Video - Who needs a crane when you have a 12V winch?
How to load logs on a truck using just a 12V winch and a rail
You don't know how to get those logs on your truck? Well, who does...
This guy came up with a simple winch/rail loading system, wrapping the winch cable around the logs and back to the deck, doubling the pulling power of the winch. Yes, not only did he double the winch force, but he also decreased the force necessary by using an incline. Good combo!
The logs were also freshly cut so still quite heavy: the bigger log would have weighed more than a ton, but the winch lifted it easily.
You can find a 12V winch like the one in the video here at Amazon, even for less than $100!