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Getting big rounds in the truck

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by osagebow, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Got the S10 patched together, and saw a guy down the road had dropped a big red oak. He had started to cut the rounds up big. Lotta burners here, so I tend to jump on stuff like this.

    "Sure you can have it. How are you gonna load those?"
    Made a "stepladder" of rounds up to the tailgate, rolled 'em right up. Cut up the rest and got a decent 3 load score.

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    cool little $15 pickaroon from garage sale. Useless with these rounds, but kids use it on small stuff

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    The haul minus the brush and poles.
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  2. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Thats a cantdog, not a pickaroon.
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  3. Boom Stick

    Boom Stick Feeling the Heat

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    nice score.
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  4. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    That load will keep you toasty in the cold winter nights.
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  5. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    What kind of dog is that? Blue heeler/australian cattle dog mix?
  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Good thinking.

    Nice Camouflage dog & Cant hook & score
  7. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Nice score Osage. I have an s/10 also. I load it up to the gills also.
    I hope the springs don't pop someday.
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  8. Backwoods Savage

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    The step up is a good way to work and not get a hernia. Especially for the ones like you have pictured. The round ones can be done this way or rolled up a plank. That old cant hook you have could come in handy for that. Looks like a home made job but good. If you could add something for a toe on that to grab into the wood it will work even better. Expand the picture below to see what the toe looks like on this cant hook. I'll bet you could make something very easy.
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  9. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Pitbull/greyhound Your avatar dog looks intense LOL...
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  10. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    i have a big cant somewhere (no idea why I typed pickaroon, y'all have taught me better than that!)

    It's servicealble but needs a new handle,but I forgot to paint it orange before the boys dragged it off into the woods!;lol
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  11. osagebow

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    Yeah, i hope to get one more year and 4 cords outta her, I'm playing whackamole with the repairs.

    Put in radiator then hose blew today. Hopefully I get one more inspection sticker on her!
  12. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    yep. Mines a 97 and just 90k on it. Just put a clutch in it.
    I think I've replaced everything. she's hauled a lot of firewood. I'll keep it until there's no more breath in her._g
  13. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Great job! Get all you can...
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    This is a Pitbull / Greyhound ;)

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  16. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    Nice haul! I can't believe you got a dog as part of that load!
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    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    My ranger is a 90. The springs are weak, real weak it squats from way less than it should. But i still get way better mileage than the old k10. I almost have 300k miles on mine. SOme of yall must only drive a few miles to get wood to only have 90k on a 97 model!! Id love to have that truck as a DD!!

    Luckily we dont have inspections here. But i still have replaced a bunch of stuff on mine and keep it servicable!
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  18. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Yep its a 3rd vehicle. For wood only for the last 12 years or so. Its just worked hard when It goes out.
  19. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    That was when he was still a puppy. I never thought training a dog would be as easy as it has been with him. I just wish I had a bunch of sheep I could teach him to herd with !!!
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  20. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Oh mine is the third of 4 vehicles!! if i drove ir regularly for the last 4 years i would have well in excess of 300k miles!!! Mine is only drive on wood trips or things that need a truck these days. I took the other hand me down car as a DD to save on gas.

    Had mine about 12 years or so now as well. But i drove it hard untill about 4 ago.
  21. osagebow

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    My 94 has 136K - Not too bad. My wife just asked if it was old enough to get classic plates to dodge the inspection ;lol
    in VA it's supposed to be for "Show vehicles". JB welded sideview mirror may D-Q me on that one.
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    hahaha...didn't notice till i got home, she blended right in!
  23. osagebow

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    Yep - mine looks a lot like that from the front. They tried out west to make them hog dogs but they tend to be too sweet. Mine ran down a baby bunny and tried to play with it.;lol
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    That is a fabulous and incredibly well camouflaged dog you've got there, or you are the most skilled chainsaw sculptor in all the land!!
  25. ScotO

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    nice score, way to hurry up and get it before the next guy.......we've been busy cutting a huge blue spruce down for a guy, lots of good campfire wood in that tree, as well as a 16' butt log that's gonna get milled for wood that I will use when I build the woodshed next year!!
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