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My SS wagon build....

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by CaseyForrest, May 24, 2019.

  1. CaseyForrest

    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    Driven by Cranes build....

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    I've been on the lookout for a suitable chassis to mount my SS onto. I wasn't particularly interested in putting the time into what Crane did, I wanted more of a plug and play option. Along comes what's called a roofing cart/wagon/trailer on FB marketplace. The seller and I couldn't reach a deal so I bought a new one.

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    Im hoping to get the transformation done this holiday weekend.

    The bonus is that I can pin it to the back of my compact running gear and have my splitting station wherever its convenient. Itll be like this, but connected.

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    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    All in all, pretty simple project. I'm going to install a piece of plywood under the splitter for tool storage.

    Once I get some time on it, I'll figure out if the frame is going to be a hindrance to being a comfortable distance from the splitter. I think if I put a pool noodle on it, it would actually be comfortable to lean against.

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    Jakers Owner - Arbor Jake's Tree Service, LLC

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    Looks good. Glad to hear I'm not the only one that uses the "Pool Noodles" for padding. Just installed one on my stump grinder the other day.
     
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    Good plan. Did you give any thought in mounting it the other direction so the wood falls off the back? That way the tongue wouldn’t be in the way and you can just move it forward as the wood piles up behind it.


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    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    I split either into a wagon, or it goes right into a stack. I don't let it fall on the ground.

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    got a link to where you bought the car from?
     
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    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    Love it when a plan falls together. [​IMG]

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    Sweet!
    It just makes sense if you move it around much.
     
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    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    So after finally getting all my wood processed, I turned to moving the splitter over on the wagon.

    I cut out the welds and moved it over...

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    With the intention of turning this real estate....

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    Into an extended work table.

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    And you will be much more comfortable on the working side. My hitch is on the other end, but with your trailer that makes sense. I'm sure someone would buy your SS wheels and axle for their four wheel mod.
     
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    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    I think I may have plans for the stub axles and wheels... The rest will likely be used to increase the size of the table.
     
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    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    All done with improvements. My piece of hdpe wasnt wide enough but I'll get that this week.

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    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    @chipper1 was generous enough to part with some of his locust that I've been trying to get for awhile. Just now getting to it and trying out the improvements.
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    Working position is much more comfortable and the additional work area is perfect. The spot on the table side at the end is just right for a helper to work.

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