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Re: Having a devil of a time finding anyone to haul logs for me
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2017, 08:55:41 AM »
We've always had the same problem here too. Especially little guys like me that don't log full time. Just went to an amish mill yesterday to see if he'd buy dump trailer loads. I think I can maybe haul 2 cords at a time. He's about 20 miles away. Not sure how I'm gonna make out yet, but it will generate a little cash flow and not have to wait a month for a trucker
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Re: Having a devil of a time finding anyone to haul logs for me
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2017, 04:39:44 PM »
I got a proposal on Wednesday, accepted it, and the logs were picked up and moved this morning.  I paid too much, but I feel better that it's done!  It's the most Walnut I've purchased at once so far( or any logs for that matter). The truck box is 3/4 full too.  They don't fill the box totally because the weight of the newly retrofitted box itself takes a weights a lot.
 

  

 
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Re: Having a devil of a time finding anyone to haul logs for me
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2017, 05:17:27 PM »
Walnut..wow, that's a load.  That's some $ for sure.  Glad you were able to purchase it and find a hauler. 


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Re: Having a devil of a time finding anyone to haul logs for me
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2017, 06:31:04 PM »
Well, not for sale.  That's going to make up part of my dream home I'm going to build....Timbers for timberframe. There will be some forked posts, live edge braces, forked braces...   
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Re: Having a devil of a time finding anyone to haul logs for me
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2017, 06:39:44 PM »
Very nice,  8) 8) smiley_beertoast
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Re: Having a devil of a time finding anyone to haul logs for me
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2017, 07:13:26 PM »
It will be fun to watch your build progress.  Congrats on getting the logs and the transport.
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Re: Having a devil of a time finding anyone to haul logs for me
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2017, 10:59:45 PM »
Thanks.  I'm jealous of their equipment!
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Re: Having a devil of a time finding anyone to haul logs for me
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2017, 06:56:08 AM »
glad you got them home   i have never seen a tandem rear mount loader hauling a wagon  or a 4 bunk tandem log trailer all iv seen here is tri axel

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Re: Having a devil of a time finding anyone to haul logs for me
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2017, 09:28:35 AM »
Im guessing their bridge law wont respect the pusher or tag axle due to spread, and probably limits them to 34k on the tandem.  The jeep looks to have a 10' spread between the rear drive and the last trailer axle on the pup so id think they can put 20k on each axle as long as the whole package passes bridge calc.    I bet that rig gets hefty on the steer when loaded.

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Re: Having a devil of a time finding anyone to haul logs for me
« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2017, 02:06:33 PM »
I have been pullin a similar trailer, except for it just has 2 bunks. I put 2 bunks on the truck too for hauling short 20 and 24 foot logs to a firewood guy.
I am now in the process of changing it up so I can quickly change out with the long log bunks on the truck and also load the short log trailer when I am using it, as the roads are getting too slick to pull it empty.
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Re: Having a devil of a time finding anyone to haul logs for me
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2017, 01:23:49 PM »
 No wonder you wanted to get the logs/trees home, that's some nice loads  8).
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Re: Having a devil of a time finding anyone to haul logs for me
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2017, 07:40:45 PM »
Here we can go to 80 on weight. Both truck setups in picure are able to. The real problem is getting the weight on the right axles. On the grapple truck it's 20k on steers 34k on tandem. The pup trailer has atleast 9ft or 10ft minimum spread between axles which allow 20k per axle. But of course 80k total is. Allowed. I always love looking at log truck and trailers from michigan. It's a contest who can fit more axles under the bed then the neighbor.
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« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2017, 08:16:24 PM »
I always love looking at log truck and trailers from michigan. It's a contest who can fit more axles under the bed then the neighbor.
next it will be 6 tires per axle  ;D

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Re: Having a devil of a time finding anyone to haul logs for me
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2017, 10:17:22 AM »
Yeah, anything to run the owner op out of the market.


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