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Pulp hooks, who else likes them?

Post in 'The Gear' started by paul bunion, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    First time I tried using a pulp hook I didn't like them. The young and stupid in me could bend down and pick up a piece of wood much faster. Now that I'm not so young anymore I have found that it is very nice to be able to pick up a piece of wood without bending over. They are also great for pulling cuts out of the woods. Makes wood retreival much easier. Wack one into a log and instant handle. You can drag out the piece of wood without needing to grip the log.

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  2. bogydave

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  3. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    That's where I got mine. 2 for my house and 2 at my camp.
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    I use my pickaroon all the time - I have a cap on my pickup and awesome for getting bucked rounds out of the truck. Also great for moving rounds to the splitter, etc. - really saves on bending over and muscling the rounds everywhere I go. Cheers!
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    Got any pictures of them in use.
    Always looking for an easier way to handle wood.
    Especially if it helps the old back ;)
  6. I found the same one at my Stihl dealer for a little less money. (and no shipping) I use it all the time. Great for lifting wood to the splitter.
  7. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Used an old hay hook a few times many years ago.I was young & thought I knew everything,didnt really like it.Still use a peavey & cant hook all these years later however,wouldnt be without them.

    Last April I bought these & am very pleased.Really saves on the back now that I'm getting older & wanting to ease the wear & tear on the ol' bod.Nice to just reach down,grab the rounds & walk away without bending or stooping.


    http://www.husqvarna.com/us/forest/accessories-old/tools/forest-tools/lifting-tong/

    http://www.husqvarna.com/us/forest/accessories-old/tools/forest-tools/timber-tong/
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  8. Thistle

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    I may get one someday,but for now I use a 5' piece of 3/8" galvanized round stock with a loop bent on 1 end,90 degree hook on the other.Its plenty stiff for most things.Since my truck also has a topper & I rarely load unsplit rounds bigger than 16" in it,that works great for pulling the stacked or tossed in pieces towards the open tailgate.Dont like climbing up & down anymore than necessary now.
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    Sounds like you don't need one Thistle - you figured out your own way! I'm with you - getting in and out of the bed is not what it used to be! Cheers!
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    I have those too, and yes, it is much easier. Around here, pros use these for hardwoods, and the pulp hooks for softwood.
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    I'm with Thistle on this one. I bought one at first and now have two. They really make moving the wood so much easier and no or practically no bending of the back. Another nice thing is when the wood is wet your gloves stay dry. Got the Mrs to use one this year and she too fell in love with it. Many times when cutting in thick stuff I'll cut the trees down in 4' sections. Just hook onto the end and drag it out and it works like a charm.

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    I have a couple of pulp hooks that I never used and would sell real cheap.
    I love the Husky Timber Tongs.
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    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Having a pair is really key, it is a lot easier on the back.

    Are the two Husky tongs the same except for their size? Any reason for not getting (a pair of) the larger one?
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    Somebody on here had the great idea of using 1 or 2 sharp hatchets. I Picked up an Estwing shingle hatchet for 10 bucks at a GOB sale with a nice fat grip and sharp 3" wide blade. Very easy sinking it into a big round's edge and pulling it to the splitter, or flipping smaller ones into a pile.
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    Love my Gripo(p.h) for its job, love my pickeroon for its job, love a hookaroon for its job, and it looks like I need those tongs for the other times.

    If you can get a pulp hook that takes replaceable tips its even better. They usually come with a hard wood tip and you can make your own s.w. tip out of a bolt for a $1.
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    They are the same except for size. We bought the larger size and they still work well even on the smaller logs. I also agree having two is much better when lifting the heavy stuff.
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    I have an old pulp hook that I still use . . . and like.
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    I use my hooks every time I go out to the pile or the woods. More versatile than a cant hook or peavey, saves the back, lighter weight. I can carry two 80 lb rounds, drag two 100 lb logs 100 yds out of the woods (okay, maybe with a pause or two), move a 200lb round on the ground, throw 6" inchers, roll trunks uphill, much more easily. Pairs make more sense. Stihl dealer sells replacement tips, and the cost of entry is low. As long I pay attention to which end I am slapping at a piece of wood or make sure it goes through the bark, I love the things.
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    I love my cant hook and my home made hookaroon,but thinking of buying these from Ebay for other situations

    Pulp Hook & Log Tong Combo It doesn't say the size of the tongs though ,I will have to ask
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    That hook looks exactly like the one Baileys sells. Baileys hook is about a foot long. So If that is the same hook and that is an actual photo of both together then the tongs look to be somewhere between 6 to 8 inches.
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    I use one all the time and don't know how I would get by with out it. We use the ones that are like the ones Bailey's sells.

    We cut everything 4'. It get split that long, seasoned and then cut down to 16" on the cord wood saw when it goes inside.

    With a pulp hook and some practice/knowledge of how to use your body for leverage you can move some really big logs.

    Then again working with 4' stuff seems to be a dieing art.

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  22. buggyspapa

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    Kopeck, how does one hook work with 4 footers? I can't picture it being real effective. What's your technique for splitting logs that long?

    As an aside, who installed your Tarm?
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    I started with a pulp hook and moved on to a hookeroon, or pickeroon. Now I have one for use when cutting and splitting and another for unloading the truck.
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    The little one is 36". The big one is 5'
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    Well, they were designed to work on logs that length, back in the day when pulp was all handled by hand.

    So, take the hook grab the end of the log and get it up in the air so you can get your hand/arm under the long. Pull the hook out and then use it to grab the other end and pick the log up and move it. Doing it with out the hook on bigger logs, well stinks. You can do it but it's not easy and it's slow.

    Splitting a 4' log, you need a 4' splitter. It works well, I can split a lot of wood in a day. It's how all the farmers used to do it around here. Running a cord wood saw is fast, much faster then a chain saw. I also believe they're safer.

    I bought the Tarm from Revision and installed it my self.

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  25. buggyspapa

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    Hmm, you should try one in the other hand then. Works well too, if not better. I hook from the front and back and lift.

    Ah, I thought you were hand splitting. Nevermind.

    It seems like I know your name, but I can't place it. I've been running the shop at reVision since October. Have you ordered parts recently? What town are you in?

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