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    Default Neat tool for moving logs in summer...

    From Northern Tool:
    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...6854_200356854

    "The Northern Industrial ATV log skid arch and holder easily moves logs up to 1000 lbs. and up to 20 feet long."

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    I've seen people use an old axle to do the same job (recycle/reuse). You tie down the axle slightly behind the center of gravity and the tie down a trailer hitch to the front of the log. Sometimes the shipping is more than the item on something like this up here. That's why we have to have a little ingenuity.
    That's what she said...

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    The write up mentions bad bearings. That's definately something to keep in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matjpow View Post
    Sometimes the shipping is more than the item on something like this up here. That's why we have to have a little ingenuity.
    LOL...living here in Japan, I've come to accept shipping as a cost of doing it right sometimes. There are times only the right tool/part/item will do, and in those cases, I have no choice but to have these items shipped from the US.

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    It appears that the rear carriage would go where it wants to as it is not tied to the front log arch. I would rather drag the rear.

    A guy could fab one of those up in a couple hours with a boat winch and atv tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtofak View Post
    It appears that the rear carriage would go where it wants to as it is not tied to the front log arch. I would rather drag the rear.

    A guy could fab one of those up in a couple hours with a boat winch and atv tires.

    Hard rubber spare tires out of a junk yard work great too.

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    Default rear wheels???

    I'm having a hard time understanding how the rear wheel assembly is going to work/track in the front wheels???? If cross-chained to front assembly would be great.

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    You could make up some skes for it in winter would be great.
    How much was it.

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    I think that would be overkill in the winter. Just put a choker cable around the log and pull it with a snowmachine. Unless it's a massive log, you won't have a hard time with that as long as you pack down a good trail first.

    It's $399 on sale and probably $500 for shipping to Alaska.
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