How To Move Heavy Logs By Hand With Timber Carriers

by ziggy on June 1, 2011 -- 3 comments -- Follow


Timber carriers have become one of our best tool friends during the construction of our roundwood timber frame kitchen. With a few friends and a couple of carriers, you can easily move hundreds of pounds worth of wood without straining your back.

It’s quite a simple device. It’s basically a handle (usually hickory), with a swiveling, adjustable double hook that accommodates a range of logs (up to about 16″ in diameter, usually). The hook can be tapped into place in the wood, or sometimes, it just catches on the bark of the tree. It doesn’t need to penetrate very deep at all.

You need at least two timber carriers to do any kind of damage, and for really large timbers, three of four carriers will move a lot of wood. We have about five timber carriers at our disposal, and can move some fairly huge timbers, all with human power!

I purchased two of our timber carriers from Peavy Manufacturing, a logging tool company based in Eddington, Maine. They’re been around for a long time, and their carriers are very good quality. Don’t go for cheap Chinese imports.


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