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Author Topic: Does anyone have a trailer for sale that has been modified for loading logs?  (Read 1008 times)

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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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how heavy duty of a trailer you want,,,i have about 4 trailers in various states of rebuilding
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I'd like a double axle at least 14 ft long. Would love some capable of handling 3 ft diameter logs

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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.
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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.

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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. 

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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.
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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 :/

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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.

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This is what you need: https://youtu.be/Ckh6VHfzP_0

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@ajsawyer 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).

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In this vid he loads multiple logs...



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.
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