Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by lefturnfreek, Dec 10, 2013.
All loads count what ever the size and type, hauled by whatever.... just keep em coming!!
Two scoops to fill either the shavings spreader or litter spreader truck. Holds four really big batteries to start it. I have never run that one, he has a slightly smaller one that I used to run, did some firewood with it, loaded the bucket, filled the dump truck. Got a lot, around a cord per bucket load, close enough anyway. I don't ask to borrow any of the big equipment any more, least little teeny thing breaks on them costs a lot of moolah to fix. There's enough gear here to do a big firewood operation, or sawmill logging I guess, just...ain't mine, no resources to fix, so I don't ask. Little stuff I use, nothing real large and expensive.
Yes I understand that point of view, I only will borrow something I can afford to fix or replace. Like you said I'd let the owner run the big equipment even though I use to.
I had a JD 2010 diesel when I was a kid. It ran my Bliss wood splitter. Bliss recommended 40 HP to run it. Sold it when I got out of the tree business. When we bought our first house my wife said, "we have a 1/4 acre lot, why do we need that big of a tractor?" Made sense at the time, so I let it go. Been kickin myself in the butt ever since. Got a little Ford 641 now, sure would like another 2010, Joe.
Hard to see the wood but there is a bit over 1 1/2 cords on the truck.
few loads from the last couple weekends
Gotta love/hate all that dead ash deer hunter huh?
ya its a double edged sword. burns great but kinda sad to see how bare its gonna leave some of the woods around here. That emerald ash borer is a nasty little critter.
Might be worthwhile to save seeds this year. Eventually it will eat itself out of house and home and new ash trees can get planted after a couple year insurance wait. I would imagine they will remain viable if stored properly like most any other seeds...perhaps, worth a shot anyway.
A nice load of hard maple from yesterday
You know you got a load!
That green hard maple is heavy stuff. It takes some serious weight to squat the old F-350. I love that truck. You just can't hurt it.
Not my load or equipment but have driven past this a few times over the years and finally got a decent picture. The splitter is a modified baler that I have never seen running but...... I thinks it's a wheel of death variant unfortunately.....the truck is well loaded for winter, I'll give em kudos for that though.
Just a baby load here but altogether this year i have scrouged 12+ cords of good hardwood. hurrican aruther really helped me out here..lol
Late start this year, but this sugar maple has been dead and down for at least 3 years, so hopefully will get split/stacked the next few evenings and it will burn once winter gets in full swing.
My grandfather said there were a couple tops out in the back field behind the natural gas compressor. When I got back to the house, I told him that I will glady cut up any more tops he finds like that one!
I would have to knock on the door to introduce myself, commend his wood hauling equipment, and then ask to see the wheel of death in operation.
I've been meaning to but work has been flat out busy, so no time to do a knock and talk
opcorn: just watching for now. ill snag a few pics of the loads i haul. i have a tree service so it happens frequently
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