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09-10-2010 02:17 PM

Last time I had to load logs on my trailer we just used a lot of man power and got them up there, but now Im going to be going and cutting down several cedar trees and some maple, and was wondering how you do it? I probably wont have access to a loader or anything, although i am working on that. But if i dont get a loader there, I will need to load these 8 foot logs on the trailer with just me and one other guy. How would you do it?

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Peter Oxley

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#1 posted 09-10-2010 02:38 PM

You could mount a winch on the bed of your trailer, or use a manual chain hoist or a couple of come-alongs, and drag/roll the logs up ramps.

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Daren Nelson

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#2 posted 09-10-2010 02:41 PM

Logs are heavy, mechanical advantage is my advice. Parbuckle… Use a truck to pull them over the side of the trailer. Be careful.

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#3 posted 09-10-2010 03:32 PM

A come along might work? It works for pulling dead cows and they are heavy.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Gary Glaze

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#4 posted 09-10-2010 03:40 PM

I use two heavy planks as ramps and 2 peaveys ( one for each person). I have loaded some pretty big logs this way. Enjoy.

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#5 posted 09-10-2010 10:16 PM

That is why logs are round. So you can roll them! ;^)
Good luck!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#6 posted 09-11-2010 01:04 AM

Daren I like what I see there. I actually found that post after I searched it. I am glad I came across that though as I can see some real advantages to that. Its making me want to go cut some wood now.

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#7 posted 09-11-2010 01:48 AM

That is a good link above. I was going to say unhook the trailer and pull them on with the vehicle:-) Depending on where I am loading, sometimes I have my tractor with front end loader and sometimes I have to “rough it!” :-((

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 09-11-2010 01:58 AM

Rent an engine hoist at your local rental yard, pick up log, back under it, let down…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#9 posted 09-11-2010 04:43 AM

You can use ramps and parbuckle up onto the bed of the trailer. I have moved huge logs this way. Cedar can be easily manhandled.

-- Kyle Edwards,, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#10 posted 09-11-2010 10:45 PM

Yes, what Daren and Skeezics said (or showed). I had my place logged about 10 years ago and my logger used a similar setup; even to load a stake side log truck. Had some poplar and beech logs over 30” diameter.

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