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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by bore_pig, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. bore_pig

    bore_pig ArboristSite Guru

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    I am relatively new around here, so just let me know if this is old hat. I would like to see pics of different wood haulers and maybe what the total investment was. Here's mine:

    1986 Big Red $350
    Tool Box $75
    Tire Chains $40
    Trailer $380

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    Here's my dad's:

    2008 Cat $6000
    Trailer $0 (Except for my time to build it for him)

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  2. Hedge

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    This is my rig that I use for the quick to the woods and search for wood trips. I found this load on saturday afternoon wish I could find more like it darn nice wood..
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    nice load
     
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    I like free!

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    MTD 990 Garden Tractor : Free
    Homemade trailer Made from free salvaged steel and decking :Free
    Pioneer Chainsaw P40 66 cc's :$40
    Logchain: Free 20 years ago

    This was yesterdays haul, 2 hours maybe in the woods
     
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    Love my ATV for quick trips to the woods.

    Got lots of them, but to keep in theme here is my ATV and trailer:

    '02 Honda Foreman 4x4 - $2500.00 and some trade
    Trailer made from motorcycle trailer - Free

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    I got this back in December. So far I've been really happy with it, no more freezing my asre off going to the woods! I'll use the tractor and trailer for larger ammounts of wood, but the Ranger works good for quick trips.

    We won't discuss the price.

    Ed

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    Nice cattle panel floor.
     
  8. jwfirebird

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    wheeler= about 6000+acc.
    trailer= free except 3 2x10x8's
    my splitter while we're at it cost me a month of dunkin doughnuts coffee
     
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    Hey BorePig, welcome to AS.
    How is that 3-wheeler in the woods and snow?

    Someone gave me a KTM250 a while back, that needs an ignition switch/throttle thing and I've been wondering if its worth repairing to use for wood gathering, especially traction and all.

    Thanks.
     
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    Your splitter needs a little work !!

    Hey is that a homemade mooneshine still sitting there? :cheers:
     
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    no drinking and splitting at the same time though.

    dont let the looks fool you though its got a 10hp engine and a big military surplus ram. i split 24in stumps no problem.
     
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    aren't ktm's high strung 2 strokes? not the best for snow i would think.
     
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    Thanks wdchuck!

    The old big red does really well with the tire chains on. It's a 250 four stroke, 5 speed with auto clutch. I only use first and second gear for most of my hauling. Really not interested in going faster than that in the woods if I have a load on! I have used many different tire setups on the back (the chains are the best), but I must say that with real aggressive tires (no chains) it will pull with any 4 wheeler that's not in 4 wheel drive. Maybe better.

    I don't think I'll upgrade to a 4x4 until she's done for! The short turning radius is awesome! If you have a 3 wheeler to fix, I'd say do it. At worst, you'll get your money back out of it!:cheers:
     
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    I love these pics. I use Rhino with a trailer. I fill the bed and the trailer and haul it back to the truck. I will try to post some pics.
     
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    The old Honda looks neat painted that color. Nice setup!
     
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    Thanks! I only wish I could get some new rear fenders for under $300! I'm thinking about making some that wrap around the front and rear of the tires with a plastic 55 gallon drum.
     
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    Did not even notice the fenders were MIA. They are good machines. My neighbor use to have one when I was growing up. Does it have high and low range?
     
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    mines got nav

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