2020 - Volume #44, Issue #4, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
ATV Log Skidder Now Even Better
“I 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 don’t have to lift, roll, hoist, or manipulate the log in any way. It’s a simple design that works great.”
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 skidder’s 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. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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