Post your wood haulers thread

Post in 'The Gear' started by trailrated, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Flatbedford

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    Big Blue looks like a real truck. I hope you can preserve it forever.
     
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    That's the plan. We bought her for $1500 off Craigslist, have put another $1000 into new pump and cylinders for the plow, new (used) tires and miscellaneous fix-its.
    Would like to get front and rear axles with taller gearing (8 mpg max, more like gallons per mile when plowing snow).
     
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    My old F350 does about the same mpg with its big block V8 and 4.10 gears. I only drive it a few hundred miles a year so the mileage is a non issue for me.
     
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    I'm able to cut all of my wood off of my own place. I have several of these boxes that I fill at the wood "processing" area, and then I just move them over into place.
    Jags, is that your old FC? jeep? And Mrwhoopee, that GMC would be worth about $5K at least over on the coast. sweet!
     

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  5. Larry in OK

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    Ole Red can get in and out of some pretty rugged places with a full load (about 1/2 a cord with side boards on it).

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    A long bed
     
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    I really like those portable woodsheds! No need to stack twice and no crib ends!
     
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    Son, now where did you go last night?
     

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    Part of my fleet
     

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    Rottiman - Love the case tractor w/ FEL. What is the lift capacity on the loader?
     
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  12. Jags

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    To those that questioned...
    It is a 1959 FC150 Jeep. Tiny little 4 banger and ultra granny gears in 4 low.
     
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    hmm, makes me wonder if I should build a woodbox in the rotted out Commander instead of scrapping it.
     
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  14. Jags

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    Nothing to loose.
    That little jeep of mine, I think if you hit a tree with it, it would try to climb it. :lol:
     
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    Holds a little over 1/4 of a cord. lasts about a week during the middle of winter.
     

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    My understanding is that the FC150 was built on the CJ5 frame and used the CJ5 running gear as well. A buddy of mine had a '53 CJ3A about 20 years ago. I was driving it in the woods and because it had no clutch, I didn't want to stop and misjudged a corner in the trail. I went wide and hit a tree with the front wheel. The front wheel climbed about 4' up the tree, fell off, and we just kept on going. I don't think you could buy anything new that could do that anymore.
     
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  17. Jags

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    I believe you are correct, but the FC had heavier springs than the CJ5. The little box on the back full of white oak does not even budge the springs.
     
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    Here's one of mine!
    Go ahead ,,, hate me!!!

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    Baahaha - hell no, I want to hire you.
     
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    Nothin heavy duty though eh! lol, Randy
     
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    LOL right on. That big beast wouldnt even go up my narrow steep gravel driveway unfortunately.
     
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    No problem getting that in my driveway. When can I expect you here LEE? My grapple guy did a disappearing act.
     
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    I think Lee may just be over compensating for something???? ;-)

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