Post in 'The Gear' started by trailrated, Jan 25, 2012.
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Is that all you got? ;-)
Puter went up in flames! Lost alot a pics. Had some on photobucket , some are recent.
Somebody elses hauler, haulin a load of my new haulers.
Hold on there GimLEE, you forgot the scale. ;-P
just kidding,,,,, I'm sure you got a lots of "WOOD",,,,, in the back of your trucks.
Mine isn't nearly as nice as Lee's, but I took some photos anyway. Bought it brand new in 1980. Today I was getting some beaver killed white ash out:
As long as I can get the leading end up out of the dirt I can pull a pretty good log:
Then from the rick to the house I use an old boat trailer I bought for $50 that already had the bed and stake racks in place:
Here's one i use on the farm. more smile per mile !
Well, my latest wood hauler is my 95 Chevy C3500 dump truck; only 96K on the diesel moter the cab and chassis came from down south. I also have a 52 HP farm tractor with a bucket and a Polaris Ranger we use on the farm for moving wood as well. I took 6 loads of logs like this on Saturday from my buddy's house in Brimfield where the tornado hit this past spring.
I am a Dodge boy so here is one of my workers.
1976 Dodge W200. Last pic are the recent changes so I can get back into the woods at my place. She bottomed out a couple times crossing a creek and barely made it out with the street tires this fall. Heavier lift springs and shocks should do the trick now. It has a dump bed on it which is nice.
These are my other Dodges that get called every so often. The white one is a W350 with a dump bed and plow. Hauling a pretty good load of walnut(4200#s) in this pic. The other is really my snow plow truck but gets used occasionally to haul some loads. The other pic is my little wood hauler at the house.
1989 Cherokee Laredo 4x4 4.0L Automatic. 196,900 miles. It's older than one of my roommates and almost as old as I am.
$500 for the truck
$23 for a new EGR valve
$50 for misc. tune up
$100 for a new hitch
Total investment of $673 for an almost exclusive wood (trailer) hauler. First year burning, first purchase made exclusively with burning in mind.
Next comes the saw... this is the beginning of a beautiful thing.
I'm diggin' that aluminum landscape trailer.... Who made it? Capacity?
Honda Foreman 450S to haul the bucked wood out of the woods.
Trailer (gray one) used in the woods with the Honda. Reinforced and rebuilt trailer . . . made more durable and has Saab tires for a higher stance in the woods.
Nissan Titan SE to haul the wood home -- either with or without the multi-purpose trailer my cousin built out of stainless steel pipe. The trailer is set up so I can remove the wooden racks from the stake pockets and use it to haul the sleds or ATVs using a ramp that fits into the stake pockets.
How many cords does your shed hold firefighterjake?
Yamaha G-1 cool I have acouple of those
can't kill them and haul pretty good too
when he ( Rott) is a little more mature
I would like to see what they could pull together
she is a tank and he is catching up fast
It's 12 x 20 (if memory serves me right) and I stack pretty high . . . figure on some space being taken away for the gap between stacks and the walls and I figure it holds maybe 9 1/2 to 10 cords of wood. Typically I only use half the wood in the shed . . . well actually less than half . . . but it's a good feeling knowing that if something happens to me I have two winters worth of wood stacked in the shed . . . or if Maine suddenly experiences another Ice Age I'll be set . . . for at least two years.
I like that W350. I wish my F350 was 4x4. Rear wheel drive seriously limits its utility.
Love those Dodges Chargerman. I've had 6 different Dodge truck over the years and aside from one they were all solid, reliable trucks. While I love the comfort of my current 2010 Ram I would love to get a 90-93 Cummins powered Ram and tweak it into a playtoy/work beast. For now though the 2010 will have to suffice.
It is a tough old truck. I didn't use it this year for wood. I hurt my shoulder last fall and continual lifting and throwing wood in that truck was really irritating it. My 76 is lower to the ground and didn't bother nearly as much. My BIL used the W350 for all of his wood hauling this year though.
Thanks, I got one of those old diesels too. It is a '91 W250 Cummins with a NV4500 5 speed conversion. I turned up the pump a little and staight piped the exhaust. She sounds pretty good and would outpull my dad's stock '97 Cummins 5 speed dually back in the day. Still gets 20mpg+ too. What can I say, old Dodges are my thing.
Here is an old pic from years ago when we were pulling a parts car out of its 20 year old frozen tomb.
I forget the name of the trailer but will get it for you. Because of our state laws it is rated for 2999#'s for licensing purposes. It has a 3500# axle and heavy 15" tires.
I hear you....My C-3500 was getting stuck, usually when empty, around the farm. I just bought some really agressive mud style retreads (load range E) and they have helped out a lot.
Not 4-wheel drive by any means, but I can dump a load of wood and then drive out of my field vs. dragging it out with the tractor!
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