Yup, these are the photos that I remember B! Wasn't sure where to find them.Yo, Kyle .
Here's some pics of another bit of big weight moving. I know I posted these and the whole story somewhere here, but danged if I can find that thread to link. So I'll repost a few pictures for your perusal .
Best estimates put the weight of the boulder within a few percentage points of the Chevrolet 1500. 5500 pounds-ish. Only way I was able to move this was pulling downhill, otherwise the truck would have been the more moveable object. Also had to chock all four wheels and stand on the brakes during the pulls.
Winch is a Warn 12k. Only needed a single block for this setting...so 2:1 ma, less friction.
As you can see from the pictures and the spin patterns on the gravel, I reset the rigging multiple times to keep turning the rock farther off the roadway rather than just a straight ahead pull. Frankly, that was the only special challenge here. Otherwise, I would not have been able to get it sufficiently clear of the travelway...just not enough room to place the truck for a straight on pull.
I won a $50 bet on my being able to rig and move this one solely with my truck and winch. From a master's degree road design engineer . He was fairly new to the Mt. Hood NF at that point, didn't know his opponent's skills well yet .