Skidding attachment

HitzerHillbilly

Feeling the Heat
Oct 18, 2014
260
Northern Indiana

Recently ordered this to use with the New Holland to move some logs out of my woods up to the house. I think this will be nice, instead of cutting all the logs in the woods, then hauling to the house to split. Excited to try it when it gets here. I’ll post some updates when it arrives!


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Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
15,267
Philadelphia
I use something very similar to that. Get yourself 12 feet of 5/16” chain with a slip hook on one end and a grab hook on the other, and consider your rig complete. Next step would be tongs, but I’d definitely get the choker chain first, it’s more versatile.

Another option is just a simple drawbar on the lower links, if your tractor is big enough. Here’s a log I skidded that way about two years ago, although that’s my cutting partner on the tractor.

 

Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
15,267
Philadelphia
Excellent!

In addition to the chain grab hook on my 3pt forklift frame, I just added chain grab hooks to the top of the bucket of my new tractor, to aid in skidding. The old tractor had one hook, but someone on this forum with a pair had shown me how I can lift logs with two pairs of tongs, on dual hooks.

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EODMSgt

Member
Dec 11, 2018
178
White Mountain Region, NH

Recently ordered this to use with the New Holland to move some logs out of my woods up to the house. I think this will be nice, instead of cutting all the logs in the woods, then hauling to the house to split. Excited to try it when it gets here. I’ll post some updates when it arrives!


I'm thinking of getting something similar this year. I thought about getting a root/log grapple but won't use it enough to justify the cost. I'll probably end up with something along the same lines as what you purchased so it will be interesting to read any updates after you've had it for a while.

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blades

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2008
3,385
WI, Leroy
I'm thinking of getting something similar this year. I thought about getting a root/log grapple but won't use it enough to justify the cost. I'll probably end up with something along the same lines as what you purchased so it will be interesting to read any updates after you've had it for a while.

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That one is easy enough for me to make- Ihave a something similar that has a 2" receiver on it on the bottom bar - easy change for whatever ball hitch size I need or a hook