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Home Made Log Arch/Crane
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Michael M    Posted 03-08-2004 at 06:56:32       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here is one pic, I have a more on their way.

TB    Posted 03-08-2004 at 11:43:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Found some more pic of Home built Log Arch/Crane. for more Ideas maybe

Stolen Goods    Posted 03-08-2004 at 11:36:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now I see where the wheels and tires went that came up missing off of my VW Dunebuggy!!


deadcarp    Posted 03-08-2004 at 09:12:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
well i dunno mike - as long as the ball is tight and you have something heavy up front, should be okay but that hitch could really rap yer jaw if it got loose and the log decided to play teeter-totter.. be darn careful. :)

Michael M    Posted 03-08-2004 at 12:35:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, well, we are still thinking on maybe modifying it. I am going to hook it to a log, with it unhooked from the ATV, and see what happens when I turn the crank. Good thing about the slow hand crank, if something goes wrong, it will do it slowly....I hope.

TB    Posted 03-08-2004 at 07:24:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks. So fare it looks doible. If possable how about one of the under side, or a view that shows the axel suports and braces. if not I think I can wingit from thair. Gotta run check back latter. Thanks again you have given me an idea to work with.

Michael M    Posted 03-08-2004 at 13:30:31       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here is the underside shot TB. Using the VW axles, it made for very little work. Also, the hubs have sealed bearings, which seemed like a good idea for this kind of work.
The top plates over the axles are continuosly welded, that is why the short welds on the bottom.The 2 inch square tubing seems to be plenty strong.I wasn't too sure about the hand winch with the strap, but afer trying it out, I like it, maybe better than cable. When I wear out the cable on the ATV winch, I am going to look into replacing it with a strap.I use a strap for dragging logs, and have ever since that chain snapped and came through the rear window of my truck. Didn't miss my head by much.
If there is any thing else you want to see or know, just ask. It got colder and nasty, and I ain't feeling real perky, so I am manning the keyboard more than anything else today.
Also, my buddy said he would make another one for a reasonable price if anybody wanted one.

TB    Posted 03-08-2004 at 13:44:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the info. I have been thinking of making somthing for getting logs out of tight areas. it also looks like it may work as a tow dolly for moving small loads around. It will give me somthing to think about. I am allways on the lookout for ideas like this and allways try to improve on them if I can. Thanks again looks like a handy peice of equipment.

TB    Posted 03-08-2004 at 15:03:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can do. But for right now it is going in my to do folder for a future projects. for when I get cought up.

Michael M    Posted 03-08-2004 at 14:07:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
No trouble TB. I got the idea here.I have seen old fashioned log sleds, wooden runners with metal lines on the bottom chained to a log, but they don't work real well with an ATV, or mine didn't.
One modificaton I want to try and make is to add a heavy hook and rig eyes or something so that in a real tight spot, or with a real big log, I can hook the winch from my truck to it and pull it out.
Good luck with your project. When you get something put together, post a pic or two of it, ok?

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