Questions about Mcleod tool

Questions about Mcleod tool

Postby Brad C » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:00 am

At the Sept. 10, trail day several people asked about the McLeod tool. The McLeod is a forestry and fire fighting tool developed by a ranger in the U.S Forest Service. They are available from various tool suppliers like Forestry Suppliers and Ben Meadows.
http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/
http://www.benmeadows.com/

The ones we have at MSTA were purchased from CSP Outdoors which is a division of Construction Safety Products in Shreveport, LA. http://cspoutdoors.com/mcleodfiretool.html

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Re: Questions about Mcleod tool

Postby Mark T » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:03 pm

That tool is a root and stump removing machine. I had never heard of one before yesterday. You sent Dave back to your truck to bring the McLeod's, I kept my mouth shut and my eyes open to see what a McLeod was :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Questions about Mcleod tool

Postby Brad C » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:23 pm

The other useful trail tool is the Pulaski. It is a combination axe and mattock. It can also be used to grub out roots and is used for bench cutting.

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Re: Questions about Mcleod tool

Postby dantheman » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:16 pm

I thought you savages use axes,at least that's what I was told a while back 8)
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Re: Questions about Mcleod tool

Postby Memphis_Buckeye » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:56 am

Good info Brad. Those things worked pretty well. Damian was going to town on some roots!

I got a few compliments on the loppers I was using, so in case anyone is interested you can get them at Lowes. I'm pretty sure mine were longer than these, but same brand... http://www.lowes.com/pd_10153-63731-FL+ ... facetInfo=

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I find the extendable handles really give you a ton of added leverage for cutting through some pretty thick limbs.
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