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Zap dosn't have all the iron wood

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Cowboy Billy, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Cowboy Billy

    Cowboy Billy Minister of Fire

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    I don't have much but I do have some. Its the only wood I will cut up down to 1" dia. I had to clear some more woods off of the gravel pit. I wish I had some big enough to cut 2x4's out of to make stakes for my wagon.

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    It was a little hard to push over this clump of red maple but I got it!

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    Pushing the trees over is the only way I can get the stumps out

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    I hauled one load out on the wagon but it doesn't work well without side racks.

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    Since it was too hard to keep the wood on the wagon. I ended up staking it off to the side of the pit. After the mess I had last year I am not dumping it in piles again. Even though its a lot more work to stack it split it and stack it again.

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    Billy

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  2. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Trade some ironwood for a tractor. Looks like you've been keeping busy Billy, how is the weather your way it's suppose to be around 60 by the end of the week here.



    zap
  3. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    Billy,
    VERY jealous of your operation and equipment! Keep up the good work.
  4. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Sweet - looks like your doing it right and having fun at the same time.

    Yeah, that old running gear needs some stakes or even a 12" tall side board. You might want to consider side boards instead of stakes for the "slide" factor. When you are dumping the wagon, it will slide to the back and not catch or drop off the sides (if that is even an issue).
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Billy, I actually had one come down in that last windstorm we had. Pretty small but will get it cut up.
  6. Cowboy Billy

    Cowboy Billy Minister of Fire

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    Thanks Zap

    Ya know how it goes sometimes. I was UP for two weeks high winds cold and rainy. I had to come home and the weather is great. Taking my Dad up for a week hunting but I am going to have to be quiet of all my Uncles and cousins will be crying.

    Thanks Woodporn

    I gotta have my toys! Nothing I would rather do than work in the woods. My Dad Brother and I spend most of our money of stuff for the farm but we love it.

    Thanks Jags

    We sure are! My younger Brother is going to make me some stake pockets. So I can have a few different side racks for doing different stuff. I want to have one tall set so I can take family and friends for hay rides around the place.

    Cool Dennis

    I usually don't see any come down unless something else falls on them or they have been dead a long time.

    Billy

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