TYPES AND USES
Timber handling tools are used for lifting or moving
heavy objects such as logs or timbers. The timber
carrier and the peavy are the most common examples
of timber handling tools.
The timber carrier consists of a pair of large chisel-bill
hooks with sharp, pointed ends. These hooks are hung
by pivots in the center of a large wooden handle, four
feet in length. The timber carrier is used to lift logs and
timbers from one level to another as well as carry them.
The peavy has a sturdy pole-type wooden handle, about
5 feet in length, that fits into a cylindrical tapered steel
socket. The socket has a sharp, spiked point. Hinged to
the side of the socket is a curved hook that ends in a
sharp point. The peavy is used for rolling, turning, and
carrying logs and timbers.
Be sure that all hooks are securely embedded in
the log to be carried.
Be sure that all personnel at the end of the
timber carrier or peavy handles lift and lower the
log in unison.
Do not toss tools from one location to another,
as damage or injury may result.
USING TIMBER HANDLING TOOLS
Below are examples of how the timber handling tools in
this chapter can be used.
USING A TIMBER CARRIER
Lifting and moving heavy log with timber carriers.
USING A PEAVY
Lifting and moving heavy log with peavies.