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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

Everything oversize. I usually bend my ramps getting the logs off not on. Good job I like welding.

I regularly move 6 tonne plus logs with my winch though. Nice and easy if your careful

 

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8 hours 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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I completely agree, but if the op hasn’t got access to a winch then it can be done. I wouldn’t do it as my first option

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Chocking the mid point of your ramps increases their loadbearing capacity x4

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Thanks to all for comments and advice: the timber is safely moved! Please see below, the learning curve was vertical but actually the worst bit was driving it all back home,,,

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I’d say they looked fairly in order to me. Good stuff. FYI timber weighs roughly the same as us so a good way to guesstimate the weight of timber is imagine how many times you would fit in that log and times it by your weight. You won’t be that far off.

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I used to roll them up ramps with a few turns around the log to increase the efficiency of the winch. If it starts to run out, a suitably placed chock can "steer" it back. Good job, done well though!

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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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That's definitely not overweight officer!

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