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Hi, I want to be able to pull logs with my foreman 450, but I need to come up with a way to raise the front end of the log off the ground. I don't want to drag it flush with the ground because it will dig in and get caught when I'm pulling on uneven terrain.

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This looks like a nice solution, but I could think of better ways to spend $549. I'm just thinking of something that extends vertically from the place where you mount the ball, and then I could pull from there. Anybody have any experience with pulling logs with their wheelers? If so any suggestions? If I was a welder this would be a much easier problem to solve of course.
 

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Just looking at the Montanna Jack photo...seems like you could build one yourself or have one made fairly inexpensive. Have some plate steel bent in the shape of the product you're looking at and buy the required chains and d hooks from your local hardware store. $549 seems a bit spendy for what that product is...Unless I'm missing something?
 

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I do alot of log skidding with my foreman too.I'm trying to come up with something like that also.I'm thinking about building a log dray to be used in the winter,but I still need to come up with something better for use in the summer and fall.I've thought about a simple axle with car tires and a tongue to hook up to the Foreman,just not sure how to hold the logs to the axle.
 

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QUOTE ("Yooperforeman":1xci13yb)
I do alot of log skidding with my foreman too.I'm trying to come up with something like that also.I'm thinking about building a log dray to be used in the winter,but I still need to come up with something better for use in the summer and fall.I've thought about a simple axle with car tires and a tongue to hook up to the Foreman,just not sure how to hold the logs to the axle.
Just do like the Montana jack's set up. Make a couple of places to hook a chain to and use a chain boomer to hold them to the axle. (or ratchet strap although it wouldn't last as long). I do think that the sled style of MJ's would work better than the axle idea on rougher terrain such are step inclines and other logs.
So my sugesstion would be just to make a metal sled like the MJ's and use it. cheap and effective
 

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How about this get a sheet of steel (any size you need) set it on the curb and the rest on the road and drive your truck over it. That should give you enough lip then attach the chains to the corners and your set. I know it's getto but it works.
 

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you could have that made for alot cheaper. 1/4 plate bent, two holes for chains, a piece of angle iron welded or bolted for log support. check at your iron shops before paying that much.
 

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Does anyone know the dimensions of the MJ log skidder? I think I'll go check with a metal shop tomorrow and see what 1/4" steel costs.How much would it have to be bent?
 

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the thing about making your own is, it can be whatever size you want it to be.
 

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If I was dragging logs, I would have someone build me a setup like that Montana Jacks dragger. Do not waste $549 on that. I don't know the price of all that, but it has to be way cheaper than that. Oh, and the shipping cost!!! The plate alone weighs 62lbs must less the chains and everything else. That price is crazy. Oh, and did you see the price of the carrier, another $400 and something contraption that probably cost $30 or $40 to make.
 
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