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Firewood...The Most Important Piece of Equipment

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by Woodcutteranon, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Woodcutteranon

    Woodcutteranon Dr Pepper, Chainsaws, Good Times

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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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    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.
     
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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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    95custmz ArboristSite Guru

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    [​IMG]This is my wood hauler. But I had to get a back up truck, because the old girl is about to reach 200k. [​IMG]


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    had a 6.9 oil burner in my 85 F350 ( same styling as your brown unit) over 300k on that when I sold it drive train good rest of truck orange death.
     
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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.

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    lknchoppers ArboristSite Operative

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    I have had more trucks than shoes in the past few years but this one is holding strong and very reliable. What ever it needs it gets. oil gets changed every 3000 miles as I do quite a bit of hauling with it.

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    Multifaceted Firewood Hoarder, Axe Enthusiast

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    Man, if I only had a truck...
     
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    I'm having truck issues right now. '99 GMC 1500. The frame is rusting away. I need to find something else. I definitely hear you on the importance of a truck!
     
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    Orange Death
     
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    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    Truck oil thread !!! :laugh:
     
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    tis a slippery slope
     
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    IMG_20180419_131950.jpg Man's gotta have a horse...(truck)...
     
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    Nice headache rack. Keeps that back window nice and safe!
     
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    Nice license plate light. :)
     
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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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    I stand a piece of plywood up to keep a errant pieces from ventilating the back window.
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    I saw what you did there... :) HA!
     
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    I open the tool box lid for a shield.
     
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