I got this tip from a post of Daren Nelson’s some time back. I often haul logs to the sawmill to be milled and loading them can be a tough job without some assistance. I tried sliding them up a ramp onto the back of the trailer till I read about using a parbuckle. Basically one uses a rope anchored at two points and a power source (a 4 wheeler winch in this case) to roll the log up a set of ramps and on to the trailer. Works really slick. These pictures should help explain the process.
Hooking up the log
Sliding the log to the trailer
The closer I get to the mid-century mark the more I appreciate the principle of leverage.
Parbuckle in place and ready to load.
Coming up the ramp.
Let the machine do the work.
On the trailer the easy way.
Trailer loaded and ready to go to the sawmill.