In this video I show how I go about skidding logs by myself. Note that these are not big logs. However, I had to move them up a hill.
After the first couple that I moved by lifting and pulling by hand I was beat.
The other end of the chain went to the truck and I could easily skid the logs where I wanted them to go.
After a while I even started to daisy chain the logs together.
I put the back end of the first log chained to the front end of the second log so I could pull a train load of logs up the hill at a single time
I don’t like skidding logs that are going to go on the sawmill as dirt and mud dull the blade very quickly. Just a small bit of gravel stuck in the bark can ruin a blade. Additionally, it can get shot out like a bullet if a tooth catches it just right.
However, as I plan on peeling these logs, I can get away with dragging them, otherwise I would have used my DIY log arch.