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Where to buy a long tree felling lever

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by genesis5521, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. genesis5521

    genesis5521 ArboristSite Operative

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    Baileys has them.
     
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    That's the first place I looked. They have the short ones, but not the long ones.

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    i learned something

    I had no idea such a thing existed.
    Now I want one.
    I checked Peavey in Maine. Nope.
    I suppose I could build me one....

    Might beat the heck outta pounding on wedges :hmm3grin2orange: however, most of my felling I just drop them where they are willing to go, minor steerage. Cool tool tho! :rock:
     
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    Hi Pat:

    Ya, they can come in handy. Works like a wedge. Here's a video of a guy using two different size felling levers. In the first part of the video, you'll see him pick up the short lever. Then later on in the video, he uses the longer lever to topple the tree and uses it again to get the hung-up tree unstuck. I tried that with my short lever and couldn't get enough leverage. That's why I want the longer lever, for more and better leverage. They don't work to well on big or badly leaning trees. Some guys say, "Why bother with a lever? Just use wedges". To each his own. A lever has multiple uses as demonstrated in the video. I like the lever and use my short one often, along with wedges, and sometimes even a hand winch. I just wish I could find a long felling lever. They're all over the UK. Wonder why nobody state-side carries them.

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    They must not have had enough demand. Seems like when I priced it is was around 4or500.00

    Sure is slick. Seems like a good safety tool, especialy when working alone.

    There is an 800# on the video, or one could google a local dealer. Maybe someone would have one on craigslist they no longer use.

    I think if you would send a picture or video to a local fabricator they could build you a custom bar. Just an idea.

    Good Luck Don.
     
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    Looks pretty simple to make - a bar with a metal plate welded on the end. The hook part would be more difficult, but you can get a separate timber jack (or peavey or cant hook or whatever the heck they call them) easily enough. Certainly no need to spend $400.
     
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    Yould contact fellow member Metals046 and see if he could fab one up.
     
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    where you are I bet there's a ton of old fashioned ice spuds still kicking around in guy's garages. They use gas augers now. Get one of those and put a small bend in it.
     
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    574387201 is available up here from Husky at 135.00 $$
     
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    Weld a plate onto a crow bar or spud bar?

    I can see where it would be worthwhile for dropping trees vs. a wedge, but that little one in the video? I'm sure most of us would have had it down a lot faster without the $400 lever :laugh:

    But let me ask another question: It seemed to me that he was in an awkward position squatting down to cut like that. If something had gone wrong, it would have been more difficult to get out of the way. I always cut up higher, where I can be standing. Then, after the tree is down, I'll kneel down and cut the stump off at ground level. Right or wrong?

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    Depends if you are trying to utilize the entire length of the tree. But yes, most of the time (for firewood especially), I would agree with you.
     
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    Hi Ken:

    Wright or wrong, that's what I do to.

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    Yep, firewood or tree removal/yard tree, I work up high. Easier on back and easier to look up.

    If you are a hardwood logger, you'll get sitcanned quick for leaving high stumps.

    The bar is a neat idea but too much $$$. Make friends with a guy that knows how to weld and bring him some of his favorite beverage.
     
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    I want to learn to weld, I see too many neat projects by guys who know how to weld. My son is storing his welding outfit here, so I have access once I figure out what I'm doing.

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    Check with your local area technical collage. They will surely offer a course, that is what I did.
     
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    The local voc ed school started an adult class a couple of days before I checked :msp_sad: But yes, that's the route I plan to go. Hopefully they will have another class in a couple of months.

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