Log Trailer

I frequently get questions regarding the dimensions and construction of my loading arch.  I've put together this page to illustrate the details of the arch for reference.
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.

  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...

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.
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.

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.  When I had the money, I picked up this old equipment trailer which needed a good...