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Michael -Log Arch remedy?
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deadcarp    Posted 03-08-2004 at 15:29:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here's the picture i'll be talking about --


now then - if the idea is to move the log weight forward, would it be possible do it (in effect) by raising the ball? In other words, chop the tongue off and sorta re-weld it more in line with where the winch is? That would rotate the whole carriage forward and bring the log with it. Room enough in there for that? I know it's a bugger working around a sorta straight axle - we run into a similar problem with fishhouses. :)
However it's done, it should be able to stand alone with a load, nuthin hooked up.
BTW got my nick from my grandkids - they've seen me napping - (heaven forbid) :)



Michael M    Posted 03-09-2004 at 02:18:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I see, you mean sor tof goose neck teh tongue so the hitch is higher? I don't think this is an option, due to the very limited amount of room we have to work with. Such a modification would lower the rest of the tongue way too close to the ground.
Aside from possible safety issues, why does it need to stand alone with a load? It's sole purpose is to get the log from the woods to the mill, and then drop it, which it does very well, so far. As I said, once the log is suspended, the weight is pitched forward and down.Lift only occurs IF the winch is used to drag the log a short distance to the arch.
OK, got it, you look like a dead carp when you are sleeping......it is too early in the morning to picture that.


Lazy Al    Posted 03-09-2004 at 04:43:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's what I was thinking Michael . It seems to have hauled a fair size log already and done a pretty good job . Even some of the boughten ones would tend to tip up or down if you unhooked them with a log up on them . A little comon sense here , don't unhook it with a log on it .
The center line is back on your's just not as far as some .
Of course always think safety
Al


TB    Posted 03-09-2004 at 07:22:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Quit true as long as one is aware of its faults .it can be worked with safly. and know what not to do. Like unhook it loaded or over load it by ,say a, 2' diameter oak log on it


TB    Posted 03-08-2004 at 15:55:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think I see what you mean. the manebeam comming up at an angle so the load would hang on the tire axcel center line. then the axcel fork would need to be increesed for more room, taking some strenth away but can be countered by adding extra supports bracing going from boom to spindles. Just thinking don't mind me


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