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

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.


Northern Customer Hardwoods sawing with their Hud-Son Forest Equipment Oscar 52 Slabber sawmill. They don’t cut for other people but are always looking for BIG logs!


• Harvest wood that is usually too large to handle and make table or bar tops.• Massive 60” x 54” mill opening
• 34HP Diesel Engine
• Variable Track Wheel Feed on a 20′ long 3×6″ Box Steel Track System

The Hud-Son Oscar-60 sawmill can turn large logs into masterpieces like wide slabs for table tops, bars, mantles, counter tops and more. With the wide capacity of the mill amazing cut outs from tree burls, stumps, odd shaped logs and more is all possible. The Oscar 60 mill comes standard with a variable speed feed driven on the heavy duty track system. This big mill comes with big power with a 34 HP diesel engine cradled on the gusset plated 4 post frame. Open your opportunities up with many custom projects such as conference tables for large corporations and tables and bar tops for theme based bars  and restaurants. Custom work is where the profits are, allowing you to cut the product that 95% of all the sawmills out there cannot handle!

I cut some 2x4s for an upcoming project and I figured somebody might like to see my process, so here it is. This is a Hud-Son Hunter Sawmill and I am sawing white pine I believe. My final haul was twenty five 2x4s and two 1x14s

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Hud-Son Forest Equipment Uniforest 35M Forestry PTO skidding winch on a John Deere compact tractor

Hardy Brothers Outdoor-I purchased my Hud-Son Forest Equipment Uniforest 35M forestry PTO skidding winch from Tom, Judy, and Mark at Brownwood Sales and Forestry Equipment in Columbus, Ohio. Their service and support has been fantastic. Hud-Son Forest Equipment imports these winches from Slovenia.

The Hud-Son Forest Equipment Uniforest 35M(M=manual control vs remote control) forestry skidding winches uses the tractors PTO and has 7700 lbs of pulling power, works on tractors with 16-45HP like my John Deere 2032R, has 230 feet of 3/8 cable, weighs 540 pounds.

Hey, welcome back! Josh Hardy here with Hardy Brothers Outdoors.

We received our Hud-Son Forest Equipment Uniforest 35M skidding winch yesterday. The first I did when I received my Uniforest 35M was training my cable. I did that by pulling the cable all the way out to the spray painted end marker on the cable and pulled the cable back in under pressure(tension).

So we did that by pulling Jason’s tractor across the field. We got out/pulled down a snag. It did a great job!!!

I think there’s a lot to learn here. A lot of safety to focus on. Learning all the danger areas and making sure to stay out of those but also just understanding what my tractor can handle from a weight perspective.

So today we’re going to go out. We had trees that we dropped back in the 80s as a feathering project around the edge of the field part of our habitat management practice.

We’ve got some really nice oak logs on those that we’re going to go out and pull those pieces from inside the woods. Take them down to the place where I believe we’re going to park the sawmill.

Let’s get to it. Jason’s going to use this new chainsaw and we’re gonna cut these things up. Get them out of here and be ready to go next Friday.

There you go!


Thank you, James Matthius, for sharing your excitement about receiving your Hud-Son Forest Equipment Patriot portable sawmill. Can’t wait to see pictures of you milling!

Chainsaw log debarker from Hud-Son Forest Equipment, mechanical log peeling
By: Brandon Storer
A quick review and how to on the Hud-Son Forest Equipment chainsaw log debarker.

Good morning, everyone! I’m going to do a quick review on a chainsaw log debarker. I got it from Hud-Son Forest Equipment. Ordered it on the internet. Showed up at my house halfway around the country in like four days. So fast shipping. It was $149 bucks and free shipping.

So I was tired of cutting all the knots off the logs with my chainsaw so I figured I would give this debarker a try.

Pretty simple to attach this debarker to the chainsaw. So you have to have a chain that is two inches longer than your actual bar length. I had this old Ryobi 16 inch laying around so I decided to throw it on it. Grabbed one of my old 18 inch chains put it right on. Pretty simple to attach once you get the holes drilled in the bar. I for some reason don’t have a drill press so I did it with a hand drill. Just took a metal punch and I had to step up the bits but man it took a while. Got it on and low n behold it was definately worth my money. I’m not using it to debark the logs per say. I’m using it to take down the knots so I don’t have to git them with my chainsaw and plus it makes it a lot easier when I’m hitting it with the draw knife/come to a dead stop.

Anyways chainsaw log debarker from Hud-Son Forest Equipment. Let me get this saw running real fast and I’ll show you how it works. Again it didn’t take me long to realize that it was worth my money. So let me see if I can get a good angle on this log.

Nick Klaich-Reno Woodworks-Urban Logging
Milling a 4500 pound 11 foot Sequoia Tree

This tree was removed because it was damaging a foundation of a house. I am using a Hud-Son Forest Equipment Warrior portable sawmill/bandmill. Stihl MS 362 and Stihl MS 661.

Dragged off with a chain
Log is pushed back with my trailer
(Trimming the tree, getting ready to mill)

Hud-Son Forest Equipment Warrior portable sawmill

Alright, I was so excited to get this tree cut that I forgot to cut the end of that log off. So on the mill they have a little spray painted dot which is as far as the blade travels. Normally if I’m paying attention I’ll cut the end off before I get going but luckily this end tapered down so now I see where my mark is right there. Let’s get this thing going!!

Stihl MS 661-love this saw!

Slabs are cut to 3 inches thick
(uses broom to dust off the slab with a broom)

30 inch wide slabs

At this point of the video you can see the most challenging part of this process is flipping the slabs over. They have to be stacked that way in sequential order for the drying process. Flipping the slabs is definitely hard. I think the slabs probably weigh about 200 pounds each. The tree was cut green because it was destroying the home owners foundation. Although it was challenging being out here in the fall and milling these tree’s it’s an absolute blast. I really love it! It’s defiantly fun to do in the cooler weather. I love acquiring the trees, bringing them back on the trailer and than cutting them open to see what’s inside. So although it is really labor intensive as this video shows it’s really enjoyable and it’s great therapy to be running the sawmill and smelling the fresh cut trees.

The slabs have to be stacked in sequential order to help dry flat.

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