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

stanleyjohn Posted By stanleyjohn, Nov 18, 2012 at 4:58 PM

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  1. WhitePine

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    They handle steep trails or otherwise better than anything I know of, and they will do it pulling their rated load and more. The real problem is a major lack of ground clearance, which can seriously hinder rough. A six inch log across the trail is a show stopper. I don't have much experience with mine in mud, and for the most part it isn't something I have to worry about. When I have encountered it, it hasn't been a problem. I don't go in deep mud with my equipment for any reason.

    Some people like to complain about the 25 mph top speed. I don't see it as a problem. No way I want to go flying through the woods or fields at high speed in any UTV. That's for the kids who don't know any better and heal faster than people my age.
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    I had a jd 655 hydro tractor similar hp same problem, barley touch the go pedal on a hill was almost useless with a bush hog uphill.I sold it bought a new 3032e hydro can't stop it.
     
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    The Gator I used to have had a belt drive similar to a snowmobile vs hydrostatic,the more throttle the better the pull hydro the pull and speed a determined by the go pedal.
     
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    I use a quad with a trailer and my bobcat, pickup truck on distant jaunts.
     
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    That system also compensates for load. The engine side adjusts for RPM and the transmission side adjusts for load. The more load you have, the deeper the belt runs in the transmission pulley, effectively downshifting on the fly. The engine rpms will increase due to the 'downshifting' and that causes the belt to run around the outside of the clutch, further enhancing the torque being put down through the drivetrain. It's a simple, effective system that is much lower cost to maintain/repair than a hydrostatic drive. Been proven on snowmobiles and go-carts for decades. And yup, it works best when the loud pedal is held to the rug. ::-)
     
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    Nice set up there Jeff. I like that sleigh, and that is a serious Reindeer.
     
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    OK! Christmas time is coming up and Dad is looking into getting me this push cart for hauling some of the wood out of my backwoods.I will need to widen some areas of my trails to make it work but it can be done.Right now i hand carry,use a small wheelbarrow or hand cart (limited areas due to width of trails) to do the job.I do have a lawn tractor and small behind cart but its not a expensive type and dont want to risk blowing the transmission or damageing some other parts on it.in time (not near future though) i might get a old used garden tractor,ATV or RTV but money is an issue here.So for the short term will this cart make my job easier and will this hold up hauling wood out of the woods. http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100344354&R=100344354#customer_reviews
     
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