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Big loads of oak, black walnut, and some others...

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by OH_Varmntr, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. OH_Varmntr

    OH_Varmntr New Member

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    I've been working at clearing some ditch-banks at a friends' 210-acre farm. This is the 7th load I've hauled out of there like this. For being a ditch-bank, there's been a lot of good wood on it. A bunch of oak, black walnut, and cherry. Also a lot of cottonwood and other junk wood but once I get all the good wood out I may haul some junk wood for the summer when I'm burning only to heat hot water.

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  2. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    Holy nice equipment Batman!! Obviously you have or have access to a great loader to move logs like that around. Not to mention a darn nice trailer!! Great stuff right there
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  3. OH_Varmntr

    OH_Varmntr New Member

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    Well thank you! I don't own a skid loader, but I have a friend who let me use his for a weekend then I rented one. I'll be buying one sooner or later though.

    I actually built the trailer out of a crappy trailer I bought. The day I drug it home.
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    I then cut the whole deck off of it, cut the axles out from under it and relocated them. I basically lifted the trailer off the axles enough so the deck would be over the tires. I reinforced the frame, installed new side rails, stake pockets, re-decked the trailer with 1/8" steel, and completely rewired it. The top deck of the trailer was square and I had to remove my toolbox as you can see in the above pics or else the trailer corners would wipe it out when turning hard. The 5th wheel was raised as high as it would go so I modified the top deck to clear the toolbox.

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    After re-decking and rewiring. Also installed d-rings along the side channels.
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    Stake pockets installed.
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    I've since installed new Load Range E tires. I built it for a log trailer and that's what I use it for.
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Welcome to the forum OH_Varmntr.

    Is your boiler right by the carport? This is what a neighbor did and has the boiler placed so that he can load it without being in the weather which comes in handy some days. Also, good for you on cleaning up the ditch banks for this guy. I'm sure it is appreciated.
  5. OH_Varmntr

    OH_Varmntr New Member

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    Thank you! Yes my owb is next to my carport. It wasn't there in the trailer pics, but here's a current pic of where it is. I framed in some of the carport to store the mower, snowplow and my four wheeler, and the rest will be filled with wood. My truck sits in it now only because my garage is a mess.

    My splitter has been undergoing surgery lately so don't mind the clamps holding the hydraulic tank on!

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  6. STIHLY DAN

    STIHLY DAN Minister of Fire

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    Good work with the wood. Nice to hear from you again.
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  7. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    That's a nice job on that trailer OH. You have years of wood there:).
  8. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Nice toys! that walnut's a beauty.
  9. OH_Varmntr

    OH_Varmntr New Member

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    You too! :D

    I definitely have some wood here, but sadly it's never enough!

    I have a few beautiful black walnuts laying around that I haven't cut up yet. I'm going to keep them for when I get my chainsaw mill. I'd love to make a nice dining room table.
  10. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Nice stacks on the truck too!
  11. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    That nice big pc of Black Walnut would make a nice slab or mantel!
  12. OH_Varmntr

    OH_Varmntr New Member

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    That's the plan. I picked up light gauge square tubing and once I'm done modifying my splitter I'll start building a chainsaw mill. :D

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