Tractor Mounted Winches

In 1962, Farmi® invented the tractor 3-point skidding winch. To this day, Farmi remains the Gold Standard by which all winches are judged.
A Farmi winch turns your tractor into a budget skidder, allowing you to get more work from your tractor. With a Farmi winch, your tractor becomes an Efficient Forestry Machine! There are currently over 90,000 Farmi winches are in use today.  Farmi logging winches have been sold by Northeast Implement Corporation in the United States since 1975.  Farmi products are durable machines that allow us to offer an exceptionally long warranty on  parts, such as the clutch, the heart of any winch.  The longevity of the Farmi winch is reflected in the 5 year warranty offered on its clutch.  Due to the heavy duty construction of the Farmi winches, spare parts are not often needed.  However, if spare parts are needed, we have them on hand.
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Northeast Implement has a full line of winch  accessories  to help you increase your productivity and get the most out of your winch and tractor.
All Farmi winches include an upper pulley and a wide, rugged butt plate with notched beam. A lower pivoted guide-pulley is an option for most models. A PTO Shaft, and Protective upper screen.
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Farmi Winch Info.
Farmi/Valby Skidsteer Winches

Farmi Winch Features and Benefits

Farmi winches are available from 6,600 lbs pull to 13,488 lbs pull, so even the smallest winch can pull and skid full trees and logs
The famous Farmi Clutch System grips tight for efficient power transfer, yet releases smoothly - logs move evenly without jerking
The clutch is so durable that it is covered by an Industry-first 5 year Clutch Warranty
The winch mechanism is modular - just remove 4 bolts and one nut for easy access (see photo above right) - a feature that is unique to Farmi
A rugged butt plate anchors the tractor while winching, protects the back of the tractor from logs, and even plows snow
An automatic over-run drum brake makes it easy to extract the cable and eliminates tangled cable on the drum
The upper cable pulley is mounted high to reduce the drag from logs during winching
The long distance between the upper pulley and the drum ensures that the cable winds tightly and neatly on the drum
The clutch rope runs through a swivel pulley on top of the winch for safe and easy operation from any angle
Winch bodies are engineered from heavy gage steel for durability
Each winch has a convenient parking stand or parking legs
All winches feature chain hooks to carry chokers, and notched-beams for greater skidding volume (notched beams are only intended for use when skidding pulpwood - do not use for skidding full length logs)
Additional convenience features: fixed position lower pulley (JL351P), adjustable lower pulley (JL501 & JL61), chain saw holder and (2) tool bins (JL501); (2) covered tool boxes (JL61)
Farmi winches are designed to work on Category I or II hitches (except JL61 and JL86 - Cat II)

Farmi JL290

JL290 is an ideal and handy winch for small tractors from 15 HP on, where the distance of PTO shaft is not much from ground. Standard model includes the upper cable pulley and ample butt plate with notched beam.
​​Compact Size
Upper Pulley as standard
Protective screen as standard
Operated by a rope
To be mounted on three point linkage of the tractor
3 ton line pull
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Farmi JL351P

The Farmi JL351P logging winch is loaded with features to ensure safe and productive operation on small tractors from 17 - 50 hp.
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.
Like bigger Farmi winches, the JL351P incorporates a modular winch mechanism, an automatic over-run brake device and the famous Farmi clutch mechanism to provide the ultimate winching experience in a small package: a rugged winch that operates smoothly.
​​Compact Size
Upper Pulley as standard
Protective screen as standard
Operated by a rope
To be mounted on three point linkage of the tractor
Lower Pulley as Standard
3.5 ton line pull

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Farmi JL501

The Farmi JL501 represents the upper-middle capacity in the Farmi winch line. This model remains the Gold Standardwithin the industry, with over 20 years in the market!
The RUGGED body, components and all structural parts have been designed for maximum durability and simplicity.
Thanks to the famous Farmi clutch system, the clutch grips and releases smoothly, and the logs move evenly without jerking.
The unique Farmi automatic over-run brake, coiler and brake system increase cable life and make it easy to pull the cable to your logs.

The chainsaw stand and the two tool trays provide convenient access to your tools while working in the forest.
The Farmi JL501 is the trusted winch you need behind your tractor!
Upper and lower Pulley as standard
Protective screen as standard
Operated by a rope
To be mounted on three point linkage of the tractor

5 ton line pull

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Farmi JL61

The Farmi JL61 is a heavy-duty skidding winch for demanding logging operations, designed for use on tractors with a minimum of 60 hp.   With 13,488 lbs of pull, it can winch very large trees.  The JL61 is built for durability and reliability: its massive weight is an indication of the ruggedness of the design.
Upper and lower Pulley as standard
Protective screen as standard
Operated by a rope
To be mounted on three point linkage of the tractor

Excellent pulling force at all wire rope lengths
Long working life time
Wide, robust and well shaped butt plate – stable and good to work with
Reliable clutch for all weather conditions – passed the heavy Wieselburg life time test

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Farmi JL86

JL 86 with 8,0 ton line pull is a stable and reliable winch for tractors from 65 HP on. A solid construction guarantees a long working life and comfortable operation. High drum storage capacity, uniform winding, light-weight, compact design, reliable function and close attachment are the main features of JL 86. The FARMI JL86 winch is a safe and high-performance tool that can be used practically in most forest applications. Available are three different versions: a rope controlled model, a hydraulic controlled model and also a model equipped with unwinding device and remote control for fully professional operations.
Upper and lower Pulley as standard
Protective screen as standard
Operated by a rope
To be mounted on three point linkage of the tractor

Excellent pulling force at all wire rope lengths
Long working life time
Wide, robust and well shaped butt plate – stable and good to work with
Reliable clutch for all weather conditions – passed the heavy Wieselburg life time test

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Farmi EV300

FARMI EV 300 hydraulic winch is a handy tool and can be used with all kind of vehicles where there are hydraulic power available. EV 300  winch is often assembled on to the front of agriculture or forest tractor and it’s used as a multi-purpose winch for all kind of work. This winch can as well be mounted on other kind of construction machines and vehicles like on skid steers, excavators, trucks etc.  This winch is available only as ratched brake model.
Hydraulically driven EV300 Winch with 3 ton pulling capacity can be mounted on the front of the tractor or to other vehicles with a suitable hydraulic system for winch operation.
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Compact size
Pulley as standard
Works as front weight
Operated by a rope
Can be mounted on the front of tractor
3 ton line pull
Excellent as a rescue winch
Lower pulley available

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Tips on getting the most of your Farmi winch and tractor combination

Tractor Stability
Farm tractors are fairly narrow. When used in the forest, the front and rear wheels should be placed in their widest position. The increased width improves side stability. Row crop tractors with narrow front ends can not be used in the forest.
The weight of an attachment or trailer makes the tractor light in the front end, which makes the tractor difficult to steer. Front end weights help to keep the tractor in balance.
Tractors are also prone to backwards roll over. The risk of roll over is higher when traveling up hill, because the front end is already much closer to the plumb line of the tractor . A roll over can happen in a couple of seconds, even when the tractor is moving at slow speed. Uphill slopes must be avoided, especially when skidding or when pulling a trailer. The trailer tow hook should be mounted low and under the tractor.
The combination of tractor, the attachment and the load should put at least 30% of the total weight on the front axle. Generally speaking, when winching or skidding loads, the tractor will require front end weights.
FRONT END WEIGHTS
Some tractors have more weight in the front than others. A tractor with a front end loader is heavier in the front end, and filling the loader bucket with dirt improves the weight distribution even more. The rule of thumb for adding weights for stationary tractors is that if the attachment is short and light add front end weights equaling half of the weight of the attachment. If the attachment is heavy and long, such as a wood processor, add 60% of the weight of the attachment to the front end. This rule does not apply to tractors that are moving or pulling a load.
2WD Tractors
While skidding, a farm tractor often becomes light in the front end due to the weight of the attachment or the resistance of the load. This makes the tractor difficult to steer andicreases the risk of roll over. Front end weights will help to stabilize the tractor.
For skidding or pulling a trailer with a 2WD tractor, the rule of thumb is to add 10 lbs of front end weight for every horsepower of tractor engine power. For example, on a 40 HP tractor one, add 40 x 10 lbs = 400 lbs of front end weights. This assumes "average" conditions and tractors without tire chains. Tire chains increase traction on inclines. To compensate for the increased traction, add front end weights to reduce the risk of tractor roll over. Some experimenting may be necessary to find the right amount of weight for your tractor and terrain.
4WD Tractors
On 4WD tractors, all of the weight of the tractor is always on the driving wheels. Therefore, these tractors can and should be loaded with the maximum front axle weight specified by the manufacturer.