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Firewood...The Most Important Piece of Equipment

Woodcutteranon

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Most important piece of equipment to work my firewood? No question...My truck.

If my saw breaks, no worries, I have 27 more. If my splitter won't start...meh...I can get by doing something else productive or I can swing a maul. If my trailer burns up a bearing I can get by for a while just tossing into the bed of my truck.

But...gheeze...when my truck breaks down, EVERYTHING comes to a screeching halt. I mean EVERYTHING.

Certainly every tool we have plays a part in our entire operation, and they are all important. But, at least for me, my truck is the MOST important. The only one I have, only one I can afford. Today I burnt up another coil pack and decided to check out a clunking noise from the front end...ugh...ball joint. These are nothing I can defer until a rainy day and they got to be fixed now... which means no cutting, splitting, lugging, and stacking today.

God bless the trucks!

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blades

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When I start having coil issues- all plugs and coils get replaced at same time- yep its a bit pricy but less than being towed mutiple times. I chased coil issues on a v10 for 6 months- drove me nutz until i replaced the whole set. when the 4.6 v8 started acting up replaced the 4 coil packs and plugs never had to touch it again. same on the 5.4 . You do need to change the oil at about 3k intervals timing systems is very sensitive to dirty oil.
 
Beetlejuice

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Most important piece of equipment to work my firewood? No question...My truck.

If my saw breaks, no worries, I have 27 more. If my splitter won't start...meh...I can get by doing something else productive or I can swing a maul. If my trailer burns up a bearing I can get by for a while just tossing into the bed of my truck.

But...gheeze...when my truck breaks down, EVERYTHING comes to a screeching halt. I mean EVERYTHING.

Certainly every tool we have plays a part in our entire operation, and they are all important. But, at least for me, my truck is the MOST important. The only one I have, only one I can afford. Today I burnt up another coil pack and decided to check out a clunking noise from the front end...ugh...ball joint. These are nothing I can defer until a rainy day and they got to be fixed now... which means no cutting, splitting, lugging, and stacking today.

God bless the trucks!

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Is that the "truck"? Looks like a luxury coupe with an open air trunk. IMG_20180728_093512.jpg .....NOW THAT'S A TRUCK
 

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Bought this new in 1994, Chevy stepside 350 Texas Stage Coach custom conversion. Never had to do anything but general maintenance.
I added some helper springs that are rated for 1000lbs. Making the springs equal to a 1 ton. I know the axle is not rated for that but she doesn't sag under a normal load anymore.
The bed is kinda small but thats what trailers are for.

 
farmer steve

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When I start having coil issues- all plugs and coils get replaced at same time- yep its a bit pricy but less than being towed mutiple times. I chased coil issues on a v10 for 6 months- drove me nutz until i replaced the whole set. when the 4.6 v8 started acting up replaced the 4 coil packs and plugs never had to touch it again. same on the 5.4
. You do need to change the oil at about 3k intervals timing systems is very sensitive to dirty oil.

Truck oil thread !!! :laugh:
 
cantoo

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Mine would be my tractor. I haul from the bush behind my place so don't have to use the truck. My back would never hold up if I didn't have a tractor. It's the only thing that I don't really have back up for other than to use my little Steiners but they won't lift any real weight. I have all kinds of attachments for it to make things easier for me.
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