Travis Johnson wrote: I have also found that once I obtain a piece of equipment, I use it for addional things that I would have never thought of otherwise. For instance my log loader was designed to haul wood out of the woods, but it works really great at hoisting rafters too. I dd not buy it to lift rafters, but that sure comes in handy!!!
Walt Chase wrote:Travis, What brand is your log loader/trailer? Wallenstein? That would be a very handy piece of equipment. I'm sure you get a lot of use from it with all the additional capabilities.
Travis Johnson wrote:John, I never bought my log loader for the backhoe, it just came with it as a side piece if you will. I was actually shocked how easily that thing filled the bucket. IT HAS POWER! Because I have what I have, I would no build anything, but as people on here know, I build my own equipment all the time. My bought backhoe is VERY limited. Because it was made to lift logs UP, it does not dig DOWN very good. I have to twist my trailer to get down to 5 feet of depth. That is why people who have nothing might consider building one. It could easily be better than what I got, and I like what I got.