Log splitter in truck, loading/unloading

WES999 Posted By WES999, Apr 19, 2014 at 9:37 PM

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  1. WES999

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    I had a bunch of wood that needed splitting, a friend was kind enough to let me borrow his Troy-Built 27 ton
    log splitter:cool:. He lived too far away to safely tow it, so it had to be loaded in the truck bed. Here is what I came up with to make it easy to load it in the truck.

    I put 2 pieces of 1.50 x 2.00 rectangular steel tubing in the front stake pockets, put a 4 X 4 with a Harbor Freight
    cable winch behind the tubing. I used a tie down strap to hold the splitter about 20* from vertical, to get the correct balance. With this setup I was able to easily winch the splitter up the ramps.

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    Good ol' Yankee ingenuity!
     
  3. Jags

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    Whatever gets the job done. Nice call on the beam adjustment for balance.
     
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    I installed the same boat wench on the front of my trailer. Makes getting anything into the trailer a lot easier.
     
  5. pma1123

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    Thanks for sharing your insightful solution for getting a splitter in the back of a ranger, to a fellow ranger owner.
    I have splitting that needs to be done 5 hours away from where my splitter is sitting, and my only idea was using a long utility trailer to drive quad + splitter onto.
    How bad did your truck squat with the splitter in there? (2wd I assume?)
     
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    Couple of planks and a hill to level it out fairly, makes for nice easy rolling in a pinch.
     
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    You installed a boat wench? You mean one of these type things? Whoa, Cool!

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