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Log weight
« on: May 04, 2017, 08:35:09 PM »
Just read Dave's question on log weight. Why not put a pipe tee and hydraulic pressure gauge on the spool valve. After some fancy figuring or calibration with several loads a fella should know the weight of objects lifted. Frank C.
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Re: Log weight
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 08:43:45 PM »
All the gravel pits are setup with scales in the loaders around here. They load you and give you a ticket right in the pit.
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Re: Log weight
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 09:00:34 PM »
Why not just use the tool box. Close enough for me. ;D

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Re: Log weight
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 09:33:46 PM »
Why not just use the tool box. Close enough for me. ;D

Might work for some but I have been hauling loads of Douglas Fir and one big Incense Cedar and ran the trailer across a scale and the Douglas fir logs were about 60% more than it said it should be and maybe more than that. On the cedar judging by what it took t get it off the trailer I was not able to scale it. I will move the mill to where it landed to mill it.
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Re: Log weight
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2017, 07:08:53 AM »
Log weight can vary wildly due to density and water content, charts and programs give you a ballpark figure at best. Each application of a gauge would require some calibration, but then its a simple matter to know weight. Frank C.
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