Transporting logs by hand can be a labor intensive and time consuming task. Putting together a homemade logging winch can provide a home owner the ability to produce firewood with greater ease and at a faster pace. A homemade logging winch relieves the home owner of stressful heavy lifting and hauling.
What is a Winch?
A winch is a simple mechanical device comprised of spool or drum and a crank. The spool is used to pull in or let out rope or wire cable. The crank drives the spool or drum by transferring energy from a power source into the spool. Cranks can be either driven by hand or an engine.
What is a Logging Winch?
A logging winch is a machine that allows loggers to carry away trees that had been recently chopped down. The logging winch makes logging firewood easier and less time consuming. Logging winches require power form a combustion engine to be able to carry away logs.
Homemade Logging Winch
A homemade logging winch can be constructed by attaching a winch to an already owned Lawn tractor. The winch can be attacked to the tractor's PTO part. The PTO allows the tractor to send power from the engine to an attached device.