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Author Topic: Log Winch - Farmi, Tajfun, Wallenstein, Other??  (Read 18824 times)

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Re: Log Winch - Farmi, Tajfun, Wallenstein, Other??
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2010, 09:03:58 am »
Thanks to everyone who has posted, esp those with pic's ...I am in the process of building one and need to see those pic's....I have never seen a tractor logging winch here in this area so I am almost shooting in the dark...

Piney does yours pull straight out the back or does it have a headache rack of sorts?..Mine is a pto powered a Beldan...Tim
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Re: Log Winch - Farmi, Tajfun, Wallenstein, Other??
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2010, 09:22:48 am »
Thanks to everyone who has posted, esp those with pic's ...I am in the process of building one and need to see those pic's....I have never seen a tractor logging winch here in this area so I am almost shooting in the dark...

Piney does yours pull straight out the back or does it have a headache rack of sorts?..Mine is a pto powered a Beldan...Tim

Mine pulls straight out the back through a set of fairlead rollers. Didn't need a headache rack. The 3 pt lift on my kubota will raise up nearly 4 ft. pics in my gallery, I can get more if needed. Can't find a name on the one on the dozer, the one on the kubota is a koenig.
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Re: Log Winch - Farmi, Tajfun, Wallenstein, Other??
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2010, 07:56:58 pm »
I have a 351 P that I have had on an 855,4400,4410 and now a 3720. It works great, but can pull the tractor back if you don't keep your foot on the brake! I have had no issues with it and have pulled some very large trees. My 855 didn't have the power to lift a heavy hitch but the 3520 should do OK.

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Re: Log Winch - Farmi, Tajfun, Wallenstein, Other??
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2010, 09:24:19 pm »
Love my Wallenstein- has a high and low pulley, which is an advantage over the entry level Farmi.....
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Re: Log Winch - Farmi, Tajfun, Wallenstein, Other??
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2010, 04:51:27 pm »
Love my Wallenstein- has a high and low pulley, which is an advantage over the entry level Farmi....
Not true the 351P has a lower pulley too!

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Re: Log Winch - Farmi, Tajfun, Wallenstein, Other??
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2010, 07:55:41 pm »
The entry level Farmi is the 290, not the 351 (If they are still making the 290?). I believe the 290 has only one pully, but it's been a while since I've seen one -- my local dealer no longer stocks the 290.

The 290 had other shortcomings as well, including a drive line that put the PTO shaft at a pretty large angle -- it tends to wear out U-joints quicker than the other models. (Though it probably would hold up quite a while for personal use -- someone just hauling in a few cords of firewood per year.)

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Re: Log Winch - Farmi, Tajfun, Wallenstein, Other??
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2010, 02:39:30 pm »
Update and follow up questions

I have prices on the Farmi, Tajfun, and Wallenstein.  All are within a few hundred dollars.

One reliable source has told me that the early Wallenstein's were not at all good, were pulled from the market and were replaced with good quality.  Anybody able to confirm that information?

The Tajfun is from an east coast dealer that has been very slow in responding to my requests.  Although the equipment looks good to me, the dealer situation gives me some concern.

That leaves me with the Farmi 351 or the Wallenstein FX 90.

The Farmi is rated to pull 7720 pounds and weighs 430 pounds

The Wallenstein is rated to pull 9000 pounds and weights 795 pounds.

My first thought was that a lighter winch would be a better choice, but after thinking about it, I wonder if the heavier winch would provide more ballast.  Any thoughts about how winch weight effects the machine and safety?

Thanks again for your thoughts and guidance.

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Re: Log Winch - Farmi, Tajfun, Wallenstein, Other??
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2010, 04:06:05 pm »
Are any of the dealers local?

I would look at the lighter weight ones. I would compare the 351 to the FX65. The FX90 seems too large for your tractor.
With 7000# of pull will be hard to not pull your tractor all over. Plus if you carry a snatch block you have 14,000# of continues use winch.

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Re: Log Winch - Farmi, Tajfun, Wallenstein, Other??
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2010, 06:06:53 pm »
The Wallenstein FX90 is to heavy for a 37 hp. tractor. A lighter winch will give you more lifting capacity. If the east coast dealer for the Tujfun is the one I am thinking of they are a very good company but you are a little out of the area they normally serve. If you do decide to go with the Tujfun they will treat you very fair.
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Re: Log Winch - Farmi, Tajfun, Wallenstein, Other??
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2010, 07:46:01 pm »
 I have a wallenstein 120 with my JD 70 hp works great. and has a removable ball hich. to pull my LT 40 super in to the woods with . the 120 will lock the cable too. lift and drive away. 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Log Winch - Farmi, Tajfun, Wallenstein, Other??
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2010, 08:34:44 pm »
As usual the amount of experience here is great.

You answer my question - the FX90 is too heavy.

So that leaves me with a local dealer who has treated me well for several years.  No offense to the east coast dealer but local means a lot to me.  Besides the local price is lower.

I'm leaning heavily to the Farmi 351 but will take one more look at the lower end Wallenstein.

Thanks again for the advice

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Re: Log Winch - Farmi, Tajfun, Wallenstein, Other??
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2010, 09:16:36 pm »
The Farmi 351 is one of the better winches in its size range, IMO.

I was trying to decide between a 351 and a UniForest 35E (almost identical specs). I ended up with the 35E since it was cheaper (especially after you add the protective screen to the Farmi, which is standard on the Uniforest). I've been happy with the Uniforest, and it's working well for me but I'm not giving it very heavy use. If I had it to do over, I'd probably spend the extra for the Farmi.

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