Post in 'The Gear' started by trailrated, Jan 25, 2012.
Agile, good in all conditions. Cheap on fuel.
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Special distance hauler (only good wood, like black locust)
Gotta love those single wheel one-tons! ;-)
2003 Polaris Big Boss. 5 loads equals a cord. Liked it so much, I bought another one as a spare!
Box I made for the tractor, holds about a face cord.
You're not driving it on the front tires, that box needs to be bigger!
I was when I tried loading it with the backhoe off :-O
Heres my hauler. 2010 Hemi powered Ram 2500.
Here's my set up, 2007 Expedition with Carry On 6X16GW2BRK trailer, but it hasn't even been on its maiden wood hauling voyage yet:
I built this out of scraps left over from a recent construction project; seems like it may actually hold together.
That is quite a a load there. I'm guessing it is PNW soft wood.
Wood harvest and the old truck hobby
go hand in hand. My 1956 Ford F-350 and a jag of future warmth.
Nice F350 oldogy. Here's a more current shot of my '70 F350.
Do you have any pictures of the hoist and underside of the bed? My '70 has the same bed, but no hoist. I'm curious how your's is set up.
Yes it is, All Doug Fir
Top 2 pics I figure close to a cord, bottom 2 pics about 3/4 cord or so
Doug Fir weighs 2800 pounds per cord according to
Here is a picture of the hoist. I have a 1949 Ford F-4 purchased, just awaiting delivery. It, too has a hydraulic hoist.
I'm used to Black Locust and Red oak at 3700 and 3500 pounds.
Does the hoist attach right to the wood framing or is there some added steel?
if we had some of that around here I would load it up as well, but a little smaller of a load of course. my little toyota can only take so much
Yup. That big a load of hardwood would kill my Ford.
There is a steel sub frame welded to the truck frame with the cylinder afixed thereto. There is a movable frame that the wood bed stringers fit and bolted into.
That's what I was hoping to see a picture of.
Sookie the greyhound/pitbull with the 'ol S10
What's that white 70's ford in th backround? I'm fond of that vintage sheet metal, especially the old "high boy" 250 prior to 77-1/2 (i think)
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