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Wood Hauler - What are you using?

Post in 'The Gear' started by slinger646, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. slinger646

    slinger646 Member

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    I was using a plastic Harry Homeowner cart that eventually fell apart, then I switched to a hand truck.

    What are the Firemasters using?

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  2. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Ummmm. . . a wheelbarrow?
  3. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    Elcheapo wagon from Lowes
  4. mayhem

    mayhem Minister of Fire

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    A pickup truck to get the wood from where I bucked it to my splitting area.

    A wheelbarrow to get from where I split to where I make my stacks. Sometimes I'll use the truck here as well, depends on how much I've split ahead of time.

    My arms to go from the stacks to the living room.
  5. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    ATV with trailer (or occasionally a Kubota tractor) to get the wood out of the woods.

    4Runner with a trailer to get the wood from the family homestead to my front yard.

    ATV with trailer or a wheelbarrow to get the wood from my stacks to the woodshed.

    Wheelbarrow or canvas wood tote to get the wood from my woodshed to the covered porch for my "week's worth of wood".

    Canvas tote to get the wood from the porch to my woodbox.

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    Edited to show pics of my ATV/Snowmobile/Wood Trailer hooked up to the 4Runner . . . and my ATV and the woods trailers I use.

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  6. Chargerman

    Chargerman Feeling the Heat

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    I was bringing the wood into the garage with a wheel barrow last year as I needed it. This year I had more to haul and a little S10 pickup worked perfect and saved a bunch of work.
  7. twitch

    twitch Member

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    I've been using a wooden garden cart similar to the one below. It's a lot easier than a wheelbarrow in my opinion, although probably more expensive. I had mine given to me.

    Garden Cart
  8. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    On the road.
  9. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

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    I have a ramp up to my deck, and a sliding door from the deck into the stove room. I bring the wheel barrow right into my living room! For some reason my wife has never figured out that this is something she could complain about. Really takes the labor out of it though.
  10. mayhem

    mayhem Minister of Fire

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    Flatbed, I wanna see you move that wheelbarrow. I know mine would fold up like a lawn chair. Or my arms would dislocate.
  11. vvvv

    vvvv New Member

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    i bet he's right handed & the tire needs air
  12. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    It is downhill from where I split to where I stack. I just run behind it! Unfortunately, its back up the hill to the front porch where I keep a week's worth stacked during the burn season. I don't stack it as high going up.
  13. ikessky

    ikessky Minister of Fire

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    I can pull my truck right up to my wood piles and also right up to the basement windows where I throw it in. I can usually pull right up to my downed trees also.
  14. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    here's ONE of my many ways to haul wood, taken tonight...

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  15. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    That is just some junk wood I was hauling to the brush pile. When I load with firewood, cut at 16" I can get 3 rows and still stand some up in the back end. It seems to work pretty good and methinks I'll be liking the wide tires when there is mud to go through. For backing up it is good as the tongue is fairly long. The side racks remove easily if needed and it does tilt so loading a rototiller or something like that is easy.

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  16. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    My Avatar....works ok....just can't really throw the splits in
  17. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    I have been using the harbor freight wood cart for years. It is freaking wonderful. Holds at least two days worth of wood and rolls on big bicycle sized tires so it is easy to pull through grass and up stairs. I use the tractor to take wood from the stack to a lean-to where I dump the splits in a pile good for a month. I resplit as needed in the lean-to and load directly into the HF cart. Roll the cart to the porch where I take wood by hand into the house for a couple of days before refilling the HF cart.
  18. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    F150 w/ 6.5' bed from woods to home for splitting.

    Hands and feet from spitting to stacking area.

    4x8 trailer with cattle panels (1/3 - 1/2 cord) pulled by lawn mower to house. Will need to use quad when snow flies...ZTR is less than worthless in snow.

    Drop wood into basement wood room through new handy access hole. See my "indoor wood storage" thread for details.

    Rolling wood bin from wood room to stove-side. Bin holds about 2 days worth, give or take depending on weather.
  19. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Cub tractor and either the 5x10' utility trailer, or the 17 cu.ft. poly trailer. Depends how much I feel like doing that day.
    Sometimes depends where I'm at, too. In the woods, I go to the small one.
    Once it's in the woodshed, it's all manpower to the stove.
  20. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    I have
    a JD2520 with a FEL bucket.
    a lawn tractor with a utility trailer
    a wheelbarrow
    a red Radio Flyer toy wagon ( these things come in quite handy when the kids outgrow them)
    a canvas tote bag
    2 arms
  21. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Here is my 6x10.

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  22. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Here is my back door wood storage trailer.

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  23. peterc38

    peterc38 Feeling the Heat

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    Toyota Tundra w/ Dump trailer


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    and Kubota for filling the wood rack on the front porch


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  24. southbound

    southbound Minister of Fire

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    never mind for some reason I can't post pic's anymore

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