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Re: for firewood, dump trailer or dump truck?
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2022, 02:09:03 PM »
That will work great, and the real pto pump is 👍
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Re: for firewood, dump trailer or dump truck?
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2022, 03:34:45 PM »
So this is what the new rig looks like.



 

 







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Re: for firewood, dump trailer or dump truck?
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2022, 04:38:09 PM »
For now, I found a small dump bed truck that can handle a cord of dry alder and fir, once I put slightly higher sides on it. Cheaper than any of the dump box trailers I was finding, and easier to get into tight spaces, too.

Plus I've really been needing something like this for around the compound anyway. Manure, gravel, dump runs, scrap steel, etc.

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Re: for firewood, dump trailer or dump truck?
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2022, 08:15:33 AM »
jimbarry- That roll-off body system is great.  I worked at a truck body and accessory company in Bow NH back in 1988 that got a setup in like that to install on a large farm fire wood operation in southern NH.  I was fortunate to get to be the installer for that first of its kind system in our area.  That one was a European made "Multilift" brand.  We put it on a long wheel base GMC 1 ton.  It was the most awesome fire wood set I have ever seen, even to this day.  I could never understand why they never took off back then.  That unit came with two steel containers that had swinging doors on the back.  I am excited to see you have purchased one of these setups for your operation.  I think it will be a great investment for you.  Thanks for the pictures and you-tube videos.  Good luck!  GF
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Re: for firewood, dump trailer or dump truck?
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2022, 12:51:15 PM »
Woodrat   Glad you found a truck. The one ton I had was very similar. A lawn service had it. It had a all steel dump box with swing up sides that were pipe with wire mesh. I could conveyor load a cord on it easy. It had a blown up 292 when I bought it. Buddy had a machine shop so he build me a 350. So it was a 350 four speed with a PTO dump. One summer I put fenders, rockers , cab corners and a paint job on it. Wish I wouldn't ever sold the truck. It was a handy truck.  

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Re: for firewood, dump trailer or dump truck?
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2022, 02:43:22 PM »
I think a dump trailer is the way to go.  It'll haul a lot more weight (mine will carry 6 tons), is lower to the ground for loading for a delivery, and I still have my truck bed for carrying/hauling tools, chainsaws, gas, oil, etc......  when I'm not needing the trailer, it's detached and parked out back by the shop.  Very convenient for me.



 

 
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Re: for firewood, dump trailer or dump truck?
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2022, 12:57:47 AM »
What I've found so far is that most customers I've delivered to do not have a driveway that a trailer would be easy to manage in and out of. So in that respect, I like having the small dump truck. Easy to maneuver. 
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Re: for firewood, dump trailer or dump truck?
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2022, 09:18:27 PM »
I'd never go back to a dump trailer.
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