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Post a pic of your woodhauler

Post in 'The Gear' started by bigbarf48, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Beer Belly

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    I was thinking the same thing....a few Northeast Winters, and it would look a lot different

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  2. BobUrban

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    Camo dogs require bright collars...don't judge.:)

    Osage - nothing wrong with that - My dog gets an orange collar and sometimes an orange vest during the winter because there are too many coyote haters around here and he has a striking resemblence to the song dog! take a look at my avitar :)

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    I use whatever I have handy. (and here is another dodge pic;)) By the way - the loader bucket full was from a single large round. And yes, I gotz the stuff to handle big wood.


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    I bought me a auto self-loader with a smile. ;)





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    We had a dark 'yote near me last year that looked just like him. nice archery tackle ya got there.
  6. BobUrban

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    Osage - that one is a Asbel era Bighorn - I have 2 of them with 4 sets of limbs and a dozen or more other longbows and curves hanging around here. More addictive than saws in my world.

    For the record - do you cringe a little like I do when you see someone with stacks of osage cut and split for firewood? I have burned a little and it is some awesome heat but dang do I think about all the bows going up in smoke!!
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  7. Jags

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    Not around these parts, you don't. Dang stuff grows like weeds and have virtually invaded most fence rows (the ones that are left).
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    Custom trailer and JD 420

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    Jags,

    What year is that cab over? That is an old Jeep right?
  10. Jags

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    FC-150 (Jeep). 1959.
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    Sweet. I can't believe Chrysler has not built a new Jeep since they stopped making the J-10, J-20 and J-30s.
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    Not sure I understand. Grand Cherokee, Safari, Compass, etc.
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  14. AJS56

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    I get all my wood on the back of the farm about 1/2 mile back, so I don't need to haul on the road or use a truck anymore. But I do have several "tools" to help collect/move/haul the wood, some of which make it pretty dang fun at times!

    Most of the running back and forth to the woods is in the Kawasaki Mule. I can haul saws and tools easily with it. I buck in the woods and haul the rounds up to the barn/processing area using the mule, sometimes with a trailer. The JD 755 loader I use for moving and loading bigger rounds to haul and occasionally for pulling a log out for better working access, etc. The Mule also works well for skidding logs out and about.

    I use my lawn JD x740 lawn mower and a trailer to haul the splits into the garage for burning. the trailer is actually the frame from a 1963 Tradewinds pop up camper that my parents used to have! A load is about 1/3 or so of a face cord, and depending on the season and type of wood that will last us 1-2 weeks. We leave the tractor and trailer right in the attached garage and fill our wood bag right from it. very handy!

    Took us a long while to get here, but man I really enjoy and appreciate being able to have these "tools". Over the years we have hauled wood in lawn carts, wheelbarrows, toboggans, and even Pinto station wagons! It's all good.

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  15. Jags

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    No. FC150. The 150 is a 4 cylinder and the 170 was a six cylinder and typically longer. The FC series went though a TON of versions (Narrow, wide, long, short, pto shaft, water trucks, fire trucks (mini ones)) and about any attachment that you could think of. I still have not found anybody that could identify what the rear attachment on mine would have been used for.
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    I don't want to hijack this into a jeep thread, but just to show how tough they are and keep it wood related...a Jeep FC170 hauling logs:
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    Go here to see many variations:
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    I love that green trailer AJ. the last pic.

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  18. ScotO

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    We had another post like this a while back but here are my humble toys, again.....

    Warm weather hauling toys....

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    And here's my snowy weather hauler......

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    And here's my old 18' cuddy cabin boat trailer turned log hauler....I use this old girl to haul the logs from the jobsite to the mill, and haul the boards from the mill back to the house. No, my toys are NOT very pretty. But yes, they all DO get the job done.....

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  19. ScotO

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    You could put quite a stack of springs on those old Jeeps. Also, if I'm not mistaken, the FC170's had a Dana 60 under the ass-end, didn't they?
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  21. Caseihmech

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    Yeah over here in eastern Washington (the desert side) we see some snow. Not like you guys do on the east cost. This year we got 1". A couple of years ago we got about 6". Nothing terrible.
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    Thanks. It was a 1963 Tradewinds pop up camper that my folks had and I just "repurposed" it over the summer. Torsion bar suspension and it's a great around the yard utlility trailer and final wood hauler.
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    Getting some "poles" from out back. Messin round 016.jpg Messin round 015.jpg
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    Nice F450. I'd like to upgrade my flatbed to something like that one day.
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    711mhw Feeling the Heat

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    It's a good truck, rubber floor, AC diesel & 6sp. I got it from a contractor I know, it was his truck and had a "tool" body on it. $10k & 54k miles. I was happy. Built the bed and bought a dump hoist. I needed a truck with a stick for my GN trailer (after 4 count em 4 auto trannys in my 350) I run it on the property on heating oil, can't do that with the new ones.
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