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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by golfandwoodnut, May 25, 2010.
I'm soooo jealous.
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This is my yard trailer. I load this and leave it by the rear door in the heating season. I paid $35 for basically the frame. I put new 2x6 boards on it and $20 wheels. The sides I modified from something I found in a friends junk pile. I love junk piles.
The blue tarp in front gets pulled over the top to protect from the weather. I designed it from dump trucks I've seen with this type of covering.
I think they are $130 now, in the last Harbor Freight ad I saw. Mine is the one with the smaller 8" wheels. It rides closer to level behind the ATV than the model with 12" wheels.
I actually split pretty small for the Fireview. The stack on the right of the picture is wood that I scrounged. I either half or quarter the rounds to make them easier to lift onto the truck. I split them down smaller in the driveway and then wheelbarrow them to the stack in the back yard.
The trailer is 22' long in total. The box is 10x6. The 12' lever is so long that the vast majority of the weight is on the trailer, not my truck. The springs on the rear of my truck don't even compress when this is fully loaded.
here's a Pic' of the display when I first made it.
Got them at a car show/swap meet which was a all weekend long camping/party for me and I had imparied judgement and $$$ in my pocket. Long story short I now have a Thrush Display window. LOL
I wish I had a 10' tounge......
I'd be retired by now!
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Elderwelder, is that a lift gate? Otherwise I cannot imagine how you got those logs loaded. Handy having a lift gate, for sure.
Yeah, what he said. That is a pretty impressive load on a not so big truck. How did the breaks work?
Yeah....... that is a lift gate, comes in real handy. That was a C/L scrounge of a huge fir tree that a tree service took down,I took 4 loads to my house and 2 loads to my friends house, plus he took 2 loads with his F150.
Brakes worked fine, but made sure I gave myself plenty of distance from traffic in front of me. Guy in a lifted F350 almost broke his neck doing a double take when he saw this little Toyota hauling this load. He caught up to me at the stop light and told me how impressed he was and how smoothly I was cruising down the road, Than asked me if the truck was for sale and how much I wanted for it, I told him he could not afford it, ( I was being sarcastic)
Toyota sold these 1 Ton dually cab and chassis from 84-88 in a 4 cylinder models and RV company's built them into motor homes, or some people bought them right off the lot and put a flatbed on them, in 90-91 they put a 6 cylinder in them and U-Haul used them for moving truck rentals. That 6 cylinder was a piece o crap and most people these day's look for them with the 4. Mine has got the 4 (22re) has a rod knock in it, so will need rebuilt or replaced soon
I remember when those were new. I just saw a Uhaul one today on the way to work. Just shows that you don't need a monster several $1,000 diesel in a light truck.
My 91 and 96 dodge diesels. The 96 has seen a hard life but she still hauls with the best of em haha.
Elder, that is an impressive load. Was the fir alive? If so, those big rounds can weigh a lot. Even with the lift-gate, moving those rounds is a bit hairy. If one decides to lay over on it's side, you need to move quickly. I will be noodling my way through our pile again today.
Yes, it was a live Doug Fir / and those were some heavy rounds, that load shown was the base of the tree, had to half 2 of the rounds as they were too big to move even though I could park the truck real close, the 2 I half-ed are laying in back of bed next to lift gate. For reference the distance from the top of the bed to the top of the cab is 30", as you can see a couple go above the cab, the ones I half-ed were about 35"-36". There was no doubt I was over loaded, if you look close my leaf springs were flattened out and i was dragging the mud flaps on that trip
Here are a couple of my wood haulers , I have several trailers and use them all .
I can haul about 3/4 cord in my 8' trailer and at times throw more in the back of the truck.
awesome pictures guys. it is interesting to see what everyone uses to get the wood to the lot. obviously there is not any best way to do it, and many have invented/modified their own trailers. :coolgrin:
One of my trailer 6x10 bought off CL for $200 -needed new wood and lights.
Latest addition to the wood hauler fleet. My '68 Cub Cadet 125 and Craftsman dump cart.
Just a modest work van, but it's what I've got , and it gets the job done.
It's a 95 Chevy 1-ton, and it spent its early years as a plumber's van.
It has the heavy duty suspension, and it barely squats with nearly a
cord loaded. A little more hassle to load and unload compared with
a pickup truck, but still very usable. Packed to the roof would be about
a cord- I usually carry between 0.5 to 0.8 cord at a time, plus the
wheelbarrow and all my gear. Dual side cargo doors help a lot.
Am I the only one that loads a Quad up this way to haul some wood? Around here I have found this the most reliable, the hills are a killer and my trailer could not handle it. This keeps the weight over my tires.
Kinda funny to watch these type of threads turn up each year. Here are the same pictures I've posted the last 2 years, I think. ;-)
Unfortunately, the wagon doesn't look nearly that good anymore. :roll:
Truck, trailer and a JD cart to move wood around the yard.