1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)

Red oak haul

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Wilhelm911, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Wilhelm911

    Wilhelm911 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    67
    Loc:
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    My grandfather has some mountain land and I received permission to take anything downed. To my excitement there are many 60ft plus oaks uprooted. Most likely from sandy. Only got 2 loads today, the road is tough traveling. Basically an old logging path from the 60s. Most likely many more pics to come. Enjoy. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362361643.349411.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362361662.178828.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362361678.998950.jpg
    tfdchief, raybonz, basod and 10 others like this.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. Sodbuster

    Sodbuster Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Messages:
    84
    Loc:
    Michigan
    I had a dream like that once...
  3. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,786
    Loc:
    Southern IN
    Wow! Love that straight-grained stuff. :cool:
    Splitting with no gloves?? You're an animal! ==c
  4. tigeroak

    tigeroak Burning Hunk

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    192
    Loc:
    kansas illinois
    Good haul of red oak , splits like me no gloves . Wearing to many cloths , coat on. Take it off and split like heck. I split in a tee shirt toady at 34 today.
    Ralphie Boy and Hickorynut like this.
  5. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,721
    Loc:
    Connecticut
    ....that should keep ya busy for a while:)....that Chevy truck seems to be handling load easily.....miss my 2500HD:(
  6. certified106

    certified106 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,472
    Loc:
    Athens, Ohio
    Very nice!
  7. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I love a load of oak like that. And I love an excuse to take my truck on those old mountain logging roads.......
    Win-win there, Wilhelm!
    Backwoods Savage likes this.
  8. bigbarf48

    bigbarf48 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2012
    Messages:
    831
    Loc:
    Stone Mountain GA
    Great score! I just got finished splitting some big red oak rounds I scrounged and boy is it easy splitting. Nice square splits too. Have fun
  9. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Messages:
    844
    Loc:
    Mineral County, WV
    How in the heck did you lift them HEAVY rounds into the truck. Been cutting red oak to that sandy took down. If your going to split by hand its a lot easier to split if where it was cut if possible then load it onto the truck
  10. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Messages:
    697
    Loc:
    Oregon
    That's so awesome to have access to family land/firewood. Very nice work!
    Backwoods Savage likes this.
  11. Wilhelm911

    Wilhelm911 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    67
    Loc:
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    That's a buddy of mine in the photos, he's the only reason I got those huge rounds on the truck! I was very surprised how easy this stuff split. Can't wait to go at it in full force. I can't wait to go get more rounds. I'm addicted!
  12. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,231
    Loc:
    Southeast Indiana
    nice load for sure and you bet your booties those rounds in the second picture weighed a little bit.
  13. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,120
    Loc:
    Northern Kentucky along the Ohio River
    Beautiful! What ya hidin' in that orange case;?
  14. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    Messages:
    1,712
    Loc:
    Central Michigan
    WOW - you have a good friend. Getting those rounds up into the truck must have been chore!! Good - no great score. I wish I had more oak access myself.
    Backwoods Savage likes this.
  15. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,204
    Loc:
    Kennett Square, PA
    That red oak is a beautiful work of art sitting in the back of the pickup.
    I can smell it from here!
    Senatormofo likes this.
  16. ChrisNJ

    ChrisNJ Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Messages:
    379
    Loc:
    Burlington County
    Geez they are such pretty rounds I would have fun splitting them for you :-O
  17. Wilhelm911

    Wilhelm911 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    67
    Loc:
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    Update.
    Had the day off so I picked up two more loads. Split about one truckload the other day too. Wow, what splendid wood to split! Smells fantastic too. I can't wait for 3 years to be up so I can use this stuff!
    What I started with, 3 uproots. My 310 for size comparison.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362532441.328879.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362532465.380060.jpg
    2 of 3 cleaned up.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362532483.193411.jpg
    Few shots of my work area.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362532509.360668.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362532531.212984.jpg
    tfdchief, Halligan, raybonz and 4 others like this.
  18. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,425
    Loc:
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Great haul! Nice clean stuff. Looks like grandpap and your bud deserve a steak dinner!
    Shane N likes this.
  19. WoodpileOCD

    WoodpileOCD Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    659
    Loc:
    Central NC
    Those have to be some of the prettiest rounds I've ever seen. Perfect splitting. It would be a shame to waste hydraulics on them.
    Blue2ndaries, Shane N and Senatormofo like this.
  20. Senatormofo

    Senatormofo Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    85
    Loc:
    Cockeysville, Maryland
    That haul is music to my eyes! Red Oak is the best!
  21. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,721
    Loc:
    Connecticut
    who, me.....jealous ????.....yup:)
  22. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,231
    Loc:
    Southeast Indiana
    your set up for sure...............shame about the trees being uprooted though
  23. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,815
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Technique son, technique. One can lift them into the truck in different ways, but it is easier still if your simply roll them up into the truck using a plank and a cant hook.
  24. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Messages:
    697
    Loc:
    Oregon
    Very nice. How long do you buck your rounds? They look like they're ~24in.
  25. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    937
    Loc:
    Mount Cheaha Alabama
    I don't even see any sag in that 2500 - sweet rig and vanity plates to boot:)

    I gotta ask though - am I seeing red paint on the rounds?
    Are we building jewlery stores or cutting firewood?

Share This Page