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ATV Log Skidder Now Even Better
ďA few years ago FARM SHOW published an article on my home-built, 2-wheeled log skidder that rides on a pair of 10-in. wheels (Vol. 38, No. 1). †The front end of the log was chained to a cross member located just ahead of the wheels. I used my Suzuki 4-WD ATV to pull it. It let me haul big trees out of the woods with less damage than using a big tractor,Ē says Eric Petrevich, Glen Gardner, N.J.
  ďI recently rebuilt the log skidder so that it works even better. †All I have to do is back the skidder up over a log, then wrap a chain around the log and hook it onto the hook on the skidder. †As I pull forward, the log will raise itself and automatically drop down to the ground when I stop. †I donít have to lift, roll, hoist, or manipulate the log in any way. †Itís a simple design that works great.Ē
  Petrevich used 2 1/2-in. sq. tubing to fashion a V-shaped frame for the 2-wheeled skidder. He made a square arch from the same material. For the slider bar, to which the log is chained, he used 2-in. pipe. The slider bar runs from the tongue back to the top of the arch.
  He mounted the skidderís original wheels on homemade weld-on spindles and matching hubs.
  To use the skidder, he positions it over a log and wraps a chain around the end of it, then hooks the chain to a hook on the slider bar. As he pulls forward, the hook slides up the bar, lifting the end of the log.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Eric Petrevich, Glen Gardner, N.J. (farmshow@megageek.com).


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