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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by struggle, Oct 14, 2008.
87 toyota 4runner
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Just sold my Grand Wag. Had to be done, it was just scary towing my 5000 lb camper behind...
this is on the other end of my avatar
1989 366 juice 4-wheel disk brakes
That's a nice rig. I take it you weren't gonna drive on the highway wit the truck loaded over the top like that?
One of the moderators on an HHR board made up the sig for me, I thought it was cool.
Also, since I have violated the new HHR by hauling pallets, here is the new bullet.
every load delivered like this one,or maybe a little more ;-)
Fyrwoodguy - where are you delivering out of? That's a nice load of wood.
I guess things are different in NH. An overlaod like that would get pulled over pretty quick in Calif.
how much can you fit in it?
2 cords 16"
plus all the kindling produced by 12-way splitter head.
This is what I use to haul my wood around the yard. It holds about 18 cf. I also use it to get the dead stuff that I cut from up in the woods. The golf cart does a great job of pulling it.
This is what I use to haul my wood to the house. For short light runs, I use my Jeep TJ to pull it. For heavy stuff, I use my wife's V8 Grand Cherokee.
The steel diamond plate makes the trailer way too heavy, so I'm going to replace it with wood sometime soon.
We're not required to have license plates on trailers here.
Ha, I don't know about NH, but Mass abandoned all of its permanent weight stations replacing them with randomly set up mobile weigh stations. So, 99% of the time there is on one checking weights. No wonder our roads and bridges look like crap.
No offense meant to OTR truckers, they usually pay attention to this stuff.. but little guys with 2 axle trucks that load them over the roof line with firewood, they do the most damage.
Dan (Civil Engineer)
Reality check - you are talking about .0001% of the traffic that these firewood guys consist of. I really doubt that they are THE major source of road damage.
I am not talking about just the firewood trucks, I am talking about any 2 axled delivery truck, the refrigerator delivery guys, the mulch and stone trucks, the seafood delivery guys. They create the greatest point loads on the roads, causeing the most wear and tear. These are the guys that do the damage. And in my area, these trucks consist of 5-10% of the traffic.
I got a little knee jerk reaction from the above post stating "....roof line with firewood, they do the most damage". It just seemed to be a very specific point you were trying to make. Its all good. :coolsmile:
all the times i have been stopped by the NH DOT i got ticket for:
1- plate light not bright enough.
2- 1 broken leaf spring.
3- no DOT NUMBER & my name and address not on door.
4- wrong type of registration plates (agricultural).
nothing else so far, in 20 years of wood delivery. maybe you are talking the fly by night one ton guys.
I would think your agricultural plates would certainly qualify. Are trees not considered agriculture? I bet your could have argued the hell out of that one in court.
Woodford, what kind of tires you got on that golf cart? Does it handle snow?
Same wood hauler as last year;
'96 Jeep XJ (Cherokee) 4.0L, 4:10's, rear Locker, Superwinch S9000. Tows a 4'x12' trailer.
What a great collection of Jeeps ya guys have here (the FC-150/170 & the J-20 are AWESOME)
They're called badlands tires, they have an X shaped lug pattern. They're some of the cheaper oversized tires, but I've put them through hell and they're still in good shape.
I've driven it in about two inches of snow and it did pretty well. It's a lot of fun in the snow because it only has rear brakes. It does real well in the mud.
I propose that the truck full of firewood heaped over the top (2 cords) is much much less of a concern to the condition of the road than the same truck loaded to its legal limit with gravel. Remember Dan, 2 cords of firewood might weigh 5000 lbs but 3 cubic yards of gravel might weigh 12,000 lbs. A semi trailer is usually limited to 20,000 lbs per axle and weighs nearly 80,000 lbs when loaded.
The firewood truck is not a big concern.
Joe (a licensed civil engineer)
My Mule is a major help around the property and can haul a nice load of wood from the surrounding forests . I love the hydraulic dump body , factory built . My wife encouraged me to buy it , she thought it would be awesome , that made it a no brainier decision to buy . PS also came with a nice snow plow .
Hey Some guy with a white jeep and a trailer stole my wheelbarrow LOL
don't worry, I got his plate.
well,as it turns out-one of the stipulations for agri plate use in NH is " cannot haul firewood for re-sale" :-/
which is ok by me,as it took'em 33 years to catch me !