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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. bsruther

    bsruther Minister of Fire

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    Driving off camber in the woods can get you in trouble no matter what you're driving or hauling. Good way to end up against a tree or worse.

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  2. antknee2

    antknee2 New Member

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    I agree . We had to create switch back type trails , for descending down the mountain with loads off wood , Very dangerous . We try not to test our fate with full loads off camber .
    Anthony
  3. Birch Boy

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    Hello There, new to this great site but not new to burning wood. Two outdoor stoves to feed and two fire places for the fun of it!
    The farm goes through close to thirty cords of birch during an average winter here in the Great White North. Without my two helpers, Zeke
    and Big Blue there would be little time left for hunting and fishing. Thank God for diesel power!!

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  4. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome Inferno. Looks like ya have one heck of an operation going there. Beautiful place. Just for curiosity, where abouts by siberia.
  5. Birch Boy

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    Thanks for the hospitality Jags. According to the GPS we are a lot closer to you then Siberia, although here in West Central Manitoba we
    share the same intercontinental climate with Siberia! Roger that on the operation thanks again but like Ma and Pa told us.....................
    Watch what you wish for cause it might come true!
    Lunch break is over, time to go feed the stoves and the critters................. I love it!!
    Small world, in the summer I work off the farm for a family from Illinois, they own a beautiful fishing lodge up here.
  6. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Hmm...I should get to know those people. :)
  7. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    Me too
    Welcome Inferno
  8. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    Good question. Judging by the gutters on that roof I wouldn't say too far north.

    I love the grapple on that loader and used my tractor just today to shuttle half a cord to the preburn heap. Yes, diesel is good.
  9. wendell

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    I got to fishing up in Flin Flon once (although the lake was in Saskatchewan). Couldn't throw you line in without catching a walleye. Hard trying to get to sleep though when it was still full daylight at 11 pm.

    Welcome!
  10. Wet1

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    Welcome Inferno!

    Nice looking setup you have there! :coolsmile:
  11. Dill

    Dill Feeling the Heat

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    Welcome Inferno
    What model Zetor is that? Couldn't make it out.
    I just picked up a 7745 a couple of weeks ago and man what a great tractor cheap. The hydraulics are a bit slow, wondering if you run a front pump for the loader?
  12. Birch Boy

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    Thanks all for the warm welcome, nice to know there are so many others out there enjoying wood heating and the great outdoors.
    Zeke is a 3340, bought new back in 96. great value for the dollar. Very robust for it's size, 43 hp. PTO. Can do the same loader work as
    larger tractors. The loader came with it and is plumbed into the factory spindle right off the transmission. Another great feature
    of Zeke is the loader has quick attach up front for bucket and bale spear. As well the whole loader can easily be removed in less then three
    minutes. I do a lot of mowing and manure spreading with Zeke and it handles much better with loader removed for these tasks.
    Couple of problems are the slow hydraulics Dill spoke of and lack of dealers up here, gotta get parts all the way from Pennsylvania. What
    a pain that is!
    Good luck with your new 7745 Dill, one good thing about slow hydraulics is you have less chance of breaking stuff. The TM 135 New Holland I have
    is the other end of the spectrum. Hydraulics are very fast and a guy can get carried away and start bending stuff, believe me I know! :bug:
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  14. wendell

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    Nice looking truck! Thanks for sharing.
  15. captjack

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    Back in the day when real estate was booming I hauled my wood in a truck like this !! I had everything J.C. Whitney had to offer on it.

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    Now that the Market has crashed I have had to make some cut backs. I had to sell my truck for something a little better on fuel


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    this would be really funny if the links worked - Photobucket is not working - oh well
  16. struggle

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    Here are a couple of pictures of my trailer which is in the very first photo on this thread. I scaled the van and trailer together @7700 lbs and then dropped the trailer at home and the van scaled @4680 lbs so it is pulling #3020 lbs. This is with it loaded as pictured. 5X10' trailer. 15" wheels with a 3,500 lb axle.
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  17. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Struggle - is that trailer from J and J racing (or something like that). The sticker on the front left corner looks like the same as mine.
  18. struggle

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    H&H;trailers
    http://www.hhtrailer.com/

    It seems to be well built. It pulls perfectly balanced behind the min-van. I was concerned with it fully loaded I might bottom out the van but the van only sits down a little bit in the back.
  19. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, h and h. Thats where I got mine too. A very sturdy and well built trailer. I have the 5 x 10, so its identical to yours.

    Edit: did you get yours in Rock Falls at equist racing.
  20. struggle

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    I am on the west side of Iowa and bought it in Sioux City at Hitch and Buggy trailer sales. I think it was around $1-1100 for it. I know I looked at trailers at Home Depot, Lowe's and Menard's and for the money the H & H was the best bang dollar for dollar.

    I probably need to put a spare tire on it for peace of mind.
  21. Jags

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    A spare that mounts between the 'Y' up front and to the front flat of the trailer box works well for me. I really liked it because of the solid sides and front. Wood doesn't wiggle out the sides of it. And yes, very sturdy little trailer.
  22. sublime68charger

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    yea, since were now talking about H&H;trailers,

    that is what my big wood hauler is an H&H;just made the side's for it last summer.

    10,000lbs 20' length with full tilt deck and a Manual Winch that mounts up to the Head ache rack.


    been a Nice trailer for me. though it also cost $3,800.00 pennies to have it.


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    My local H & H dealer had some trailers with electric dump boxes on them that looked pretty sweet but I thought the total weight of the trailer plus wood might be pushing my luck with towing with the van.
  24. Bubbavh

    Bubbavh Feeling the Heat

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    Fresh Load of pine this morning! Nothing like a cup of coffee and a warm fire...

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  25. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    The hauler isn't mine per se but the 12 cord of wood on it is.
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