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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by lefturnfreek, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. lefturnfreek

    lefturnfreek Sharpen the chain, chuck chips ...repeat...

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    Lets see your 2013 loads.

    Here's over a cord and a quarter I did the other day. 1208131659a.jpg 1208131700a.jpg
     
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    Now that's a good load of wood. I have put quite a bit on the dump truck but I don't even think I've ever had that much wood on it.

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    :)You might want some more weight in the back of that Ford for better traction in the snow.
     
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    Thats a nice load right there !!
     
  6. shutup-n-cut

    shutup-n-cut ArboristSite Operative

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    Ford Tuff.

    They don't make -em like that anymore.

    Nice load! Who says a pickup truck is only good for a half cord?
     
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    Waitaminute... that's all pine and birch???

    Just kidding. That's still quite a haul.
     
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    Poor ol ford
     
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    A little less than two cord a mixed Ash/Osage/Red Oak...
     

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    Here's some red oak from a CL score a while back. Made three trips and still have maybe three or four left to get all the big stuff![​IMG][​IMG] Here is the third Ash I helped my neighbor take down.[​IMG]

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    The fella is from Canada, Land of "it's not bragging if you can back it up". PS, that's what we call a face cord here.
     
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    lefturnfreek Sharpen the chain, chuck chips ...repeat...

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    Ha ha yup! That load wasn't even that big of wood, the average load is 4in to 12in, there was quite a bit of smaller stuff in that one. Yes, that truck takes a beating but that it's only job, it's $200 life is to haul wood. It lives in 4 low, Miller locked rear diff and chains all around, and to finish the "ohh dear god" it's got a 4 to 5in lift...... Here's an average load size load.... 0331132002a.jpg
     
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    And the rust matches the two tone paint perfectly. Never needs painting that way
     
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    lefturnfreek Sharpen the chain, chuck chips ...repeat...

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    ....ya, you should see the driver side....
     
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    Here is the biggest load that I hauled this year . . . too bad I don't have more pictures. That's my FIL's trailer and my 1 ton Diesel Ram. I think that the trailer has a 14' dump that's 8' wide and about 4' tall. The excess went into the bed, as I wasn't about to make another trip. It's rated to dump 10k pounds, but I've never weighed its actual capacity.

    She sure was heavy, but I ran the back roads home, (all flat) and took it slow. Good trailer brakes and a 70psi Cummins make for decent hauling. hehe.

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    Of course, as soon as I pulled out of the farm with the load I came upon this, which made my "huge" load of firewood seem a bit like a bag of crumbs.

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    Yes, that was about 150 cars full of coal. I believe that the sinage on the side of the cars said 50 ton each, but I know nothing about trains - FWIW.

    That give a bit of appreciation for the heat energy required to keep the lights on. My ' large' load of perfect black cherry amounts to a fart in the wind compared to a few minutes worth of coal energy required to run a small-ish West Michigan area.

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    lefturnfreek Sharpen the chain, chuck chips ...repeat...

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    That's some dang nice loads O heat there guys.

    I'm just cutting dead fall and I don't get into that size off wood that you guys are, like that load that "PA Dan" did, that has to be 36in plus bar on the Stilh and that "little" ash dwarfs it, nice!!

    Keep the loads coming!!
     
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    I forgot to have the kids snap a picture of the trailer loaded up but we did get some action shots. We filled up a 16' long dual axle trailer with probably more red oak than we should have since the rroads were a little slick. The 7900 finally got a chance to eat in this 3' tree. Been cutting tops with small sas the last couple weeks :chainsaw: :D IMG_20131214_101548_366.jpg IMG_20131214_105757_699.jpg
     
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    it's hard to beat cutting into a big ole oak to see if the saw will do what your wanting it to! cold temps and hot oak make for a good day! here's a load of jack pine on a tandem but its not the good stuff like your cutting...
     

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    Rekindling this thread with a nice load of wild cherry and hickory I cut and split today. I am not sure how much is on the trailer, since I still have to unload aand stack it, but the tires on the trailer were starting to squat pretty good. IMG_20131223_141238_361.jpg
     
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    lefturnfreek Sharpen the chain, chuck chips ...repeat...

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    Hmmm Ohio looks pretty good compared to a week of -30......

    Keep em loads coming
     

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