Stacking on platform to move w/ tractor?

snaple4

Feeling the Heat
Dec 18, 2017
264
AR
I’m looking at ways to stack on a platform/rack/pallet that can be moved with tractor forks. Originally I thought about pallets but not sure how to keep the wood from falling when moving. I then saw a picture of a rack someone built that lets let’s the forks under (it had 2x4s for top brace). Anyone have experience with this? I am wanting to cut out the second stacking when I move the wood from the stacks to under my carport. Eventually I will build a shed to house such a system.
 

SidecarFlip

Minister of Fire
I’m looking at ways to stack on a platform/rack/pallet that can be moved with tractor forks. Originally I thought about pallets but not sure how to keep the wood from falling when moving. I then saw a picture of a rack someone built that lets let’s the forks under (it had 2x4s for top brace). Anyone have experience with this? I am wanting to cut out the second stacking when I move the wood from the stacks to under my carport. Eventually I will build a shed to house such a system.
Why not get yourself some IBC totes, cut the plastic tops off and put your splits in them. No pallets, no worry about splits falling off and best of all, they are fork friendly plus (if you don't load them over the top), they are stackable. Usually on Craigs List and very reasonable priced too.
 

EODMSgt

Feeling the Heat
Dec 11, 2018
280
White Mountain Region, NH
What Woodsplitter said. Pics are examples pulled off the net.

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Woodsplitter67

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CentralVAWoodHeat

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Nov 7, 2015
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Virginia
Someone posted a picture on a forum in the past where they took the metal cages from around those big plastic totes and put them on pallets. They filled those metal cages with splits and then picked up the pallets with the loader forks.
 

brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
5,275
NE Ohio
Why not get yourself some IBC totes, cut the plastic tops off and put your splits in them. No pallets, no worry about splits falling off and best of all, they are fork friendly plus (if you don't load them over the top), they are stackable. Usually on Craigs List and very reasonable priced too.
And if you cut the plastic liner in half diagonally, you can plop that on top for a "roof". One liner makes a roof for two crates...
 

SidecarFlip

Minister of Fire
I use IBC totes to collect rainwater for washing down farm equipment. We have lots of calcium in our well water so I use rainwater and the pressure washer to clean equipment and wash the vehicles with.
 
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gzecc

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Sep 24, 2008
4,691
NNJ
IBC is the way to go.
 

snaple4

Feeling the Heat
Dec 18, 2017
264
AR
The IBC totes is a great idea. I’ll keep a lookout. None close by on Craigslist. Are they easy to get wood in and out of?
 

brenndatomu

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Aug 21, 2013
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NE Ohio

SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
4,504
Downeast Maine
I'm going to use metal fencing and pallets for a base this summer. No IBC totes here at the edge of the earth.