While over the past few years I have played with many different ideas and concepts pertaining to this item. The best method seems to be a skid pan. Not just a flat steel one but one you can support the log with while skidding either with a 4x4 truck/jeep or by running line and winching. I have many plans but the pan I have been using to date works well either behind a ATV for log skidding or a Jeep for log skidding. These methods seems to be low impact logging at it's best quick clean and profitable. If you need any info email firstname.lastname@example.org Low impact is not no impact but does provide income and a healthier woodlot.
Keith Ratliff, KY, entered 2004-08-12