Log Trailer

Log Trailer Upgrades
Log Trailer Upgrades
I few months ago, I finished work on modifying an old equipment trailer to load and transport logs.  In the time since I've used it a number of times and have come up with a few improvements to make things simpler and more convenient.
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Making Shackle Mounts

  I drew up the mount in Sketchup to see how everything would look and figure out where the hole should go. These are the shackles that I bought to use on the trailer.  They are rated for 4 tons and have a 7/8" pin. The shackle mounts...

Picking Up and Slabbing Ash Logs - Log Hauling Trailer Pt 3
Picking Up and Slabbing Ash Logs – Log Hauling Trailer Pt 3
The more I got into making my own lumber, the more I really needed a trailer.  For years, I had want my own trailer outfitted with a loading mechanism.  After building the mechanism, including the new arch mounts, I took the trailer out to pick up some large ash logs that were listed on craigslist for firewood.  I hauled them to my backyard, cut them into slabs, and stacked them with all my other slabs to dry.
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Log Lifting Arch – Log Hauling Trailer Pt 2
The more I got into making my own lumber, the more I really needed a trailer.  For years, I had want my own trailer outfitted with a loading mechanism.  This mechanism is an extremely low cost option for loading and handling small and very large logs.