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Runnin' Loads

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

  1. Tmac23

    Tmac23 ArboristSite Lurker

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    IMG_5963.JPG IMG_5964.JPG IMG_5965.JPG The Ranger gets a lot of the firewood hauling and wood trailer towing duties around my place. It's seen here with a load of Beech.
     
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  2. lefturnfreek

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

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    So to step back to March of 2016 ... I knew there was a problem but really couldn't do anything till the wood was pulled.

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    See that lil bow in the pile .... finally fixed it tonight.

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    2 completely destroy'd pallets but I also think they might not have been all that good when they were put in cause I pulled out very few piece of board. I know my work ethic ... some others ... well ...

    Keep on ... Runnin' Loads ...!!
     
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    1st free load from a local ASer. Looks like locust, cherry, a stray piece of oak, and LOTS of poison ivy. Thanks @Waltzie !
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    EEF1F951-F17D-4D7F-B630-8C3C85494CB4.jpeg C8867FCA-1045-45F8-B6DD-FA884B56C05C.jpeg Late start to the season here as we’ve been terrible wet. Bought an old Dodge for my son to learn to drive last year, and it’s been handy for short quick trips to the timber. Pics are from last week. Only had a couple hours to spend, but dropped a 60’ dead standing oak and started on a blown out Black Cherry top. My son is 14 and very small for his age, but is doing a nice job in his first season running a saw under a watchful eye.
     
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    lefturnfreek Sharpen the chain, chuck chips ...repeat...

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    First fire of the year ....

    Yup, this guy finally broke down and fired the boiler as it snowed 5-6 in in the last coupla days ... so after back flushing the rad, re filling the boiler with water, lil tidey up of smashed boards and odd's from the barn to make heat .... it's game on!!

    Keep on .... Runnin' Loads !!
     
  6. panolo

    panolo Seldom right...Always opinionated!

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    Might be small for his age but looks like he wears size 15 boots! I was 4'9" when I started at the age of 14 and was 5'6" by the time I hit 15. Sure he'll hit his spurt. Nice photos and glad you got to share some time with your son.
     
  7. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    My 13 year old is 5'7" and wears size 11's. It is tough to know how much more he will grow as he has grandfathers and uncles from 5'5" to 6'4"
     
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    Truck is loaded up for sundays trip the veteran horse ranch. Since I'm reorganizing my firewood stacks figured I'd take another full load also gonna hook up my small trailer and take a hardwood pallet or 2 so we can get some nice stacks.
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    Thursday’s load. We cut for a couple hours before thanksgiving at grandmas and finished it late afternoon. Me and the wife. Delivered it last night after nap time. 3 cords dry mesquite. Usually load up on Saturday, but thought we’d get a jump since I’m behind and had the day off work.

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  10. lefturnfreek

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

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    Not much going on up here as I'm still just running junk loads when I can so it's a good time to post up our tools ...

    So junk wood, junk saw ... 40cc Poulan Silver rockin' a McCulloch hard nose!! It was a dead hand me down saw that took some work, grabbed a hard nose outa the pile and got added to the herd after the 350 Ski incident ... RIP ... and it's still going !



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    Don't mind the bench, it was a busy fall. IMG_4316[1].JPG

    1970's bar, still has the hard chrome nose.
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    Just a all business 25deg tooth, rakers done on the hard side of a Husky guide, Oregon 72 3/8ths.
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    What are you running?

    Keep on .... Runnin' Loads ....
     
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    dancan Spruce , The preferred wood of the Purgatory !

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    I was runnin the Mighty Mouse Oh26 today

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    I like the hole in the nose for the helper handle!
     
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    Some oak I scored today. Time to change oil in the ol tw5 and get some splitting done ! IF IT EVER STOPS FREAKIN RAINING IN MD !!! 56545429540__C3436923-AFD2-4EC4-93FC-B9FD1CE2E2C8.JPG 56545439342__A8AA4D61-73AD-417B-83BD-ED6151D72493.JPG 56545467495__5EBA7773-6B6F-4985-A722-747443D42FEE.JPG
     
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    Cutting wood last night and the supervisor keeping an eye out.

    Kind of irritated, worked till about midnight, the weather circus was saying 6-12" of snow.

    Figured I'd get a cord loaded in the truck before the storm hit and be able to get it out to a customer today. I've tried to deliver to him twice already.

    Just as I was heading to the shop to grab the truck to head out, he cancelled again. I've got plenty of other orders, but just makes it hard to keep a schedule.
     

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    Ported 562 most of the time, still my favorite saw. Carlton and Oregon 3/8 square ground chain, prolly not the best grind for firewood but most of the stuff I cut is pretty clean and l just really like the way it cuts. 52FEA97B-EDFB-4017-B7F4-4588BF14E5BC.jpeg
     

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

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    Thanks but that bar is old, but not quite that old ... and waaaay to short ha ha ... I could grab both ends and run it solo !!
    Hoola ... that a solid stack!!
    Love the supervisor!! My current one only likes my wife ...
    Ya ... 562 tweeked is a heella saw, really nice load also, it makes mine... well ... look like junk!!!

    Keep on .... Runnin' Loads !!!
     
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    Brought home some nice ash and oak today. This is the second load, a little bigger than the first one. I'm strongly considering selling this trailer and picking up a gooseneck to replace it. This much trailer makes for a bumpy ride.

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    Everybody runs a deckover around here, farm country, but there ain't much out there I'd take over a low profile gooseneck.

    Silver edition.......dang.

    If I squint just right I can blur out the Hooskie but still see the Ford. :)

    That is a pile of weight for a bumper pull. I'll haul small loads and if they're loaded just a bit too far back it'll drive me crazy.
     
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    lefturnfreek Sharpen the chain, chuck chips ...repeat...

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    Yes, goose neck over any bumper pull, second would be a king pin but they can't be flexed around like a KP ...
    And I run them heavy ...
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    Keep on .... Runnin' Loads ....
     
  20. SamT1

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    Yea I can’t imagine loading a deck over and unloading it. The guys around here using them are all paying guys to do the work. I really don’t get it. If I need to haul more than the 4 I can put on this one I’d be best off getting a semi with live bottom. I can get this 20’ low boy through any residential alley I’ve tried. As well as narrow roads through the pasture. It is 82” wide floor though so some gates are tight. Weighs only 3800 empty so it pulls easy empty too. Only think better would be a 24’ with the 10k single wheel axles if a guy needed to haul more cords.

    I put 9 in a u haul one time some guys flew in and rented it and drove it back to Florida.(If it made it!)

    I stared hauling to the big city using a 16’ bumper pull cattle trailer when I was in college. I’d stack 3 cords in it every weekend. That was hell loading and unloading. I had a half ton short bed pickup with a v8, I’d gas it down the hills so it wouldn’t whip and then coast up so I didn’t blow the trans. It’s a wonder I never wrecked it. Made enough money to buy that dodge in the pick though before the half tom went out of warranty and chevy quit buying the transmissions. It ate 4 in 35000 miles.
     
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