Log skidding winch DIY

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Nice job on logging winch build. I got a lot of good ideas and info but I was looking for one part number and name of place you got it from, and that would be the large 60 tooth sprocket info please. Thanks
Thank you, it is one of the best things I have built. I pulled a bunch out with it last week before the storm
I'm pretty sure I got the 60 tooth sprocket either at Surplus Supply or Tractor supply, I really don't remember. I'm sure they both have them.
Anything else just give a shout, be glad to offer what I can, too bad the pics are mostly gone, darn photobucket!

 
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Awesome job on the winch build. A lot of great info. I am planning a similar Build soon. Do you know how many feet of cable you were able to get on the spool and what size it was. Also I was thinking about trying to buy the clutch engagement mechanism from farmi considering the rough time you had getting yours dialed in. Any thoughts?
 
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I put 200' of 1/4" air craft cable on with no issues.( a friend gave me a new 500' spool of it)The cable is rated at 4400 lbs and I haven't had a problem with it but I also respect it for what it is and don't try to yank 100' Red Oak trees...LOL
As far as the clutch, once I got the final design working I am very happy with it.
One thing I would like to change is the spool, I'm thinking of using a lawn tractor wheel (think steps in the rim for strength) as I do get a little flex from the sprocket and side of my spool. I believe that is the weak link. If you can source a clutch assembly at a reasonable price I say go for it.
One thing I just thought of is I would also make the center shaft larger, maybe go from 1' to 1 1/4" or so. I just mostly was trying to use what I had available.
 
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I put 200' of 1/4" air craft cable on with no issues.( a friend gave me a new 500' spool of it)The cable is rated at 4400 lbs and I haven't had a problem with it but I also respect it for what it is and don't try to yank 100' Red Oak trees...LOL
As far as the clutch, once I got the final design working I am very happy with it.
One thing I would like to change is the spool, I'm thinking of using a lawn tractor wheel (think steps in the rim for strength) as I do get a little flex from the sprocket and side of my spool. I believe that is the weak link. If you can source a clutch assembly at a reasonable price I say go for it.
One thing I just thought of is I would also make the center shaft larger, maybe go from 1' to 1 1/4" or so. I just mostly was trying to use what I had available.
Thank you very much for the info and I am glad it is all working out for you. I really appreciate all the time you put into doing this DIY thread. Hopefully I can get started soon on my attempt to make my winch. Slowly trying to gather up the materials and all the info I can.
 
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