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Offline twobears

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gafner question
« on: November 12, 2008, 07:05:05 pm »

 i was on a farm tractor website a few nights ago and i did a search  on gafner iron mules.
 in a couple posts the guys said something about gafner mini skidders.i thought all he built was iron mules and log loaders.
 anybody every seen or heard about those gafner mini skidders?? i can,t remember the modle numbers they talked about but it was 1?? something..i,de have to look them up again.

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Re: gafner question
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 09:43:53 pm »

 i did some more searching/reading on that site,, it,s a  Gafner 152 Mini-Skidder(Massey based)... according too one guy gafner only made two..this guy has one and another guy came on and said he had one and it was looking for a new home..i emailed the guy but haven,t gotten a reply in two days...the other guy i can,t contact..

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Re: gafner question
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 12:14:43 pm »
Gafner broght out the Iron Mule forwarder models during the period 1957-1965 and briefly produced a Mini Skidder in 1968, but I don't know much about it.
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Re: gafner question
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 05:06:45 pm »

 i see gafner made a three wheeled tree feller too.last night i ran acrossed one for sale it looked very heavy built.
 i tryed doing a post on that tractor website but,i keep getting a error message and the guy i emailed hasn,t answered me back.

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Re: gafner question
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 07:20:36 pm »
During the 70's the Gafner Company experimented briefly with manufacturing a harvester and they did make a 3 wheeler intended to compete with the Bell 3 wheeler.
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Re: gafner question
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2011, 02:48:53 pm »

 i was on a farm tractor website a few nights ago and i did a search  on gafner iron mules.
 in a couple posts the guys said something about gafner mini skidders.i thought all he built was iron mules and log loaders.
 anybody every seen or heard about those gafner mini skidders?? i can,t remember the modle numbers they talked about but it was 1?? something..i,de have to look them up again.

 delbert
I actually own one of these Mini Gaf 152 skidders it has a 4 cylinder mercedes engine and the skidder has several levers for low low range and for all wheel drive it is white in color and it originally was a cable skidder but now has been converted to a mini forwarder with a gafner loader. The other one I was told was taken out to california by the owner to do some logging out there so look out redwoods. It is an awesome little machine and the rack thats on it holds 2 big cords of wood.

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Re: gafner question
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2011, 03:41:58 pm »
Countrytrucker76-do you have a pic of your machine? It sure would be neat to see!  Back in the day my brother and i bought a brand new 4501 iron mule. It was a nice machine!
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Re: gafner question
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2011, 08:41:34 am »
I know of two models of mini skidders that gafner produced. One was the MB 411 that had the Mercedes Benz 107 cu. inch diesel. Also found those engines in Unimogs. They also produced the model 4000MS that had the Perkins AD3-152 diesel. If anyone wants any specs I have both sales brochures on these neat little skidders.
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2014, 12:54:11 pm »
This is a Mini Gaf Skidder made by the Gafner company its 1968- 1971. It was originally a cable skidder but mine has been modified into a mini forwarder. Tried to post the pictures but the site wouldn`t let me/

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Re: gafner question
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2014, 01:57:23 pm »
The forum won't keep you from posting pics. ;)  Now your procedure may, but not the forum.

Go to the Home page and down to the "Behind the Forum" on the list. click it and follow the first post for directions. But first, go to your profile and set up your own gallery for a place to put your pics. It's a good system and not difficult to follow. Post any hangup you have and help will be available. Most of us have "been there", no pun intended. ;)
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Re: gafner question
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2014, 04:59:11 pm »
beenthere wouldn't you like to have a penny for every post you put about posting pics you did it for me and worked great  and thanks for taking the time to help us people out  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: gafner question
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2014, 05:58:16 pm »
Thanks coxy.
But I think thecfarm does it better than me, and some more often.  But whatever helps...
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Re: gafner question
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2014, 10:43:02 am »
Does it look like this ?

 
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Re: gafner question
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Re: gafner question
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2014, 01:11:20 pm »
    Good luck on the picture posting, keep working at it and sooner or later one will get up. If you are using a new camera that might be the problem, mine only lets half the new ones post.

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Re: gafner question
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2014, 10:26:25 am »
Check out the post on page 3 called"what is the smallest skidder" posted by ozarkgem. probably the most available info on the gafner skidders anywhere.

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Re: gafner question
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2014, 10:28:00 am »
Show em your brochures Logman!!

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Re: gafner question
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2014, 07:07:31 pm »
Yeah check them out!
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Re: gafner question
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2015, 04:12:15 pm »
Finally decided to pursue this gafner mini skidder. Guy didn't use it at all this past summer so I made him a offer to rent to own it. Got lots of potential firewood available so I need it bad. The tractor with grapple just ain't a skidder and it's pretty tired. Hope a deal can be made!
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