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Re: Re: Re: 2nd pic log arch

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Posted by Michael M on March 08, 2004 at 12:13:51 from (

In Reply to: Re: Re: 2nd pic log arch posted by deadcarp on March 08, 2004 at 09:20:56:

Hey Deadcarp,(gotta know, where the hell did you get that name?),
Well, when we tried it out yesterday on the first log, which was actually twice as long as I normally would drag, it did initially lift up on the tongue and lift the ATV's rear end. But, as the log came forward and off of the ground, it swung up against the upright, which we had intended, and the ATV sat back down, all of the way.I think that because of the slight 'V' shape of the axles, yep, VW swing arms, the wheels are actually just slightly behind the point of lift.We used the winch to actually drag the log up to the arch, and that is when the ATV lifted.
We are thinking about modifying it some, moving the point of lift forward a bit. As I said before, the reason it is un-painted is so we can cut and re-weld if necessary.
Nope, I wouldn't un-hitch it with a log on it.It most likely would flip up and give me a wicked upper cut to the chin. Not a test I want to make.....
Thanks for your observation. I used it yesterday on three logs, just as big around but only 8-12 feet long, and it worked great. I do intend to take it up in the hills here on my place soon and drag some stuff down with it, with my buddy along as a casual observer, just in case it does a bad thing.

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