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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by enigma, Feb 2, 2009.

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  1. enigma

    enigma New Member

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    Our wood storage area is a fair distance away from the garage. This works out well in the non-snowy months, but presents a transport challenge in the winter. We are searching for something that can be used to move wood from the storage area to the garage through snow. When there is no snow, we use things like hand trucks with pneumatic tires but they obviously don't function very well in snow. I'm wondering if a device exists that sits on rails (think skis) that could easily be pulled through snow. Anyone have any ideas or experiences? How do others move wood in the winter? Thanks.

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  2. newguyjoe

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    im not a wood bunrner but maybe just a cheap kids sled might help...just an idea.
  3. enigma

    enigma New Member

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    Had considered the sled, but not the car hood :) Also had considered one of those larger snow shovels that looks like a big triangle...not sure what they are called.
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    Snowblower??
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    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    Earlier in the season we were in Herb Phillipsons...an excellent local outdoor store checking out snow shoes.

    I noticed this extra heavy duty black plastic sled that I thought would be perfect for winter work. It had 5" sides and 1/4" holes in front for a lanyard....probably wouldn't hurt to beef it up with some 1"2" furring strips. Anyway I'm hard on stuff but this impressed me as heavy duty enough to hold up ...it cost either 40 or 80...sorry I can't nail it down. But whatever price they were asking ...it was worth it.
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    mayhem Minister of Fire

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    Get yourself a long toboggan off Craigslist and you can put more wood on it than you could reasonably pull by hand. Add a small winch or a long line wiht a block and tackle and you can move a fair amount of wood quickly through the snow.

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    enigma New Member

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    Thanks. I think the Shappell sleds look like they would work pretty well. Now just wondering how big would be too heavy/big to pull when loaded :)
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    ^I'm pretty sure it was the 66" Shapppell I saw at Herbs...very heavy duty.
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    I take a blue poly tarp and lay it on the ground. I put as much wood on it as I think I can haul and take the two rear corners and tie them together forming a closure on one end. I then pull from the other and the wood halls as if it is in a sack. Poly tarps are cheep and move well over the snow. I can hall 20-30 pieces of wood per load.
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    I use a sled I bought for ice fishing - it's about the size of a kid's sled but it is deep - probably about 8 inch sides.
    When you load it full it is about all you would want to drag anyway - couple days worth of wood at least.
    It's heavy duty plastic too - I chuck splits from about 10' away.

    I think I got it at Wally World about 4 years ago for about 40 bucks (Viking Sled) another brand is Jet Sled.
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