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Offline Logging logginglogging

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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #20 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...

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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #21 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.
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #22 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.

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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2013, 11:02:02 PM »
Here is the other wood-hauling truck. It is going to be mostly for deliveries. 
The racks are in progress. Here is one side, all painted up. Why the yellow? Uh... just because!
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #25 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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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #26 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.
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #27 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.
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2013, 06:32:34 PM »
1988 Chevy one ton with 454 motor. A real tank.

 

 

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

 

 
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.
 

 

Making several trips using the above equipment we have actually delivered as much as 12 cords in a single day
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #29 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!
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2013, 07:33:19 PM »
Here's my old beater ;) The tool box is nice but makes the shortbed tiny.

 

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.

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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #31 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.
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2013, 08:13:42 PM »
Trailer holds about 5 cords
Try again on pic
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2013, 08:40:26 PM »
My only wood hauler is pictured in my avatar.


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« Reply #34 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.
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2013, 12:31:50 AM »
 

 
hope this works
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« Reply #36 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.
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« Reply #37 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.
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« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2013, 12:11:55 PM »
Well if a guy's got a semi he might as well use it :D
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #39 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.


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