Skidding tongs?

tsquini Posted By tsquini, Jan 18, 2013 at 8:37 PM

  1. tsquini

    tsquini
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jan 8, 2009
    665
    230
    Loc:
    North Shore, MA
  2. pen

    pen
    There are some who call me...mod. 2.
    NULL
    
    Staff Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    7,730
    1,524
    Loc:
    N.E. Penna
  3. hobbyheater

    hobbyheater
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 14, 2011
    1,059
    421
    IMGP3435.JPG

    These are log dogs. They are used in the beach combing industry here on the west coast.

    IMGP3575.JPG IMGP2978.JPG

    To set them in the log, you just drive them in with a five lb. hammer. To get them out, you just hit them on side once or twice and they come out.

    IMGP2980.JPG IMGP2982.JPG IMGP1413.JPG IMGP1417.JPG

    If you think these might work for what you are doing, I would be happy to go to the local logging supply and mail it to you. I am guessing but I think they are worth about $3.00 each plus probably $10 postage. I can find out more accurate pricing if you are interested.
     
  4. Ehouse

    Ehouse
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jul 22, 2011
    906
    256
    Loc:
    Upstate NY
    Those are fantastic! You wouldn't think they would hold so well, but I use the same principle with my machete to pick up rounds and splits without bending over.
     
  5. tsquini

    tsquini
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jan 8, 2009
    665
    230
    Loc:
    North Shore, MA
    Hobby, can they pull whole logs? It sounds too good to be true.
     
    hobbyheater likes this.
  6. Freeheat

    Freeheat
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Feb 1, 2010
    565
    158
    Loc:
    West of Cleveland
    Hobbyheater Thats a awsome splitter who made it or is it homemade??
     
  7. hobbyheater

    hobbyheater
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 14, 2011
    1,059
    421
    IMGP3517.JPG

    If this log was on flat ground with no potential for hang ups I would use the dog.

    IMGP3520.JPG

    Again I have choked the log for a tough pull.

    IMGP3571.JPG

    Used a roll to get a log out of a hole.

    IMGP3574.JPG

    This log gave more than 1/2 cord of wood. On flat ground I would not have trusted the dog to hold.

    I was right on the price of the log dog at $3.00, but behind the times on the postage $ 24.00 not $10.00.
    I have traced back to where they are made and they are only sold on the West Coast; Alaska , Washington State and BC.
     

    Attached Files:

  8. hobbyheater

    hobbyheater
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 14, 2011
    1,059
    421
    The splitter was 1 of 24 made in the early 80s by the Wilson brothers at Fruitvale, BC. It was known as the Wilson Beaver Chomper.
     
  9. wardk

    wardk
    Feeling the Heat 2.
    NULL
    

    Jul 19, 2012
    254
    45
    Loc:
    B.C. Canada
    Nice splitter Allan, can you show a picture of the winch setup ? It sure looks like a back saver on those big rounds. I don't hear about Fruitvale very often , went to junior high there in that metropolis in the 60's.
     
  10. hobbyheater

    hobbyheater
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 14, 2011
    1,059
    421



    IMGP3568.JPG

    I added the block for a fairlead in the fall of 2011. It works much better than the rollers that came with the winch.

    IMGP5504.jpg

    IMGP5508.JPG


    imgp5507.jpg


    IMGP5510.JPG

    The four way wedge is forged and is just as sharp today as it was 30 years ago.
     
  11. wardk

    wardk
    Feeling the Heat 2.
    NULL
    

    Jul 19, 2012
    254
    45
    Loc:
    B.C. Canada
    Thanks for the pictures Allan, was the splitter born with a winch or did you design this setup? Can the splitter engine charge the battery or will a charged battery last as long as you feel like working?K
     
  12. hobbyheater

    hobbyheater
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 14, 2011
    1,059
    421
    The winch was my add on . The 13 HP Honda has a good charging system.
     

Share This Page