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Skidding tongs?

Post in 'The Gear' started by tsquini, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. tsquini

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

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    Hobby, can they pull whole logs? It sounds too good to be true.
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    Hobbyheater Thats a awsome splitter who made it or is it homemade??
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    If this log was on flat ground with no potential for hang ups I would use the dog.

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    Again I have choked the log for a tough pull.

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

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    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.

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

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    The four way wedge is forged and is just as sharp today as it was 30 years ago.
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    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
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    The winch was my add on . The 13 HP Honda has a good charging system.

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