Trailer Mounted Log Loader
The Trailer Mounted Log Loader is an A-Frame structure that can be used for lifting and loading logs onto a trailer, can be mounted to any trailer or truck bed, and disassembled and stored when not in use.
PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Detachable A-Frame design
- Attaches with bolts and pins
- Attaches to trailer or truck bed
- Hydraulics and winch for lifting and loading
- Easily assembled or disassembled
- Can be used for lifting other objects
- Frame does not free-fall after lowering
- Gives user more control
- Safer to use than other log-lifters
The Trailer Mounted Log Loader consists of an A-frame made of square beams, a connection plate, and a hollow connection adapter positioned between the connection plates of the A-frame. An extendable boom arm is situated within the hollow connection adapter. An extendable boom arm has an attachment point at the opposite end from the hollow connection adapter. An adaptable attachment includes a fixed or swivel head with a pulley and U-bolt mount
The extendable boom arm provides additional length when the A-frame is lowered and additional height when the A-frame is raised. A working advantage of the extendable boom is that the extendable boom arm can be extended such that the adaptable attachment can be positioned over the center of gravity of a log or an object to be lifted.
The fixed head with pulley allows a user to wrap a cable around the pulley wherein the cable is attached to a log or an object at one end and secured to a U-bolt connected to the U-bolt mount at the other end. This is ideal when the log or object is positioned directly below the extendable boom. The swivel head with pulley also allows a user to wrap a cable around the pulley. The advantage of the swivel head is that the swivel head can rotate in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction. The rotation of the swivel head is advantageous for use when the log or object to be picked up is located on a left side or a right side of center of the extendable boom arm to which the adaptable attachment is attached. The off-centered log to be picked up will eventually move to center when as the A-frame is raised up and the log or object is lifted off the ground.
The A-frame pivot arms are connected to a pair of uprights. A pivot point between the connection of the A-frame pivot arms and uprights allows the A-frame to rotate from 0 to approximately 90 degrees and back. The uprights slide vertically into a set of support ports permanently affixed to a trailer or truck bed the trailer mounted log loader mounts to. The support posts, via the uprights, support the A-frame when the trailer mounted log loader is mounted to the trailer or truck bed. The uprights are secured inside of the support posts utilizing a locking mechanism such as a hole and pin, or any other similar means. When the locking mechanism is released, the uprights can be slid out of the support posts thus removing the trailer mounted log loader from the trailer or truck bed where it then can be stored when not in use. The uprights allow the trailer mounted log loader to be mounted to any trailer or truck bed that has the matching support posts affixed to the trailer or truck bed
The Trailer Mounted Log Loader includes a hydraulic system of hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic cylinder hoses, valves, and switches. The hydraulic cylinders are attached between the A-frame pivot arms and uprights near the pivot connection between the A-frame pivot arms and uprights. Activating the hydraulic cylinders will cause the A-frame to be raised from its initial parallel state with the trailer or lowered from a position approximately perpendicular with the trailer and can be operated from a remotely placed control panel. A winch system works in conjunction with the hydraulics to provide the user with more control and safety when loading logs.
Materials needed to produce the Trailer Mounted Log Loader:
- Square beams
- Connection plate
- Connection adapter
- Extendable boom
- Pivot arms
- Bolts and pins
- Winch system
- Hydraulic system
The Trailer Mounted Log Loader™ is covered by United States Utility Patent: 11,142,112
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