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3-Pt. Mounted “Log Lifter”
“About 10 years ago my late friend Jack Bryant made me a simple 3-pt. mounted ‘log lifter’ for my New Holland 33D tractor. It really works great,” says Dave LaDuc, Saranac, N.Y.
  “He made the log lifter from scrap metal he had laying around. I’ve used it to move more log-length firewood than I ever could have without it. I’ve also used it to move tons of other heavy stuff, and I added a receiver hitch so I can move trailers on our horse farm.
  “To use it I wrap the end of the log with chain and then drape the chain over the top of the lifter so that it catches in one of several notches at the top of the unit. I raise the 3-pt. lift arms to pull the log toward the tractor. Then I lower the lifter, retighten the chain, and lift the log again. I repeat these steps until the log is close enough to be lifted off the ground.
  “To build the unit Jack welded vertical lengths of round pipe to a horizontal angle iron, and then cut notches into the top piece for securing the chain. He welded round stock onto the bottom that attaches to the lift arms. A pair of welded on metal brackets attach the unit to the top link.”
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dave LaDuc, 297 Canning Rd., Saranac, N.Y. 12981 (LaDucD@yahoo.com).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #1