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Farmi JL 601 Skidding Winch

The Farmi JL 601 is a heavy duty skidding winch for demanding logging operations where a professional moves large amounts of wood yearly.   Even very large trees can be winched in with this powerful machine.  The JL 601 has many unique features.  The famous Farmi sensor, coiler and brake system increases cable life and user convenience.  The two tool boxes are features the professionals appreciate.  The dozer blade also functions as a butt plate when skidding.  The JL 601 is build for extreme dependability.  The weight of the JL 601 describes a machine where nothing was compromised for durability.

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The clutch control rope runs through a swivel on top of the winch.  The winch can therefore be operated any direction.  This is an important feature for the operator as he can control the winch from a place where he can see the load as he is pulling it in.  Good vision will enable the operator to prevent loads from hooking up behind stumps and roots and also to reduce damage on the remaining trees.  This feature also enhances operator safety and production.  Without leaving the tractor seat, one can release the load, drive out of adverse conditions and winch the load in again.  When winching from the tractor seat, one must have a protective screen installed between the winch and the operator.  The clutch enables the operator to select any pull from zero to maximum pull of the winch.  The clutch will slip when the load is heavier than the selected pull.  This prevents damage to the cable or winch even if the load gets hooked behind a stump or root.  The clutch is warranted for 5 years in everyday use.  The upper pulley has a large diameter and a groove for the cable.  This prevents flattening of the cable thus extending cable life.  The pulley swivels which enables pulling from either side.  The pulley guides the cable to the center of the coiler no matter from which side the load is being pulled.  For safety reasons, (risk of tipping), pulls over 30 degrees to the side must be avoided.  Four logs can be winched in and skidded out hooked to the cable.  An additional eight logs can be hooked up and skidded out from the notches on the winch frame.  The cable coils better due to the improved design of the winch drum.  Even coiling is further improved by the sensor roller which senses if the cable is moving in or out.  If, for example the cable is pulled out, the sensor releases the drum brake and it is  very easy to pull the cable out.  When the cable has been pulled out, the sensor notes that the cable motion has stopped and engages the drum brake.  That stops the drum from turning and prevents backlash and tangle of the cable on the drum.

Both the clutch and the drum lock are rope controlled.   The operator can stand safely to the side away from the cable and the logs.

The winch frame is 69 11/16" high.  The high point of pull is very beneficial as it creates down pressure on the winch when winching.   The down pressure pushes the blade into the ground which anchors the winch and tractor in place.  The JL 601 can be hooked up to tractors ranging from medium to big size.  The frame of the winch is close to the tractor.   Large net loads can therefore be skidded out as the weight rides close to the tractor.   ROPS cab and front end weights or front end loader is a must.

An unique Farmi feature is the adjustable snatchblock on the JL 601 model.  The lower snachblock can be adjusted up or down on a rail so optimal traction can be transferred to the rear wheels on different size tractors.

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The winch is used as shown in the Farmi Tree Harvesting Method.


Technical Data

Pulling capacity: 13,200 lbs
Drum capacity: 430' of 3/8" cable, 260' of 1/2" cable or 200' of 9/16' cable.
Winching speed: 2 to 5 feet per second
Height:  69 11/16"
Width: 70 7/8"
Weight:  990 lbs
Tractor Size:  60-150 HP
Mounting: Either Cat. I oar II 3-point hitch

Winch is sold with 165' of 9/16" cable, 3 keyhole sliders, and an end-hook.

Power transmission through P.T.O shaft and double roller chain.

Mechanical friction plate clutch


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Farmi JL601 from back with shields removed.  White clutch rope to the left and blue brake rope to the right.  Toolbox with lid closed to the right.

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The cable is placed under the lower snatchblock for skidding the logs out.   The height of the snatchblock is adjustable to provide for weight transfer of the load to the rear tires, increasing traction.  The winch comes with hook-ups for four trees on the cable.  Additional trees can be skidded out by dropping the skid chains in the notched beam under the snatchblock.  The JL601 winch has a total of 8 notches for chains.


Send mail to with questions regarding our products, or call (607) 589-6160.  Fax: (607) 589-4026.   Mail:  PO Box 15, Spencer NY 14883