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Scrounging firewood

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by mainewoods, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. KiwiBro

    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Recall how Sir James Dyson threw a bunch of smaller cyclonic tunnels into a chamber and called it a vacuum cleaner? Well, how about shorter hoppers that run down each side of the trailer? Can't dump out the back though, rather the sides, but at least could load it by hand.

    Or, a walking floor that is powered by the trailer wheels. Engage the drive mechanism against a tyre, drive the truck/ute forward and as the trailer wheels turn the walking floor dumps the firewood out the back. I bought a loadhandler years ago and that is very surprisingly really good for emptying the tray of the ute.
     
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    4x4 I wouldn't waist my time looking at a 2WD truck.
     
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    Depends on what you want to do. I see oodles of 4x4 driving around cities with never a need for the 4x4. Waste of fuel, really.
     
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    With lift kits and street mudders...
     
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    Firewood directly from my backyard. Drop this small maple, roots was starting to slightly lift my fence. Gonna have to plant 1-2 cedars to fill the hole

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    My F350 is a 2wd. Gets me around Minnesota all winter long. No arguement a 4wd can go more places but i've found that usually allows you to just get farther from safety before you get stuck ;)
     
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    I feel the same...for what I do, that 1% of the time I need it; keeps me moving forward in my project instead of looking at extrication.



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    My first Ford Ranger, an original year 1983, was 2wd (4 cyl 4 speed), that was all that was available at the time! 4wd, 5 spd and 6 cyl all came later.

    You needed to install chains to get up to my cabin in the winter (2 mi in on a 4wd rd), and even then it was sketchy!

    I would not want to tow my ATV up that mountain goat path w/o 4wd even w/o the snow!

    If it is available, I will go with 4wd, the Escape had it and my new F-150 has it.

    I guess it depends on what you do!
     
  9. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    I totally understand the 2wd if you find a great deal. I personally would’ve even be able to get out of the yard at my cabin in 2WD if it rains so I need 4wd!

    Back in the late 90’s/early 2000’s you could still find good/lightly rusted 2 WD Ford trucks from the 80’s and 90’s with either straight 6/302/351. 2wd would run $4-500 where a 4wd was $1500. Had several of those.
     
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    I just want to drive it. Only thing it might get is a 6.0 trans cooler. No big tires or lift. It's just a truck it will be used like a truck. Except now I wont be under powered, under braked, or riding the bump stops on the way home like the dodge was a few times. Plus it gives me a reason to pick up a trailer next year :rock:
     
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    @Philbert any idea how the tooth would shear off but still be relatively clean?
     
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    You don't need 4wd. Let's all say it together on 3. 1....2....thryou just need bias ply tyres!
     
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    Real big floaters! At least 31x10.5
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    LMAO!!!
    Yeah except when you have a 2wd with non posi rear end and one of the front tires gets stuck in the mud. We had a 4 mile walk one time due to that situation with my friend's 86' Ford F-150. Had a bear cross the road right in front of us when we were on foot too LOL.
     
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    A2FB5CFA-590B-4FBD-A330-D93FFC95842F.jpeg 59A704BA-F004-4E17-8CCF-46284C74C54C.jpeg Got all the feathers off the carcass, now it’s time to get to the meat. The 9010 will get a work out at the end of the week.
     
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    I've never had a 4x4, always 2x, Been stuck a couple times (3 IIRC) since 1976. Pulled huge logs using snatch blocks and cable. Yes, 4x is nice but I see no need for it. If I ever buy another truck it will probably be 4x though as 2x's just aren't found on used car lots anymore.
     
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    Nice white oak score, lots of BTU's for a couple yrs from now.
    Can you get the trailer right next to it.
     
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    Getting some nice wood James. You should be 3-4yrs ahead by the time you get that truck home. I like that truck BTW, I miss my old 99 crew cab 7.3.
     
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    Looks like they his something very hard Steve. Look at how squared of the top tooth is in that picture :eek:.
     
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    I feel for you Neil, I'm sick myself :baba:. I shot a woodchuck today and threw it out back, then brought the trash in and looked at all the cutting I want to do and came back in :rare2:.
    Hope you feel better soon.
     

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