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Time to show your wood haulers for the 2008-09 season

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by struggle, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. chunkyal

    chunkyal New Member

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    Hey Leaf, thanks for the kind words. But I'm just on thirty, really like my trike, and the trailer only cost me $50 - I'm just a cheap-skate and new to the bush and burning. I NEED every bit of exercise I get - plus, yeah, electric heat is $$. Keep on battling, burning and feeling young!

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  2. sowaxeman

    sowaxeman New Member

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    1994.5 F350 PSD Dually here with a custome made (from an old pop up camper) wagon trailer. On New Years Eve a buddy and I logged up a fallen oak for a lady in the neighbor hood and got it all in the bed - stacked to the top of the shell!! Time to get splitting once the 12" of snow melts!

    Three or four more trees to go and next years stash will be ready.

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  3. TreePapa

    TreePapa Minister of Fire

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    Actually, I wasn't even thinking about weight limits when I wrote that. Simply the fact that the load is above the sides of the bed and unsecured would get you pulled over here. Whether you're driving an F-150 or a bobtail or a tractor trailer. It's the safety aspect of the load over the top. As for weigh stations, for the most part in Calif. they're only on major interstate highways and a few smaller highways that regularlly carry a lot of truck traffic.

    Peace,
    - Sequoia
  4. fredarm

    fredarm Minister of Fire

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    Don't have any pictures, but spring, summer and fall I use a 2001 Sears Craftsman 18 hp lawn tractor with a dump cart. In winter I use my 1997 V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. If the ground is frozen and there's not too much snow, I just drive through the yard to the woodpile, load up the back, and drive around to the garage and fill up the rack. My wife thinks I'm nuts, but it beats carrying the wood and it's a lot quicker!
  5. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Here is one of my haulers.

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  6. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    ....and here is a pup trailer that I pull.
    One of my other trucks is doing a box transfer onto the trailer.

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  7. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    I'd be more worried about all that blue snow... ;)
  8. sowaxeman

    sowaxeman New Member

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    Yeah it was dusk but still enough light from all the snow.....probably should have gone without the flash :)
  9. wendell

    wendell Minister of Fire

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    After a trip to get some of my emergency elm when I realized my maple cut last spring still isn't dry. The wood on the ground is what I was splitting for 2010. I am determined to get 2 years ahead!

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  10. waynek

    waynek Member

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    Yep!, the landscape beyond the woodpile and truck looks like southern Wisconsin...snow covered and frozen. Glad it quit snowing for awhile.

    Regards,

    Jackpine
  11. SmokinPiney

    SmokinPiney Feeling the Heat

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    For gettin to the hard to reach wood
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    Once i get it back on the road :shut:

    But for now it's 91 ranger 4x4 5spd. Doesn't haul quite as much as the dodge but it get's the job done.
  12. wendell

    wendell Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, it is getting kind of weird. Strange not waking up to new snowfall. :)
  13. BJ64

    BJ64 Minister of Fire

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    I liked seeing all the old vintage rigs still at it. The Old Nison was a treat and so was the ol' red '78 Ford. Good job guys!
  14. drdoct

    drdoct Feeling the Heat

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    Here is hopefully the last load of wood I'll ever buy. Started late and already working on 2 years, but buying this year makes me want to go ahead out 4 years or so. I had to drive 1hr on the interstate with this load.

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  15. Bubbavh

    Bubbavh Feeling the Heat

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    What wood? Oh there it is... the camo made it hard to see!
    Nice looking truck! Free wood seems so much easier to load don't ya think?
    Happy Scrounging. No such thing as too much wood!!
  16. sublime68charger

    sublime68charger Member

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    you talking about that one with the Wood Rack's on it also?

    them ther is Home sawed boards from the Woodland as well.

    here she is all snow covered from being out and about all day during a storm.

    gotta love the wood Boiler in the garage cause by morning there's not a drop of snow on the old girl and she's ready to battle WI winter another day.


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    though she's been in winter slumber the last 2 weeks I got an 05 sport trac to be my DD and kid hauler and the truck went to winter storage but I had to fire the old girl up today as my cousiin need "he's in tech school for auto tech" a vechile to due brake work on so he's gonna give the old girl a going over.

    sublime out.
  17. sublime68charger

    sublime68charger Member

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    here the Helper and the truck again
    This is unloading out side at the backup/emergency pile for the winter.

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    fully loaded
    and backed into the garage for unloading.

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    sublime out.
  18. waynek

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    For several years I hauled stove wood out of the woods with a Ford 5000 and two wheel trailer...sometimes it required chains and the ground could not be too greasy. Because the landscape is quite steep I had some close calls going in and out of the woods. It is the landscape that you can farm three sides of the place. ATVs make it less dangerous but it requires more trips to haul the wood.
  19. sublime68charger

    sublime68charger Member

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    Jackpine,

    nice looking ATV and trialer you got there and Nice looking sheds in the background as well

    her's my ATV and wood hauling trailer.

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    Ignore that truck topper contraption in the back ground. though it does keep the weather off the stuff stored under it. the ATV/trailer's. mower ETC
  20. sublime68charger

    sublime68charger Member

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    double post.

    so I edit it out and put in another Pic,

    da big Wood hauler. holds 1 full cord of wood.

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  21. waynek

    waynek Member

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    Thanks for the comments, Sublime. The building with the leanto is the old well house and all my cookstove fuel gets ranked up
    underneath.

    Jackpine
  22. wendell

    wendell Minister of Fire

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    I'm trying to figure out where in southern WI the landscape is steep. SW yes, S ?
  23. sublime68charger

    sublime68charger Member

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    this is in the Family woodland, Eden Township in Iowa County.

    My Brother is sitting on the quad.

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    yep there are some hills around here.

    sublime out.
  24. waynek

    waynek Member

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    This is part of my woodlot in Grant County. Steep side hills and rock outcroppings make it very tricky at times hauling firewood, but the ATV works very well. The landscape is in the un-glaciated area of Wisconsin.
  25. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    Heres mine with a bunch of wood I cant identify. Personally I would love to burn the neighbors garage.. what a sight.

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