders and trying to cut sawlogs and just plain really busy.  Anyway I checked my e-mails about a week ago for the 1st time and after wading through 1,000s of spam messages I read your inquiries and looked for the trailer owner's phone # to no avail.  I was planning to go over that way today to talk to them but Bill called me Friday evening  8)  I told him about the inquiries I had and why I hadn't done anything sooner and that I would have the inquirers call them.  He then told me that they were in serious need of cash and wanted to make me a deal.  They offered it to me for a third of their original asking price :o  :-\  :-\ I went over today and pulled it home.  So it's currently no longer available until I decide what I'm going to do with it.  I really don't have a need for it but it's kinda cute and I do have the tractor that's setup to pull it with the hydraulic pump so I guess it'll hang out here for a bit :-\  Thanks for your interest  :) :)
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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2009, 06:59:42 PM »
Corley,

 Just keep me in mind if'in it becomes available.

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« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2009, 07:32:03 PM »

 Talk about "Bait and Switch".  ::) ::) ;D ;D
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Re: self loading trailor
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2009, 08:43:08 PM »
Gotta take it where you can get it. No shame in that, it makes the world go 'round.   AND not w/ risk, it could rust away while waiting to find a buyer! I can be there on Tuesday.   :D ;)


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