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ATV Logging trailer
« on: December 29, 2018, 10:53:23 AM »
Any one on here made or making a ATV log loading trailer? Or maybe not the right place to ask.
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 11:58:37 AM »
 

 Lots of us have made logging arches that can be used with an ATV. I have a rear dolly I use with mine when needed. I lift one end of the log, put the dolly under it and strap it down with a ratchet strap then go pick up the other end and I can tow a pretty big log on level ground. Bringing logs out of the woods on our steep slopes I just pick up one end. I need the other dragging as a brake to keep it from pushing me out of control.


 Arch with dolly attached to ATV for travel without log.

    For small logs without using the dolly I can hook 3-4 logs to the arch and drag them. I tow my 5X8 utility trailer around the yard with lumber and logs on it with my ATV. I also use my ATV to haul the mill around the yard.
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018, 01:00:51 PM »
You could probably steal some ideas from the Woodland Mills ATV Trailers. They are lightweight, and have a few well thought out features (convertible to dump trailers). I considered buying one, but decided it was more usited to ATV use than behind my tractor.

Also might be worth searching on here for DanG Deadheader Log Lifter - a way to turn a regular trailer into something that can be loaded easily with an electric winch.

There are a few decent Youtube videos on building loading cranes for trailers. Here's one from a guy who bought a light-duty ATV log loading trailer, and tore apart and rebuilt the crane on it because he felt the stock one was too flimsy (He was going to build the whole thing from scratch, but found that just buying the wheels alone was a big part of the whole trailer cost):


The same guy has a playlist of ATV Equipment and Add-onswhich includes several on modifications he made to this trailer
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 05:47:59 PM »
Thanks a lot!  This guy has some really cool ideas and I got sucked into YouTube for an hour or so! :D
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2018, 06:31:14 PM »
Thanks a lot!  This guy has some really cool ideas and I got sucked into YouTube for an hour or so! :D
It's easy to get sucked in, especially on stuff like this.
I thought he had a good point: buying one similar to what he did might be a good place to start - if for no other reason than it's probably the cheapest way to get parts.
There are a bunch of similar trailers in this size range. All seem to have about a 2000# payload, which seems like a good match for an ATV. MUTS and DR Power VersaTrailer are two of them. However, I like the design of the Woodland Mills ATV trailers better: their trailers dump up to 60˚, while the MUTS and VersaTrailer are limited to 35 or 40˚. (I've also run into a couple of the VersaTrailers that had significant corrosion issues even though they were almost new.)
DR did have two ideas I liked: an electric winch option (rather than the hand crank winch on the others) and the ability to add a hitch on the rear of the trailer so you can haul your splitter behind the trailer (MUTS has that option as well. Woodland Mills does not.)
All of these may give you some ideas if you are building your own, or may provide a base to start from if you want to buy and upgrade.

There are heavier duty log forwarding trailers out there, but the price jumps significantly when you move the next step up in size and capability.
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2018, 06:40:40 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2018, 06:51:27 PM »
Don't forget Logrite Tools for Log and Lumber Handling - Logrite Tools LLC trailer
I've seen that Logrite trailer in person. It's a very nice trailer, and better built than many of similar size I've seen, but it's not what I'd call a "log loading trailer".
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2018, 07:15:24 PM »
Don't forget Logrite Tools for Log and Lumber Handling - Logrite Tools LLC trailer
I've seen that Logrite trailer in person. It's a very nice trailer, and better built than many of similar size I've seen, but it's not what I'd call a "log loading trailer".
@Trapper says that the Logrite trailer is a good deer loading trailer.
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2018, 09:16:26 PM »
Jerry,

   Look up posts from Teed, our resident FF Swede. He has some neat powered equipment (Trailers and arches and such) he uses with an ATV over there but all I have seen were used on fairly level, often swampy, conditions. 

   I would look long and hard at the kind of terrain where you plan on using  this trailer. I live in very steep terrain and even one log on a downhill slope is very hairy at times. I would not even think of towing a heavy trailer load of logs down my hills. What does it look like where you plan to use it?
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2018, 07:04:30 AM »
Flat land for us with a bridge across the creek. When not frozen it's soft so we try to stay out so we don't make ruts. I have the trailer, it's made of 5" channel with a 3/4 ton truck axle with 19" tires. I need ideas to make the boom assembly and winch part. I intend to pull it with my skidder I built. I want the winch to be wireless controlled so's I can be back at the load as it's being pulled out in case it get's hung up on something.
I would post some pics but can't figure out how.
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2018, 08:55:36 AM »
Jerry -

Why not fill out your profile with your location? That gives folks an idea when making recommendations. You also may hear from someone in your area who has similar equipment you can look at for ideas.
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2018, 09:07:16 AM »
Downeast firewood trailer ( pics when I can figure out how :-[ ) 4' x 6'. Welded frame, 3/4 " ply box, on a Subaru axle.
In these 'bony' woods this ATV rig works well in mixed terrain for butts. Often have to noodle the larger ones so this back can hump and roll them onto the trailer. The manufactured rigs posted are big $$$ for us.
This has done the job for about 20 years bringing in 5-8 cords/year for 2 wood stoves with no central heat.
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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2018, 11:32:34 AM »
That's the way to do it, Pulphook. If I followed Jerry correctly, he's starting from a similar place, and trying to figure out how to make a crane for loading to save his back a bit.

I started with a Rubbermaid cart pulled behind my riding lawnmower. Then upgraded to the trailer shown below, pulled behind my Coot. (that's probably 3000# of trailer plus green Beech - the Coot pulled it, but it was really more than I should have been attempting with it.)

  

The trailer was made by my neighbor from some scraps of metal he had around and an old mobile home axle. Bed is about 4 1/2' x 8 1/2 ' with about 12" sides. He upgraded to a heavier-duty trailer and gave this to me. I've replaced the wood once on it (wish I had extended the sides up a bit when I did it). I had thought about adding some sort of crane, but since most of what it hauls is firewood rounds or split firewood, I just stuck with loading it by hand. It's still in use today, though it may get mostly retired since I found a good deal on a CAM Woodsman 4'x8' dump trailer.
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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2018, 11:53:31 AM »
Downeast firewood trailer ( pics when I can figure out how :-[ ) 4' x 6'. Welded frame, 3/4 " ply box, on a Subaru axle.
Pictures need to be uploaded to your gallery here on the forestry forum in order to be included in your post.  Here's a link to a video Jeff posted describing how to do it.
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« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2018, 12:51:09 PM »
 


Here is mine.. Wheels are a bogey system.

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« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2018, 01:25:59 PM »
Looks nice, Gump. Did you make that yourself? I'd love to see some details on your boom/winch system.
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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2018, 02:15:49 PM »
Coot? Rear steering?
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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2018, 11:49:13 PM »
Coot? Rear steering?
Normal 2 wheel (front) steering was standard, but after a few years, they came out with optional 4 wheel steering. This was a good thing, since Coots have no differentials, so cornering on the 2WS versions was not good. The 4WS option helped quite a bit.
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2018, 11:53:48 AM »



I cut down a bent 3500# car trailer axle for mine.  When i get my kubota down here i will make bogeys that bolt onto the wheel face and an extension for the back, then do a crane.  For now i just skid anything bigger than i can heave on.  I also have a dumper basket for it and a handwinch crane to dump it.  




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« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2018, 01:08:09 PM »
I love seeing what people have come up with, and how they've adapted the materials at hand.

Mike - does having the axle that far back put too much weight on the rear of your ATV, or has it worked out OK for you. A friend is looking at making something similar and is wondering about trailer balance. He wants a bit of tongue weight to help with the ATV's traction, but is concerned about over-doing it.
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« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2018, 02:22:46 PM »
I was concerned but it worked out capacity wise and in hindsight i can say for sure that if i went with a more forward axle it wouldnt tip the dumper up far enough (since the axle tube is also the dumper pivot) and that cresting hills with the basket full would probably shift the weight back and pick the quad up like a donkey hoisted off its feet by a tipped rickshaw.  Its always adding traction this way, never subtracting it.

The downside is its like towing a long gooseneck... It trails inside alot and is trickier to back up.  If the axle to pin length matched the quad then it'd travel in same tracks like a skidder and reverse more like a dump truck with pintle tag rather than a semi tractor that needs to swing the power unit alot.  However when the kubota gets here and the trailer sees phase 2, the lengths will be perfect and capacity can go way up too. The bota pulls what the quad wont dream of. At that time the current axle will become the walking beam pivot and 4 more feet of pin on bunk will happen so that it can move 12' wood instead of 7 or 8.  The walking beam and 3pt hitch will add 1.5ft of ground clearance. Then ill do a remote powered crane from a woods 750 hoe i have on the trailer up north. Whatever i learn in that endeavor gets applied to version 3.0
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« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2018, 03:34:42 PM »
I'm thinking of making another trailer.  I made this little 4x5 that happens to have a 2,500# axle (no brakes).  It is made from 1/8" 4x4 tube with plates added for the shackles, stake pockets and tie down points.


 
Not the best picture but really the only one I got!  It has stake sides and works pretty good at hauling firewood.  It has an extendable tongue that I used once for a very long Boy Scout made boat.  This one is road registered and I also use it to haul my saw head down the hill for the winter or repairs.  I was thinking of adding a dump bed (plugs into stake pockets) to make it more useful for hauling dirt and rocks.  I have one of those manual truck cranes with the hydraulic boom jack and a boat winch cable with a snatch block to double the capacity.  If I add a receiver to the trailer frame, I could "plug" it in to use for dumping or log loading (with an outrigger).

I toying with the idea of making a "wagon" style (running gear?) but with front steering like a car so its more stable.  If I want to get real fancy, perhaps 4 wheel steering so I can negotiate my trails better.  But, I see the walking beam setup and I'm wondering if those are a lot or just a little easier to pull.  I have steep and rocky terrain.  Comments on those?
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« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2018, 04:55:30 PM »
Walking beam trailers tip half as much.  If youve got to go over a 12" tall stump its like going over a 6" stump because the WB halves it. Since the trailer rides on the pivot half way between the two spindles on each beam. 
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« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2018, 05:32:54 PM »
As Mike said, Walking Arm suspensions make a big difference in rough terrain. On smoother ground I wouldn't say they are any easier to pull than a similar size/weight trailer with similar wheels.
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« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2019, 08:43:07 AM »
Here you will find my photos of my skidder.   Created out of WC Allis

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« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2019, 09:18:46 AM »
I like that!! Did you build that?
Can you get some actions pictures of it and post it in this thread?
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Got a winch behind it?
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« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2019, 06:00:29 AM »
 

 

 
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« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2019, 06:04:33 AM »
This is my skidder I use to bring trees out to field to cut to length. Thinking using a trailer with boom I could eliminate one or two handling operations. That why I'm asking about ATV trailers.
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« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2019, 08:27:47 AM »
That thing is gorgeous!
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« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2019, 09:09:51 AM »
I built the skidder in 96 and have pulled 12-15 cords out every year since with my wife's help. She hooks up the cable for me and then I pull the load up to the skidder. But now she's 80 and doesn't "enjoy it as much anymore" I want to build the ATV trailer. I have the trailer just need to build the boom loader part.
It has all hydraulic steering and a #8000 lb winch on the back with 150' of cable so I don't have to drive up to the log, just pull it out to the trail. We clear cut every thing so we get new growth and we replant new and different spieces in the cleared areas.
I don't have any working photos just one being built.
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« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2019, 11:28:33 AM »
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with, Jerry.

Have you looked at the DanG-DeadHeader Log Lifter as an option for loading your trailer (named after a couple of forum members who popularized it here). Here are a couple of threads:

DanG-Deadheader Log Lifter
Moving Logs - this thread includes a photo sequence of the D-D log lifter in action

And here is a series of youtube videos from someone who made a similar set-up:
. The main videos on the build of the arch itself are #2 and #5. He mounts the hinge point for the arch all the way on the rear of the trailer. Others I've seen have mounted it a bit further forward of the rear. This lets you add check-chains from the rear to the arch to prevent the arch from dropping all the way into the trailer once it goes over center when pulling in a log (the chains can be disconnected to lay the arch down in the trailer). You don;t want to go too far forward with the pivot point, as it may lead to logs hanging up on the rear of the trailer as you are trying to load them.

These log loading arches are a quick and simple way to get logs onto a trailer. However, if you really need a crane, there may be no substitute, and it certainly appears you have the skill to build one.
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« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2019, 06:47:37 AM »
This was one of the best video's I've watched ! Thanks for cluing me in .
I have a 3 1/2" sch. 80 pipe 6' long for the mast and 3" sq. tubing for the boom. Just have to make the fittings to hold it all together.
If I use it with the skidder or my tractor I have the option of hyd. winch or 12 volt. A couple of issues as I think about it is controlling the winch and the retrieval speed. If I use 12 volt it's slow especially if I'm out 100'. Hydraulically I'd have to be back at the machine to run the control and if the log gets hung up I'd have to walk back there. With the 12 volt I can use a wireless control.
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« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2019, 06:49:13 AM »
These are some pic's of how it was built before paint.
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« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2019, 07:01:01 AM »
please be careful using pipe. Pipe was designed to transfer fluids, not loads. Just because it looks heavy does not mean it is strong. 

If I understood what you said I would bet the first time you try to lift a log you will bend the mast.

That is definitely a sweet skidder you built.

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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2019, 09:36:46 AM »
I think 3.5" sched 80 will live.  

You can go remote hydraulic by using a harbor freight remote atv winch control to switch a solenoid operated hydraulic control valve.  

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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2019, 04:33:21 PM »
I have a Wallenstein Timber Talon. It has a hydraulic axle to balance the load out.


I pull it with my Kubota BX22, the S10 pickup or my other trucks.
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2019, 08:43:12 PM »
I have a Wallenstein Timber Talon. It has a hydraulic axle to balance the load out.

I pull it with my Kubota BX22, the S10 pickup or my other trucks.
Nice!
What model is that? Does your BX have any trouble pulling it when loaded?
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2019, 11:28:19 PM »
A BX22   That is a small tractor. There is no way that tractor could move that load on my land. And that is not even coming down the steep hill.
I would like one of them trailers,but fear I would have to upgrade to at least a 60hp tractor to make it work on my land.
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2019, 08:05:35 AM »
A BX22   That is a small tractor. There is no way that tractor could move that load on my land. And that is not even coming down the steep hill.
I would like one of them trailers,but fear I would have to upgrade to at least a 60hp tractor to make it work on my land.
I've got a similar one that I pull behind a Metavic M95 loader on their 13RF trailer. Empty weight is close to 1500#, load capacity is 6000#. Recommended for tractors 20 HP and larger. I think 20 HP would be pushing my luck on hilly ground, but I don't have problems pulling it behind my NH TC33D tractor (33HP, weight is probably up close to 4000# with the filled rear tires and all accessories & mods loaded on it). I do need the chains on my rear tires (they are R4 "industrial" tires), unless I'm using it in good conditions and on mild hills.
I've not attempted to run the trailer fully loaded while running in my woods yet. The trailer has has electric brakes and knobby tires to give it some braking traction (instead of their standard smooth implement tires). I have not yet wired up a brake controller to my tractor for it. I'll be running the brakes manually, since the tractor does not have a means to trigger the controller automatically. The brake/tire set up was specified by the guy I bought it from when he purchased it new as "coming-down-a-steep-hill-with-a-load insurance". I thought it was a great idea.
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2019, 05:09:24 PM »
It handles it good. The trailer does have surge brakes on it. It is made to go behind a large ATV. If I think it won't be safe to move it, I hook the old S10 pickup to it and that has no problem moving it.
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2019, 06:52:01 AM »
 

 

 

 
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2019, 06:58:28 AM »
As you can see I really had to drag it out of the weeds! It's been quite cold so this is dragging out a bit. I've added the boom to it now with support chains to the mast. Pintle loop for hitch, adjustable boom with a fair head added. I'll post more pics tomorrow.
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #42 on: January 18, 2019, 07:01:08 AM »
Trailer looks good.
Whatcha got pulling it?
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2019, 07:52:46 AM »
I love seeing this stuff. Looking forward to seeing the photos with your boom, @jerry sundberg .

I'm pretty much set myself for getting firewood and logs out of the woods, but have several friends considering their options. Most are looking at firewood harvesting, with only the occasional longer log brought out for some special project. Budget is an issue for some, but a couple of them are handy scroungers and fabricators. Running out to buy a new tractor is probably not in the cards. Some already own an ATV, others are starting from scratch.

I've only done minimal work with an ATV/UTV myself, and that was an antique that is quite different from today's vehicles. In addition to seeing the equipment, I'd like to hear about what you are doing with it: what's a comfortable-sized load, and what type of terrain are you working on?
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2019, 10:43:34 AM »
I would question the structural stability of that eaton axle without the third member and diff cover on it. I can see that turning into a very happy (smiling) axle after a few heavy loads.

Good start though.

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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2019, 01:23:55 PM »
Easy fix.  Just weld a rebar tension strut underneath.  A block of say 2x3 square tube should run underneath across the hole parallel to frame rails to space the strut down.  Then just bend the rebar, roundstock or flat bar etc into a little smile and weld at the 3 points underneath.  Itll be very stout.
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2019, 01:25:26 PM »
Trailer looks good.
Whatcha got pulling it?
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #47 on: January 19, 2019, 07:03:39 AM »
I've hauled many a ton of scrap and logs with it and nothing has bent yet so I think it'll be fine and what logs I will be hauling are not all that big 12" Aspen and Balsam and a few Black Ash. I'd say if I got 2 1/2 ton on it it would be a load. The axle is a 3/4 ton Chevy with 8- 19 1/2" tires from a hy rail truck. Way too cold to work on it today -20*. Here are a couple more pics.

 

 
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #48 on: January 19, 2019, 11:52:02 AM »
Some observations: Glad to see you reversed the wheels to narrow it up, even if you have to rebuild the bunks. You may want to make the top link to your boom adjustable, like the turnbuckles used elsewhere. And, how's that aluminum lawn chair working out?... ;)...Scott B.
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2019, 06:32:31 AM »
I like your idea of making the boom adjustable ! How about using a cable come along ? Double up the cable for more power. Oh the chair is a must on any project ! One has to have a place to have a cup and ponder the next move !
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