I brought a few logs up to the house today, including another hemlock that is almost 60' long! Again, why cut down something so beautiful, only to leave it there to rot in place? Disgusting. At least we can use it for firewood, but it should have never been cut down in the first place.
That said, the winch is amazing! I can pull four logs at once, using the three sliders and one on the main line. They come down like butter. There are four piles of logs waiting at the bottom of the hill to be brought up to the staging area. From there I'll pull them to the top of the logging road, then move the tractor to the back yard and winch them down one final slope. Once they are in the back yard, I'll cut, split and stack them in the new wood shed I'm building off of the side of the new shed. This plan will have to be changed once the garden is in, but for the meantime it saves me a bit of work.
|Bert, the winch and two logs on the skid plate.|
|Bertie and the longest one we've pulled yet.|