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Logging bullhook

Discussion in 'Forestry and Logging Forum' started by Shanen Mannies, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Shanen Mannies

    Shanen Mannies ArboristSite Member

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    I'm wanting to make a bullhook, but not able to find any information on them or pictures. It has been years since I have seen one and I have never used one, so no idea how to make it .
    Pictures would be great.
    Thanks
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    Never heard of a bull hook at least for logging, perhaps a pickaroon?
     
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    Shanen Mannies ArboristSite Member

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    It is used. ....wrap cable around to pull from ,
    Only way I can explain it. Some may have a different name for it..
     
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    Shanen Mannies ArboristSite Member

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    The one I recall, was about a foot in length, about two inches in diameter and had a clevis on one end and a piece that looked like half of a pony shoe on the other..and y shape up by the clevis..
    I know it's a long shot.....lol
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    Maybe it was homemade?

    If it was for pulling cable, most folks use shackles/clevis's, unless its some genius idea for pullin from the middle of the cable, in which case I have a couple of cable grips but they taint cheap, and not meant for more then getting rigging ready, not that that ever stopped me from using em for skidding logs.
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    correction, cable puller, Klein makes em.
     
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    Shanen Mannies ArboristSite Member

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    Pulling from the middle is exactly what it is for. Probably a hick-a-billy tool..lol
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    Hick-A-Billy... stealing that...

    The Klein cable pullers work pretty good, think both of mine are rated for 1/4-3/4 the harder you pull the harder they grip, I've never had one slip.

    But like I said they are very expensive for what they are.
     
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    This the item??
    We called it a grip at work, come in different sizes, very well made,, you must be able to trust them.
    Have very hard jaws,,on the ones we used the jaw was replaceable but never saw on wore out.
    0508206.jpg
     
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    I had a friend of mine actually find a picture of a bull hook..the rope is on it to demonstrate how to wrap the cable.. Screenshot_20170123-190112.png
     
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    I have not used one before, only seen it 30 years ago and always thought it would be a great tool too have around..
    Do all of my skidding with horses, though it was about my speed.
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    well Bob had the pic of what I use...

    That do hickle ya got there looks like a real good way to twist up some cable in a hurry, and that thing is totally homemade, find some yokel with a welder and have at it. though you take yer life and any witnesses in yer own hands.
     
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