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Offline mike_belben

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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #80 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.
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #81 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.
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #82 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. 

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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #83 on: December 09, 2018, 09:59:59 PM »
 

 

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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #84 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.





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.


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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #85 on: December 10, 2018, 06:17:11 AM »
Klunker,don't need to cut many roads to get that through the woods. ;)
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #86 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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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #87 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



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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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #88 on: December 24, 2018, 08:56:38 PM »
Our firewood hauling was done in two trailers this past week.


 
About cord in the small trailer.


 
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.  :)
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #89 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.





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.





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.

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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #90 on: January 11, 2019, 11:36:36 AM »
I was going to ask about that, the steering would be pretty light. :D
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