Heres what Im working on now. This is how I got it off Craigslist. It has an 8hp B&S;, 11 gpm 2 stage pump, and will have a 4x24" ram. Ill be using an portable air tank for the reservoir. The beam will be shortened by about a foot. The plan is to mount a floor plate (steel tread plate) then mount the motor and tank next to the beam. Then raise the beam up via a 2" angle iron frame 18" high and building a pivot point at the rear of the trailer. I have a power up gravity down cylinder that is 45" from the centers of the mounts and has a 36"ish stroke. IF the cylinder is good I can mount that to the underside of the beam and to the bed and use this to raise and lower the beam. Other thoughts were to keep them beam flat and use the 12 inch ram to build a log lift. I cant decide. Your help and opinions are welcome. As the weather warms slightly and the funds increase Ill post more pictures.