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Firewood Hauler Pics

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

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  1. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    98 chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 with the 350 and 156000 miles. The 10k equipment trailer hasn't seen firewood yet but it holds the skidder. I have a 4x8 utility trailer with 2 foot sides and a single mobile home axle that holds exactly half a cord. The shortbed truck holds almost 1/2 a cord plus the saw and maul. Honestly, a cord is about all I want to cut and split in a day and the weight of a green cord is plenty for this half ton truck. 3.5 cords so far this year.

    I harvest firewood from a woodlot that I own about 40 miles away. It is only 15 acres but plenty of thinning to do.

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  2. Rick

    Rick Member

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    This is what I use to move wood around my property most of the time, at least small amounts. If not this, then the trailer or pickup.

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  3. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

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    Alright'E , I'll bite ....

    Cant find any truck and trailer pics so I'll have to take some next time I'm loading and hauling....

    I'll have to post for now the yard hauler. 16 cf trailer so about 20+ cf of wood per load. I'll load up the 1 cord rack on the side porch and put her back to bed.

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  4. DriftWood

    DriftWood Minister of Fire

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    This is my third Caravan. All hauled wood inside and with a trailer. I think of these vans as covered 1/4 ton pickups. This load was a scrounge where I saw a sign "free wood" by the road with no time to remove the seats or spread a tarp. As I was loading a man was waiting to get what I did not take with a trailer, so I had one shot to get all I could stuff in. I will load the frount passenger seat and floor if I need to.

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  5. jrosenboom

    jrosenboom New Member

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    WOW! I don't think the wife would appreciate me doing that with her van!
  6. Andre B.

    Andre B. New Member

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    How long did the first two last? :)
  7. jpl1nh

    jpl1nh Minister of Fire

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    Is there a hemi in that?
  8. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

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    Priceless ..........

    I'm with out words , I just dont know what to say . :coolsmirk:
  9. Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson Mod Emeritus

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    I'm starting to think that maybe my pickup truck is really a Caravan in disguise.
  10. DriftWood

    DriftWood Minister of Fire

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    The first one a 86 Dodge Caravan 2.5L had 50,000 on it when I bought it in 1988, sold it at 176,000.
    The second one 93 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L had 57,000 on it when I bought it in 1995, sold it at 169,000.
    This one a a 99 Grand Caravan 3.8L had 29,000 when I bought it in late 2001, about 132,000 on it now. I pull a Classic 16 Foot 1966 Boston Whaler Nauset, wood or a camper with it. About two years to a fold away seat one I guess.
  11. DriftWood

    DriftWood Minister of Fire

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    My Van! They clean out easy and two quarters at the car wash vacuum does it to the saw dust, wood chips and dirt. My wife laughs as we load wood found along the road"free heat" into the back. A 4/8 foot sheet will fit in them flat with the back seats seats out, doors closed. When I am really hauling I will remove the back seats cover the back floor carpet with a blue tarp. I keep a floor cargo liner behind the back bench seat to save the carpet from oil and gas stains when hauling small engines, chain saws, waist oil, and boat tanks around.
  12. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Now I'm thinking maybe I should have got a Caravan! LOL
    Well I got my 75 Intl. 1 ton dump tonight. 4x4 with a western power angle snow plow.
    Thing is a tank. I love it already!Now I can stop beating up my lil 2wd Ranger.
  13. sgcsalsero

    sgcsalsero Feeling the Heat

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    I'm with you Driftwood, I have used my wife's Chrysler T&C a few times already, I couldn't believe how much I could stack in it with cardboard and plywood (4x8 on the bottom) for dunnage. This year want to get a a hidden hitch and use a UHaul trailer. Wife said recently though (much to my amazement) that I can use it whenever for haulling wood if I can't borrow a truck, so long as I detail it afterwards . . .
  14. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

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    Yeppers , I would stick with the International 4x4 , your Ranger says "Thank You"!
  15. WarmGuy

    WarmGuy Feeling the Heat

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    Here's mine.

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  16. keyman512us

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    Driftwood...
    "I though I was crazy!" with some of my firewood haulin'. So if you will load the front seat and floor if need be? What if you have to make a choice between "The wood or the wife?" What then...strap the Mrs. to the roof racks??? (LOL) :)
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Years ago I grabbed some side of the road wood when I was in my wife's new Pinto station wagon. Monday as she drove to work she was not impressed when the spider climbed up on her shoulder.
  18. sgcsalsero

    sgcsalsero Feeling the Heat

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    Wow, "new" Pinto . . so have you been forgiven yet ?? . .
  19. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    When we got married she had a new Pinto hatchback, in 1975. Darn thing never had a problem until somebody ran a redlight in front of me and it got totalled. The station wagon had 120,000 on it when I rebuilt the engine and gave it to my father-in-law. He told me last year that the guy that bought it is still driving it.
  20. keyman512us

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    Here's the 'New Rig'...1978 Chevy 'Bonanza' 1/2 Ton 2WD 350 gas job. AC(works),PW/PL, Tilt TK elec brake controller (no reciever hitch though...grrr)... "Your Grandpa's Firewood Mobile". Price tag: $350.00

    She needs a little work (waiting for the valve covers to dry...doing the gaskets today).

    The frame & body is solid (someone took care of it over the years...perhaps more than can be said about the guy I bought it off of. It had a 'minor' electrical problem).

    ...For $350 bucks??? Yeah i'll put a little work into it.

    ...Like 'farmer friends' (Wisconsin boys' I knew in the service) have always said...Chevy is a "go to town on a Saturday night type of truck". Maybe so...but My Chevy's don't have an easy life though. A little "Tires and Paint-Makes up for what she ain't" and she'll be good to go!

    You know how long it's been since I've had to "program" an old AM/FM 'push-button' radio???

    Whoever owned it before had a "sense of humor" with the hood ornament...

    I'm sure there is a story behind it...At any rate 'its a little redneck' but I'm gonna keep it.


    Where are all the Chevy fans???
    Whada ya'll think??? Worth the $350 bucks???

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  21. myzamboni

    myzamboni Minister of Fire

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    My 'truck'

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  22. fire_N_ice

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    I wanted a pickup, my wife did not. She wins.

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  23. pistonslap

    pistonslap Burning Hunk

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    I wanted a truck, my wife wanted a car. I got the truck, the guy at the gas station wins.
  24. njtomatoguy

    njtomatoguy Feeling the Heat

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    My "hauler"

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  25. bjorn773

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    My former wood hauler. It's since been replaced with a 96 Chevy 1/2 ton and 5x10 tilt bed trailer(no pics yet).

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