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    Default New towing sleds for wood or logs

    http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery...php?pid=124414

    Some new sled I am trying out . Made of poly 12 ft long by 36" wide.

    What do you think..?


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    Me likes it!

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    I like it, just depends on the cost. Are you building them yourself? If not where do I get one? If you could get a version that allows you to remove the sides, like a stake bed platform that would be perfect.

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    I use a medium sized Otter sled. I reinforce the sides with 2 X 2's cut to fit, 3/8" eye bolts along the edge to hold it in. I then reinforce the front so the hitch points don't pull out. Works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    I use a medium sized Otter sled. I reinforce the sides with 2 X 2's cut to fit, 3/8" eye bolts along the edge to hold it in. I then reinforce the front so the hitch points don't pull out. Works well.
    What is an otter sled?...

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    Under what I consider normal use it would flex far too much and tear that box apart in no time. Have you seen these?

    http://www.northernsledworks.com/

    These are similar to what you're doing.

    http://www.karyonbogan.ca/karyon/index.htm

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    I agree. Once I saw that wood box on that poly sled my brain instantly said "no way". I'd kill that thing in a day. If the box was made out of plastic it might be o.k.
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    the otter sleds with UHMW runners are pretty hard to beat. Reinforce the eyelets as Dave mentioned. I don't have the frame reinforced with 2xs but that's probably a good idea! (though I haul on a pretty flat trail...usually)

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    When I lived in Nulato we used more like a freight sled. Same in Elim and Shaktoolik. But the snow was different than in Valdez. When you have as we did last year, 6-7 feet of snow on the ground, you don't want a sled that sinks. I usually find a tree and do a drive by so I have a loop going back to my main trail. Once that is done I down it and move the sled up to the smaller end of the tree and cut that up. Usually a lighter load I take her home and pack the trail. Work my way down to the base where the hard part starts. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. A 20" tree standing up usually turns into a 30" tree once down. So my last loads are gut busters.

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    I checked out that otter sled its one of those tub sled . Good for hauling a bit of luggage and small stuff. The other siglin sleds look goo but expensive. Mine retail for 350.00 for the 30" wide model and 380.00 for the 36" wide model. They are both 12 ft long.

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    Sounds good, but what about shipping to Alaska? Shipping usually turns a 'good deal' in to a bad deal up here.
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    Shipping can be a killer on any deal. That being said and I know you live in some remote settings if you Google my location you will see that I am remote as well. I have checked out other sled sites and their prices are not cheap to say the least. Better to have a good price from the start and then look into the shipping rather than expensive and then have to deal with shipping on top of that.

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