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Offline Riwaka

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Re: Will this work as a logging truck
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2018, 08:21:51 PM »
Log truck selection - starts with the diameter  and length of the logs (log specs) that are required by the mill or other type of processing facility.

Are the logs - hardwoods with lots of curve or pines with little taper (cylindrical pole like?)

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If you aim for small time is there any truck equipment around like the Euro specs?

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Re: Will this work as a logging truck
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2018, 09:18:53 AM »
He will need to be haulin marijuana trees to afford anything in those links. Big long ones. 
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Re: Will this work as a logging truck
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2018, 09:58:54 PM »
That truck may indeed be a bit light for logging but you can always just load what you feel is comfortable.  To shorten it is not hard at all.  Take the driveshaft out, remove all the bolts holding the rear to the frame, slide it forward to where you want it, drill new holes and bolt it up.  Make your driveshaft and plumbing fit, and you are good to go.  Not really easy, but not too hard either, but it is simple.

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Re: Will this work as a logging truck
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2018, 05:52:45 AM »
I live close to Frank and can say that with the frame bobbed,  and given that it is a standard shift tranny, that is better than 75% of the log trucks on the road here. DOT concerns are non existent, and the mill is only 10-12 miles away. Guys (including myself) haul typically between 1,700-2,400' international on trucks like this (and alot worse) day in and day out. From what I know of Frank's situation, he wants a "do it all" kind of truck that is handy on a piece of property. 
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Re: Will this work as a logging truck
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2018, 09:09:58 AM »

Hire the trucking buy something like this to develop your land
Build your roads and landings do your own logging leave the expense and headaches of trucking to somebody else.
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Re: Will this work as a logging truck
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2018, 09:17:02 AM »
I was lucky. When we was selling logs,more than 20 years ago,we had a trucker that would come in most times,2 days,truck to whatever we wanted.  There was some that tried to say I could make more money if I had a truck. ???  We was only cutting at best 1 load a week. Only had a tractor and my days off to get the wood to the landing. Than If I was driving,who's cutting the wood??
I wonder if you would be better off with a trailer? Yes,might have to make 2 trips,but cheaper. A loader on a trailer would do it.
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Re: Will this work as a logging truck
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2018, 07:24:00 PM »
Shorten it to 8 foot bed and use it as a tractor. Have a log trailer, lumber and dump trailer. The left over frame could be the start for a trailer build.   ;)
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Re: Will this work as a logging truck
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2018, 03:01:28 PM »
I hope i'm not making too many assumptions here, but 500+ acres is a big parcel of land. You didn't say exactly how many acres you're wanting to clear or even select cut on, but you will spend a lot of the rest of your life working on this. Which possibly is your goal? I'm not certain there. Have you successfully cut timber before, safely and correctly in such fashion as not to destroy the tree? Can you do directional felling? Again not trying to jump to too many conclusions. Many are giving great truck advice but I'm wondering if this is getting the cart before the horse is even born... Hate to see you put a truck together or buy a truck, trailer and machine, go out with your new saw and cut one tree, have it barber chair or go the wrong way or whatever, and end up deciding it's not your thing then selling it all at a loss when your wife insists that you cease and desist this new pasttime you've come up with...

I'm all for simplifying it... unless you wanna work your retirement away and work yourself into the ground early, I'd suggest you find a good local logger who will work your timber for you. Then once the revenue starts rolling in, look for a dump truck and track loader, trailer, mini excavator, whatever you want for your dirt and brush work. As far as what sizes, the advice given here is all great. The only thing I can add to that is, size it according to your work pace. If you only wanna fool around a few hours a day, there's no need to go get a tri-axle and all that....
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Re: Will this work as a logging truck
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2018, 06:10:43 PM »
Unless you have a slam dunk contract job lined up or a best friend/family member in the lowboy business, only buy the size machine you can legally-ish transport.   Buying something you cant move that you will need to move is a huge drain.  4 yrs i got a crawler loader backhoe in mass that i needed the last 2 in TN.  Urghh...


Lotta log trucks on LSN up into kentucky
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Re: Will this work as a logging truck
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2018, 09:24:32 PM »
I am a logger in southeast Ohio and I just recently went biggerr. By that I mean tandem axle truck big skidder bigger loader with sawbuck. But I have a good idea of what you want to do. I would suggest a single axle flat dump Ford 700 size or international 4700  and a good size four wheel drive tractor with a pro driven winch and front-end loader so you can use it with a bucket for gravel and put forks on for logs for just a part time logger and a one man show at that that will do just fine and work for multiple purposes


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