What Size Winch Do I Need for Urban Logging? – Ask Matt #26

There’s a few factors to consider when selecting a winch for urban logging. What size you need will greatly depend on the size of logs you’re going after and potentially planning for even larger logs than you’re expecting now. The short answer is to buy bigger than you need and not worry about it as much. The cost difference between the different capacities isn’t very large. The only downside is as the capacity increases the winch gets heavier but if you’re not moving it around and leaving it bolted to your trailer, this isn’t really an issue.

Urban Logging Strategies: https://youtu.be/_XtIx_109lU
Videos about my Log Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0dX5redvVZTkkFnCLmWGhKyUkYWne2Og
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3 Responses

  1. nice info matt, seems it would be easier and maybe cheaper to get a used flat bed tow truck, everything all in one.


  2. What kind of timetable do you have on adding the hydraulic s for your bandmill?I am planning to maybe build one in the next 12 to 18 months. Thanks. William

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