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Posted By My Oslo heats my home,
Oct 22, 2013 at 5:52 PM
Hmm, i'll try this. Did u have to pay shipping?
I'm thinking on building a shed/lean too right up against the house with a poured concrete floor and a door from inside the house to the shed. Six steps from my easy chair and the remote
You and the bugs should be vey happy together.
Not if I do it right.
I can understand what it took to make the elevator thing work and get it to industry but they are also getting PAID. More than Im willing to choke on. Im thinking of something simple to eliminate walking up the stairs to the porch with arm loads of wood. Same idea as the wood waiter but removable when the season is over. Maybe a tray with 3 sides and a track of some sort and an electric winch from above hoisting the tray/basket up one flight. I'm sure if I had more time I'd look into it.
Bac, watch out for the sarcasm bug especially...
How about a ladder lift. I rented one to move roofing shingles when I did my roof over. Everyone thought it was a lifesaver. It's nothing more than a motor and a pully or chain.
Yes, I keep several of my best metal racks with covers right next to my house in the backyard. I also keep a small five foot rack in my covered backyard porch (it holds about 4-5 days of wood). Once the racks near the house are empty, I move wood from the outer racks closer to my house. I am moving wood almost every weekend during the burning season.
The only problem with the ladder lift is they only handle limited weights. My company has one and we can only put so much on it before the motor stops and the breaker has to be reset. In order to make this worth while I'm thinking of maybe a wheel barrow amount at a time.
Earlier this week I was finally able to implement my vision for bringing in wood for the winter:
A couple more pictures are available here: http://imgur.com/a/oS7TZ
Anyone else do something similar?
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Almost looks like cheating to me. Very slick.
exactly flatbed, I knew it was a matter of time before someone responded with a machine. I envy
Nah, I haul it home, stack it outside and then move it in a year or so to the woodshed . . . only to move it to the porch . . .and then to the woodbox inside the house . . . and then into the woodstove. I could probably eliminate some steps, but it's all good . . . I just get to know my wood quite well.
I figure all the wood hauling (six big loads per day in the coldest of winter) is just part of my exercise routine. When it's too cold and dark to go out to the shop or do yard work in the evenings after work, I don't get my usual amount of regular exercise, and I've never been the type to pay for a gym membership.
I totally agree with you on the exercise, I enjoy working with wood anytime of the year. My pet peeve is the woods' last move to the porch before winter. My thoughts are more about the fatigue it creates, along with what I come home with from working construction all day. In years past I used to spend an entire saturday and part of a sunday making the move, not anymore. I just take my time now, as I said a couple hours a night and in a couple of weeks it's done. It just isn't happy work anymore.
I agree to a large degree. Moving the wood up the deck is good exercise but even with aggressive cleaning, it is difficult to keep the steps clear of snow/ice all winter. I don't really like carrying heavy loads up slippery steps. Yes, salt them like crazy can work too - that has it's own drawbacks. I'm not likely to change my ways though - as annoying as it may be it does get me out of the house and into the quiet outside more and certainly isn't worth spending a lot of money on (at least not yet to me).
On the flip side I think there would be something just "cool"/"Geeky"/'Nice" about having a unique wood elevator solution. Sometimes I think I have more fun dreaming up solutions than actually using them.
Don't you think you can pull up small loads by hand using just the rope and basket? in stead of using a winch? Or how about some type of pulley if need be....
Too-obvious remark about a wench hoisting your wood withheld.
Every time I see a Kubota I feel like Homer Simpson drooling over a stack of donuts. ptb, that is a nice setup.
Nope. It came free.
There are two categories of tractor owners: those who bought Deere, and those who settled for something else.
Not off-topic... that's the machine that, "moves this year's wood closer."
Nice rig. Jealous. I don't have the toys to even think about attacking bigger rounds like those in your pic. At this point I'd settle for just about anything with the word "tractor" painted on the side. Right now I'm the machine (but I'm not getting any younger).
Look at used. I bought that rig used for about 1/3 the cost of new. It was pretty, but needed some mechanical and electrical work. The last item I identified as a problem when I bought it was just repaired last week (worn out ball joint on power steering cylinder).