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Was trying to skid some logs with the small kubota ,seems like some kind of boom with tongs that lifts off the 3 point would make life easier than a chain around the 3 point,especially turning ,anyone fab anything like this up yet for ideas on how to build one ? I have a small 4x4 tractor ,catagory 1 hitch .
 

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I've seen something like your after made from a junk post hole digger.
 

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I would keep it has short as possible. Or have more the one lift point on it.
 

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The ones I've seen anchor in like a backhoe attachment and use a small hydraulic winch and log arch. Also has a shield to keep you from getting collected. Which can happen real easy with a tractor.
 

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was wondering if something like this work on smaller logs ?hang the tongs off the middle one maybe
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this may work with the 3 point ball hitch i have now ,i have a mount like the bottom of this one .
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If your going to use something like that stay as close to the tractor as possible. Are you looking to just drag logs?
 

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If your going to use something like that stay as close to the tractor as possible. Are you looking to just drag logs?
Yes nothing huge ,be nice to have a boom to pick up stuff also ,i want to fab up some kind of forks to lift a pallet with also ,it is only a 18 hp tractor so not going to lift anything too big .
 

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I build this contraption years age for winching logs.

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this one looks pretty simple ,but i like the longer boom idea in other images for picking up other stuff
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this one looks pretty simple ,but i like the longer boom idea in other images for picking up other stuff
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That's what I had in mind. Even that could have you searching the stars.
 

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Brian, my little 4400 JD (similar to the Deere in your pictures) is rated to lift 2200# 24" behind the lift arms which means in my case that it will lift beyond the balancing point even with approximately 200# of front end weight plus fluid filled front tires. Anyway below is what I use. It has detachable forks, a detachable short boom and a 2" hitch receiver tube. Very handy in my use, especially with the hydraulic top link. The picture with the forks is after I broke a link while shoving around a 4'+ diameter red oak loggette.

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Brian, my little 4400 JD (similar to the Deere in your pictures) is rated to lift 2200# 24" behind the lift arms which means in my case that it will lift beyond the balancing point even with approximately 200# of front end weight plus fluid filled front tires. Anyway below is what I use. It has detachable forks, a detachable short boom and a 2" hitch receiver tube. Very handy in my use, especially with the hydraulic top link. The picture with the forks is after I broke a link while shoving around a 4'+ diameter red oak loggette.

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I like how the mount does forks also,are the forks channel upside down withtje fork taper cut in ? Did you box the bottoms in also ?
My tractor is small like an 18 hp kubota 4x4 so light weight os a plus
 

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The forks are solid arms off a forklift. All of the industrial scrap yards around here pile up old arms and sell them on a per set basis. They probably weigh 70# a piece. The ones I have are hard to find; most are longer / taller to the attachment point.

If there are any unseen tricks to my setup it is the tub on top and the hydraulic top link. A lot of stress is put on the frame when you are pushing to get under something - angle will twist. The top link makes the forks much more functional. It also makes it more likely that you can snag logs with the tongs without getting off the tractor.

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