Log splitter in truck, loading/unloading

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Minister of Fire
Jan 12, 2008
Mass north of Boston
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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heat seeker

Minister of Fire
Feb 25, 2011
Northern CT
Good ol' Yankee ingenuity!


Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2008
Lackawaxen PA
I installed the same boat wench on the front of my trailer. Makes getting anything into the trailer a lot easier.


Burning Hunk
Dec 11, 2013
Watertown, WI
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?)


Minister of Fire
Couple of planks and a hill to level it out fairly, makes for nice easy rolling in a pinch.
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