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Log Rig
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Michael M    Posted 03-08-2004 at 06:20:16       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here is a pic of the log arch and ATV I am dragging logs with. I got the idea and info for the arch here, and a friend of mine, in the picture, built it for me. The log is an 18' oak, about 2' diameter. This was our load test for the arch.We dragged the log up out of a muddy creek bed. It passed. Thanks for the ideas and info, it sure makes moving the logs lot easier, and cleaner. Saves a lot of time on the cleanup part of the job.

Michael M    Posted 03-08-2004 at 06:23:14       [Reply]  [No Email]

Well, OK, I got the pic here, now I need to figure out the size thing. Trying again.

deadcarp    Posted 03-08-2004 at 09:06:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup, it's doing the job alright mike. don't let that load all swing behind the axle or you might find out what a flying ATV is like. :)

Michael M    Posted 03-08-2004 at 06:23:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cool, got it. Thanks again.

TB    Posted 03-08-2004 at 06:31:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad to help. Now a question for you? can you post a close up of the arch or two. can't quit see how it is built. Thanks

Doc    Posted 03-08-2004 at 06:39:09       [Reply]  [No Email]

Yes, please do. I'd like to see a close up or two also. Thinking of building one myself. Was going to convert one like this over to tow type. Still in planning stages.

deadcarp    Posted 03-08-2004 at 09:02:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
wow doc, that's a beauty! I could imagine that with a team of horses in the parade. Maybe a nice firewwood chub swinging in there. :)

Doc    Posted 03-08-2004 at 12:07:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah and it works great too. Just back over the log, hook on the tongs and with just three steps with the horses the log rises on the soid bar with roller on top and locks in place at the top and off you go. Pretty slick.

Michael M    Posted 03-08-2004 at 12:41:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is slick Doc. I might have to fabricate one like that next. I got one horse, and she has one on the way. In a couple of years, I could use them to pull logs, well, if they are in the mood.
Man, I thought pregnant women were moody. They ain't NOTHING compared to this mare.

Michael M    Posted 03-08-2004 at 06:36:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure TB. I will go out and take a couple of shots of just the arch, now that it is unhooked and unloaded. I'll have them here in a bit.

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