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Free firewood score, how to get it out ??

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by HDRock, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    wishlist: I think I can get A 4 wheeler (don't have one) or tractor back in there , I have a 5x10 trailer and can get it around to the back kinda close.
    When I was there I was not even thinking about tractor or 4 wheeler, I will know better tomorrow

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  2. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Good info :)
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    Don't have a wheel barrow :) <>
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    :eek: Don't have a wheel barrow! :eek:

    Well you should've told Santa.
    Everyone has a wheel barrow. Might be last resort, but sometimes the only one available
  5. Pallet Pete

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    Sorry HD ya I got the bed fever lol got your message just let me know when!

    Pete
  6. Pallet Pete

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    Heck yes I do if you want Wishlist I can pick you up and load the 4 wheeler in my truck bed hook the trailer up and save some gas !

    Ps I will bring you some microbrew !

    Pete
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    This should do it;lol livona_mi-58-189.jpg
  8. ScotO

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    What time should I be there? :p;)
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  9. Applesister

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    What about an old truck bedliner? plastic slides on snow really slick and a bedliner is heavy enough to not pull apart. You could roll the logs onto the liner and pull them out with the ATV?

    Take pictures!!
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    Cutting up into the lengths you need and haul out with wheelbarrow is probably easiest, but the cutting will take time that you may not have if this is really a rush job.
    You might want to buy a cart or sled for the tractor and concentrate on hauling everything out by the road so you can work on moving it to your house even in the snow and rain and dark .
    Craigslist the wagon afterwards if you no place to keep it.
  11. wishlist

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    Well after waiting for Scotty and a helicopter which neither showed up , Pete and I loaded up everything ( wheelbarrow, 4 wheeler, cant hooks, straps, etc....and headed over to help Ed with the free score!

    We did good, Ed took home 2 trailers full and we stacked the rest by the side of the road and he's gonna pic it up tonite and tomorrow. There was a ton of wood! Even the homeowner was helping with his small chainsaw( of course it wouldn't start so Pete cleaned plug and got it running for him) .

    We left some wood but Ed is hoping the new home owners will give him dibs on it.

    The wheelbarrow we didn't use, would be tuff with the snow and uneven ground and all the stumps. Best thing was Ed had this little trailer hooked up to the quad and hauled it that way.

    Had a good time and I even scored some of Pete's microbrew beer. I think tonite I will watch football, drink beer, rest sore muscles, and keep the stove cranking. :D

    Almost forgot, we had to laugh how none of these logs were cut to within 1/16 of an inch of each other as the "zap" would most certainly do!

    .....and don't ask, I will NOT tell any of you deranged wood haorders where that wood is stacked by the road.

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  12. Backwoods Savage

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    Scott, you have the ideal setup. Cut a couple white oaks for the runners. I would not use anything larger than 10-12" diameter for the runners and I simply used some old landscape timbers. But if you use a log then cut a small slab off the top and the bottom so they are flat. Then all you need to do is cut the front of the runners at an angle so they won't catch in roots, etc. No, there is no need to put steel runners on. The wood will last a long time without anything. This is a case where the steel won't do any harm but also won't help much and the wood will last a super long time without it.

    You can countersink the bolts but there also is no need for that as the bolts can actually help when loading logs. You might consider, depending on the height you make it (the size of the runners) to make yourself a couple runners to roll the logs up onto the dray. Some nails driven in from the backside and sticking out maybe 1/4 to 1/2" for the logs to bite into so they won't slide down as you are trying to roll them up. So much depends upon what size logs you intend to carry on the dray. If you build a big one then I would also suggest you fasten a chain on both sides and use a chain binder to bind the logs on. If not that then just use some heavy ratchet straps.

    Without measuring, I can tell you I planned on carrying a maximum length of 10' but a few feet would hang over the back but that is no problem. The width I just went so it is the same width as the atv tires; you want it to track directly behind. For the cross beams I used 2 x 6. For sure you would not need anything larger than a 2 x 8 unless you really want to overkill.
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  13. Pallet Pete

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    Lets not forget the center fold of The Firewood haorders Club Magazine ;lol HD posing with his firewood ! :p

    Pete

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    Man, I'm envious. All I got to do today was the last Christmas party of the season. Hope you guys had fun. A C
    PS. I got a harness for Mack, we coulda used him to pull that sled.
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    Hey Pete, I sure hope that guy who sold you that stihl of yours still will honor the warranty! Darn muffler!
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  16. Pallet Pete

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    I cant remember for sure but I think the guys name was AC ;ex :p

    Pete

    Actually I just threw a screw in there with some high heat lock tight that should do the trick. That thing tears it up well.
  17. Pallet Pete

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    Way to miss all the fun Scotty shesh I would have given you 5 gallons of beer if you had that chopper ;ex
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  18. HDRock

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    Went and got another load, the pile is growing
    Man !! those guys really stepped up and helped a brother out :cool: :) What an awesome forum :cool: :)

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    Nice working together there! Nice pile of wood too. I work alone about 95% of the time. It would be nice to have some help.
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    I hear you ford! Would have been nice if no show Scotty would've made it with the chopper! I'm putting him on my ignore list. :mad:

    Glad your getting it Ed. My Pm box is full with all these wood haorders on here wanting an address!
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    Scotty got weathered in again :confused: . LOL
    Probably playing in the snow :)

    Sounds like a fun productive day
    Good pictures :)
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    Uh oh, Darn 2nd rate saw sellers.==c
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  25. HDRock

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    Wouldn't Ya know !! ;lol the saw fell apart cutting a sapling ;)
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