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Thanks for the great thread. I'm pretty sure I've read it before, but I did it again from the start today. Great pics. Here's my Farmi 351 with legs on my MX4700 Kubota. I got it in Washington state while we were on a road trip about 6 years ago. Absolutely worth its weight in gold. I got this one for a bargain, but I wouldn't hesitate to pay sticker price for a new one if this one got stolen. IMG_20171218_164440361_compress87.jpg
 
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Well, it's the choice between saving time or saving money, if you have remote control on the winch you can walk the tree to the winch and easy release the block but even then you save time with a self releasing.

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A remote would be the ticket for felling hard leaners as well.
 
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It's amazing what you can do with them.
I can see where they would come in handy when working in hilly grounds! that is what I have been struggling in for the past 2 weeks, fighting soft/frozen ground . slip sliding away on the greasy frosted oak leaves an unstable dirt! redirecting will be a snap with out having to realign the winch lines on an off set retrieve.
 
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Might be a liability problem or costly approval process, Igland have kits for retrofitting.

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I think its probably a cash upfront problem. There's a reason why more dont have a winch in general, let alone a remote winch.
 
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I can see where they would come in handy when working in hilly grounds! that is what I have been struggling in for the past 2 weeks, fighting soft/frozen ground . slip sliding away on the greasy frosted oak leaves an unstable dirt! redirecting will be a snap with out having to realign the winch lines on an off set retrieve.
If I was using mine in the woods more often I'd have one, as it is I have to unhook the pulley I use and then finish the pull. I'm fine with that for my use since its rare I need it anyway, but if I was charging someone for work knowing about the accessory I wouldn't feel right not buying one and getting paid by the hr.
 
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If I was using mine in the woods more often I'd have one, as it is I have to unhook the pulley I use and then finish the pull. I'm fine with that for my use since its rare I need it anyway, but if I was charging someone for work knowing about the accessory I wouldn't feel right not buying one and getting paid by the hr.
you are on the mark. its rare to have the need for a multiple retrieve from a single spot! most of mine are a single tree or a hang up. chain/strap and a pully usually works good for the few times its needed. remote upgrade for the 8k super winch is an option yet.
 

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you are on the mark. its rare to have the need for a multiple retrieve from a single spot! most of mine are a single tree or a hang up. chain/strap and a pully usually works good for the few times its needed. remote upgrade for the 8k super winch is an option yet.
Then you are in a nice forrest, where I live you often has only one spot to winch from, maybe even have extension wires to reach what you want.



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This was a friend of mine that has a serious case of firewood syndrome, but it was fun in a rather masochistic way. But in such terrain winches and snatch blocks are the only way.

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