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It's official I'm a wood gypsy

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by They Call Me Pete, Jan 17, 2009.

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  1. They Call Me Pete

    They Call Me Pete Member

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    Well it's been cold and snowy with only plowing keeping me busy I figured I'd start on next years wood. The best part is it was about 200' up the road from me. I've got my eye on some more but it's down a bank a little. Thinking of skidding them up it with truck.

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  2. Brian VT

    Brian VT Minister of Fire

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    Not stealing, I hope. :cheese:
    Nice looking load. Maple ? I've got 5 big maple a farmer said I could have. They're 100' down a slope that I can't drive down to until dry ground.
    I've been trying to think of a way to get them up now but don't have any ideas, other than lugging chunks on my shoulders. :sick:
  3. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    How about a sled tied to your bumper? Back up the truck and pull the sled up the hill. If the road is at an odd angle, us a block at the top of the hill that will allow you to back up at the correct angle.

    Matt
  4. awoodman

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    Winch the sled up with a cheep 12VOLT winch from harbour freight.
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    wahoowad Minister of Fire

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    how fast do these 12v winches go? I'm worried very slow which would make a 20 to 50 foot movement painfully slow.
  6. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    I don't think I've ever seen a fast winch. Something about gear reduction... But it will allow you to pull from a stationary place.

    If you want speed, you can always use a rim without a tire to pull the rope! Just step on the gas! :lol:

    Matt
  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    An old car hood can work well for skidding too.
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    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    Winter cutting is tricky enough on flat ground...I'd save those side hill lies for spring and tackle something else.
  10. They Call Me Pete

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  11. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    I don't think that will hold up for more than 20 full pulls Pete.

    For those small gears even 4' lengths have a lot of resistance if they’re being dragged up hill. But for 70 it's not like you'll be out much...and I'm pretty sure they'll replace it twice. Anyway it'll be cool getting a report on how you’re doing. Good luck
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