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  • #84482

    Carl Russell
    Moderator

    Working wih a single horse lately, so I snapped a few pics of how I hitch two logs together with one chain…..

    Apparently this site wants to post them in reverse order…

    The first pic is a separate situation,mshowingba slightly different application.

    The last four pics in reverse order show the typical progression.

    Carl

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    #84489

    Carl Russell
    Moderator

    Oh well, that is stupid… You should be able to see the progression…. Site doesn’t want to respect my selected order…..

    #84490

    Brad Johnson
    Participant

    I do exactly the same hitch, both with a single and with team in loose rigging as well. I am now using the repaired DAPNet hook on a hardwood job. I had a student at the tech school in town weld the pin bolt with a new grade 7 bolt, shortening its length. It seems to be much stronger and works well when you have to hook two chains. I will send an update about durability, but so far so good.
    -Brad

    #84494

    MuleManDonn
    Keymaster

    Hi guys, Brad, glad you are testing the hook again. The one I sent you with the harness had a grade 8 bolt. Did you break that or just change it to make it shorter? Did you shorten it by about a 1/4″ or so? Just wondering. D

    I have used that half hitch many times as well. I always like starting a load perpendicular to the logs like that when the opportunity presents itself. It is a nice gentle way to get a bigger load moving.

    Unfortunately I am out of the game for a few weeks with a bad hand from a table saw accident. I didn’t get cut by the blade, but my hand sure got pushed around.

    #84495

    JaredWoodcock
    Participant

    Unrelated, is that scotch pine? if so what are you using it for? we have a ton around here and I havent figured out what to do with it yet.

    Thanks
    Jared

    #84496

    Carl Russell
    Moderator

    Red pine…. Just selling to a concentration yard for saw logs. Scots pine can be sold to the same market if, and that is a big IF, it is straight enough….

    Hope you heal Donn.

    I have yet to use the DAPNet hook. Timber has been using it with his single steer, but I expect to run it next week…. Will report back.

    Carl

    #84498

    MuleManDonn
    Keymaster

    Hey Carl, Don’t take this the wrong way; but if timber is happy I am happy!

    #84499

    MuleManDonn
    Keymaster

    Just Kidding! I did get to use the hook in a new way a couple weeks ago but didn’t get a picture. I thought I would be right back to get a picture in a few days. Then the weather warmed up, and now I am sitting watching netflixs. Horses should return to work this week as Scott and Aubrey move in.

    Anyway, I used the hook with a double tree on my ski arch. The ski arch has a large homemade hook to hang eveners on, and the handle goes right on. Tongue length was fine, and I pulled a couple of big birch pieces (wind storm, lightning?). It worked fine in a hitched configuration. Pictures next time.

    #84505

    MuleManDonn
    Keymaster

    Brad, I am guessing you didn’t get the remade hook I sent you? should have got it with the harness. D

    #84511

    Does’ Leap
    Participant

    I use the same hitch. I find that with larger logs the chain can sometimes be hard to extract at the landing (unless you have a peavey handy) as it can get bound pretty tight between the logs. Once in a while I will hitch 3 logs using the same weaving hitch similar to the one used on on the bunk of the bobsled.

    The going is good for logging in northern Vermont right now – frozen ground with minimal snow. I found a local mill 15 miles from me that is buying spruce for $300 mbf and will take mixed loads or hemlock and spruce.

    George

    #84515

    Carl Russell
    Moderator

    I do not take the wood all the way like this. In the last pic, where the logs are squared up, and tight together, you can see I have swung the chain around to a better situation. It takes a lot less time to reorganize the chain like that, then to go back for another log that can be hitched at the same time.

    Going is good here too.

    Carl

    #84516

    Does’ Leap
    Participant

    Hey Carl:

    I am not sure I understand. If we label your pictures in reverse order (i.e. #1 is the last picture), you reorganize your chain between #3 and #4 for easier extraction? I am not sure how #5 fits into the picture.

    George

    #84517

    Carl Russell
    Moderator

    George, the order of progression is 5,4,2,3. Picture 1 is of a separate log.

    In picture 3, you should be able to see how the chains have been reorganized to lay more favorably around the logs.

    I posted them in order, but the site not only could not respect the direction of the progression, it couldn’t even post them in the actual order. I am disappointed that the pics could not be correctly oriented. I evn tried to edit the order, but did not have that functionality.

    Carl

    #84520

    Does’ Leap
    Participant

    Carl, I got it. Good tip, thank you.

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