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My new wood hauler.

Post in 'The Gear' started by Kenster, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Kenster

    Kenster Minister of Fire

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    View attachment 85161 woodbag1.jpg
    Cheap, strong, and requires almost no storage space as it rolls up into the size of a sleeping bag.
    $40 at Lowes. It's suppose to hold up to 1500 pounds but I cannot ascertain that because the front wheels of my 8N will come off the ground at about 800 pounds. I can say that what I can carry in this equals to about four or five loads in the little wagon I've been using and pulling with a lawn tractor.

    And I can back up and set the load right on the front porch where I can stack it.

    Plus, when my Bride mows the yard or rakes the leaves View attachment 85159 she can dump all the clippings into this thing and I can haul it all off in one load and dump it out in the meadow. She used to would have to make four or five runs out to her dump site in the woods with her garden cart.

    Looks like a keeper.

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  2. Clarkbug

    Clarkbug Minister of Fire

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    That is pretty slick! Get some front wheel weights for the Ford and go to town.

    I might have to steal that idea....
  3. bogydave

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    Good idea & multiple uses.
    I'd say your are right," a keeper" ;)
  4. Kenster

    Kenster Minister of Fire

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    I heard these were at Lowe's but couldn't find them. Finally located them in Waste Management.
  5. billb3

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    My sister gets those with potting soil in them at the greenhouses. We re-use them for Fall leaf collection.
    I doubt they're heavy duty enough for firewood though like those.
    I've seen some with flour and sugar printing on them , too. Again, lightweight versions.
    Supposedly plastic pellets get shipped in something similar rather than drums and gaylords, too.
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    Big Bag is nice........But I'm kinda diggin the tractor. Any other pics of the tractor?
  7. Kenster

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    These are made for demo and construction sites. They fill up these bags with debris and have them hauled away. They are made for up to 1500 pounds or wood, concrete and other scraps. I think it will handle firewood 700 or so pounds of firewood just fine.
  8. Kenster

    Kenster Minister of Fire

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    My avatar is one, appropriately hauling a log out of the woods. And this one: My favorite...

    [​IMG]
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    Hmmm . . . you're much younger than I imagined . . . and I never would have picked you for one to wear pink either . . . just goes to show you. ;)
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  10. Kenster

    Kenster Minister of Fire

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    Hey, when you're secure in your manhood, you can wear pink. That little angel above is now in first grade. She's our oldest granddaughter. Every year when she comes to visit I take a new picture of her on my tractor. Doing the same thing now for her little sister, who is three.
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    Great pic-She's adorable!
    Love those old Fords, too, and cool setup with the tarp/bag
  12. nate379

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    Looks like it's just an FIBC? Lot of products are shipped in them (grain, feed for livestock, etc, wood pellets, etc).
  13. TreePointer

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    Around here Wast Management has them in big box home improvement stores. I have one, but haven't filled it up yet. Specs for the BAGSTER indicate it will hold up to 3300 lbs, which is much heavier than the weight limit for any 3-pt boom pole I've encountered.
  14. loadstarken

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    Great idea!
    Now I know what to get my father in law for Christmas!
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    Never seen one of those bags, but a great idea. And a great idea for leaf collection too. Good post. And NICE 8N and granddaughter!
  16. Kenster

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    What makes it different from a tarp, and therefore usable in this situation, is that it has four very heavy duty loops sewed into the material. Run a hook, chain, or heavy rope through the loops and round your boom pole. The material is a heck of a lot heavier duty than any tarp I've seen. It would have to be to hold over 3000 pounds. PLus it is stitched and preformed into a box with walls that will actually stand upright, making it easy to throw rounds and splits or dump grass, leaves, etc. into it.

    You won't see me ever come close to testing that 3000 pound rating but it sure works well for my needs and for $40.00?? Can't beat it.
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    You're right, TreePointer. I looked at my checkbook. It was 29.95 plus tax.
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    How are those cotton gloves working for you?
    The thumbs always go first. I burn thru those faster than firewood.
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    Kenster Minister of Fire

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    Right hand thumb crotch always goes quickly. I've got those things all over the place. Can never find my good gloves when I need 'em.
  21. MasterMech

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    Pre-cleaner setup on that 8N is sweet! Don't see that every day.
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    This forum is both very informative and also a bad influence!
    After seeing your tractor I have been surfing craigslist and a tractor forum looking for a tractor to restore.
    I don't even have the time or space for a tractor but it'd sure be a fun project!
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    8N tractors are like my classic (1968) Mustang. You can find parts anywhere because they built hundreds of thousands of them and about that many are still in use. Go for it, loadstarken.
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    I was gonna ask about that. Looks like a hair dryer with a moonshine jar under it.
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    It creates a vacuum that sucks dirt into the jar before it goes into the regular oil bath air filter.

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