Log Lifting

Post in 'The Gear' started by DTrain, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. nate379

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    Wait a darn second... you do all that by hand to "show it to the man" but then you load up the rounds in your truck... :confused:

     

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    I don't own a truck. Logs arrive by a big old dump truck, though. Then it's up to me and my peavey. I certainly don't do it "show it to the man". I do it because I like it, and it feels a bit like cheating because I do it without having alot of other gear. Money is not flowing out my ears and if I can manage to process all my wood for the cost of a old peavey, maul, Froe, used hand saw, and used hand cart ($140 in all, spread that over years) then I feel pretty good about that too. Cost, challenge, excersize, ability to do it with little ones around are a few reasons.

    I live near Waldons old stomping ground, but I only process wood like him. I have lots of modern comforts though, don't worry! Isn't indoor plumbing the bomb!
     
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    In old photos I've seen rigs made of two tall wheels with an axle just the right diameter between them that serves as a capstan. Rope attaches to log and goes around axle. As rig is rolled forward log is dragged forward and rises up. I suppose ideally the capstan would be on bearings with a ratchet so the log could be raised with a lever while the wheels stay stationary, dunno, just speculating from grainy photos.
     
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    Apparently I can't read. I thought it said "The part I don't like is wrestling the logs onto the truck".

     
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    I just picked up this model at ChinaFreight:
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    We're going to weld the base to the left side of our splitter just inside the fender:
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    Where can you buy a pile like that and how much does it cost? Thanks.....
     
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    Funny, this stuff was the subject of last night's beer table discussion.



    The word of the night was "parbuckle"
     
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    Holy smokes. Didn't realize anyone had made any more comments on this post. I got a dump truck load for $200 from a tree company. 2.5 cords-ish I guess.
     
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    Have you come up with a lifting solution yet?

    Maybe search Archimedes lever?
     
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    OK. So I am back after a self imposed exile. I didn't want to come back unit I had lifted them logs. So here is what I came up with. After a bathroom project my wife insisted come first. So I was not sure about how well I could construct a safe crane to lift the logs, so I went with a big 'ol lever. I saw a smaller version done for lifting rounds. I scaled it up a big. I have a few more things to do to it to make it better but so far its helping me get the job done.

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    Oops. I don't thing the pic worked. Anyone wanna fill me in on how to insert a pic into the body of my message?
     

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    That one worked and it looks like you beat me to the Archimedes lever.;)
     
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    Log on Buck
     

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    Wow! A cross between ancient Egypt and Little House on the Prairie.
     
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    I few pics from todays work. I am hungry! And for some reason can't wait for my wife to get home!!

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    Yeah like three days later I scored a nice batch of black locust and a mother load of red oak..... :)
     
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