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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #91 on: November 12, 2019, 11:39:11 AM »
 



For this load I upsized my forwarder a bit.  That is a 5000 Ford pulling a 5 ton trailer.  In my opinion, the 5000 was one of the most versatile tractors ever built.  That is just north of 2 cords from a white oak blow down.  It looked like a huge bush with multiple leaders about 15 feet up the stem.  I had to split a few rounds with the splitting hammer to be able to pick up.  They will be broken down further with my big box store splitter.  I still have the butt of the tree to recover.  It will be another full load yet.

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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #92 on: November 12, 2019, 04:54:00 PM »
Wudman,

We have a Ford 7000 on the farm.  It was the first NEW tractor my Father in law ever bought.  It is hooked up to the mixer wagon for most of the year. Sometime in late December or so it'll get to rest for a few months, being 2wd and all, the ice can be an  issue trying to pull a loaded mixer wagon up a hill to the barn!
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« Reply #93 on: November 12, 2019, 05:43:23 PM »
The 5000 was the first new tractor that my Dad bought when he started farming full time himself.  It is a 1965 model year.  It was a big tractor in its day, before the Big Johns started showing up in the neighborhood.  It is still a good machine and is used regularly.  As far as that goes, it is the newest tractor in operation on the farm.  We have a 135 Massey (1965 model) that was purchased used in 1972, a 1960 Fordson Dexta that I bought about 20 years ago, and then we have some old stuff like a '48 Farmall Super A and a '54 Farmall 100.  It is all used in a small tobacco operation. 

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« Reply #94 on: November 13, 2019, 07:08:09 AM »
This setup hauls 2/3 of a cord out of my very hilly terrain all winter long.  A 2" ball hitch has been welded to the back of the trailer now for towing the hydro splitter. When the trailer is full, this old man is done for the day. The saw caddy will sit on the trailer tongue when the 53' Ford Jubilee without front end loader is chained up and used as the tow vehicle. The  little 1700 diesel 4x4 is far preferable on the hills though.




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« Reply #95 on: November 13, 2019, 02:08:08 PM »
I pushed a lot of snow with a Ford 4000 diesel with loader and chains in the 70's the small town I grew up in had bought it new and when they got a new white with front wheel assist and a loader. My mom bought the ford to use around the truck stop we had. It was a step up as we were pushing with a Ford 8 N with loader and a B JD with a three point blade. In later years she had pickups and a dump truck with a blade and the tractors just set. A buddy bought the 4000 and still has it today on his acreage. Those old ford's are good tractors. I just got started with JD on my farm dealer is close for parts. 

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« Reply #96 on: November 14, 2019, 08:28:23 AM »
Took the kids and the baby 'Bota out last week.  Can't load it as heavy as pulling it with the bigger stuff, but the ground was soft and the little Kubota 13HP B1550 leaves a light footprint.  ;)  







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« Reply #97 on: November 14, 2019, 12:00:06 PM »
TKehl,

Is one of your little one's reading instructions???  I think I'm almost at the point where my kids gonna be able to do that and point out even more of my mistakes  ;D
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« Reply #98 on: November 14, 2019, 12:04:53 PM »
The Men folk is running around with t shirts and shorts and the Women folk have heavy coats on. ;D
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« Reply #99 on: November 14, 2019, 01:14:33 PM »
My kids are weather confused.  One of the girls was recently outside with a t-shirt, sandals, and insulated overalls   :)

I dont argue if they say they dont need a coat anymore, I just send them out to wait for me about 5 minutes before we go.  Most of the time they decide dad was right.  ;D

They are reading instructions, to a card game...  Couldn't get them to play pick up sticks...., at least not very long...

However, they are learning to question dad for sure.  They were bickering with each other, so got in on their game of "first one to ____  wins."  Challenged them to see who could run over and bring me their age worth of Hedge apples from a tree 50 yards away first.  Then they asked me why I wanted them.  I told them I didnt, I just wanted a few moments of relative quiet.  ;) :D  Later I told them first to touch the Poison Ivy wins.  "Why aren't you guys going for it?  You all are right there, you could win!"  "Uh, dad, it's poison.  Winning isn't that important."  "You all are smart kids!"  LOL   ;D
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