the bigger the pile the better the scoop. even if you scoop part way and finish by hand its faster. the thing to do is stack a cord, then dump it into your trailer. make a mark in your trailer as to whats a cord unstacked. thats the only efficient way as from there on out you dont have to stack a cord
I found that stacking it on pallets and shrink wrapping was the best way to move it in volume. Then you could just fork it and slide it into the dump. Two pallets stacked 4x4 should be a cord. A little more work to get the stacks correct and sturdy, but the black shrink wrap holds it tight and seasons the wood some also. You have to have a small hole in the top for a vent.
Sure you can load it with a tractor .That one you have has a large enough bucket by the looks of it if I remember correctly .
By the way,a standard 3/4 ton fullsize pick-em-up will hold right at a half cord of tossed in wood if it's heaped in the center .It won't miss it one way or 'tother by much . On the other hand a "ranger" sized long bed will handle about a face cord but you have to stack it to get that much on .Believe me that's all you want on a baby truck .
Back when I was cutting and selling we had a trailer that between it and the 3/4 ton Chevy 4WD with a hopped up 350 would hold 3.5 cords .It took over a mile to get that thing to 55 MPH ,kinda overloaded . I had a Ford 3/4 at the time with a 390 .Still took a mile but the Ford didn't drink as much gas as the Chevy .
That's the only reason I'm even remotely considering it, that and I wouldn't want to deal with driving 20 miles to deliever a "load" (pickup bed is how it's sold here) and go through all the effort, twice.
I liked Arborwerks pallet idea, but that gets back to being manual. It does have the advantage of being far neater and easier to load though it requires either hand unloading it or taking machinery to unload it. I suppose it's possible to dump it out down some ramps to keep the pallet intact. Another disadvantage is I can't fit 2 wide on the trailer, but 2 high might be possible.
Oh they tried to pass legislation in a lot of states saying wood must be sold by cord measurenents or fractions there of .I believe though that most places still go by standard sized pick up loads in spite of whatever edict was passed down by some eager beaver type legislator seeking recognition with an eye on a bigger prize politically speaking .
I don't think too many people had the screws put to them by truck load type of measurements .With me at least they all recieved more than ample for what they paid for .