Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by SPDRMNKY, Apr 30, 2014.
@Taxmantoo posted a video describing that on the WTF thread. Crazy!
I got the front lights done today.
Now I need some snow so I can out and use them.
I'd be happy to send you some of ours. 8" or more yesterday and another 4-8" over the next 24 hours.
on second thought I'll pass, lol
I found this booklet Farm Tractor In The Forest, don't know if it has been posted before.
Made my first firewood box yesterday. Hold's about a 1/4 cord.
Seems to handle it OK, the curl is about at its max I think. Lift is no problem. Now I need 9 more to get me through a year. I hope to drop cut split and fill box so I don't touch it again till it goes to the stove.
Looks good. I am trying the mesh bags. Each one is about 35 cubic feet, set on a skid to move and can be stacked two high. 17 dollars each. As I use up the wood in the bags just fold them up and stack the skids until I fill them up again.
Do you not need 19 more so that 10 can be drying for the next year?
oops Not thinking far enough ahead.
So with the bags you just through the wood in, don't stack it?
We have filled 2 mesh bags to start with. The wood is stacked so as to not damage the bags. The bags are very tough and I hope that they will last a few years.
I set the skid with the bag on it on top of another not so good skid so the good skid doesn't freeze to the ground or rot.
The mesh firewood bags
Hope you got a lot of weight hanging off the back. Also, make sure that seatbelt is buckled.
No seat belt on my tractor, winch and loaded tires with chains on the back. Power steering is great with a skid of wood on the forks.
A pic stolen from another site that was found on the webz
Now that is what I call getting into your work. wonder if it fell where he wanted it?
I use vented FIBCs for doing seasoned wood. The link posted calls them "Stripe Vented Bag"
I got them here:https://flex-e-sack.com/products/35x41x54-ventilated-fibc-2500lb-50pcs
They hold about 1/3 cord off the conveyor. I do fill to as much as they will hold, so it's well heaped up over the top (probably a good 12" taller than the bag)
So far has worked well. Did find out last year that they have to be covered if it's going to be rainy (typical for fall here), otherwise the bottom third will not dry out and just about turn into a mushroom factory. I leave 6-8" space around each to help with air flow.
Probably could stack 2 high if they were against each other, but then it wouldn't dry. I've been trying to come up with a way to stack, even thought of pallet racking or something like that.
I bought 100 to try and season ~20-25 cords to see how well it would sell. Problem is with drying wood for firewood bundles, I'm not left with a ton of room.
May try out some of the mesh ones to see if they dry wood out any better.
I had my little Deere in the woods today. Worked fine except the 1 1/2 hours it took to crank it and keep it running. Fuel must have gelled in the low temperatures. Ran the battery down trying to restart it after it quickly ran through the flowing fuel. Ron
Fuel gelled in Tn.?? Dang! How cold was it?
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