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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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That is 100% correct. Where I'm pulling from is by far the best option, but I can't pull straight line. Anywhere else and I'm not only pulling through more trees but the hill tilts so to speak. It would roll to one side as I pulled up hill. I'm pulling up the bottom of a draw and redirecting with the pulley to the winch......and I'm using a 100' extension.

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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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My friend tells everyone that I have an addiction. He also on occasion has asked for some wood to hold him over!

Shea

PS-He has a sawmill!!!!! How can he not have enough firewood!!!!!
 

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If you have a suitable remote the rest is just std hydraulic, a small cylinder with spring return and a electric valve that releases oil when it's not feeded with 12V.

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Some has just used a wheel on a large windscreen wiper motor to pull the rope, works but has issues with safety if you looses power as it will not release automatically.

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https://www.igland-as.com/en/skog/radiostyring-2/

Quite expensive, but didn't find the price at the moment

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If you have a suitable remote the rest is just std hydraulic, a small cylinder with spring return and a electric valve that releases oil when it's not feeded with 12V.

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Some has just used a wheel on a large windscreen wiper motor to pull the rope, works but has issues with safety if you looses power as it will not release automatically.

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But you could use a electro clutch from a lawnmower as a safety release.

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Dude, you are awesome. More so if you don't already know it. I don't why I couldn't find it on the Igland site, but I'm glad you knew how to find it.

The windshield wiper motor idea is neat, but I wouldn't trust it. They have used Bosch units in Cannon downriggers, I wasn't impressed with the durability. As much as it isn't cheap the factory stuff generally works better and has some form of customer service.

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Yes, but has been done as a very budget solution, but a original set im quite sure is 1000$+ so I understand a DIY solution may be attempting.

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Yes, but has been done as a very budget solution, but a original set im quite sure is 1000$+ so I understand a DIY solution may be attempting.

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I agree and understand 100%. As I've gotten older I've quit taking on so many projects and relied on well engineered, if a bit expensive, factory solutions.

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FWIW, my tractor dealer wouldn't warranty my tractor if I had any modifications. One of the winch remotes i was looking at would start the tractor and depress the accelerator to change tractor revs. The dealer just shook his head when I asked about it. Couldn't afford it anyway, but I still 'want' the full remote set-up with remote tractor start, revs changing, winch operation, and Ludwig remote chokers. There is a local company that does radio remote chokers but they only had a huge model that is way beyond my needs whereas Ludwig did two different sizes.

Further, there were worksafe legislation issues. I would have to put cones and signs around the tractor and warn any passers by to stay well away as tractor could start remotely or trees could come over the ridge line automatically and hit them, etc. I don't mind common sense rules but some of this stuff is overkill.
 
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Luckily for me I don't need all the options you would like......I probably would like them too. My set up is only used on remote private property. I honestly wouldn't know if any of the regs you refer to would apply in my situation. I think I found a dealer who might carry the remote, they're in Wisconsin somewhere.

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I could have got the remote for my winch when I bought it, but having remote on the winch wasn't worth a thousand dollars +, to me!

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Fisher got bored and counted up how many logs we have. He came up with approximately 75 so far. 6 pieces per stick, about 450 chunks. There are more to be pulled up.

Struck out on a dealer that carried all the attachments.....not the remote controls though. I'll email the company, just curious about it.

Shea

My beautiful wife went into town to get me some fuel for the tractor, AND brought it up to me A keeper for sure. She has been for the last 25 years.
 
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We try to leave before 4:30. Once we get out to the access road we are back on the north side of the mountain. It doesn't see much sunlight and felt like it was 20° cooler on the tractor.

Shea
 
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