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General Forestry => Firewood and Wood Heating => Topic started by: doc henderson on October 23, 2019, 08:11:04 PM

Title: bucking up firewood
Post by: doc henderson on October 23, 2019, 08:11:04 PM
remember the locust tree that chomped on my bands and chains, and found a 3 foot column of concrete in it.  well i made something from the 5 x 5 stuff i made from it.  some is used for dunnage under logs in the yard.  i am moving some log piles as I try to grade the yard to drain since the new clinic construction behind my place.  my brother did road construction and gave me trough rollers from an obsolete conveyor.  i can put 36 inch trees on this and cut between the rollers and get my 16 inch logs to split for my stove.  this is mulberry that has been in the log for a few years drying.


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Title: Re: bucking up firewood
Post by: Old Greenhorn on October 23, 2019, 09:21:59 PM
Very cool! If you need a place to store that, I can hold it for you. ;D :D
Title: Re: bucking up firewood
Post by: thecfarm on October 23, 2019, 09:24:32 PM
Looks better than me putting pieces of wood under my logs.
Title: Re: bucking up firewood
Post by: Nebraska on October 23, 2019, 10:12:52 PM
Gee what a good brother, that turned into a nifty jig.
Title: Re: bucking up firewood
Post by: woody_88 on October 24, 2019, 06:26:14 AM
I like how the rollers have a bow to em, keeping the log in place from side to side. Great stuff right there Doc!  ;)
Title: Re: bucking up firewood
Post by: hedgerow on October 24, 2019, 09:05:46 AM
Doc
You got a nice start for a wood processor. Its always nice to get those logs off the ground. I am to the point I don't do much bucking by myself. If I do I buck it some with that skid loader and the hyd saw. Most of the time I wait until one of my firewood helpers is around and I hold them with the skid loader and grapple and he bucks them up. 
Title: Re: bucking up firewood
Post by: doc henderson on October 24, 2019, 09:17:50 AM
thanks for the feedback.  I have had those rollers sitting for close to 10 years.  It worked as expected, but now the blocks from a 30 inch tree are kinda heavy.  I have used the grapple as well to hold, but always end up with the last or middle chunk that has to be done by different.  I am able to pick up 4 blocks at a time with the grapple and set them near the splitter.  the roller lets me adjust the log to get all even cuts at about 16 inches.  my stove will hold a 24 inch piece sideways, but with a raging fire, it is easier to load front to back.  the smaller stuff falls through and I can lift the jig up and they fall through.
Title: Re: bucking up firewood
Post by: 711ac on November 09, 2019, 09:34:23 PM
Nice rig doc!
For those of us without a dandy set of rollers...
A bunch of hemlock 2x4's from the mill.
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iirc, they are 8" centers. My apologies for cutting into your thread, just spreading ideas around thumbs-up
Title: Re: bucking up firewood
Post by: doc henderson on November 09, 2019, 09:39:30 PM
the more the merrier.  looks good!  the 8 inch centers keep the logs from falling through, with mine I pick it up with the forks for the little stuff, the beg stuff I can pick off the top with the grapple.
Title: Re: bucking up firewood
Post by: dave_dj1 on November 10, 2019, 03:22:36 PM
I like your set up doc but unless you're a dwarf it needs to be much taller, I'm 6'-2" and that would kill my back  8)
Title: Re: bucking up firewood
Post by: doc henderson on November 10, 2019, 07:12:47 PM
It is for the big stuff, so a 30 inch log is at a good height.  you stay upright and rotate through so you do not hit the back.  It could easily be lifted if needed.  goes a little faster and keeps the chain out of the dirt. :)
Title: Re: bucking up firewood
Post by: Logging logginglogging on November 11, 2019, 08:27:58 AM
tell me about that concrete column you found? did someone pour concrete in a hollow tree in order tor try and shur it up?
Title: Re: bucking up firewood
Post by: doc henderson on November 11, 2019, 08:39:42 AM
2 band blades and 5 chains need sharpened in Sawmills and Milling (http://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=107679.msg1679249#msg1679249)
Title: Re: bucking up firewood
Post by: Southside on November 11, 2019, 10:02:54 AM
Most of the time I wait until one of my firewood helpers is around and I hold them with the skid loader and grapple and he bucks them up


Hedgerow - how often does your help come back?  Not sure I would hang around much if you tried to hold onto me with your skid loader grapple, but to each his own I guess.  :D
Title: Re: bucking up firewood
Post by: doc henderson on November 11, 2019, 10:21:40 AM
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: bucking up firewood
Post by: Logging logginglogging on November 11, 2019, 10:30:46 AM
2 band blades and 5 chains need sharpened in Sawmills and Milling (http://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=107679.msg1679249#msg1679249)
interesting, just what i figured, somebody fixing a tree....