This wood is heavy!!

Trilifter7 Posted By Trilifter7, May 16, 2013 at 9:29 AM

  1. Trilifter7

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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

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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

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    That'll buff right out.
     
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  4. thewoodlands

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

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    That 445 is the ticket!
     
  6. Trilifter7

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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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    Wow That will make life very good!
     
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    Yea it will!
     
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    Truly a dump cart now ;)
     
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    Red Maple is a relatively lightweight wood, but that's after it's dry. ;lol
     
  11. Trilifter7

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

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

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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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