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Logging arch for $50
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Joseph Miller    Posted 11-29-2003 at 15:07:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Today I found some info on this board regarding building my own "logging arch", apparently submitted last Fall ('02). It was submitted by a K. Ratliff and stated the arch could be built for < $50, plans were available for $5.OO or K. Ratliff would build and sell one for $299. After sending K. an email for more info and stating I wanted him/her to build me one I was notified K. no longer had a "yahoo" email address. This person is located in Ky., where I also am, so I thought it would be convenient for a sale. I really need the arch as I only have a compact 26HP, 4wd to remove logs from my woodlot. Any help with locating K. Ratliff or an arch for $299 please let me know! Thanks and Happy Holidays!!

M.R.    Posted 12-01-2003 at 08:38:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Another site, that may give some ideas.

Stan TN    Posted 11-30-2003 at 19:16:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If skidding is what you want to do, then just use the 3 point hitch on your tractor. Mine is 18 pto hp, and skids logs just fine. You can use something like a car hood only smaller to rest the end of the log on, or just lift it off the ground. A log arch should carry your log, therby cutting down on the damage to the ground, anything that only carries one end is no better than your 3 point hitch.

Robert    Posted 12-01-2003 at 20:18:49       [Reply]  [No Email]

That's true for small logs and good conditions, but with heavier logs, and rough conditions, the log arch takes the weight off the 3 point!! This makes it a much safer load for small tractors!!! Useing a log arch will assure the tractor won't try to tip over backwards if the log hooks on a stump or anything else. Another thing, your not supose to carry extreme loads useing the 3 point for a "hitch", especially with a smaller tractor.

I skid some big logs with my tractor, but i have tractor enough to do the job, and i go very slow in rough conditions!! If needed, i also have a dozer to skid with.


Robert    Posted 11-30-2003 at 19:05:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is easily the best designed one i've seen, and there's no winch needed to lift the log!!

I've looked it over in person, and to me it looks to be very well designed and built!

I have there saw mill, and a few other tools, and they all have been a very good products!


JoeK    Posted 11-30-2003 at 09:21:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just for ideas/ look at trailers propane companies use for tank moving. I have a friend who uses an old boat trailer w/wide rollers to haul 2-3,6-8" logs,trailer is rated 1500lb.

Lazy Al    Posted 11-30-2003 at 05:20:05       [Reply]  [No Email]

I took a picture of this home made one while looking at a woodmizer mill . Looks easy enough to make

Lazy Al    Posted 11-30-2003 at 18:56:02       [Reply]  [No Email]

That one was there and now it's gone . the photo gallery was changed about the time it was put in . here's one make by norwood ind

deadcarp    Posted 11-29-2003 at 18:24:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
who was it? fawteen made a nice one i think. anyway i saw a picture - hey fawteen? :)

deadcarp- link    Posted 11-29-2003 at 18:46:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
here's the pictures :)

K    Posted 11-29-2003 at 17:40:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have moved know person who can produce this item but would run alot more now that metal is no longer free to us. Family had scrap yard now sold so cost is alot higher. Would jan before he could produce one and it would be quite abit heavy in construction for your 4X4 tractor.K

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