What log hook would you reccomend ? Is this one any good?

PaulOinMA

Feeling the Heat
Oct 20, 2018
449
MA
Where are you in CT? LogRite is in Vernon. I'd call to see if they do any direct sales, if I was near Vernon.

They have three dealers in CT, too: https://logrite.com/store/connecticut

I have a Stihl cant hook, and bought the LogRite log stand. It was mentioned on here that LogRite makes the Stihl products.
 

Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
781
Palmyra, WI
Looking at this thing .
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C4WQ10A/?tag=hearthamazon-20
Would you recommend it? Any other ones I can consider?
Interesting that this unit is much less ambitious than many as far as the height of lift. You only need to get it clear of the ground. Might be more practical for larger logs. I've never used the log-jack foot that came with mine. Being able to roll the log is enough to allow finishing the cut.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
3,643
Downeast Maine
I used the foot on my woodchuck dual like three or four times. I've used it as a Peavy way more than a timberjack
 
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TreePointer

Minister of Fire
Sep 22, 2010
3,086
PA
I used the foot on my woodchuck dual like three or four times. I've used it as a Peavy way more than a timberjack
Same here. While I don't have a Woodchuck, I use my timberjack almost exclusively as a cant hook/peavey to turn logs rather than elevate them.
 
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Dataman

Minister of Fire
Sep 10, 2018
661
Newport, Wa
If its too big I just let the Wife turn them with Tractor. You can bite off more than you can do with Timber Jack. Depending on the log size and such.
 

Firewood Bandit

Minister of Fire
Jan 3, 2014
533
Western WIsconsin
For a cant to work well, it must be very sharp on the hook and the end that bites into the log.
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Firewood Bandit

Minister of Fire
Jan 3, 2014
533
Western WIsconsin
Found a better pic.

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Sodbuster

Minister of Fire
Sep 22, 2012
1,261
Michigan
Looks like the same one I bought at TSC for $30, hasn't failed yest.
 

Dmitry

Minister of Fire
Oct 4, 2014
833
CT

Sodbuster

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Sep 22, 2012
1,261
Michigan

Coalescent

Member
Jul 13, 2015
94
New Hampshire
It’s definitely not the cheapest option out there, but my wife bought me the Log Ox 3-in-1 kit this July and it has been fantastic. I’ve used it for processing about 5 cords of trees—red oak, birch, beech, and eastern white pine.

It’s made in the USA and the company is out of Vermont.

The LogOX

I don’t have any recent photos on hand, but here are some I took right after I received it:
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Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
15,433
Philadelphia
Man, I wish I had a tractor! We’re saving up.
I see a lot of guys under the impression they need to spend $30k to get a decent tractor. Had this very conversation with a new neighbor just the other day. You can buy a heck of a lot of Ford for $2500 - $3500, if you don't mind going old. I was shopping machines with loaders for $4500 - $5500, before I bit the bullet and got a newer (meaning only 30 years old) hydrostatic unit for $8500. It will easily outlive me, at my <100 hours per year rate of use, these things were build to run 500 - 1500 hours per year.
 

Dataman

Minister of Fire
Sep 10, 2018
661
Newport, Wa
So true. I got Mitsubishi MT18 with Loader and Back Blade for $5300 with Delivery. If the meter was right only 1300 hours on it. New tires with calcium in them. Been Great in the 4+ years. Only broken ground problem we solved. New Battery and Routine Maintance.
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