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You could parpuckle it with 2 people on felling bars if you don’t have a winch. You will need a 3rd person to put chocks in each time you move your bar to be safe.

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If you're insisting on using the digger, drop the grab off it, that should release about 150kg, and use a single chain on the log. Lift one end at a time onto the trailer, then you're only lifting part of total weight.

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The hire company is probably out with their 0.9t estimate also. A grapple puts the weight out further, and it probably won’t lift it too high if at all. If you’re going to hire, hire a compact loader with pallet forks. 
 

My multione will pick up lumps my 2.8t digger can only roll. 

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You could parpuckle it with 2 people on felling bars if you don’t have a winch. You will need a 3rd person to put chocks in each time you move your bar to be safe.

No offence but f that !
Tirfor or cheap copy works very well with an Ifor trailer and metal ramps for parbucking , feels relatively safe and works well.
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1 hour ago, MattyF said:


No offence but f that !
Tirfor or cheap copy works very well with an Ifor trailer and metal ramps for parbucking , feels relatively safe and works well.
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What do you use as the anchor for your tirfor there Matty?

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Plank it where it is, it would make less mess than wrestling it on to a trailer with a machine.

 

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Parbuckling with a winch is pretty safe. No need to be in any danger zone and nice and easy.

Always best to anchor the winch to the trailer itself so nothing moves independently under load.

I park next to the log. Install the ramps or 6x2 etc.

Throw a strop round the trailer chassis on the opposite side to the log. Connect the winch to this.

Take winch cable over top of log, around and back underneath. Then connect cable end to same strop as the winch. Then just winch away. Easy peasy.

 

 

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Rolled a lump of cedar across a church yard years ago, was twice as long as the bit you are on about with loader tractor, then bloke that was milling it picked it up with hiab. 

If you have more then one lift Telehandler would be worth considering if access is good. 

 

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Parbuckling with a winch is pretty safe. No need to be in any danger zone and nice and easy.
Always best to anchor the winch to the trailer itself so nothing moves independently under load.
I park next to the log. Install the ramps or 6x2 etc.
Throw a strop round the trailer chassis on the opposite side to the log. Connect the winch to this.
Take winch cable over top of log, around and back underneath. Then connect cable end to same strop as the winch. Then just winch away. Easy peasy.
 
 

When you start moving 2 ton plus logs be very careful.
I’ve seen it go wrong in various ways before…
I don’t trust winches near max payload either.
Scary when it slips.
Always factor 50-100% of weight of log in your moving. Ie have a lot of spare SWL.
Seen a lot of bent ramps and a few very bent trailers….
Stay safe
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