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Title: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on January 28, 2013, 03:29:09 PM
Why not have a thread where we show all of our firewood-hauling trucks. Pickups, dump trucks, atvs, you name it. Tips on how you make pickup racks and how you haul your wood is all good too. So, what do you got?
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: woodmills1 on January 28, 2013, 06:46:48 PM
OK

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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on January 28, 2013, 07:28:14 PM
That's one big bad truck my friend.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on January 28, 2013, 08:24:57 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31471/IMG_0032.JPG)
This is the ole lumberjack special-a 1968 ford.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on January 29, 2013, 02:14:44 PM
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Here's how I made some stupid homemade racks. Just some sticks of green wood with old boards nailed to them. It holds a bit over 1/2 cord. I use this mainly to haul wood from out of the woods behind the house. I didn't make them any higher because I didn't want to push the old beast to it's limit!
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: thecfarm on January 29, 2013, 02:44:45 PM
I really can't drive a pick up on most of mine land and no way a 2 wheel drive would do it.  :D Too many rocks and uneven places. I live here now,so all my wood comes up kinda by the house to be split and sawed with my tractor.Than into the loader to be dumped up at the house. I use to have an '76 ton,heavy duty Ford to haul my firewood to my other house. Heavy duty was real good. As soon as I said heavy duty to the counter person they would flip over another 6-8 pages and charge me more money for the parts.  :o
That Ford looks real good shape being in the woods.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 29, 2013, 03:11:02 PM
I usually use my beater 1986 1/2 ton chevy plow truck to haul wood. Its a real gem complete with invisible floors, busted back window, and lots of dents.
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Occasionally I use my "good" truck to haul wood as my plow truck doesn't have plates or insurance on it. So when wood has to be hauled on a county road I'm forced to seek alternative transportation.

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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on January 29, 2013, 03:17:48 PM
That Ford looks real good shape being in the woods.
The gasoline engine has over 233,000 miles on it. It was bought used years ago for 400 bucks and may have never had an overhaul. It was given to me as a gift and it has been the greatest blessing. It has worked like a mule for me and never complains.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Logging logginglogging on January 29, 2013, 03:36:34 PM
I assume the missing back window is due to the wood hauling?....
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 29, 2013, 03:48:04 PM
Yeah bouncing wood took out the window. Actually this one is the 2nd one I've broke. But decided that the truck wasn't worth putting another window in. haha.

My good truck has a headache rack covering the back window for a good reason.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: woodmills1 on January 29, 2013, 06:52:30 PM
my 4500 may be the nicest vehicle I have ever owned,  Some 160 or so of them

47000 nearly toyota level trouble free miles
had many a Chevy with way more problems

can throw a cord or stack 1.5 with the rock body
put on the dumpster and 1.5 or 2 stacked

and remember I started in 1986 with a stihl 045, a maul, and a 1967 chevy 1/2 ton with rear coil springs and giant trailing arms that were not trailing cause they faced forward :D :D :D :D :D :P
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: justallan1 on January 30, 2013, 08:38:59 AM
This is my going to town truck. I have several other trucks for on the ranch, but this is the only one with the power and dependability for going down the highway. This was just a small load for a friend.
 

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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: fuzzybear on January 30, 2013, 12:45:08 PM
 

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  I got tired of packing wood so I built this monster to haul the whole tree out to the landing.  I can pull out a little over 1 cord at a time in tree length.
FB
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on January 30, 2013, 01:09:53 PM
It looks like it lifts the whole log up. Do you cut the tree into a log before you lift it up? You don't drag the whole tree along the ground do ya?
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: fuzzybear on January 30, 2013, 02:46:01 PM
It looks like it lifts the whole log up. Do you cut the tree into a log before you lift it up? You don't drag the whole tree along the ground do ya?
I pull the whole tree. I cut standing dead spruce about 24" at butt 60' long. I just drop one, winch it up to the truck branches and all. The branches don't stay long at -20.  When I've got 3 trees winched up, I drag them out to the landing.  In about 20 min I have a cord of wood ready to buck up and load in the truck.  Green trees I pull 1 at a time.
FB
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on January 30, 2013, 03:15:17 PM
Ah, I see. I was thinking you would tear up the ground and vegetation like that. I suppose at -20 the ground is frozen or covered in snow so the branches break off and nothing can get torn up. I notice your front tires aren't chained. I assume the truck isn't 4wd. How do you get around in the winter and pull trees out in snow? Maybe it is 4wd, I just can't tell.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: snowstorm on January 30, 2013, 05:09:49 PM
anyone that has a 97 or older f250 4x4 look the left front axle housing over real well. they were known to crack. most of the time it cracks in the front between the u bolts. if that tire isnt standing up straight it may be broken. new replacements are not available. a dana 60 is the answer and it bolts right in. just did one
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: fuzzybear on January 30, 2013, 06:22:08 PM
It's 4x4. I've never had snow deep enough to warrant chaining the front axle. 3' of snow is the max i've ever broken a trail through.   This old girl made a 150 km trip through the bush, with no road, pushing 2' of snow 75% of the way. Had to break open the trail and bring supplies to a camp. I've welded the rears so it's full time 4x4.  With granny low, it's hard to get stuck in the snow.  Now mud, that's a different story. ::)  I should add that this truck will NEVER see the road again.   The 350 was rebuilt by me and dyno'd out at 425hp.  This year I'm taking off the engine hoist and adding an adjustable height jin pole, for loading logs onto a semi.
  I have an s-10 4x4 that I'm tearing apart and rebuilding into a mini skidder. It  should use WAY less fuel.
FB
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: NWP on January 30, 2013, 11:52:55 PM
 

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The Pete has removable bunks on the trailer to haul equipment or palletized firewood.

Both pickups have 8.1L gas engines and Allison automatic transmissions.  Both dump trailers are 12' and hold exactly 2 cords when we stack a row across the back up to the top and dump the rest in loose.

The gooseneck dump is 16'.  We use it mainly for mulch, but sometimes firewood.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: justallan1 on January 31, 2013, 08:15:16 AM
anyone that has a 97 or older f250 4x4 look the left front axle housing over real well. they were known to crack. most of the time it cracks in the front between the u bolts. if that tire isnt standing up straight it may be broken. new replacements are not available. a dana 60 is the answer and it bolts right in. just did one
The first one I had seen, I blamed the kid driving. I went out to my junk pile to grab one and it was cracked also. Since then I take a look periodically at the last 2 that the ranch is using and my own.
The one bad plan on a Ford! I've replaced a few of them.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Logging logginglogging on January 31, 2013, 08:16:23 AM
Yeah bouncing wood took out the window. Actually this one is the 2nd one I've broke. But decided that the truck wasn't worth putting another window in. haha.

My good truck has a headache rack covering the back window for a good reason.

You have no idea how many back windows I have broken that way.... No i have gotten a bit smarter in my old age and put a piece of plywood up...
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on January 31, 2013, 11:37:35 AM
On my racks on the other truck (don't have a picture now) I have a piece of steel wire mesh that is tied to the racks, so the wood can't fly into the window.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Logging logginglogging on January 31, 2013, 02:21:43 PM
Yeah for me its when i am loading and i am only going to toss the wood in "easy".
The one thng leads to another and I have a piece of wood sitting in the passenger seat.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: justallan1 on January 31, 2013, 04:26:20 PM
I actually have a custom headache rack for my truck, but instead use the piece of diamond plate. I didn't plan to use this truck for hauling wood, that's just how things work out sometimes.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on January 31, 2013, 11:02:02 PM
Here is the other wood-hauling truck. It is going to be mostly for deliveries.  (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31471/IMG_0035.JPG)
The racks are in progress. Here is one side, all painted up. Why the yellow? Uh... just because! (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31471/IMG_0036.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Offthebeatenpath on February 01, 2013, 02:26:40 PM
The dump trailer is 16', load is a very strong cord.  Just traded my Chevy 3500 dump for this smaller but newer diesel Ford- it pulls a load like this easily.  Probably going to add sides to bring the capacity to 2 cords soon.

 

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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on February 01, 2013, 02:42:51 PM
Always wanted to get one of those dump trailers but don't have any money :(. A cord can fit in the pickup with the racks though so that's good enough. I can fit a dry cord in there without maxing anything out. A green cord is another matter.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Offthebeatenpath on February 01, 2013, 03:06:14 PM
I was only able to afford my dump trailer after my last trailer was taken out by a kid who fell asleep at the wheel and almost hit me head on at 60mph when I was pulling my loader... totaled the trailer and messed up the truck.  I got the truck only half fixed, and put the extra insurance money towards this trailer.

The dump sure makes it easy to unload though.  Took me an hour to load this morning with only one hand (the other is in a cast right now), and seconds to unload.

When I have to unload by hand to throw the wood inside, I keep the gate closed and lift the bed up all the way.  I can easily reach over gate to grab pieces and they just keep sliding to the back as I unload.  Works slick.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Busy Beaver Lumber on February 01, 2013, 06:32:34 PM
1988 Chevy one ton with 454 motor. A real tank.

 

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6 x 10 custom built hydraulic dump. With 2 x 12 inserted in sides, she will hold just over a solid cord of wood and is rated at 10,000 lbs gross

 

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Chevy one ton dually that with over a cord in the bed (over 200 bundles) . 20 foot custom built flat bed trailer shown with 650 bundles of firewood in it. Has three 7,000 axles. Can haul about 4.5 cords at a time in it.
 

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Making several trips using the above equipment we have actually delivered as much as 12 cords in a single day
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Offthebeatenpath on February 01, 2013, 06:47:07 PM
Nice set up Busy Beaver! Love the hinged sides on the dump trailer and the custom 20 footer!
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: tyb525 on February 01, 2013, 07:33:19 PM
Here's my old beater ;) The tool box is nice but makes the shortbed tiny.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/17472/wood.jpg)

That load really made her squat, I'd say 95% green honey locust. Good thing I only had to "deliver" it 100ft to the wood shed. I'd normally use the tractor and farm wagon but the battery was dead and didn't have time to let it charge up.

The horse wanted to help, I guess I need to get a driving harness so I can put it to work pulling logs or something ;D It doesn't even mind the chainsaw or log splitter running.

Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on February 01, 2013, 07:58:04 PM
The tool box is nice but makes the shortbed tiny.
Both my wood hauling trucks have a dang toolbox or extra gas tank in it. It really shortens the bed but the real thing is it weighs down the truck so that I can't fit as much wood in it without maxing out. The limit is 3000 pounds (surely is will haul more but I don't want to try) and is about 1 cord of dry wood. I can do about 3/4 cord of wetter wood.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Brux on February 03, 2013, 08:13:42 PM
Trailer holds about 5 cords
Try again on pic
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: clww on February 03, 2013, 08:40:26 PM
My only wood hauler is pictured in my avatar.


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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on February 03, 2013, 08:45:52 PM
Trailer holds about 5 cords
Pardon me Brux? Care to explain? Your trailer holds 5 cords? Want to show a picture of it? I'm interested.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Brux on February 04, 2013, 12:31:50 AM
 

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hope this works
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on February 04, 2013, 08:56:50 AM
Wow. So where do you go with all that wood? And why the semi? You could haul pretty much the same amount almost just as easy in a trailer towed by a diesel pickup.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Brux on February 04, 2013, 09:46:03 AM
This was a custom job for a trucker in town. He had gotten a bunch of logs years ago to have milled but never got around it it. He wanted the firewood. At his other place about 5 miles away.worked better than his dump truck. Filled it 3 times that afternoon. Would like to find a dump trailer that holds 5 cords that I can pull with one ton. My 16 fro dump will only hold 1.75 cord thrown in.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on February 04, 2013, 12:11:55 PM
Well if a guy's got a semi he might as well use it :D
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 04, 2013, 12:39:47 PM
Wow. So where do you go with all that wood? And why the semi? You could haul pretty much the same amount almost just as easy in a trailer towed by a diesel pickup.

5 cord of wood plus trailer is way more than you would want to put behind a 1 ton truck. Using the FF toolbox calculator 5 cords of green hardwood can range from 20,000 to 26,000+ lbs. Add a trailer to haul that kind of weight and you are well into semi territory.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on February 04, 2013, 01:10:10 PM
Notice I said "almost" just as easy and "pretty much" the same amount. Five cords of wet hardwood is pretty darn heavy but say four cords of dry softwood can be pulled just fine with a big pickup. That is if you are not on the freeway or traveling a long ways. Like I said though if he's got a semi why not use it.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Firewoodking on February 10, 2013, 09:42:25 PM
 

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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on February 10, 2013, 10:17:42 PM
Nice trailer. Does that dump? How much did it cost?
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Firewoodking on February 10, 2013, 10:53:51 PM
No it dosnt dump unfortunately. It is just your typical landscapers 4X8 trailer and I built up the sides to total 48".

Max payload is rated at 2900lbs but with a cord of wood, that's a 3940lb load so really it is not the ideal setup but it works.

Even worse I tow it with a Toyota Tacoma 4 banger. it seems to tow it ok but stopping a cord of wood is a lot to ask the truck. Trailer has no brakes.
Truck in the picture is my work truck, I don't use that for firewood stuff to keep my boss happy.

Trailer was free, a gift from my dad.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: yellowrosefarm on February 15, 2013, 09:38:53 PM
Here ya go Jim. It looks a little different than when you had it. For others, it is a 1953 IH R-200 originally purchased by the USMC and used at Quantico. When they surplused it, a paving company down here bought it and used it, then "donated" it to a local scrap yard who passed it to fellow sawyer Jim H who passed it to me. The big hang up to getting it running was the now unobtainable carburetor. I found an adapter that would enable me to use an Edlebrock 4 barrell and that has worked out great. Every year I try to advance it's "restoration" a bit. New USMC olive drab paint should be in the near future. The front clip and doors I got off of a Navy truck. It really is a heavy hauler. I've had dirt rolling off the sides in the back. No way to overload it with firewood.

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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on February 15, 2013, 10:05:01 PM
Nice rig. My family owns an old dump truck. I'll take a pic if I remember to. I'm not sure of the year but I think it's 60's. It is a ford f-600 with a gas engine. I think it has some carb issues too. It seems to spit and sputter a little like the fuel mixture is off. I've never put any wood in it, I suppose because it scares me to turn it off, not knowing if it will turn on again. I've seen that with those old rat-chewed trucks. That would be embarrassing being stuck at a customer's house needing a jump!
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: r.man on February 15, 2013, 10:46:00 PM
Yellowrose, is the shift pattern on the IH first upper left, reverse lower left, second upper middle?
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: DaleK on February 16, 2013, 07:57:44 AM
 

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Holds 2-3 cords dumped loose, 5 stacked. Also useful for moving the loader tractor around the fields/forests when I don't have help. I deliver within 8-10 miles, get repeat calls because I can unload where trucks can't go and save some folks a lot of hauling wood.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: yellowrosefarm on February 16, 2013, 09:39:55 AM
Yellowrose, is the shift pattern on the IH first upper left, reverse lower left, second upper middle?

No, reverse is on the lower right. The others are the same. It is a 4 speed with a 2 speed rear. I only use it on the farm but it beats hauling wood a Gator load at a time.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Jim H on February 16, 2013, 12:02:06 PM
The truck looks great, I'm glad you got it going. It was one of those projects I never would have gotten done, I think my wife misses seeing it sitting in the driveway though.  :D
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: ST Ranch on February 17, 2013, 07:18:49 PM
Now don't LAUGH TOO HARD! - Use this little trailer on a daily basis and tow it with a small 4 track. Most of the time I get my firewood for my own stove out back on the north 40. I have a lot of white spruce that is dead and standing or blown down from old age. I usually get a full load of rounds on the trailer [about 1/4 of a cord], but during the spring on nice days [today was sunny and 45 F] I get a small jag on the return trip from dumping horse shavings from cleaning the barn [tubs up front].
I then locate the splitter next to the woodpile [or shed door], pull up a round for a seat and split the rounds as I off load and pile them in one process.
Trailer in the background is a 7 x 12 hydraulic dumper that I use to haul my mill edgings to those who use them for firewood.
 

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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on February 17, 2013, 11:23:05 PM
An atv and a trailer is a good way to do it, especially in rough or slick terrain. I don't have one so I have to get the wood in ideal conditions, with 2wd pickups. I like the pickup though, because they can haul a good pile of wood.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: g_man on February 18, 2013, 08:08:23 PM
Here is my method

 

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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: JuniperBoss on February 18, 2013, 08:13:54 PM
I like that :). Like your tractor and shed too. Looks like you got a nice place.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: thecfarm on February 18, 2013, 08:44:49 PM
ST Ranch,I use to haul a trailer like that behind the wife's small tractor. I think mine trailer is shorter. I had to brace it up some. I finally built a trailer for me to use. Those small trailers can haul alot. Everyone I know that has one abuses the poor thing. I can get around in some of my woods much better with the small tractor than the big one. The big one I have to make a road for it and cut trees to get it around.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: plumbstraight on February 22, 2013, 09:52:37 PM
Here are a few of my toys.  The truck is a 72 F700 that was a firetanker that I remodeled with that bed and put a 14T hoist in it.  The quad trailer is homemade and doubles as a dump flatbed and a logging arch.  I built one of these back in the 70's for a tractor and it worked well so did one for my quad.  The splitter used to run off the pto, but changed it out for the independent engine.  As you can see picking up those big ones is a breeze.  I have had blocks in the 6' size. Sure beats have to use a chainsaw to work them down or bounce a sledge on a wedge. 

I tried to download some pics, guess there is another way I am not aware of.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: plumbstraight on February 22, 2013, 09:58:24 PM
this is odd, says I cannot upload photos
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: thecfarm on February 22, 2013, 10:10:03 PM
plumbstraight,this will help on the pictures,
http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,61788.0.html
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: tyb525 on March 18, 2013, 07:02:07 PM
This is how I get firewood out of the woods, if I am just cutting a small amount. I'll take it to the splitter and then stack the splits in it to take to the firewood shed.

It is a lot easier to transport than a trailer, and I can go more places with the tractor than I can with a truck. (and it's a lot easier on the back to load/unload ;) )

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/17472/IMAG0206.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: thecfarm on March 18, 2013, 07:53:50 PM
Much easier than having a trailer on the back.Or at least in my woods it would be a lot easier.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Corley5 on March 18, 2013, 11:13:25 PM
The old girl must steer extra easy with that weight on the back  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: tyb525 on March 19, 2013, 11:07:30 AM
She's young enough to have power steering :D I often have to use the brakes to steer on slick ground, with that kind of load on the back. I haven't had the wheels come off the ground yet, but it's enough to make them skid rather than steer.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: mike_belben on November 24, 2018, 03:26:42 AM
Im wanting to see some more wood fetchers to get ideas from.  

I dragged this home in some trading recently and am setting it up for retrieving and delivering firewood.  Its an 84 F250 with 351/c6/bw1356 and 3.54 sterling 10.25 / TTB front with twist hubs, both welded.  

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/43722/1119181320-1.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1542670147)

I pulled the 42s and put on some 1st gen humvee rubber ive had for years.  Its a lot happer on the 36s and steers lock to lock now without any rubbing.  

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/43722/1120181558-1.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1543047466)

Need to build a dump flatbed with headache rack, removeable sides and toolboxes.  
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: snowstorm on November 24, 2018, 06:32:04 AM
i bought one like that new in 84. the ifs is prone to breaking on the drivers side. mine had the 351 ho. 4bbl holley roller timing chain different cam
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: GRANITEstateMP on November 24, 2018, 11:44:47 AM
  This is my Load Trail dump trailer.  We usually process right into the trailer. Most of the time we do 1 cord loads, 16in wood goes to the bottom of the wood boards with a little hump in the middle (thats a cord), 18in, a little bigger hump, 22-24in wood needs to be at the top of the 2x4's that hold the side boards.

  I've put 1.5 (thrown) cord on without a problem, and stacked 2 cord (dry) for a longer delivery, trailer hauls it, just need to have enough truck!  I've moved plenty of logs with it too.  Usually cut them about 11ft and load either with my tractor and grapple bucket or my buddys excavator with hyd. thumb.

  Pretty sure she's a 2013, I actually bought it new, on it's second set of tires.  I've had to repair the gate a few times, but that was ALL MY FAULT!  I oiled her underside real good when I bought her, also had the fenders both LineX-ed.  All the used trailers I looked at the fenders were rotting off, figured an once of prevention...  Also keep it greased up.  She'll need a repaint in another year or two, better to keep it looking decent...
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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: GRANITEstateMP on November 24, 2018, 12:23:08 PM
Forgot to add the Wife's Uncle's 85 International Truck.  He got it last year from a neighboring town.  They took pretty good care of it.  It's got a DT466 (I think it's got the turbo), and a 5speed with 2speed rear, and central hydraulics.  We pull a sideboard off to load. If we stack the headboard with 16in wood, I can run the rest straight in and get a cord in her easy enough.  He let's me borrow it when I've got "free help" and long delivery's, sure is nice to have 2 delivery's ready to go at once!  She doesn't even notice the cord when it's loaded, or the cord and a half!  Just used for local stuff.
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It also has a front plow and wing plow.  He used the front plow all last season, still haven't mounted the wing, which may be a good thing for my mailbox...


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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Bruno of NH on November 24, 2018, 03:17:35 PM
I deliver with this
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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: mike_belben on November 24, 2018, 10:14:42 PM
Nice trailers, i'll build one someday when i get all my junk moved down.  All my steel plate is at my dads.   

Speaking of oil undercoating, one of my best friends up there in central mass does a mobile undercoating business.  He will come to you, winch it up onto a wedge trailer, airblast and spray whatever the stuff NH oil undercoaters sells.  Its not paint and not oil.. Some kinda paraffin wax and oil blend i think so it seeps in and never hardens.  He has gone as far as maine for group sprays.   PM me if any interest. 

I will look at that front axle a bit closer for cracking when i get back under there to finish motor oiling.  Im soaking the balljoints a few times before they have to get changed.  Thanks for the heads up. 
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: GRANITEstateMP on November 24, 2018, 10:50:54 PM
Mike,

The NH oil undercoat stuff works great! My buddy did the wife and father in laws rigs today. It soaks in and kinda spreads.  I've seen guys doing the sprays on trailers before, they are better than me, I'd get more on me than I'd get on the truck!
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Ed on November 24, 2018, 11:57:04 PM
 
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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: mike_belben on November 25, 2018, 09:34:45 AM
How much loose wood can that mason dump hold?   8ft bed?
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: thecfarm on November 25, 2018, 09:43:21 AM
I like pictures of that tractor!!
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Corley5 on November 25, 2018, 09:49:35 AM
 8) 8) 8) 8)Good looking old Dodge
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Bruno of NH on November 25, 2018, 11:11:32 AM
I like the dodge👍
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: GRANITEstateMP on November 25, 2018, 05:15:12 PM
8) 8) 8) 8)Good looking old Dodge
Good looking old Ford Tractor too! ;D
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Bruno of NH on November 25, 2018, 05:26:42 PM
The trailer is great for delivering but some places can be tough/tight to get into with one. 
It's when it's muddy or slick out the trailer can be fun.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 25, 2018, 07:24:42 PM
Certainly not in a league with what I see posted here, but I work a small 15 acre woodlot with tight steep skid trails. Just wood for the sawmill and my neighbor and I's heat needs. I burn about 6 cords a year and mill lumber for our use. I drag the logs to the splitter or the mill and split as close to the stack point as possible. It's amazing what that little Mule will pull. Very little trouble with an 1,800 pound log, even on the hills.


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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Pulphook on November 27, 2018, 08:00:43 AM
Ditto for tough terrain harvesting --Honda Foreman with trailer ( Subaru axle ). It works in this hilly, rocky woodlot. Just plenty of humping butts onto the trailer, sometimes noodling for less weight, then to piles for Spring splitting and stacking. Locals call the land here "bony". Even hard on a skidder when the lot was professionally cut in 2000.
No trucks, only a couple of years old Subarus. :(
P.S. How difficult is it to get pics up ?
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 27, 2018, 08:33:10 AM
Go to the front page of the forum and scroll to the bottom. You will find instructions there. Worked easy for me.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: jimbarry on December 09, 2018, 07:19:29 AM
20181119 loading firewood - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMsPmWdNVNA) 


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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: mike_belben on December 09, 2018, 08:39:17 AM
jim are those red highsides just painted planks dropped in the track?  How much wood can you haul in that tossed in loose without losing any on a bad road?  8ft bed?

I think im gonna have to build a rub rail and 4x4 stake sides to get a loose cord onto an 8ft bed.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: jimbarry on December 09, 2018, 08:49:53 AM
Its just painted 2x12 poplar planks. 2ft sides are not enough for a dumped in cord so I throw in 2 sheets of plywood when needed. 8ft bed. Stacked in, you can fit 1.5 cord but you need plywood in the rear as well. Just pull it out when ready to dump. Sides would have to be 5.5 feet high to get 2 cord tossed but that would never happen anyway because the truck would be overweight. It weighs 9040lbs with the dump, and the chassis is only rated for 12000lbs.
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: hedgerow on December 09, 2018, 10:52:44 AM
Like to see the pictures of those one ton dump trucks. Years ago[ 1985}  I bought a 75 Chevy one ton a lawn service had used with a bad engine. I put a new GM 350 in it. Truck had a 8x10 steel dump box with swing up pipe framed with wire mesh sides. Used it for years when I was selling fire wood. Handy truck. I quite sell wood in the mid 2000's sold it to a friends son that was starting a lawn service they used it up until a couple of years ago it got wrecked when a guy ran a red light. We overloaded the truck a lot over the years and it just took it. 
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: overclocking on December 09, 2018, 09:59:59 PM
 
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2008 LMM 2500hd
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Klunker on December 09, 2018, 10:27:49 PM
Here is my firewood hauler, compact and maneuverable in the woods, needs no trails to get around.
Simple but effective.


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It pulls a 20cu ft trailer that I load with 16" pieces.
Straight to the splitter than stacked under the lean too for 2 years.

Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: thecfarm on December 10, 2018, 06:17:11 AM
Klunker,don't need to cut many roads to get that through the woods. ;)
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: cedarquist treefarm on December 23, 2018, 04:14:56 PM
Why not have a thread where we show all of our firewood-hauling trucks. Pickups, dump trucks, atvs, you name it. Tips on how you make pickup racks and how you haul your wood is all good too. So, what do you got?
Most of my firewood hauling is right here on my farm. I find that a bulk box on the three point forks works well. As we often get deep snow here in SW Michigan, having the weight on the rear wheels of the Massey really helps. Using firewood tongs to unload saves my back. My set up often allows me to get closer to the cutting location, minimizing handling time. At some future point I would like to have a second box on front loader forks with a front wheel driver loader tractor.


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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Don P on December 24, 2018, 04:59:33 PM
My chevy's in the shop but it didn't stop the old folks from keeping the heat rolling so back to the honey hole where I pushed up some locust last year

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That's the other Don's 76 chevy mudder, 450 hp, lockers, full roll cage in the cab and frame mounted roll bar in the back, top and front winches, pulling his dump trailer... fastest truck in da woods :D

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Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Magicman on December 24, 2018, 08:56:38 PM
Our firewood hauling was done in two trailers this past week.

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About cord in the small trailer.

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And a bit over 1 cords here on the large trailer.  All Cherrybark Red Oak.  The family that it was delivered to was very surprised and very appreciative.  :)
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: Wudman on January 10, 2019, 08:10:17 PM
For quick trips here on the farm, I use a carry all on the rear forks on the tractor.


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Notice that rear tire squatting?  That's compliments of a fat pine branch that wedged in between the rim and bead on that load.  There's a tube in there so it will be off to the tire dealer tomorrow......and it's loaded.  If it went through the bead, that may spell bad news.  The way I abuse this tractor, maybe I should just go on and foam fill them.


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The rack will hold about 1/4 cord.  I'll take it down to the stove and just drop it.  With green wood, I can't fill it to capacity.  The front end of the tractor goes skyward.  With seasoned wood, I can fill it up.

Wudman
Title: Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
Post by: sawguy21 on January 11, 2019, 11:36:36 AM
I was going to ask about that, the steering would be pretty light. :D