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What do you use to haul your wood out of the woods to the wood pile

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by stanleyjohn, Nov 18, 2012.

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  1. stanleyjohn

    stanleyjohn Feeling the Heat

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    For me the hardest part in the wood cutting process is getting the fresh cut wood to the wood pile.I have a few 3 ft wide trials in my woods that helps but when it comes to getting the wood out!its hand carrying or a wheelbarrow.Looking for better ideas without destroying the woods to get it out.

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  2. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    ATV or UTV and a cart
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  3. Coal Reaper

    Coal Reaper Minister of Fire

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    I use a j20 and make it fit where it needs to go. Split as i unload. Stack as i split.

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  4. WhitePine

    WhitePine Feeling the Heat

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    This rig. I have a couple of bigger trailers, but this small tilting rough terrain version is my favorite. It's 84 x 38 inches plus the tongue. Country Manufacturing makes them. The current version is rated to haul 2,500 lbs. They are extremely rugged.
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  5. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    If money is tight and your woods aren't too muddy you could find an old garden tractor and a small trailer. If you have a little more money, you can't beat an atv.
  6. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Most of the time I use '75 JD 110,works great on these steep slopes.Plenty of power,traction is iffy in muddy,wet or icy conditions w/o chains though.Built like a tank.Occasionally I use '98 GMC Z71 1/2 ton where there's enough room on flatter/more open areas.

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    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

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    I use an atv and a cheap metal cart. The metal cart has taken a beaten the pic the one one guy posted looks great but probably cost over a grand. My cheapie was 150$
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  8. Plow Boy

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    Here is some pics of my wood getter, sorry about the quality I just took them while its dark outside
    Got a trailer on back, cant really see it in the pics. I think it is 4x6 or something close to that.



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    chvymn99 Minister of Fire

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    Thats a beautiful set up you've there, especially like the trailer. We use just a ATV or a Garden Tractor with a trailer.
  10. WhitePine

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    Thank you. That is actually an ATV trailer. They have a bigger version for tractors. My Kubota RTV only has a 15 HP engine, less than many ATVs, so the trailer definitely isn't overpowered by what's towing it. ;lol
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    I use this, well the Kubota mostly. The tractor fits in side 4' openings nicely and makes it's own trails too! . I just take the tractor in the dump trailer. Load up the trailer with logs or round with the tractor, and take them home, dump them and go back for the tractor when all is said and done. It really is a nice arrangement. I have also had the bed of the truck (level load) of soaking wet white oak rounds my son and I dropped at his house in the bed of the truck. Sorry, I don't have a picture of wood or the tractor in the dump trailer or the bed of the truck.

    Also, I should note, the trailer is not mine, I get it from a buddy.

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  12. Plow Boy

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    nice trailer white pine. I really like the dual axles.
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    stanleyjohn Feeling the Heat

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    Man! You guys sure no how to make it look easy.I do have a 4*4 trailer that i use with light loads with my LA100 JD lawn tractor but i have already put the lawn tractor away for the winter and it really shouldnt be used for heavy wood loads in the woods.Been thinking of looking for a used heavy duty garden tractor for hauling the wood with the trailer.
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    I hire a straight truck with a grapple. Easy peasy!

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    You would be amazed at where a 4x4 truck can go
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  16. MasterMech

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    You're wise to take it easy on that LA100. Great mowers but I've seen the inside of that tranny and you don't want much weight on it.

    My LT180 and 10P cart.

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    My Canyon, hard-workin' little truck! Those are 24"+ rounds of green Red Oak. Fresh cut.

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    Not having a truck I am dependent on others, and when they call to say they need some help, I help. We picked up this load of Red Oak well up the side of the mountain overlooking the Cumberland Valley.

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    Firewood Ramblings 001 (Custom) (2).jpg Heavy Hauler 001 (Custom).jpg I use either one of these to get around my bush lot.
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    IMG_0645.JPG Fortunate to be haulin' em out tree length with this.
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  20. ScotO

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    when there's no snow on the ground I use these......

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    When the snow's flying, I use this.....

    Sledandmule.jpg hauling wood off of the farm for the maple cooker.jpg Mule4.jpg
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  21. JP11

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    Scotty... what's that sled? It's certainly got a lot of age, and NO suspension on it.

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    I bought the snowmobile club's skandic 500WT fan cooled. It's a great wood hauler in winter. I still groom some trails for them, but try to use the track truck instead. Heat and Tunes make it much more fun.

    JP
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  22. wh401

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    I use either my JD 3320 tractor or Gator 6X4, which ever is easiest for the situation.

    Rick
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    85 jeep cj7

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  24. ScotO

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    JP, it's a 74 Chaparral SSX 340.....liquid cooled, CDI ignition, it does have suspension (the factory suspension sucked so I raised it up by making new leaf springs for the skis in the spring shop that I used to work in, and put a coil-over Fox shock off of a motorcycle in the rear. I also widened the stance of the skis which makes it more stable, it's a good sled for the age. Great wood hauler, as it is light enough I can wrestle it around if I get stuck out in the woods. I also have a 97 Polaris Indy XLT that I picked up last year for 200 bucks.....put a CDI in it and it runs but needs new head gaskets.......
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  25. Jack Straw

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    Here's my other wood hauler with this mornings load, SB Hickory!

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