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This wood is heavy!!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Trilifter7, May 16, 2013.

  1. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Did a little moving around of my recent CL delivery yesterday. I was starting to make a dent when my trailer decided it was done!!! At least my custom rails didn't break! Looks like i'm gonna have to do some strengthening on my hitch.

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    It's a good thing I'm picking up my dads old John Deere tractor and trailer today!

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  2. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Proof that you can't put 200 lbs of wood into a 100 lb container.
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  3. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    That'll buff right out.
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  4. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Just another project you can add to the list!
  5. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    That 445 is the ticket!
  6. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    For sure! It's got a front end loader too! I'm gonna have some fun with that! I'll post some pics in 'gear' when I get it.
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  7. smokinj

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    Wow That will make life very good!
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  8. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Yea it will!
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    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Truly a dump cart now ;)
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  10. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Red Maple is a relatively lightweight wood, but that's after it's dry. ;lol
  11. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Yea the key word there is 'dry'. This stuff is as green as growing! Slippery stuff too!
  12. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Pic #2 and #3 just too funny. I mean what the heck you made the sides for it and its kind of cute. This will be one to remember! ;lol
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  13. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    I sure will remember it! Lol. It will haul again, just need to do a little beefing up on the little guy.
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    "Don't mind the mule, load the wagon."
    But
    The wagon has to be as tough as the mule :)

    Nice stack of rounds.
    To be a : "Nice stack of splits" when ?

    When wood is cut in the spring, getting it split soon
    is important so it can start to dry.
    (maple & birch especially) Very wet inside & starts to mold fast.
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  15. Backwoods Savage

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    For sure with a dump trailer you must load heavy in the front and very light in the rear. You can beef that tongue up pretty easy though.
  16. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd say you made a dent in it.
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  17. PapaDave

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    Oh, I see.
    So that's what happens when you overload a little trailer.
    Here I was, thinking the axle would snap. Silly me.
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    thats pretty funny....maybe a little ambitious....haha...

    whats that on the rear wheel/hub of the john deere...ive never seen that before
  19. lukem

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    Ballast.
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    That is Basswood and Hard Maple.
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    oh i see....cheers....is that for traction or for stability on slopes?
  22. Trilifter7

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    I should have in all split in the next couple weeks. A little at a time.
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    That's almost exactly how I broke mine, a similar model $50 yardsale rustbucket. The bolts holding the box on popped also . Re-bolted, jumped up and down on / sledged the tongue roughly back in place and reinforced it with a chunk of PT lumber. Then I resumed abusing it.
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  24. ScotO

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    Might be time for a "C" channel upgrade on that main frame tube. Or, you could get a stick of heavy guage 2" square tube at your local metal shop and have it heated and bent to the contour you need.....
  25. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Yep, lesson learned there. It'll be good as new soon as soon as I get that hitch fixed. Heck it will probably be better than new!
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