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Re: palletizing firewood
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2019, 10:16:49 PM »
jimbarry, thanks for mentioning that the bulk bags aren't ventilated. Didn't think
of that, but don't plan to use them anyway. I've seen some "big boys" in the firewood business
use them, and store inside a building, but I guess they leave them open at the top. Moldy
wood is a problem when out in the open, but if not ventilated, it would be a mess!
Was out collecting logs cut in a neighborhood by a tree guy. He called me because he has
no way to move any large wood. Feel sorry for the guy...he had his oil/gas mix in a coke bottle!

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Re: palletizing firewood
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2019, 04:05:11 PM »
They make ventilated firewood bags
I bought 10 to try this year
They preform well
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Re: palletizing firewood
« Reply #42 on: January 06, 2019, 08:33:49 PM »
My vented bags are out in the sun till they get sold. They meed to be out side in the air and wind or they will mold. Tryed in the shed but the ends got blue green. Would not do it any way bit in bags. No handling by hand except to level the top if one wishes to. Loader has hooks on the forks  just set the bag on the back of the truck or trailer back out, couple of straps to secure it to the box and they are on their way.
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Re: palletizing firewood
« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2019, 05:46:52 AM »
We're still palletizing wood. Cold weather is upon us now and the wood is moving quickly from the yard.



 


 

 
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Re: palletizing firewood
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2019, 05:27:31 PM »
We're still palletizing wood. Cold weather is upon us now and the wood is moving quickly from the yard.

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Wow - very nice. Are you stacking off the splitter / processor or is that a separate process?

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Re: palletizing firewood
« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2019, 07:15:47 PM »
Wow - very nice. Are you stacking off the splitter / processor or is that a separate process?
We're stacking right from the splitter.


 
That's the old setup we had. We've changed things up a bit, but the idea is about the same.


 
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Re: palletizing firewood
« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2019, 08:35:47 PM »
hey hey is that a 12-22 under that tarp, from Andrew ??

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Re: palletizing firewood
« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2019, 09:28:36 PM »
How much wood is on each pallet

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Re: palletizing firewood
« Reply #48 on: September 17, 2019, 09:34:05 PM »
is that a log deck for flitches on the right half of the screen
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Re: palletizing firewood
« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2019, 05:50:46 AM »
hey hey is that a 12-22 under that tarp, from Andrew ??
Yes it is.
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Re: palletizing firewood
« Reply #50 on: September 18, 2019, 05:51:15 AM »
How much wood is on each pallet
32 cu ft.
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Re: palletizing firewood
« Reply #51 on: September 18, 2019, 05:56:15 AM »
is that a log deck for flitches on the right half of the screen
Yes, that's my 'firewood processor' I built. 

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Re: palletizing firewood
« Reply #52 on: September 18, 2019, 08:44:12 AM »
That's a well thought out operation 👍
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: palletizing firewood
« Reply #53 on: September 18, 2019, 08:49:58 AM »
I actually ended up taking apart the processor. Where the blocks roll down the sloped table, the blocks quickly broke off the 1x10 I had bolted in place. I put in its place a stout 6x6 pine beam. No chance of it moving or breaking. But that landing area became a bottleneck. As good as she is, the wife can only work so fast :) and I was cutting faster than she was able to manage the blocks coming down. It got to the point where after 4-5 logs I'd have to stop and help. And then there was the occasion where a wayward block would roll off and hit her in the back of the legs if she was not looking in that direction. So for her safety :) I went back to cutting logs on the ground next to the splitter. So now we are looking at getting a real firewood processor, maybe a small Bell 1000 or a Hakki Pilke 38 Pro.
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« Reply #54 on: September 18, 2019, 08:51:16 AM »
very cool.  what type of wood do you have there.  looks like you could work all year getting ready for the next year.
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Re: palletizing firewood
« Reply #55 on: September 18, 2019, 08:53:48 AM »
The bench that I made though, worked great. Made from plastic barrels.



 

There's a few videos on my youtube channel about it if anyone is interested.
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Re: palletizing firewood
« Reply #56 on: September 18, 2019, 08:54:49 AM »
very cool.  what type of wood do you have there.  looks like you could work all year getting ready for the next year.
Mostly maple, yellow birch, white birch, white ash, some elm, and a little bit of fir and spruce.
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« Reply #57 on: September 18, 2019, 09:09:07 AM »
Some good ideas there.  I just produce for myself and a little for scavenger/friends that look at our wood and think we can spare some.  hard to get them here on processing days.  might incorporate a few ideas but we are not to your scale.
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« Reply #58 on: September 18, 2019, 09:12:09 AM »
...might incorporate a few ideas but we are not to your scale.
Thanks. Though we're not as busy as it might look. Might sell a cord or two a week.  I just try to find the most efficient way for the least amount of effort. :) 
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« Reply #59 on: September 18, 2019, 09:22:11 AM »
here folks are paying about 250 $ a cord, what is it like there.  nice you can work with your wife, she works hard.  looks to be air dried.  some have covers.  I am behind this year so plan to try to cover and heat some up to speed seasoning.  watched a laser video, and have the same unit.  I use it to make sure I am back far enough behind the log before I press auto down.
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