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I am thinking about buying a double axle car trailer (rating 2400kgs) to collect logs from gardens, farms, public areas, etc. I'm planning to use a winch from the front of the trailer to pull logs up a ramp (at the back) and onto the trailer. I want to be able to move large timber (whatever weight the trailer can take, up to 1.5ton). Has anyone experience in this area? If so, advice? Thanks

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Parbuckle the logs up ramps off the side as F2F says - you can roll really big timber up that way. You'll need a redirect for your winch off the opposite side of the trailer - then take the cable over the top of the log and back under it and secure the hook to the trailer near the redirect. It is amazing how big a piece you will roll. 

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They both look like great options, will depend on the trailer I buy, only question left is what kind of affordable winch do I get electric or manual?

 

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I used to use electric when loading the mill but now I use a hand winch, I find I've got better control and as the logs are being rolled on not pulled there's very little effort needed.

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