Jump to content

Unofficial Home of Old Simplicity & Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors

Sign in to follow this  
Nuzzy

Fine day for some winter logging

Recommended Posts

Nuzzy
Weather was perfect today (upper 20s and sunny), so I decided to grab the saw and head out into the woods. Did a little recon first [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/9ga2O.jpg[/IMG] Then hooked up the log arch and got to work. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/EXDR3.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/pDlci.jpg[/IMG] I do seem to have a thing for orange :D [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/pcu1Z.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/6LT8J.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/enee3.jpg[/IMG] I'd been on the verge of many stucks and finally had one catch up with me! Buried myself right on down... A quick run back to the house was all it took though; sometimes ya just need a little team work 8D [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/uuibE.jpg[/IMG] A lot of heat will come from a few hours work; I can't complain! [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/D9BVi.jpg[/IMG] All nestled back in their spots for next time. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/bGkcw.jpg[/IMG]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nuzzy
Not the greatest video in the world, but keeping forward momentum was proving more important than cinematography. Pretty much jammed the hydro forward and hung on for the ride! All the buried branches and soft spots had me bouncing around pretty good on every trip back to the landing. :p:p http://youtu.be/09IO83P1ArI

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nuzzy
quote:
Originally posted by Talntedmrgreen
Looks like fun! (My phone did not ring...?) =] I could have saved you that run back for your tugger }:)
Well hell, if you want to come play, we can have one man running the log arch tractor and the other running the woods trailer; 2X the tractor fun! And all the IPA you want :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nuzzy
quote:
Originally posted by SmilinSam
I like the skidding rig. Is it homade or bought?
I built it a few summers ago. Used to be longer, but I caught it full speed (and loaded) on a tree and twisted the top tube a bit. Cut the bent part out and decided to try it out shortened up. Though I can't fully suspend logs now, the process of loading goes a lot quicker (not trying to find the exact center weight of the log) and it's much more maneuverable in the woods. For the most part, only the end of the log gets dirt jammed in the bark, so it's a heck of a lot easier on chainsaw chains than dragging logs behind the truck. I don't always use it, but if the logs are in a spot where the dump truck can't fit, it sure is handy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nuzzy
quote:
Originally posted by ReedS
I think your toys need some space indoors, ( except the old Dodge) I'm sure that's happy where it is! :O:D
No kidding!! B)B)sm02 Was supposed to fix that last year but the finances never allowed. Hopefully this summer will be different. Besides the longevity of the tractors, I hate seeing junk laying around the yard! :Y

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nuzzy
quote:
Originally posted by johnmonkey
Wow, what is the diameter of the large log? what is the tire size of the log skidder? and what do you use to lift the log. Real cool. jh
Not sure on the diameter of that log, prolly 17-18ish. If I remember right, I built the log arch to fit at least a 36" dia log so it's span will be a bit wider than that for reference. Order info from eTrailer: 2 Spindle 1" Thread 1.25" Rd X 4" Stub 2 Hub 2000 Lb 4 Bolt W/l44643 Bearings 2 Kenda 215/60-8 Tire W/8" White Wheel - 4on4 - Lr C Lifting is currently done with a cheapy Harbor Freight 3000lb winch, though I'd say that claim is slightly exaggerated... I'll usually wrap the cable around and back to the shackle to achieve double line pulling power; once or twice I've even used a second shackle like a snatch block to get an even greater pull. I have a nicer Warn ATV winch just needing rebuilt solenoid, but this one keeps on kicking so I figure I'll run it 'til it dies! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nuzzy
quote:
Originally posted by Steve72
Looks like you got a great woods Nuz!!...really like the hauler too! Do you have a whole house wood burner?
Thanks! and yep; wood furnace in the basement piped into the forced air. We haven't turned the propane furnace on in the four years we've lived out here and I intend to keep it that way! 8D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Talntedmrgreen
quote:
Originally posted by Nuzzy
quote:
Originally posted by Talntedmrgreen
Looks like fun! (My phone did not ring...?) =] I could have saved you that run back for your tugger }:)
Well hell, if you want to come play, we can have one man running the log arch tractor and the other running the woods trailer; 2X the tractor fun! And all the IPA you want :D
I'm so deprived of seat time, I'm up for about anything these days. I've been sipping that brew you suggested, after a tip on where to find it from RayS. As much as I'd love to jump right into the IPA when I get there, it's probably best I hold off until after the chainsaw is put away 0:) I had a run-in with my B-110 clutch Satruday morning...I'm now erring in the side of caution with tractor stuff. It was a startling wake up call. I will need a new glove, and have to wait for the swelling to go down in my fingers before I can type with two hands again. Using the old red hot needle trick to drain puss every morning right now.OO

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nuzzy
quote:
Originally posted by Talntedmrgreen I'm so deprived of seat time, I'm up for about anything these days. I've been sipping that brew you suggested, after a tip on where to find it from RayS. As much as I'd love to jump right into the IPA when I get there, it's probably best I hold off until after the chainsaw is put away 0:) I had a run-in with my B-110 clutch Satruday morning...I'm now erring in the side of caution with tractor stuff. It was a startling wake up call. I will need a new glove, and have to wait for the swelling to go down in my fingers before I can type with two hands again. Using the old red hot needle trick to drain puss every morning right now.OO
OO Ouch. I drink beer while doing many things, but running the chainsaw is certainly one task I choose to operate without. I won't stand here and say I've never done it, but talk about no room for error! Now, if the rounds are all bucked and it's just the manual labor of loading... :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
perry
quote:
wood furnace in the basement piped into the forced air. We haven't turned the propane furnace on in the four years we've lived out here and I intend to keep it that way! 8D
thats a nice wood burning setup. wish i had a basement. i can stand in my crawl space thou. my next step will be a outdoor boiler. what ever keeps the propane truck outta the driveway right dOd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nuzzy
quote:
Originally posted by perry thats a nice wood burning setup. wish i had a basement. i can stand in my crawl space thou. my next step will be a outdoor boiler. what ever keeps the propane truck outta the driveway right dOd
It is very nice currently, but there are some downfalls. Right now it's great in that we can store all the winter's wood in the basement before the heating season starts so we never have to bring wood in from outside. It creates a mess, but it's still unfinished down there so it's of little concern. However, in another few years we'll be wanting to finish the basement; therein lies the problem! Not saying it can't be done, but trekking wood through living space isn't near as easy as going outside to load an OWB.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

×