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A couple loads

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by mattinpa, Jun 18, 2009.

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  1. mattinpa

    mattinpa New Member

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    Here are a couple of loads I took out of the "back nine" I was going to take the summer off, and work on 2010-11 in the winter, but I just couldn't leave wood to rot another year without me having a say-so. I took out 5 loads like this in the past two weekends. Mostly sugar maple, with a little ash, beech and cherry. Had to spend a day making a rough road to get it out, but with more left to cut, I felt it was a good investment.

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  2. stee6043

    stee6043 Minister of Fire

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    That and a case of beer looks like a fun weekend to me....
  3. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    Sweet...wish I had a back nine.
  4. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Nice score...I wish I had a wood hauler like that.
  5. Slow1

    Slow1 Minister of Fire

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    Ok - I have to ask having just acquired an F150.. how much wood you got loaded in that truck? Have you modified the suspension or anything to be able to load it that much?
  6. maplewood

    maplewood Minister of Fire

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    Nice wood - looks like some are "grunter's" to get into the truck. I see the truck isn't dragging at all - heavy duty suspension? Looks like just over 1/2 cord in the truck - did you measure it after?
    I'm cutting up 16' maple and birch tonight. 12 cords deliverer last week. Almost halfway into it.
    Happy burning in 2010!
  7. iskiatomic

    iskiatomic Minister of Fire

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    The way I see it is. If you have no beer none of this wood stuff will ever get done.


    Cheers KC
  8. joshlaugh

    joshlaugh New Member

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    Nice load. My luck, I would stack it like that and lose a half dozen rounds driving home.
  9. mattinpa

    mattinpa New Member

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    You know that's right! I lost my first truckload twice on the same hill! I started using straps after reloading it twice! Didn't need
    much due to the weight of the wood, but needed something to keep the back from sliding off as I climbed the grade. Pictured is my bro in laws F250 superduty. It took that wood like a champ. I never did measure how much wood I had. I never do. With me, its just cut cut cut and leave others to guess. Hoping to get back out tonight. My weekend is already shot with a wedding and guest staying at my house. I guessed before the 5 loads that I had around 2 cord. Looking back on it, I probably was a little low on my estimate. Probably had closer to 3 cord. Each truck load was 4 rows deep. As for how much would fit in an F150, If you push it, I think half a cord is about right. This is split wood.
  10. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Around here enforcement would write you up for an insecure load. They setup here right at our truck scales and pick them off like shooting fish in a barrel.

    If you didn't have that toolbox you could fit more in there.
  11. Slow1

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    Ok - that makes more sense to me. I thought that was the F150 in your signature and was wowed by how much you loaded it up and how well it was handling it so figured you must have done some serious modifications to the truck to do that.
  12. mattinpa

    mattinpa New Member

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    They would probably nail me here too, had I left our property. I'd never attempt to take those loads on a public road.
  13. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Mattinpa, that is good work. I'm with you on getting that wood out when it can be done.

    You could also cut a piece of plywood to place behind that wood, then strap it and not have to worry about losing even one piece.
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