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Skidding winch for the tractor

dancan

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I drove the tractor in the bush to go get a dead standing maple this afternoon .





Heavy lean pointed away and the butt was down a 15' embankment so I did't want to drop it in the direction of the lean so a redirect was in order .



I forgot a snatch block so I improvised





I was able to get the top to land up the bank then a rehitch and up to the tractor .

 
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Sorry I haven't kept up with the thread. Life and such. I'm still in the same area as pics from 2 years ago. I've replaced the cable( pics somewhere) and just last week bought a 100' extension......its a long way down some holes. This first pic is one of my recent purchases. Igland self releasing pulley. This is an awesome tool. IMG_20191111_151654544.jpg IMG_20191111_152934358.jpg
This pic was taken from the road side down to my son( he's bigger now, and much stronger....3-0 at the start of wrestling season, proud dad). He is about 200'-225' down. We still have a load of wood to pull out from down there.

Shea
 
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This is his dirty method of getting the cable back down to hook up to the extension. Yes, it could be unsafe. I have noticed that the cable spools much better on long pulls, making it easier to un-spool.

Shea
 
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The top pic is from another area, same road. That pile was much larger when we finished. Smaller but decent logs in quantity. Bottom pic, field expedient fix.

Shea
 
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I thought it was a simple pinch and tried to pull it out.....nope. The next two pics show it. The cage was wrapped with a loop of cable, pinched, looped over itself, etc. I ended up pulling the whole thing out of the winch and cutting the cable off the spool.

Shea
 
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I thought it was a simple pinch and tried to pull it out.....nope. The next two pics show it. The cage was wrapped with a loop of cable, pinched, looped over itself, etc. I ended up pulling the whole thing out of the winch and cutting the cable off the spool.

Shea
Well, that was a bummer!! Glad you got it figured out and up and running again... While you are at it, it looks like it wouldn't hurt to lube that chain a bit.

I'm still on my original cable on mine, and it looks like it will go a while yet...

SR
 
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Well, that was a bummer!! Glad you got it figured out and up and running again... While you are at it, it looks like it wouldn't hurt to lube that chain a bit.

I'm still on my original cable on mine, and it looks like it will go a while yet...

SR
If all you do with it is pull deer out it should last a while lol.
I'll be in Sparta in a bit :hi:.
I noticed the chain too. The chain on mine was exactly the opposite, it was covered in dirty grease and dirt, thats also what ruined the clutch on mine.
 
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Those factory winches make me a little jealous, but then I sometimes use my homemade set up a little differently.

Cutting on the other side of a fence - can't skid.


Lifting over the fence.



Loading an oversize section.


More conventional use - skidding Ash up a power line ROW.


Having a youngster to run the cable back down the hill would be the next best addition. My cutting partner and I, while even taking turns, wear ourselves out.

Ron
 
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Well, that was a bummer!! Glad you got it figured out and up and running again... While you are at it, it looks like it wouldn't hurt to lube that chain a bit.

I'm still on my original cable on mine, and it looks like it will go a while yet...

SR
I did lightly lube the chain when I got it back together. The cable was still decent, until I cut it to get it off the spool. Long pulls keep it spooled up tightly and evenly now.

Shea

Still the best tool I've bought for woods work.
 
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I just did the clutch shoes on my new to me Igland 4001 because they were worn out .
The parts guy said that the old fellas and liberal amounts of oil on the chain were a clutch killer Lol
 

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I do believe the instructions for oiling the chain is to let it soak for some time and then hang it a day or two to drip off.

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