The Lewis Winch has been featured in Popular Mechanics a few times! Check it out!
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It’s quite a feeling to be able to haul up to 8,000 pounds by pulling the trigger of a chainsaw.
I tried out the unit on two 8 inch diameter, 16 foot long logs. The winch pulled them over some rough terrain and through dense underbrush with no problems.
MARCH 2011 Cutting Class
Finally, they settled on a chain-saw-powered winch they’d seen in the forestry-supply catalog that served as reading material in the privy. The rig was dubbed the Death Slide after one log snapped the axle of a hand-powered winch.
The solution: A chainsaw powered Lewis Winch that zipped logs up the slide in seconds.
Anchored to a tree, powered by a Husqvarna chainsaw, the winch could zip a log up the slide in 30 seconds.
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