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lonestarjeff    Posted 08-10-2018 at 19:11:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Log drag rig
  • Has anybody made their own version of a logging pull rig to mount on or pull behind the N? We all know pulling heavy things from the 3-point can be tricky business, but we also know it can be safely done. I've seen a few versions in photos over the years, but never anything around here.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 08-22-2018 at 04:15:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Log drag rig
  • I have skidded out a lot of timber using the old fords and IH tractors using the three point hitch. I have tried a few methods and the best one that works for me is a 5' box blade with a chain hooked to the frame. You can back up to the log hook up the chain raise up the 3pt a few inches and the log end will sit again the blade. This method has a low impact on logging trails and by keeping it up a few inches you don't catch the log end on rocks/roots. When you get the log to the landing just unhook and you can use the box blade to push you logs into place. When using a 9n/2n you will want to employ some kind of position control because you only want the 3pt a few inches high not all the way up.

    Here are a couple other methods I have also used. They also worked but not as well IMO.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 08-16-2018 at 08:08:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Log drag rig
  • I made this decal. It seems to work better for me.

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    lonestarjeff    Posted 08-16-2018 at 22:24:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Log drag rig
  • That's great sticker for all tractors & trucks!

    lonestarjeff    Posted 08-12-2018 at 17:54:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Making do
  • Okay, I had an idea using stuff I already have, so I rigged this up.....

    It works pretty good so far. Need to figure out something more permanent for a swivel.

    AL CT    Posted 08-13-2018 at 15:29:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Making do
  • I've used a set up like this. The hook that I used worked so well that I could lower the unit, the fork would open and upon lifting would grab the log. Same for releasing the log. I think your strap needs to be shorter. Experiment.

    Jim    Posted 08-15-2018 at 21:02:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Making do
  • Looks good but I would not pull much of a log from the 3 point as you are prone to flip the tractor over backwards, Put a draw bar in the lower bracket, lift the log and chain tight to that draw bar.

    lonestarjeff    Posted 08-16-2018 at 22:06:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Making do
  • I use this hook rig for the heavier drag loads,

    ....but the arch & log tongs are much quicker on the smaller loads.

    lonestarjeff    Posted 08-13-2018 at 15:42:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Making do
  • Yes, I agree, shorter would be better. Ideally, a link welded to the arch, or a heavy duty eye bolt would make a good swivel. It works great though, like you said drop it on the log & grab it.

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