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Built a arch trailer for oak logs
« on: June 24, 2019, 09:03:27 PM »
       



Just thought some of you would like this. I had a chance to get these large white oak but no way to get them loaded. So I had seen a guy using a trailer to load logs on YouTube and so grabed some scrapes from around  the shop, fired up the welder and this is what I ended up with. I was surprised at how well it worked. The first log was so heavy that I pulled the truck and trailer under the log. Got them home now to see if I can get them on the mill.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Built a arch trailer for oak logs
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 09:47:48 PM »
NICE ARCH! I have been thinking about one of those too. They look to be about 16-18' and over 22". For WO I am guessing they are well over 2,000 pounds. Nicely done, very impressive.
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Re: Built a arch trailer for oak logs
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 11:30:51 PM »
Why does it only work for oak logs?  :D
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Re: Built a arch trailer for oak logs
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 11:52:24 PM »
That big one is probably well over 5000 pounds.  LoneDuck, please consider adding trailer jacks to the rear corners of your trailer.  A big log, in addition to pulling the whole rig backwards, can also lift the rear of the tow vehicle enough to cause a roll away.  It also places extreme strain on the portion of the trailer that is cantilevered behind the axle.  Be safe.
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Re: Built a arch trailer for oak logs
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019, 09:01:44 PM »
Thanks guys. The trailer is still a work in progress and rear supports are on the list of things to modify. Also maybe a roller. As for the big log it was over 30" on the small end and over 15' long, so I'm guessing closer to 6000 pounds.

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Re: Built a arch trailer for oak logs
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2019, 09:26:39 PM »
That big one is probably well over 5000 pounds.  LoneDuck, please consider adding trailer jacks to the rear corners of your trailer.  A big log, in addition to pulling the whole rig backwards, can also lift the rear of the tow vehicle enough to cause a roll away.  Be safe.
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Re: Built a arch trailer for oak logs
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 09:34:29 PM »
Those are a great way to load odd shaped items onto anything.  Lots of guys are using that style of arch/winch for loading and unloading snowmobiles on/off pickup trucks.  It's simple and it works.
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