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Pickeroon length?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Halligan, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    I think I'm going to order a pickeroon from Peavey but can't decide how long to get it. Should I go with the 30" or the 36".

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  2. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    I'd get the 36".Less strain on back & shoulders when reaching in pickup bed or other places when dragging/rolling those chunks/rounds out.
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  3. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks Thistle.
  4. scooby074

    scooby074 Feeling the Heat

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    I like them short.

    Mine is a Stubbi (sp?) and the handle is about 18". Mine is mostly used to move rounds from the ground to the table of the splitter and that length works well.

    I do have a Logrite 30" on order however. I figure because of the round handle i should be able to choke up if its too long. I can even cut the excess of if I had to.
  5. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    If you plan to use it as I do...primarily pulling splts from the truck bed, determine the length you will need to reach the farthest into the bed if not an 8' bed. My truck is 8' and pulling from the cab section to the tailgate would have been more effort than it's worth for me, so I got one that gets me in the area. This requires just 1 hop into the bed to toss the last row or so of splits to the tailgate.
  6. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    You can shorten a long handle
  7. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    HehHeh . . . glad to see I wasn't the only one thinking that 5 seconds with a chop saw can easily turn that 36 inch handle into a 30 inch handle if the longer length is not desirable.
  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Go by what you need to do the job you want. They are handy little tools.
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    Cluttermagnet Minister of Fire

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    Check the thread Craig posted. It has several really good ideas for home built ones. I just built myself a hookeroon, using a broken 32in Hickory handle and a 16D galvanized nail. You'll see mine at the end of that thread.
  11. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    My answer is in post #3 of the linked to thread. I have a 36" for moving rounds and logs on the ground while cutting and splitting, and a 60" one for unloading the truck from the ground.
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