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Author Topic: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )  (Read 10866 times)

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Offline rebocardo

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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2007, 12:57:31 am »
> any experience straightening out a logrite peavey

Not a peavey, but, other things. You can't straighten it out. When you bend it back from that kind of angle it will be basically work hardened. If you did manage to get it back without cracking, it might break under use.

What I would do is cut 1-2" back from the bend on each side. Then have someone very skilled in MIG welding alumnum, weld it back together first with a sleeve on the inside and then one on the outside.

If you can't find a welder, you could try bolting it. Basically, freeze the bolts, heat the aluminum slightly, and slide the bolts through a camfered slightly undersized hole. Grade 8 x 1/4" bolts should do.




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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2007, 08:02:23 am »
I will say customer service for Logrite seems great.  Tammy from the company read my post and offered to replace it if it was damaged during normal use (which I dont think is the case).   Probably wont help me but good for you all to know.

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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2007, 09:08:29 pm »
The baking at Log-Rite is pretty good too. Tammy makes excellent brownies.  :)
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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2007, 02:02:28 am »
Well, my Logrite peavey has a bent handle, and it wasn't caused by a vehicle or log running over it. Yep, a normal-weight person can bend a Logrite tool.

A couple of years ago, one of my customer's employees was staging logs for me. He was using my peavey to try to lever a 26" x 32' Douglas-Fir off another pair of logs and couldn't quite get it to the balance point. So he hung onto the end of the handle, lifted his feet onto the log, and starting bouncing with his body completely suspended by the peavey.

When I saw this, I asked him what he thought might happen if the log did finally go past the balance point. That's when he thought about consequences: log rolls onto peavey; peavey crushes his chest; 4000 lb log drops onto his legs. So he decided to move it a different way :D.

I didn't notice the bent handle until the next day >:(.

But that wasn't what I'd call normal usage, and I won't fault Logrite for not making a tool that could stand up to that kind of treatment. Don't matter how tough you make it, there'll always be some DanG fool that can wreck it.
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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2007, 12:34:40 pm »
I'd bet anything that you could leave a Logrite tool (or just about anything else, for that matter) in an empty, sealed room with my kids, and at the end of the day whatever you left with them would be broken and mostly disassembled, and one piece would be permanently missing.   ;D

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« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2007, 08:43:55 pm »
I have the small mill special, a peavey, cant hook and log carrier - all LogRite.  This Summer I built a one-man log arch and I used the hooks from the log carirer.  What a slick rig if I may say so myself.  I can pick up, off the ground entirely, a softwood log up to 14"X14' and move it to where I can get my tractor or crane truck --- as long as it doesn't have to go uphill.
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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2007, 07:51:51 pm »
I have a logrite peave with a slite bow in it. Hired man like to let it lean up agains the mill frame so he wouldn't have to bend over to pick it up, one day log gets loose from me and I don't have the loader up so big log rolls down and bend peave almost to a U so I took the back-hoe and got the peave braced up on a cant and held it in place with one of the down riggers reach over with the hoe and just pushed it back down, now it is not perfectly strait but it is pretty close and still works like this every day, try that with a wooden handle. ;D
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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2007, 08:39:15 pm »
I've decided that old style peavey handles make good kindling. ;) Or punji sticks for elephant traps.


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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2007, 09:01:55 pm »
We bent one: http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=23106.80  page 5

I stand by it that we didnt abuse it. Logrite got a replacement handle off to us right away  8).
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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2007, 07:33:25 pm »
I now have a 60" Stihl orange cant hook! 8) 8) I'll be trying it out tomorrow, I can hardly wait. 8) 8) I got a PM from Tamiam late yesterday to confirm the order, and she said she'd ship it out this morning, and it showed up this afternoon, now that's service! :D :D ;)


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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2007, 07:59:29 pm »
Holy smokes!!  What did you do, go over there and pick it up? :D
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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2007, 08:40:42 pm »
I haven't figured it out yet. :D My reply PM cofirming the order was sent at 2:23 pm. :o The 60" hook is a bit taller than the old style peavey I have been using, and I am predicting no flexing of the Logrite handle, I think I need to go find a big log to saw tomorrow. :D


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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2007, 01:38:45 pm »
just ordered a hookaroon from baileys for my wife.  she says i pile the firewood for our outdoor furnace too high.  getting the 60 inch canthook for myself.  They have them on sale in their christmas catalog  Logrite of course
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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2007, 05:47:03 am »
It's called a cant hook for a reason,use it to turn cants.   Humping logs use the peavey or the first one you can get your hands on.Frank C.
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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2007, 09:03:22 am »
Should you have a cant hook or a peavey with the stand to cut firewood?

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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2007, 09:41:57 am »
Thanks guys for the re-direct to this thread, which has all the info I needed.

Cant hook for squared cants
Peavey for logs.

Now, I want to get one too. I have been doing it all with a 42" wood handled cant hook.

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Re: Cant hook, or peavey? (Logrite, of course ;) )
« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2007, 09:51:40 am »
sometimes you can use a cant hook to drag a small log, a peavey doesn't work very well for that.
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« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2007, 09:11:12 pm »
I use both logrite cant hooks (which are pretty darned good) and regular wood handled peaveys around the sawmill.
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