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Firewood Hauler Pics

Post in 'The Gear' started by bruce56bb, Sep 15, 2006.

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  1. bruce56bb

    bruce56bb New Member

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    lets see the wood haulers! mine is just a little on the nasty side but is actually very dependable and i don't have to worry about scratching it.
    78 chevy 1/2t 4x4.

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  2. jabush

    jabush Feeling the Heat

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    One hauls wood, the other hauls ass...

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  3. Wyatt

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    Here's mine! Not the best on gas, but she hauls without complaining!

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  4. bruce56bb

    bruce56bb New Member

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    why does it seem like everyone else on this board has a backhoe and dump truck except me? i'm jealous!

    jabush, nice ford. is it a lightning?
  5. jabush

    jabush Feeling the Heat

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    Yes it is a Lightning. 2002 in True Blue. Ford only made about 1100 in that color.

    I'll post a better pic as I took that one with my phone.
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I know. Seeing all of this stuff makes me think that I have been lugging wood with a jackass and a sleigh.
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    jabush Feeling the Heat

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    Updated the pic...
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    here's mine.
    these were from last year sometime but they have wood in the background so i figured they are applicable.

    it's an awesome truck but unfortunately it will probably be on ebay next month. it's a 3rd vehicle for us and as basic as it is it's a little too much truck to justify for weekend errands. i've got a cap and a plow for it. i figure demand for the plow will pick up in late november so we'll sell it then (sniffle sniffle).

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  9. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    Is it 5 speed?
  10. kwburn

    kwburn New Member

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    my truck?
    automatic w/overdrive. if i remember this truck came with two auto transmissions and this has the optional one that is geared a bit lower not that it cost any more. i have the original sticker for it somewhere and it says on there. it's got about 110k miles. '98 F150 4x4 4.6L V8.
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    Here's my hauler. Its a 6x10 utility trailer that I added pressure treated sides to. I picked it up used a couple months ago. I tow it with my wife's 2002 Durango with 5.9L V8 and tow package. You can also see our popup camper we tow as well.

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    ecfinn New Member

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    Here's a different angle of it.

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  13. bruce56bb

    bruce56bb New Member

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    eric, the ol' ford flatbed looks like the perfect wood hauler. why don't you use that versus the wife's durango?
  14. Roospike

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    I see two Fords and one might even have a 390 or 460 sitting in them. O' sorry ......were supposed to be looking at the trailer.
    Nice job on the trailer, whats the gross weight of her.

    I like the pop-up too , its good to get away.
  15. ecfinn

    ecfinn New Member

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    Well, the primary problem with the ol' ford flatbed is that its a POS and won't pass inspection. Rusted frame, various other issues. Essentially its only staying around until I can harvest the spare parts off of it. 460, C6, NP205, D60s front and rear. The other problem with the old F350 is that its way too high. 6" lift and flatbed means the bed of it is like 5' off the ground. Trailer allows me to roll big rounds right up onto it. Much easier on the back. :)

    GVW of trailer is 2990 so its a little bit lightweight, but I just make sure to not fill her up too much.
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    What ever you use to haul wood, be sure the brakes are in good condition.

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  17. CountryGal

    CountryGal Feeling the Heat

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    J/K

    But we do haul in this---just not wood. ;)

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    Eric,

    Nice trailer, I like how the sides imporove the functionality of the trailer. Can you elaborate on how you constructed the sides. I just purchased a similar trailer and putting some sides on it will be a project to complete before springs - Will make it easier to haul mulch... Thanks.
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    Probably the best picture...(those that trully know me)

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    Just Kidding! (previous post)

    Those that know me would say the locomotive is one of my trucks! Bottom left picture shows My 82' Chevy C30 (loaded to the gills with wood chips), 'the wagon', and the 'highway rig'...

    Bottom right is the best picture I could find of the 82' Chevy C30 (2WD so it never saw plowing) 1-ton with a 10' dump bed, 350 (gas job), 3spd/w/"granny gear", direct PTO,no scissor...two stage piston!... if the rubber holds ground...she would drag a sherman tank inch by inch..."pass everything on the road cept' an auto supply or a gas station"...lol Expensive truck-"cost me a 200amp service change"(guy wanted a 200amp service to replace his 4-Main & range with an 8' riser) not a bad deal for $300.00 swap!
    Comparison between my truck and the GE-9 locomotive? Nicer paint job, engine sounds better (and 'sexier'...stand next to this baby idling...just don't let the 26L Air scare ya!), and is more fuel efficient,comfortable cab, and has a long life ahead of it...WISH I COULD SAY THE SAME ABOUT MY TRUCK....lol

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    Shawn, if I had to do it again, I'd probably do it a bit differently. All parts are pressure treated, which adds a lot of weight and restricts the amount you can haul in the trailer. Each side and the front are different pieces. I set mine to 3' tall, but if I had to do it again, I'd probably make them 2.5'. Then I could see over the trailer out the rear view mirror. Now I've got to put my extenable side mirrors on to see. Dohhh!

    Ok, each side is essentially like a wall framed in your house. I sat each of these on top of the metal side rails, no plywood attached yet. Drilled holes through the sides in three place and ran galvanized bolts through the wood and metal railes securing them down to the trailer. Then I added the plywood to the side. It runs long below through to the deck of the trailer on the inside of the metal rails. Its screwed to the wood frame mentioned previously.

    Now you'll notice nothing is holding the bottom foot of this piece. This is when I used the two "Stake pockets" on each side and connected the bottom of the plywood in two places. In this way I can actually remove the sides by un-bolting them and lifting them up out of the stake pockets.

    Each corner is then overlapped with scrap 2x4 and bolted through to keep the front corners "Square" to the trailer.

    Now what would I do differently, I'd make the sides with 2' centers insted of 16" for less weight. I'd make the sides 2.5' instead of 3' off the deck. Lastly I'd avoid driving the trailer when its full of weed into my yard when its muddy and getting it stuck. :)

    Hope that helps.

    Eric
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    Eric,

    Thanks for the information. THe project looks pretty straight forward - your clarification helped a lot. I think I am going to probably make my sides 2 feet high - this should help me avoid overloading either the trailer or the truck. I'm looking forward to a nice dry, semi-warm weekend to tackle this project. Again, thanks for the input.
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    my 70' ford 1 ton, hauled 183 loads this season with her... not bad for a $350 truck

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  24. NewtownPA

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    Here is my "wood hauler" and "bicep builder"! ;)

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  25. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    LOL. I was using one of those just last night to bring some more wood into the garage. Used it to build a walk last summer. Have to say that wood is easier to move around than crusher run!
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