Log Loading Arch Details

I frequently get questions regarding the dimensions and construction of my loading arch.  I’ve put together this page to illustrate the details of the arch for reference.

Modifying the arch to fit your needs is pretty simple.  If you need more or less width than 62.5″, simply add/subtract your desired change to the top piece of the arch.  If you need to change the height, add or subtract your desired difference from the uprights.

The arch itself is made from 2×3″ tube with a 1/4″ wall thickness.  The gussets can be cut from a piece of 4″ wide flat bar.

Overall Dimensions

Exploded View


Top Detail

Shackle Mount

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11 Responses

  1. Thanks for putting this all together Matt! I am planning to build a slightly smaller one with my son and this will save us a bunch of time.

  2. Thanks Matt for the log loading arch drawings. Perfect.
    Could you comment on the winch set up. Power level, anchoring. Is there a video of it’s field operation?
    I’m a total Green Horn when it comes to winches. It’d be a.whole lot easier on my billfold than a Bobcat.
    Dave Henry

  3. Thanks for posting this Matt! I enjoy watching your videos. Do you have the winch wired directly to the vehicle battery?

      1. Thanks again! Keep up with the videos! I plan to start my trailer/log arch and saw mill sometime next year. I’ll definitely hit you up for advice and lessons learned.

        Take care,


  4. Awesome videos , have u ever estimated the cost of tubeing and the extra metal in just the arch and the bolt on mout too the trailer? And guesstimateing if you’d do another arch just like this one time it would take all over to put one together? THANKS, CRAZY CURT

    1. It’s been a few years but material costs were around $120. It’s a pretty quick project if you have some fabricating experience. Maybe a few hours if nothing unexpected happens. thanks!

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