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who else moves this years wood closer....

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by My Oslo heats my home, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. bag of hammers

    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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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...

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  2. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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

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  3. bag of hammers

    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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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. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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

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  5. teutonicking

    teutonicking Feeling the Heat

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    Needs one of these...

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

    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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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

    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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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

    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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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. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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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

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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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

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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

    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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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.!!!
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2013
  16. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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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

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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

    CenterTree Feeling the Heat

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    Or....


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  19. My Oslo heats my home

    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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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

    teutonicking Feeling the Heat

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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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