Timber Tuff Swivel Grab Skidding Tongs - 25in. Jaw Opening, Model# TMW03SS
Work as advertised. These TONGS grip well, only had them pull out once, but that log was dry rotted. Put an angle cut on the face and the logs will pull like nothing. I use a 4x4 Rancher and have pulled 12" x 12' logs w/o a hitch. Just line them up and a quick "pop" into place and they grab. Easy to back out as well.
November 12, 2012
The skidding tongs have been doing an adequate job, for me. I have experienced one problem. The replaceable tips have a snap ring goove in them, to retain them in the frame. There was too much paint in the groove and the snap ring came out. Fortunately, I was able to recover the tip and replace the snap ring.
October 8, 2012
I`am very satisfied with the skidding tongs. they work very well. There is not any thing that I don`t like about them. They grab the logs well.
August 13, 2012
Snap ring problem
The first and second time I used these the snap ring popped off. This ring hold the spike in place, and when it comes off the spike falls off the device. The first time the ring was recovered, but the second time was in a grassy area and it could not be found. So I until I can get another snap ring for the tongs they are useless.
April 18, 2012
Excellent for moving logs!
I was tired of wrapped chains and working harder than I need to to move logs in my woods. I cut several trees each year for wood and clearing land so I needed these tongs. I researched many and decided on the 25". I tried them out on several very large Ash logs and they worked perfect. Not once did they slip and I simply tapped them in place by hand. They came off easily as well.
These should last me a lifetime and will save a lot of time and effort.
October 11, 2011
What a great Tool
In the past I always had to cut up downed trees where the fell, safe or not. Now using my new thongs a chain and my tractor I can pull the downed tree to a safe place to cut up with my chain saw. The thongs are very easy to use and very well made
March 14, 2011
Heavy duty and sharp
Thongs work well skidding and lifting logs over even terrain. Save’s time when used as a grapple to pick up logs, don’t even have to get off the tractor. Heavy duty and sharp. I tried to use them to pull trees from odd angles and tangled where they would break loose.
November 16, 2010
I hate to admit we use them for loading cuts too big to be loaded by hand, though not recommended they work great and save a lot of back strain!
May 24, 2010
Same time and effort
I use these tongs with a chain on my tractors front end loader. They enabled me to pick up and move much larger logs than I was able to by just wrapping the chain around the log itself. They are well made and work well for grabbing all logs. I was unable to find any logging tongs at local stores in my area, so I ordered these they came fast and work great. I have used them 3 times for about 2 hours each time over the past 6 weeks. I have no dislikes at this time.
November 2, 2009