Chainsawing at ground level or just above has been a major pain in my back , so a couple months ago I asked my trimmer friends to cut me a big, tall log the next time they took out a big palm tree. Well they took one out yesterday and I picked it up today after work. This thing is big, almost 3' diameter, and it is Heavy (it dwarfs my big mesquite root stump)! I was able to drag it off the trailer and when the base hit the ground it was still leaning on the trailer (keeping the tongue in the air), so I was able to hang off the tongue and lever the log into an upright position. I never would have been able to move it if it had fallen on it's side.
In the next few days I get the chainsaw out and cut a shallow v notch in the center to keep the logs I cut stable. The top of the log is at about hip level to me, so no more bending over which my back will appreciate and which should be much safer too.
Best of all it was free!