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30M Hud-Son Forest Equipment Uniforest skidding winch

30M model with 6600lbs of tractive force and is rated for any tractor 11-25HP

Features include economical manual control operation, extra length of cable,

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Successful loading and slabbing a 3000lb Elm tree- Urban logging/Hud-Son Forest Equipment Warrior Portable Sawmill


Good morning, my name is Nick some of you may have watched one of my prior videos where I attempted to place a large elm tree on my Hudson warrior mill. I was unsuccessful but today we going to get a similar tree and I have a new plan. Yeah that looks good so in this clip here you’ll see me cutting what’s referred to as cookies in the woodworking world. These are cross cut sections that can be used for tables or something like that the max distance between my guides on my mill is 31 inches this piece that I’m cutting right here is sitting about 35 inches. This tree on my trailer is at about 12 feet in length. The max that I can get on my mill is 10 feet long so this is the way that I can basically keep cutting these off. I ended up cutting three and then I get it right to where I wanted length wise so I can get the maximum yield for the cookie pieces as well as keeping the tree as long as I can for slapping it out which we’ll see here in just a second. I also wanted to take a second to give a shout out to my buddy Mike from Battleborn Tree Service in Carson City, Nevada. If you’re located in the Reno Carson or Lake Tahoe area you should definitely check him out. He does great work and he’s a huge help to me hooking me up with these big trees. Thanks Mike!
All right without further ado the big surprise of this video is how I’m gonna get this tree on the mill. It actually removing the mill head of all the ideas that I had this one actually seems the easiest. I really didn’t do a great job prepping the pallet jack here as you can see I put two little clamps but it got it off safely. In the future I have a better idea of how to get it attached and overall I’m going to call it a success for getting the mill safely out of the way so we can get the trailer back. Don, which you’ll see here in this next clip so here I’m just showing you the tree that the strap goes to it actually goes underneath my log deck and then comes out where it’s chained around the tree. You’ll see me when I start to pull this off. I’m not too concerned about this button that we’re looking at because those seem to land softly it’s the other end that I’m concerned about if that heavy 3,000 pound log just lands directly on the mill it’s basically going to probably bend it and then completely throw it out of calibration so what you’re going to see me do here is straighten it and then on the other end. I’m going to set up some cribbing which successfully catches the other
half of that low and I know people have suggested using pipe to get it on and off.
Here’s the problem once the tree is on the trailer I can’t lift it because of the design of the log arch and I really don’t want to put pipe underneath it while I’m traveling on the freeway because I don’t want any risk of it coming off.  So you’ll see here the successful catch of the load with this cribbing you so you can see on the side of the log to the right that I’ve shaved off some of to it with a carbide grinding disc. I didn’t do enough which is why the mill is kind of catching here. If you don’t give enough space for the sawdust to eject out of it kind of bogs it down a little bit so I pushed it through which probably isn’t the best thing for the guides or the mill. The subsequent cuts after this that are not in this video. I ended up taking that carbide grinding disc and giving it about 3/4 of an inch on either side of the guide in that way it performs much better.  So some of you haven’t seen my last video the product that I use to keep my slabs stacked tight and straight is called Cuban ex trapping and it’s a nylon base material that has these buckles here that you thread the material through and then you ratchet it like this and you can get this really tight almost like a piano string and some people were upset that it’s a plastic product and then it will ruin the earth but the good thing is it’s reusable.  So not only can you retighten it with a little side ratchet or if you stack this up but if you were to break it and pull slab out of here you can easily really reel OOP this through this buckle and use it again so it has a lot of life in it you can see here how tight it is at keeping everything in a line so this other stack here I did not use the Cuban for manic strapping on because I didn’t have it yet and you can see don’t look at these top three pieces they don’t really count because the they were milled with the chainsaw and the ladder moved on the deck but these ones down
here you can see that if you don’t put the stickers in the right place where I didn’t and you don’t keep them tight you get a lot of movement variation on the end so I’m really happy with the new
product and the new strapping it definitely seems to be keeping things a lot tighter and cleaner so in this next clip here you’re gonna see me successfully stack two of my log stacks on top of each other this is something that I’ve been kind of thinking about in my mind of how I would do it and it would obviously increase the capacity around my narrow driveway that I could store material and having a forklift would be ideal to do this operation but I don’t have the money to buy one or two maintenance an old one that I’d buy off Craigslist or eBay so I was pretty pleased with you’ll see here just a little ingenuity and a little bit of planning and I was actually able to successfully get him on there and I thought it was relatively safe looking at the operation afterwards so I’m happy that this worked and I’m gonna keep doing it to decrease the footprint around my property you alright well we’ve arrived at the end of this video and I hope you enjoyed watching it as much as I enjoy making them and hopefully I have inspired at least one person to go out there and possibly mill their own lumber for their woodworking projects because it is definitely a blast I really do enjoy doing it and these videos allow me to share the journey with you so please subscribe if you haven’t already done so and I hope you have a great day thank you


Hud-Son Forest Equipment Uniforest forestry skidding winch set up and mounting to the PTO on a tractor



0:00 Intro
2:34 How to unload winch off a truck
5:36 Mounting Winch to Tractor
12:02 Cutting PTO to Length
30:50 Pre operation check on winch
34:00 Training the winch cable
41:35 Demonstrating trailer hitch and hitching tips
51:33 Disconnecting the logging winch from tractor
53:50 Maintenance of winch


Hello, I’m John from Hud-Son Forest Equipment here at our local Kubota dealer up the road from us and we’re here to set up a Uniforest 45M forestry skidding winch on the back of a 50 horsepower tractor three-point hitch model.

We’re going to go over how to unload the winch from your truck to setting it up on the tractor cutting the PTO shaft off the proper length and training the cable on the winch.

So to get started for transport when you pick it up from your local dealer or pick it up from Hud-Son Forest Equipment.

This is how we set it in your truck we stand it up if you request it on a pallet. We would send it on a pallet but this is the easiest way to handle it. Stand it up in the back and anchor it four points. Keep the pressure pulling straight down on the winch and they travel for hundreds of miles staying stable like that.

Safest way to transport it if you need it to travel a long distance on a pallet is lay it down on it’s face. That’s the other way but you have to take the cage off so you don’t do any damage to the winch if you’re requesting that would just be one more step in the setup but we’re not going to cover that today.

So to start off we’ve got it anchored in the truck properly. Next we’re going to unload it so to unload it we will hook a chain and the center point on your three point hitch on the back of the winch right up here. We’ll get the tractor on the front end motor and we’ll just raise it straight up in the air

Hud-Son Forest Equipment Uniforest Rotator and Grapple Forestry Logging with Stihl Timbersports competitor, Nathan Waterfield.

I’m Mike with Hud-Son Forest Equipment. We decided to come out here and check in with one of our good customers, Nathan Waterfield. He’s got a few different Uniforest pieces and it’s always good to check in with your customers on a local basis and see how were meeting their needs.

What we did here with this setup is we took the Hud-Son Forest Equipment Uniforest 1800 scorpion grapple with the 465 rotator system and set it up on an excavator boom. A lot of times with the excavators the claw in the thumb is awkward using logs so if you’re primarily using it to land your logs the Hud-Son Forest Uniforest setup is a very nice addition!

So last winter we used the Uniforest 1800 on the Kubota track skid steer and it was good with the scorpion grab which is an awesome set up but what we had trouble with is that we could only pile up to about 12 to 16 high because of the machine and then you’re also having to back/forth all the time. So we decided to go with the grapple on the excavator.

We had the Hud-Son Forest Equipment Uniforest 1800 grapple we used the thumb and the bucket for a little while and it just was not efficient. It was hard to organize and you know the way the markets are with wood now having the ability to sort the wood out for different buyers. You know different markets, different purposes, it really helps us to be able to get the most we can for the logs. The competition is so great you need to be efficient so having additions like this is a great help!

The other thing to is that you know more and more we’re having issues with trucking. You know trying to get trucks on these landings to move wood for us. It’s harder and harder so what happens is you end up with piles of wood on the landing. You can see after two days of cutting that the landing is full. This is a beautiful landing. We’ve got all kinds of room on this landing and that’s pretty fortunate.

There’s a lot of jobs where we’re not so fortunate to have this much room.

A really beneficial addition to cutting the logs up like this is when you get into some really high quality wood. Veneer logs and that sort of thing. Hold the log in place that keep them from pivoting down and potentially cracking/degrading the value of the log so having the grapple again for that purpose is an improvement.

Stani and Sergej Grobelnik from Hof ​​Pivnik have tested our 2x85G gearbox winch. They have been loyal users of the Uniforest winches on their family business for over 10 years. The transmission winch 2x85G has been serving them for 3 years. The main advantage of the two-drum geared winch is a faster and more efficient wood spine. Occupational safety is their top priority, which is why they also use Uniforest forest machines.

Forestry winch 85 G with pulling force 8,5 t enables safe work, as the winch is positioned closer to the tractor, and the pulley is fixed lower, which puts the center of gravity of the winch lower. Therefore, there is less chance for the tractor to be lifted. For a longer lifetime it has a built-in 3-stage piston pump. An extra large drum capacity enables more wound wire rope. For easy work there are large storage places (PATENT) on the front of the winch, that the dirt from the wheels of the tractor does not get between the chain and other equipment. In order to facilitate the manipulation and stacking of logs, there is also a hydraulic hinged butt plate.


Happy New Year and welcome to 2022!!!
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Nick Klaich-Flattening wood slabs on my bandsaw mill

Hi, my name is Nick and welcome to my shop! If you’ve seen any of my prior videos you know that I have a band sawmill setup on my property and one thing that I’ve been really working on recently is trying to perfectly flatten slabs.

One way that I flatten them is with a router. One thing I don’t like about the router is that it creates a huge mess in my shop. They take a while to set up and inevitably you get tear out.

Now I’ve tried numerous different bits I’ve tried steel bits, carbide bits and it seems like no matter how sharp I get them you still get the tear out because of the design of how they work.

Essentially you’re taking a bit and you’re going across the grain of the wood instead of down the linear path like a helical or a sheering segmented cutter head would do so no matter how slow you go you’re always going to get tear out.

So one thing I’ve been working on is trying to flatten slabs on my sawmill. Now the log dogs work well for securing logs for cutting lumber and things like that. When you don’t have a ton of weight the actual force of the bandsaw can pull the piece up out of the dogs. It’s incredibly powerful especially going laterally across the blade.

So what you’ve going to see me do today is put what I’m going to call a spoil board which is 2 two by tens that I glued together. We’re going to secure that down to the mill bed and then I’m going to show you a couple techniques I’ve been working on to get some pieces secure. So essentially no matter what length they are we’ll be able to successfully mill them.

So these bolts that you seem me using these are called beam hangers and I got a pack of 10 off Amazon for pretty cheap. Then it has a little threaded insert where they’ll receive these 3/8 bolts that I will use to secure the spoil board down to the frame of the mill.

So I did say we were going to flatten some slabs but before I pull my slabs out that I want to use on a table. I’m going to do these two crotch pieces and this is just proof that screwing it with these screws is going to work and I’ll get nice flat cuts. Once this works good I’ll be able to do the pieces that I want to do for an upcoming project.

It’s right about now that I’m thinking what a great day. I’m having this new flattening deck is working awesome. I’m getting to see this new wood that I’ve never milled before and then I heard a sound that brings that all to a halt now. You saw me bump whatever I hit in that log a couple times and sometimes if it’s a nail I can just get through. I was a little surprised when I couldn’t get through it with this one so now what you’ll see me do. I tried to mark out where I thought the object was that I hit and you’re gonna see it here it’s a massive bolt so someone put this bolt in this tree a long time ago. I got to be honest, I don’t know how deep it goes from here but I think I’m gonna be done with this piece. It’s probably moving over the log splitter to become firewood because I really can’t risk wrecking another blade for a sawmill slab.

Well it’s never a fun day at the mill when you hit any type of metal in a tree but sometimes that’s just the way that it goes. I’m gonna call today a success as far as proof of concept to being able to flatten slabs on the mill. The next video that you’re gonna see is we’re actually gonna do a start to finish with the elm slabs. We’re gonna book match them to join them together. Weld up a steel base and I’m gonna show you the whole process that I can do to complete a table for an upcoming commission that I have.

So thank you for joining me! If you like what I do please subscribe and have a great day. Thank you!


The Hud-Son Forest Equipment H360 takes the labor out of milling featuring the hydraulic log turner and powerful Hud-Son H360 shown here features the optional hydraulic log dog/optional hydraulic backstops. Simply load the log with ease. Locks the log in place with the powerful log dog and your ready to start sawing boards!

It’s easy to do with the fully adjustable power feed with speed control. Forward and reverse.

The Hud-Son Forest Equipment H360 portable sawmill can handle up to a 36 inch diameter log with a log length of 18 feet.

Transporting the Hud-Son Forest Equipment H360 to the job site is no trouble with the towable trailer, standard width brake, axel, lights and fenders.

The heavy duty 24 foot trailer length can handle the tough logs with it’s three by six beam frame while the two by two four post head with one and a half pillow block bearings supporting both sides of the bandwheel.

The gas engine options for the H360 include the 23HP, 35HP and the 37HP motor options.

The H360 features the Hud-Son Forest Equipment shoe guide system supporting the blade from both sides without adding extra stress to the blade giving you an accurate cut.

The Hud-Son blades are a thin kerf giving you more boards and less waste.

The hydraulic log turner is bidirectional allowing the operator to get the perfect square and most efficient cut out of the log. The hydraulic log dog option allows the operation to lock a log in place with ease. The hydraulic log dog can also be used to help turn odd shaped logs or cants.