“First, you need a tree to hang the pigs from. Branches 5-6” in diameter will hold the pig just fine. The branches need to be 14’ or higher from the ground to fit the scalding unit underneath the vertically hanging pig. It is not an option to use a forklift or bucket tractor. I have had one too many collapse on me. These do not reach the required height anyway.”
The setup described in this precept is intended for the homestead. Much of the equipment you will find cluttering the farmyard. Nonetheless, the quality of harvesting that you can achieve with a chain-hoist and a 55gal. drum will be superior to the slaughter house.