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  1. RI Chevy

    RI Chevy DollyStihlvarna Runner ????

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    Marshy WFO Cutting

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    I want a grapple trailer. Something like this is a little larger than I want but you get the idea.
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    This trailer is a 5th wheel but has what looks to be a light weight, older grapple. I might have to make one for myself in the future. An old trailer frame and a knuckle boom would do the trick fine.
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    RI Chevy DollyStihlvarna Runner ????

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    Nice! Like a logging trailer.
    Worth more money as logs than as firewood.
     
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    Marshy WFO Cutting

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    The ideal situation for me would be to be able to pick up the whole log or 40-60" length depending on diameter. Minimal processing at the scrounge site. Something like this would be most ideal, 18' flat bed with a knuckle boom that can lift 2650lbs when extended 16.4ft, 6 cyl turbo diesel engine. Add a hydraulic winch and a snatch block and your log lift doubles as a log winch.
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    RI Chevy DollyStihlvarna Runner ????

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    That would be ideal if price was right.
     
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    Marshy WFO Cutting

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    $4500, said it need some work to make it road legal. That seems like a good price. Probably cant buy or build a trailer with a grapple for less than $6K.
     
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    RI Chevy DollyStihlvarna Runner ????

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    No sir.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Get that rig man!
     
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    morewood Mr. Awesome

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    Having that trailer wouldn't hurt my feelings in the least bit. Really want to spend less time processing at the scrounge area, consolidate the work at home.

    Mr Awesome
     
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    what size materials & winch? I think I'm ready for something like this as well

    Also would you mind sharing another pic of how you mounted it to your splitter?
     
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    I used 1 1/2 inch black iron for the mast, and i turned down some 1 1/4 black iron for it to slip onto, then welded it to the stripper, and used a 2500 pound harbor freight winch with a 420 amp lawn tractor battery 20180530_111209.jpg 20180611_161409.jpg
     
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    lauren Well-Known OPE Member

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    Battery sits under the table that I made. Bigger tires 2-2.jpg
     
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    Thank you for taking to the time to take those! Really helps! Can I ask how you made the wheel you screw into the wood? Also does your splitter engine charge the battery?
     
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    The motor does not charge the battery thats why i went with the biggest battery I could find, amazon on the wheel for a go cart with a lag screw welded in the center
     
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