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Runnin' Loads

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

  1. Yarz

    Yarz ArboristSite Member

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    Two weekends ago, a friend of mine offered to run a load of logs for me with his 14' dump trailer, to the right of my trailer, and I took the smaller pieces. There's mostly cherry and maple, but a couple ash and locust pieces are in there too. I've split and stacked almost all of the wood from that day, and it's almost 2 cords.
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    And this past Friday, I cleaned up parts of two cherries that had fallen at Grandma's:
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    Relex ArboristSite Member

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    Picked this up for $20 from a local mill today.
     

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    Ductape Addicted to ArboristSite

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    I wish I could find a load of slabs like that !
     
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  4. Relex

    Relex ArboristSite Member

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    This was my first time going there and for $20 I'll be back. This load was all oak and he had another 30+ bundles waiting to be bought.
     
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    We have racks and when full band it up and forklift it out. $100 and they sell pretty quick.
    Weigh enough to sometimes lift the back of the skid steer, so in the 5k area.

    Sold 6 last week to a lady. Using it for siding or a fence.
    Most people use it for firewood.
    In the winter I use the edger "sticks" in my hobo heater (55 gal drum) that's setup near my firewood processor.
     
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  6. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    Bought this truck last year and it came with a huge ladder rack that frankly was a pain when loading (and especially unloading) firewood.

    Sold the ladder rack for $75 and picked up this headache bar for $89 delivered from Sportsman's Guide.

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  7. MrWhoopee

    MrWhoopee ArboristSite Operative

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    '68 GMC with a load of green ponderosa rounds. HF truck bed crane w/ Meyer T5 snow plow pump & Northern Tool skidding tongs. Easy loading.

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    Yarz ArboristSite Member

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    Finished removing a maple today after work. I had already taken all of the branches, except the few in the truck.
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    A few loads from the past month

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    TheViking Can't see the forest for the trees

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    I have to say I like your truck I’m a huge fan of the first gen Power Strokes. They aren’t the fastest trucks but they don’t stop and they go on forever if you maintain them.


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    NElogger ArboristSite Lurker

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    I always wanted a diesel and when I found this with 4×4 and a 10' bed I couldn't pass it up!

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  12. lefturnfreek

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

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    A giggle I came across on another site fro us gunny and woody guys ....

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    Keep on .... Runnin' Loads !!
     
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  13. Short timer

    Short timer Wish you'd stop being so good to me boss

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    I work at an airport and a patch of woods was infringing on one of the runway approaches due to the height of the trees. I took on the job of taking down about 35 trees over the past couple years, bucking them up and hauling them out to be processed as firewood. All the trees are down and the approach is reopened, but I still have a lot of wood to get out of there. It's a real wet area so most of the work is done after the ground freezes unless we have a dry spell where I can get back in there with my truck to load. All the trees are Pin Oak which I'm not a huge fan of due to the large amount of sap wood and the hundreds of small branches on the trunk. IMG_0688.JPG IMG_0689.JPG
     
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    Short timer Wish you'd stop being so good to me boss

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    Short timer Wish you'd stop being so good to me boss

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    Took a ride back in before to see what's left to get out. Got about 3 of these big boys still, which I will probably drag out with a backhoe to an open area where I can buck them up comfortably. I wear a size 12 boot for reference.
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    Got tons of rounds like this to get out too. IMG_1308.JPG
     
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    Hopefully you use the backhoe to load your truck
     
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    There's just a couple splits thereo_O Hope you have some help!
     
  18. Cowboy254

    Cowboy254 ESD sufferer

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    I ran a load down to my brother in Melbourne on the weekend. My SIL hasn't seen the new Ranger before and thinks it is massive, and that the load of wood was enormous. It's about 2/3 cord in total - not big by North American standards. Stihl, my brother and SIL are happy so that's good. She told me that they heated through the whole winter with the wood that I provided which gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. Don's an accountant and does our tax returns. I swing saws for recreation and exercise and hate doing tax stuff. So it works out.

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    The wood is mostly swamp gum (e.ovata) which is a low-medium density eucalypt which is a bit ashy. Not my favourite wood but as they say, it all burns. There's some peppermint (e.radiata) which is both denser and less ashy in there as well. As far as Don is concerned, free wood is good wood and he can't really tell the difference between top grade firewood and trash anyway.
     
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    95custmz ArboristSite Guru

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    Like the headache rack. Was that an option when you bought the truck? Or was it put on afterwards?
     
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    Cowboy254 ESD sufferer

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    It came with it. It wouldn't catch all pieces of flying wood though so I'm going to replace it with something like @svk 's version.
     

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