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Post a pic of your woodhauler

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

  1. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    You are mistaken sir. My Dodge is pictured twice on page two. However, my Dodge is no where near as cool as your's is. If I could find a twin to your truck in the same condition I would buy it in a heartbeat. I love first gen Cummins powered Rams :cool:. I had a 2004 Cummins powered 2500 that I regret selling it. It was the ultimate woodhauler before I actually hauled wood. silverumper..jpg

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  2. Pallet Pete

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    Here is the new to me wood hauler 1986 GMC Sierra Classic sorry I don't have to many pics yet.
    My trailer is made from a stripped down popup that I ground the old rust paint and other stuff that was NASTY off of. The deck is made of old deck lumber a buddy of mine gave me and the frame is painted with catalyzed enamel. The truck box is off of my fathers 89 Silverado that he sold and the box sat for 5 years unused so I cleaned it up painted it and lined the inside with truck bed liner. ;)
    Pete

    PS ok now I am done editing ;lol think all the pics have arrived finally.

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  3. Ozzie33

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    old Toyota wood hauler. It has worked great for a long time.

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  4. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Those are some big rounds! How did you get them in the truck?
  5. 711mhw

    711mhw Feeling the Heat

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    Must be in the western side, The Bitterroot's?
  6. Ozzie33

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    hi TFDchief
    That is some nice dry Doug fir. Heavy but not unmanageable, just tossed it right in there. If that were green then I would use the ol step system - cut a 12" piece and a 24" piece and set them on the ground by the tailgate. Roll the big stuff from 12 to 24 to tailgate, rest, repeat. The Toyota is not that high off the ground.
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  7. Ozzie33

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    Wow 711, nailed it. West side in the bitterroots, lolo NF. Good eye. You must have spent time here. Small world huh? Hey, I got married in Eliot, Me. How do you like that?
  8. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Wait 'til you get old......then even that gets tough::-) I used to do it, but now I have to find different ways to get the job done.
  9. Ozzie33

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    Yeah I know. I feel it coming. There is always another way...
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  10. tfdchief

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    Yep, I know a really old guy, much older than me.....he is probably 80, that still does it. I want to help him, but I think I would just be insulting him. He gets it done, slowly, and a little bit at a time. And time is all he has, so I just leave him alone. I think he takes great pride in getting it done his way.;)
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  11. Ozzie33

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    I know a dozen guys like that and they all can get it done. Remember older = smarter and a little slower is fine. I say no reason to hurry out of the woods anyway.
  12. Wildo

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    DSCF1240.JPG '89 Chevy 454ci 4x4 54k miles 9' Fisher holds 1+ cords heaped. Unloading by hand sux so just dump it:cool:
  13. MasterMech

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    Awesome old truck! Used to have a similar '87 with a carb'd 454 in it. Had a 500 gallon water tank we used to haul water out to the cows on the back 40. Nice steep hill on the county road leading out that way. With half of an exhaust system on it it was great to hear 'er roar (at least for a 16 year old kid!) and watch the horses try to outrun it up the hill. ::-) Glad I wasn't buying the gas!
  14. fabsroman

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    MasterMech, we aren't too far apart age wise if you were around 16 at the time of that truck. My dad had an 83 or 84 Chevy 1 ton dump truck that he abused the heck out of. I started driving it in 1987 when I turned 16, maybe a little later. Maybe it was around 1988 or 1989 when he started to trust me to drive it with a load. He finally sold it because the insurance on it was insane since it was considered a "commercial" truck. I cannot remember any of the specifics of that dump truck, other than it was a manual and it had two levers coming out of the floor to operate the dump.
  15. Foragefarmer

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    I also posted my Dodge, but you couldn't really see it had my New Holland trailered to it.

    2002 3500 DHD 4x4 with a six speed NV5600.

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  16. Caseihmech

    Caseihmech New Member

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    That is nice looking with the snow plow on the front of it.

    The Cummins is a great engine that can pull and still get good mileage. At the shop I work at we have a 2007 Ford F-550 6.4 liter diesel with a service bed on it. The best mileage we can get out of it is 8.2 mpg.

    I like the flat bed you have on your truck foragefarmer.
  17. Wildo

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    It isn't as bad on gas as you would think since the motor doesn't work as hard as if it were a 350. What I use it for makes far more $ than the gas bill bites me. However warming it up and letting it idle hurts.
  18. Flatbedford

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    The lack of monthly payment probably more than covers the fuel cost. I have never complained about the 7 mpg of my '70 F350 with big block. I bought it for about the same as one monthly payment on a new truck.
  19. MasterMech

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    It was WOT up that hill for about a 1/4 mile. You could watch the gas gauge start sprinting for "E". ;lol
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  20. Wildo

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    Ohhh you could here the quarters rolling right out the tailpipe.
  21. Wildo

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    Yeah it is going to take a long time for my $350 dump truck to cost me assuming nothing catastorphic happens. I have a total of $2k invested with buying the plow,maint.,ins.,regstr.. That is so worth not having to unload wood by hand all by its self.
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  22. Foragefarmer

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    I used to have a 97' Ford with the 7.3 powerstroke. That thing guzzled diesel and I broke the tranny case in half.

    I get 17 MPG with the 5.9 Cummins under normal driving and 13 hauling a loaded 20' gooseneck.

    Empty with just my work stuff in the boxes the truck weighs 8600 pounds when I go over a set of scales.
  23. MofoG23

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    I need to get an update picture although not much has changed...

    1976 K20 - 350 mated to the SM465/NP205 drivetrain with approx 74k on the clock. Full floating rear with 4:10 gears....

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  24. Jack Straw

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    There are 2 in this pic.

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    The cj7 in action!
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  25. wardk

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    My sons home for the log weekend 5 cords in two days, great help for an old man or watching them work makes me feel old.I'm a pretty good wood hauler operator, huge bucket holds about 1/3 cord, too big for gravel full bucket will stand the tractor on it's nose.

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