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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. wendell

    wendell Minister of Fire

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    I know. I really like it out there. Maybe one of these days I will make it out to the Cobb Sweet Corn Days!

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  2. wendell

    wendell Minister of Fire

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    You need to change your profile! Southern Wisconsin is Beloit, Grant County is Southwest (as Southwest as you get!) and it's God's Country. Thanks for your pictures. I grew up across the river from Prairie du Chien and miss the scenery!
  3. antknee2

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    My brother has the right idea for deep woods extractions . He retrieves wood in places I considered not possible . Check out this link , the trailer will not tip over even with a full load of heavy logs , must have a very low center of gravity .
    Anthony
    http://www.mountaingoattrailers.com/

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    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    ^well that home made 'arch like' trailer is the cats meow.
  5. waynek

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    Geesh! Wendell I did not know there were geography police on this website. My profile location was determined by a wider scope of Wisconsin geography...the southern half. Heh. Heh!

    A former Hawkeye from Marquette/McGregor? That side of the river is very picturesque as well. My wife and I take in the activities and shopping there the week of the Rendevous at Prairie du Chien.

    Aside - I would highly recommend the Cobb, WI Corn Boil.

    Thank you and best regards,

    Jackpine
  6. BJ64

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    Sweet!

    All you need is a Ford banner up with the Mopar stuff and you have a complete home for the rig!
  7. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    LOL

    Sounds like our Ontario regional misrepresentation. Those Southern Ontarians think Barry is North, an North Bay is far North. We in the true North West want to secede from the rest of Ontario and we get insulted if someone associates us with them.
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  8. waynek

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    WOW! I want one of each.

    Is the two-wheel cart with log tongs and come-along a patented product? I could use one of those this spring as I want to snake out some storm damaged walnut trees. I do not want a big skidder in the woods trying to snake them out because of the potential landscape damage.

    Jackpine
  9. wendell

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    No, not the police. Just like knowing where my neighbors live! :)

    I'm still a Hawkeye. Some things you can't let go of. Actually, about 10 miles west of Marquette.

    Enjoy the day! I've got about 2 cords to get split this weekend. Thank goodness the weatherman is going to cooperate!
  10. waynek

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    Yes, Iowa County certainly has its share of hills and bluffs...pretty country. You and your family seem to make the most out of ATVs. In other posts I have seen some of your attachments...snowblower, snow blade and etc. I am envious.
  11. antknee2

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    The little arch is a modified Colman trailer we had in storage for 20 years . The come along is from Granger , also very use full if the atv gets jammed in a tight spot , which happens all the time , we have some nasty terrain around here . Feel free to copy the design .
    Anthony
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    Thanks for the reply, Anthony. I have the log tongs and an extra come-along...my neighbor has axles, wheels, barstock and he owes me a big favor. When I get one built, I will post a pic.

    Jackpine
  13. Andre B.

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    I have been cutting dead elm in a low area and have to haul the wood out thru a dry swamp, it fills up in the spring but is usually dry by midsummer.
    The next one to be cut is standing, with its bark hanging off, just behind the tractor.
    The trail is narrow and snakes around in the low areas.
    I could cut some more off them little trees and make a straighter road, but what fun would that be?

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  14. Andre B.

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    The trail straightens out going up the hill.
    And once on the driveway I can shift into high range.
    At the pile by the splitter unloading is easy.;)

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    Jackpine,

    Now that there is a pretty hill,

    How many acres you have in your Woodlot?
    Ours is 100, though My dad will say with all the hillsides its more like 120 or so. I break it down to people like this you can get a truck around to about 30% a Tractor to 50% ATV to 80% the last 20% you gotta be part Billy Goat and part Rock Hound to want to try and explore.

    sublime out.

    her is a pic of the Buzz saw pile we had a few years ago, that pile ended up over 20 pallet's long.

    Has the ATV and trailer that was used to haul in about 80% of the wood that was stacked in that pile.

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  17. sublime68charger

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    thanks, Jackpine, Well all the ATV stuff saves me from having to Use a Shovel for snow removal and its gets me some seat time on the ATV in winter. Like I Told a friend who has a Honda ATV and was talking about buying a walk behind blower. Get your self a blade for your ATV you can then look at snow removal not as a simple boring mundane chore that has to be done, to something that is more like just riding your ATV all around your yard and drive way. Snow removal now become almost fun. Well it is fun the first hour or so and then it can get tedious but its still way way better than a walk behind blower. so now he's got a blade for his also and does 4 drives per storm. On the bigger storms we work together so if you get stuck the other guy can pull you out.

    sublime out.
  18. sublime68charger

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    bring in wood from the outside pile,

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    fully loaded.

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    Stored in the garage.

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    after the work is done, Teaching bubble wrap a lesson,

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    sublime out.
  19. waynek

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    Sublime, the woodlot is 45 acres, 18 tillable and 17 acres pasture. Your percentage equipment access mirrors the access of the woodlot, but most of the work is done with ATV and trailer. Saves wear and tear on the truck and tractor and is much safer on the hillsides.

    Jackpine
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    SL, nice little helper you have there! :coolsmile:
  21. sublime68charger

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    Thanks, Yea with his help my production rate is about 1/2 of normal we spend alot of time fixing things that are broke or getting something else off the shelf to play with.

    JackPine, I hear ya with the ATV and Trailer. is much better for hauling wood around.
    plus I get to drive the ATV. Not to worried about dents in the trailer. I have a Nice ding in the Chrome trim on the Tailgate of my 78 Ford I still gringe at each time I c it.
    ATV fits between trees better also dosn't slide as much on hillsides.

    sublime out.
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    Anthony,

    How does the arch and the mountain goat trailer do on off-camber trails? - say up to 30 degree side angle? Will the arch keep the log tail close to the trail? Will the mountain goat tip?

    Thanks,
    Steve

    PS - How is the trials riding going?
  23. sublime68charger

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    Nice looking Trail system you have there, Love the Tractor also.


    sublime out.
  24. sublime68charger

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    jackpine you still there?

    Heard that Grant county is having some flooding in area's

    your right also Cobb Corn Boil is a great time.

    or was that Wendell who commented on that?

    any how.
  25. antknee2

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    I vote the Mountain Goat trailer can handle the off camber terrain with ease . We try to only use the arch for the easy terrain , only problem all the wood is now in hard to reach locations , major bummer . So far we have not tipped the Goat . Thanks
    Anthony
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