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Post a pic of your woodhauler

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

  1. gandrimp

    gandrimp Member

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    My current hauler.

    Rear load.jpg Front load.jpg

    My neighbor across the road had his place logged this past summer and said I could cut all I want.

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  2. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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  3. Tuneighty

    Tuneighty Member

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    Tried to tell the wife its for making sure I can get to work, and take the trash to the dump, but she knows better. Picked this up yesterday, just hours before I got permission from the farmer to pick through the field a few hundred yards from my house.


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    She also didn't want me hauling in her graduation present:


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  4. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Very nice ! I had a 98 red s10 like that with a 2.2L the old girl took lots of abuse in the woods and just wouldnt die. Our 01 Blazer has a 4.3 L those two motors go forever the Blazer has 230000 miles and runs strong. One tip I got rear air shocks for my old s10 from advanced auto for $60. They massively improved load handling and also regular driving. Its a cheap upgrade that really makes a big difference. They are rated at 1200Lbs, your truck is 500-800 depending on the springs so dont overload it the air shocks let you load normal then pump them up to level the truck out. Enjoy the truck !

    Pete
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  5. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Got about a cord in the black truck, 2 cords in teh trailer on the red truck.

    Hmm, black truck pictures won't load up, what the heck?

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  6. MasterMech

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    If that's a 4.3L six in that S-10, I'd be buying a trailer and loading that puppy up. (S-10 will tow a LOT more than it will comfortably haul)
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  7. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Right on MM my old truck could haul a good load between the bed and trailer. Tough motors and frames for little trucks.

    Pete
  8. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    When are you Guy's gonna play fair!!!......... I can get 8 splits in my wheel barrow!;)
  9. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    I don't have pictures of the 3 cords in the white truck in teh background of those pics...
  10. MrWhoopee

    MrWhoopee Minister of Fire

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    Truck & plow.jpg Big Blue, '68 GMC 3/4 ton 4wd.
    No smog. Just won't quit.
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  11. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Nice wood hauler Mr. Whoopee! Brings back memories. My father use to own a 1955 GMC pickup. It was quite a work horse.
  12. Tuneighty

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    It is the 4.3, and I have been browsing for the right trailer purchase.
  13. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Close your eyes and picture a 1999 dodge 3500. 4x4. Diesel. Extended cab. White.

    Got it?

    Ok, that's what my wood hauler looks like.
  14. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Where in the heck did you get that unicorn hood ornament?

    (if you are gonna make me picture things in my head, you get what you get).
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  15. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Funny I saw a cat hanging on the bumper for dear life ! Maybe he was impaled on the unicorn ?
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  16. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    No rust either! You West coast folks are spoiled.
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  17. nate379

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    Bought this hog yesterday. 427, 5x4 trans, 20ft dumper. Been parked all winter and it fired right up and drove out of that hole it was in.

    The guy I bought it from was using it for firewood but needed a 4x4 version. He sells 3000+ cords a year :eek:

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  18. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

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    Is that YOUR rainbow flag on it??

    ::-)
  19. 711mhw

    711mhw Feeling the Heat

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    That 427 is a real "gasser". That'll bring some wood home!
  20. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Yeah around 375hp, 460ft lbs from what I can google fu.
  21. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Nate, that thing is a monster! I'm guessing air brakes and needs a CDL.
  22. nate379

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    No it has hydro vac brakes. Technically needs a Class B CDL but it's going to be put as a farm vehicle.

    Should be able to haul 5-6 cords on it, all depending on how tall I make the sideboards.
  23. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Enforcement must be loose up there. Here a truck like that with farm plates making firewood deliveries would be pulled over in a heartbeat. :confused:
  24. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Farm vehicle means for farm use. Since I cut the wood on the farm and part of the money goes to the farm it's "farm use".

    From the DMV: Lives on a ranch, farm or dairy, and derives their main source of income from a ranch, farm or dairy, and that the vehicle weighs 20,000 lbs. or under, unladen weight, and is used only for transporting ranch, farm, or dairy products to or from market or for the transportation of supplies, commodities, or equipment to be used on a ranch, farm or dairy.

    Now what is a farm product and supplies/commodities? No one has been able to show me an in writing definition. Well I say firewood is that. :cool:

    Not to mention it will be used to haul chit, sawdust, hay, etc, etc, etc as well.


    I ran that white Chev all over the place (one in the photos) last year, didn't even have valid tabs on it, had expired several years back. Never was even questioned about it.

  25. macattack_ga

    macattack_ga New Member

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    Here's another Dodge. Trailer (16') tire had a nail, was low and let loose as I turned into the driveway... That red oak sure splits nice!

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