Just before dark on Sunday I spotted a CL ad for free oak in my city. Called the guy & he said it was still available. Said I would be there in 15 minutes. He had a double trunk oak that split at ground level & one stem came down. He had some young guys come in to take everything away. They dropped the other trunk & then took most of the easy stuff & never came back. The guy said only if I took everything, I could have it. I said I would be there on Mon. Most of the trunks were in the 3' diameter. Even after halving the rounds, I couldn't lift them straight into the truck. Made a step with a round & then lifted to there & then up to the bed. The problem was the wood was at the bottom of about a 30 degree slope. Slide the wood all the way forward & had to be careful it didn't start sliding back down. Heck, I was sliding back down when I was trying to push the pieces forward. Have a cap on the bed which added to the difficulty maneuvering the pieces on top of each other. By the end I was quartering the big rounds. I'm only 5'6" & 61 years young. I find my batteries tend to run down a little quicker than when I was of a more tender age. When I ordered my Ranger, I had Ford put in a special order heavy duty suspension. Definitely needed it with this stuff. Ended up with 5 3/4 truck loads. In recent years almost all my wood has been delivered to me by the city. The city workers take all the smaller stuff & drop the trunks in my yard next to my splitter. Mostly ash & maple & a good number in the 3' > 4' diameter range. Some of the crotch sections are 5' diameter. Even as big as they are, I don't have to really do the lifting that the oak required for me to get it home. Not complaining since free is an excellent price. Over the next few weeks when I have time, I'll get it all split & stacked under a lean to shelter. Hopefully it will be ready by Feb. 2011. I cut most of the rounds short & I'll split them on the smaller side. Al P.S. Here is my shed. 8'x8'x18'