Cant hook as a log lifter/stand?

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  1. varna

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    Got tired of bending over and hitting the ground too so I made this for my skid steer. Wife runs the skid, I run the saw...
     

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    That is sweet varna. I am going to have to come up with some kind of grapple for the Kubota in the future.
     
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    It's $33.99 from Baileys. Don't forget that Dave deals in Alaskan dollars.
     
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    Timberjacks, some hate um some like me don't buck up a tree with out taking it into the woods with me. Just another tool like wedges, hydro floor jack etc. I don't use it all the time, but with the right size log, it's the extra guy holding the log off the ground for me to lop off round after round. If the log is to big and heavy it can be just to hard to lift them. I think the issue here is they are there all not the same. Some built to weak, some have legs that are to long, or the handels that are to short.

    Archimedes said “Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the whole world.”

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    I have the Stihl unit with the stand and it's helps my back. I use it all the time!
     
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    Haha, I'm starting to realize that it isn't hard to tell what you really think Dennis! Let me really respectfully give another perspective and then at the same time stress that I have no where near the experience that you do yet with processing wood. With really large logs I agree about cutting them through 1/2way and then rolling them 1/2way to do the other 1/2way but for everything the timberjack can get its hook into, the timberjack is incredibly helpful with the steep terrain I'm often cutting on; previously when I attempted to use lengths of limbs to support the main trunk off of the ground I found the whole thing really likely to roll around and I definitely didn't like that. However when the timberjack was hooked in it tended to help by having the handle and by having the stand sort of anchor in and prevent the rolling that made the operation unsafe otherwise. Anyways just another $.02. Thanks.
     
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    The Woodchuck is a cool looking tool and if I didn't already have a Peavy it would be tempting, but in the end I'm with Dennis' KISS approach. It seems to work fine for me and I have yet to be unable to "unpinch" a bar using my wedges...and this saves me a few bucks too which is why I got into this hobby/pastime in the 1st place :)
     
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    Yup. I am still cutting half way through and then rolling the log over myself. Seems to work. I just remembered Mike's thread and thought I would share it with anyone considering one of these tools. It is amazing how much is on this site that I still have not read. I see something different while looking around in the threads and notice it was 4 months ago and I never even saw it. Of course I wasn't around much during the warmer months. Too much to do outside! ==c
     
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    That's the way I feel too. Cool, but I'd rather spend the $$ on other stuff.
     
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    Same here, or if the log is small enough I'll lift it up and stick a round under it.

     
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    Got mine. attached it to the cant hook. On the ATV ready to go.
    May get a chance to try it out this year if weather holds & the body says OK to go.

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    Dave - for the average size of the stuff you whack up, I think you are gonna like it. And if not - well heck, I have wasted more than $50 belling up to a bar.
     
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    Had a timberjack in garage at parent's property for 31 yrs,havent used it intact for probably 20 now.Not worth a damn really,though I did unbolt the ''feet' & it works good as a 2nd cant hook to be used in alongside my 5ft peavey with the massive hickory handle....
     
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    Mine is kinda similar,but has angle iron 'legs' that splay out on each side with 1 more horizontal piece that's the foot.The whole thing bolts to the main part.Quite sturdy & stable but I still dont like the design,so I removed it & use it as a cant hook,like yours.
     
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    Turbo, it should not be difficult to tell what I really think because that is what I write! The timberjack pictured above is what ours looks like. I've tried to give it away several times but I think it is still setting in one of the sheds out back. I tried using it as a cant hook but it just did not work worth a hoot. I could have revamped it but did not really need it so there it sits. The more worthless piece of equipment I've ever had. I think you can tell what I think about this thing!

    Also for the sawing 1/2 way through. I never stop at half way through. I go much further so that when rolling the log over I need to do very little sawing to complete the cut. And if the log does not want to stop rolling, just put a block in its way or use the cant hook.
     
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    I have two different log rolling tools. One is a cant hook just like Dennis has.
    I waited until I found one at a good price- 5 bucks from a Craig's List ad.
    BTW this one also has the bracket for the jack stand, but that had long
    since been removed and did not come with this tool. For 5 bucks I sure
    didn't mind. This is a great log roller!

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    My other tool is more of a timber jack. A friend gave it to me. He
    used to be into wood burning for many years, got tired of it all.

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    You can see the 2nd point on the handle down at the bend. The 'jack'
    part is built in, not removable like on some tools. It is a length of
    angle iron at the very end. This one is also a great log roller, and
    has slightly more leverage than the cant hook. I use the stand part,
    but only on occasion- not near as often as I might have guessed.
    But when you do use it, it can be real handy indeed!

    Mostly I also cut halfway through or more and then turn the log.
     
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    This also how I have been doing it for the most part. But sometimes logs are a little big/heavy, and a lever to roll them onto thse cut pieces would be helpful. So would a "can't hook" be the tool to use for rolling in this fashion?
     
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    Yes. A cant hook is pretty much made for rolling logs.
     
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    Most certainly. Many times I'll simply lay down a couple small rounds I've cut from the limbs and roll the log onto them for cutting.
     
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