Stihl Peavey Question

BIGChrisNH Posted By BIGChrisNH, May 17, 2019 at 4:13 PM

  1. BIGChrisNH

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    Will a 60” Stihl Peavey with cutting stand effectively lift up 24” plus logs? I can’t seem to find information on max log size that the hook of the peavey will effectively grab and roll.
     
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    It really depends on how determined you are.
     
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    Haha great answer. I’m determined to try to save my back and chains this year, guess we will see how it works out.
     
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    I have an old wood handled timber jack, but it’s only really good for smaller logs.
     
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    I have a woodchuck dual, aluminum handle steel hook and point with an aluminum stand that can be removed. I've used it to unhang trees and I've yet to find a log it won't roll. I doubt you will find anything too large for a Peavy here in New England. There's not a whole ton of old growth. It won't work well for monster 36"+ cypress or oak trunks, but for most trees it should be fine.
     
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    Thanks Spacebus
     
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    It's not a Stihl/Logrite peavey, but I have an older version of a 48" timberjack from Northern Tool.

    It's a cant hook (little different than a peavey) with a bolt-on stand/foot. In terms of leverage, its 48" length is enough to roll 24" logs and larger. The stand has suported some 30"+ monsters, so that's not a problem either.
     
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    I've used timberjacks and found pretty much none of them really hold up to such large pieces of timber. Something with the foot always bends. I use the heck out of my Stihl peavy and have used it countless times to roll 24" and larger logs. Mother nature is your friend so use our great NH terrain to your advantage and do your initial cuts planning to roll the log in a downhill direction to finish the cuts.
     
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    Thank you guys, I think I’ll start with the peavey by itself.
     
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    On the bigger stuff, there always seems to be a knot or divit to get the hook to bite into. Just need to find it. Use their max log size only as reference. 4ft handle has been adequate here. The size is comfortable for handling and carrying, and will roll large or small. This is one of those things I regret having if I forget to bring it along. But I don't have the stand for it. Less is more sometimes. I've found it easy enough to just cut most of the way through, roll a section, then snip the remainder. That way too I get to see the underside. Sometimes dirt clings and needs removing before I'll send a chain through it.
     
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    Agreed, I took the stand off of mine. As my skill improves I find myself using the stand less and less often. Usually I can find a low spot or just roll the log down an incline. It's even easier if your logs are set up on sleepers. Then you can cut half way, roll the log, and finish your cuts.
     
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