MONTANA JACKS QuadSkidder, Build your own!!!
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Serious ATV logging for the homeowner that heats their home with fire wood, the QuadSkidder is the ultimate ATV accessory. As a log skidder, this tool cant be beat. Professionals use this system to harvest their timber sales with low-impact logging. In our field tests, we pulled 20-foot-long green logs with 20-diameter butts with the QuadSkidder! The plate glides smoothly over uneven terrain and forest debris, from large rocks to small logs and sticks. The curve prevents unwanted plowing, unlike a standard choker chain that embeds your drag into the dirt, over-working your ATV.
There is no whiplash experience with this skidder. It is smooth in taking off and stopping. It works with friction in your favor. When enough pulling force is applied to the tow chains, the mechanical design lifts the logs and away you go. When that force is decreased, the load sets back to the ground and immediately comes to a stop. In this way, the ATV does not have to stop the load, as with a logging arch.
The reinforced edge on the heel acts as a cleat to help keep logs firmly in place. Use it to drag saw logs or firewood to the best place for splitting, loading or stacking. Or use the QuadSkidder to move boulders bigger than you can roll just chain it up and go. Vehicles other than ATVs can pull the QuadSkidder as well.
The components you'll need to build your own QuadSkidder:
Two 1/4 inch chain binders
Three 5/16 inch quick links
One 1/2 inch shackle
Four 5/16 inch shackles
One 5/16 inch grab hook with safety latch
Seven 5/16 inch x 24 inch G30 zinc-plated chains
Two 3/4 inch x 12 inch bunk pipes
One Tool box (roughly 22"Lx7"Wx4"H)for hardware storage
One 1/4 inch thick steel skid plate 18" x 36"