I'm helping to put together a workshop for landowners that has an overview of designing access trails (to stand up to the gully washing storms, using Crop Tree Release methods to select trees to harvest, and a demonstration of some landowner-scale equipment that can be useful in getting the wood out of the forest (this may range from hand tools up to my compact tractor with logging winch).
We're really hoping to have a LogRite Arch to do a brief demonstration with, just to show folks what they are about, and how much easier it is to move logs on wheels rather than dragging (not to mention how it keeps the wood cleaner and avoids damage to trails). We'd prefer somethign in a size that could be operated by hand. (The tractor arches are way too big for what we need at this workshop.)
Tami - If you or someone else at LogRite is being pestered by Mark Isselhardt (University of Vermont Extension Maple Specialist), this workshop is what it's all about.
The workshop is on Saturday, Sept 24 in Monkton, VT. We've got 28 people registered so far, and may be seeing another wave of registrations in the near future (one of the organizations helping to sponsor had email issues, so their post out to their email list didn't go out until today)
I'm wondering if any of you know someone near Monkton, VT (in the Champlain Valley, south of Burlington) who might be willing to loan us the use of their arch for the workshop. It will not be getting a serious workout - our time for this portion of the workshop is limited. I would be happy to be responsible for the arch and would make good on any damage if something happens to it (which I consider highly unlikely).
If you know of anyone in the area, who might be willing to share their arch for a day, please let me know.