who else moves this years wood closer....

My Oslo heats my home Posted By My Oslo heats my home, Oct 22, 2013 at 5:52 PM

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  1. bag of hammers

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    Thanks Joful. A friend of mine sent me a couple pics of his rig, and I commented on how I would love to have same. He sent me a bunch of CL ads for everything from Kubota to John Deere to New Holland, with a couple Bobcats tossed in. Killer deals according to him, older units with low hours. But at the end of the day, $$ is just too tight. Still not giving up though. One day I'll have my toys...
     
  2. Bacffin

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    Yours are bigger than mine :(
    But it gets the job done:)
     

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  3. bag of hammers

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    Bacffin - nice. Beautiful spot there. Looks like you got enough fuel staged and stacked for a while.

    Moving that one log would be an afternoon for me (not including the time it would take to call over a friend with a saw that could cut it). That's gotta be a 1500 lb log? My back hurts just looking at it.
     
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  4. Ashful

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    Guessing at 16" diameter x 13' long, the green weight would be (in pounds):

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  5. teutonicking

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    Needs one of these...

    http://www.logrite.com/store/Item/tractor-arches
     
  6. bag of hammers

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    I was gonna say a half ton :p... ok i had no clue, but either way, its a back-ache (without the toys). Did I mention I want a tractor?
     
  7. My Oslo heats my home

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    I hear ya Ram, I could probably think of a few possible options along the lines of pulleys. But (or however as my wife says) a winch would find more uses for other things. I would probably multi-task the crap out of it
     
  8. My Oslo heats my home

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    Redd, how does your routine with wood getting to the stove work??
     
  9. albert1029

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    I gradually move from backyard stacks to the front porch, when the stacks are empty I fill them back up with what I've been cutting during last winter and current winter that's on hold up on the hillside, that adds to the stacks I didn't touch to make 2 yrs worth in the yard.
     

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  10. Ashful

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    He just speaks curtly to it, and it jumps into the stove.
     
  11. Bacffin

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    Joful,

    That would be a black cherry! I increased the line pressure to get some extra lift on the loader.
     
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  12. maple1

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    I've been moving 6 cords of wood (well seasoned) into my basement every fall for 18 years. No problems encountered to date.

    Stack from the splitter to pallets, FEL the pallets to the walk-out door, pallet-jack the pallets to beside the boiler.
     
  13. Bigg_Redd

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    I use a wheel barrow. . . ?
     
  14. bag of hammers

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    I tried that with fish / boat -- no success.
     
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  15. PapaDave

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    I'll be darned if I can remember who, but someone on here rigged up a winch (not wench) system for getting wood up on the deck from ground level.
    Posted a couple years ago, I think.
    I'll try to find it.
    ETA: Here's one I found....http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/lets-see-your-rig-set-up.62483/
    I think tradergordo may have done one too.
    Check out Youtube for ideas as well.
    Someone suggested a catapult.!!!
     
  16. Ashful

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    Machria built a deck hoist rig last year, as well. He was lobbying for someone here to do it for him, and when he got no takers, he engineered one himself. He wrote a detailed thread on it, titled something like, "who wants to build a hoist for me?"
     
  17. PapaDave

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    I ran into that one too, just didn't post it.
     
  18. CenterTree

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    Or....


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  19. My Oslo heats my home

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    I'm burning all the not so perfect stuff now. I walked out to the porch in my slippers and filled my uglies box. I know it's a bit early on the consistent cold weather but I know this will make things a bit easier.
     
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  20. teutonicking

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    I'm burning my uglies too. Its oak so I should probalby save it but I'm looking forward to freeing up some rack space for nicer looking stacks.
     
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