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Re: Hung up then unhung
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2014, 08:14:07 PM »
Ed,I agree with you. I use plenty of cable to get me away from any danger. But I would not try that with a tractor. I have seen trees come down with some force and the butt will react with some force too. And these are trees most times not even 2 feet across at the stump.
 I have been working a tractor,winch in the woods since '93. We hauled out some big wood for 3-4 years. Now I just do a little bit of my firewood and a few sawlogs for me.
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Re: Hung up then unhung
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2014, 10:02:55 AM »
Ed,I agree with you. I use plenty of cable to get me away from any danger. But I would not try that with a tractor. I have seen trees come down with some force and the butt will react with some force too.
You need to be real cautious when lifting a hung tree with a winch.I had the skidder rear end come off the ground when a tree slid down the hanger.

You're both right.  In John's case it probably would not have been a good idea given the size of the tree and the weight of the tractor.  In my situation, given the size of the tractor and other situational factors taken into the assessment, everything went well. 

That's why we must do a risk assessment on each situation.  If there is a good potential for problems then find another way.  Safety is paramount.  Choosing the wrong way with 2000 lbs of timber hanging 50 feet in the air could be disasterous.
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Re: Hung up then unhung
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2014, 02:10:35 PM »
I hate it when this stuff happens later in the day when I'm tired. 
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« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2014, 07:53:33 PM »
I hate it when this stuff happens later in the day when I'm tired.

And it usually does!
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