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  • #81823

    Does’ Leap
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    How about making a modified version of this impressive log trailer for a versatile, logging rig for horses?

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nli3C6sh5XA[/video]

    #81825

    Carl Russell
    Participant

    DR makes one with walking beam wheels, and a boom, made out of aluminum.

    Carl

    #81829

    Carl Russell
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    #81839

    Carl Russell
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    This awesome woods rig is made by Morgan Anderson in Europe…. Costs about $10,000 even before import. Scott Golden and I have talked with him about trying to find an imported to bring them to US, but nothing yet.

    I post the pic for perspective and ideas.

    Carl

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    #81850

    Jim Ostergard
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    That is a great looking wagon but for me a big price tag. Smaller but great for pole wood is john Plowdens rig and you get an arch to boot. Guess it coms down to knowing the kind of wood you are moving and especially if, you are younger, i.e. with a lot of years to pay for it left then this would be a good idea. I just picked up a set of walking beams with flotation tires off a blueberry sprayer for $400 dollars and will make that the rear end of a new log trailer, possible marrying it to the front of my old cordwood rig. Still ponder how to get the load on. On our current job we actually had an excavator load 16′ 300 bf logs on to the go-devil and that has moved big wood to the landing for the last three weeks. Pretty low investment. All that said I sure would love to import and be the demonstrator for the rig as pictured.

    #81854

    Does’ Leap
    Participant

    I have always wondered about mounting a winch on my logging arch and building a double bunk wagon/forwarder (8-10′ OC) that would attach to the arch. You could park the wagon up in the woods and use your arch to twitch wood. The winch would also come in handy for grabbing logs inaccessible to the arch. You could then use the winch to load the logs on the forwarded like in the video. My big question has always been how to stabilize the arch when winching? Large wheel chocks?

    George

    #81881

    PhilG
    Participant

    What about just giving them a few $ for the spects and fab them here ?
    ( the Morgan Anderson )

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