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Title: Does anyone have a trailer for sale that has been modified for loading logs?
Post by: burdman_22 on June 11, 2021, 11:23:22 PM
I'm interested in a trailer that has been modified for loading logs if anyone has anything like that for sale. Maybe like a log loading arch thingy? I'm tired of dragging logs up onto trailers with a winch...haha. (also I dont even have my own trailer yet, so would be nice to buy one already customized to suit my needs)

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Title: Re: Does anyone have a trailer for sale that has been modified for loading logs?
Post by: jmouton on June 17, 2021, 09:15:17 PM
how heavy duty of a trailer you want,,,i have about 4 trailers in various states of rebuilding
Title: Re: Does anyone have a trailer for sale that has been modified for loading logs?
Post by: burdman_22 on June 18, 2021, 04:53:32 PM
I'd like a double axle at least 14 ft long. Would love some capable of handling 3 ft diameter logs
Title: Re: Does anyone have a trailer for sale that has been modified for loading logs?
Post by: Tom the Sawyer on June 18, 2021, 10:54:50 PM
Should be looking for a trailer rated at least 14,000 lbs. GVWR.  Double axle trailers usually start with ratings of 7k, go to 10k, 14k, etc..  A 36"x13' oak log will go about 7500 pounds, probably over the payload rating for a 10k trailer.  GVWR includes the weight of the trailer and, if a log lifting arch has been added, along with a couple of tail trailer jacks and a winch/battery, that all reduces your allowable payload.
Title: Re: Does anyone have a trailer for sale that has been modified for loading logs?
Post by: burdman_22 on June 19, 2021, 03:21:46 PM
I drive a 2008 Silverado 1500, so I dont need anything too monstrous. For my truck standard towing is listed as 7300 pounds. It will be rare for me to be hauling anything 3 ft in diameter....normally anything over 3 ft wide I just mill myself with my chainsaw. 

I'd say a 10k trailer would be all I'd need, else I risk having so much trailer it maxes out my towing capacity before I have anything loaded, haha.
Title: Re: Does anyone have a trailer for sale that has been modified for loading logs?
Post by: tacks Y on July 01, 2021, 09:19:59 AM
I have a little trailer 10' (not selling) but I made so fender removes. I would roll logs over the side not the best but it works. Now that I am older I use a wheel loader and dump truck or bigger trailer. 
Title: Re: Does anyone have a trailer for sale that has been modified for loading logs?
Post by: fluidpowerpro on July 14, 2021, 07:48:24 PM
Check out a guy named Matt Cremona. You can find him on the web. He recently built a nice arch type trailer that he hauls some really big logs with. You could probably start with a standard trailer and add the arch yourself if your so inclined.
Title: Re: Does anyone have a trailer for sale that has been modified for loading logs?
Post by: burdman_22 on July 14, 2021, 10:23:40 PM
Yeah I've seen Matt Cremona's. That is what I want, but I dont have the time to build anything like that. I've contacted some fabrication shops in my area but havent been able to get anyone to even give me a quote on something like that :/
Title: Re: Does anyone have a trailer for sale that has been modified for loading logs?
Post by: Iwawoodwork on July 15, 2021, 01:56:10 AM
Usually the axles with 5 lug bolts are a 3500# axle and the 6 lug axles about 5000# each. A flat deck trailer with the bed above/over the tires will be easier for side loading/unloading logs/lumber.  If you want to end load from the back then the fenders are not such and issue but can end up with a less versatile trailer because the fenders/tires get in the way. I have both types.
Title: Re: Does anyone have a trailer for sale that has been modified for loading logs?
Post by: ajsawyer on October 04, 2021, 12:27:29 PM
This is what you need: https://youtu.be/Ckh6VHfzP_0
Title: Re: Does anyone have a trailer for sale that has been modified for loading logs?
Post by: burdman_22 on October 05, 2021, 12:00:06 AM
@ajsawyer (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=55045) Actually this wouldn't be good for me at all. I want something I can haul multiple logs with, and something that will work as a normal trailer too (I have to have a trailer to haul my chainsaw around on).
Title: Re: Does anyone have a trailer for sale that has been modified for loading logs?
Post by: Daburner87 on October 12, 2021, 09:01:39 PM
In this vid he loads multiple logs...

The Best Log Trailer On The Planet!-How I load multiple small logs! - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q8U7vCgLF8)

Pretty *DanG cool trailer, but I understand what you are saying about having normal trailer use and not just a specialty log trailer.  A flat deck trailer with side rails and a winch seems like the best option for you.