a small tractor (35 - 75 hp) c/w FEL and farmi winch would be the way to go as you said you were investing. Tractor will be forever useful on 200 acres. I don't have the winch (yet) but really want one. I also picked up a home made (pipe) bale wagon. I cut the trees and limb them, use the FEL to place on the trailer and head for my working area. I cut the rounds as I pull the log off the back of trailer. The pipe bale wagon allows the tree to slide nice. I am currently trying to figure out how to catch the rounds as they are cut so I don't have to pick them up to run them through the splitter. I am thinking of an old truck box that I could then pick up with the FEL and open the tailgate to access the rounds. Sorry for the sidetrack. Tractor is my answer. BTW Subline, my friends from Whitecourt want that tarp back.