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Offline JuniperBoss

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Show us your wood-hauling truck
« on: January 28, 2013, 03:29:09 pm »
Why not have a thread where we show all of our firewood-hauling trucks. Pickups, dump trucks, atvs, you name it. Tips on how you make pickup racks and how you haul your wood is all good too. So, what do you got?
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 06:46:48 pm »
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 07:28:14 pm »
That's one big bad truck my friend.
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 08:24:57 pm »

This is the ole lumberjack special-a 1968 ford.
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 02:14:44 pm »
 
Here's how I made some stupid homemade racks. Just some sticks of green wood with old boards nailed to them. It holds a bit over 1/2 cord. I use this mainly to haul wood from out of the woods behind the house. I didn't make them any higher because I didn't want to push the old beast to it's limit!
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 02:44:45 pm »
I really can't drive a pick up on most of mine land and no way a 2 wheel drive would do it.  :D Too many rocks and uneven places. I live here now,so all my wood comes up kinda by the house to be split and sawed with my tractor.Than into the loader to be dumped up at the house. I use to have an '76 ¾ ton,heavy duty Ford to haul my firewood to my other house. Heavy duty was real good. As soon as I said heavy duty to the counter person they would flip over another 6-8 pages and charge me more money for the parts.  :o
That Ford looks real good shape being in the woods.
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 03:11:02 pm »
I usually use my beater 1986 1/2 ton chevy plow truck to haul wood. Its a real gem complete with invisible floors, busted back window, and lots of dents.
 
 

Occasionally I use my "good" truck to haul wood as my plow truck doesn't have plates or insurance on it. So when wood has to be hauled on a county road I'm forced to seek alternative transportation.

 
 
 

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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 03:17:48 pm »
That Ford looks real good shape being in the woods.
The gasoline engine has over 233,000 miles on it. It was bought used years ago for 400 bucks and may have never had an overhaul. It was given to me as a gift and it has been the greatest blessing. It has worked like a mule for me and never complains.
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2013, 03:36:34 pm »
I assume the missing back window is due to the wood hauling?....

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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2013, 03:48:04 pm »
Yeah bouncing wood took out the window. Actually this one is the 2nd one I've broke. But decided that the truck wasn't worth putting another window in. haha.

My good truck has a headache rack covering the back window for a good reason.

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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2013, 06:52:30 pm »
my 4500 may be the nicest vehicle I have ever owned,  Some 160 or so of them

47000 nearly toyota level trouble free miles
had many a Chevy with way more problems

can throw a cord or stack 1.5 with the rock body
put on the dumpster and 1.5 or 2 stacked

and remember I started in 1986 with a stihl 045, a maul, and a 1967 chevy 1/2 ton with rear coil springs and giant trailing arms that were not trailing cause they faced forward :D :D :D :D :D :P
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2013, 08:38:59 am »
This is my going to town truck. I have several other trucks for on the ranch, but this is the only one with the power and dependability for going down the highway. This was just a small load for a friend.
 

 

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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2013, 12:45:08 pm »
 

 
  I got tired of packing wood so I built this monster to haul the whole tree out to the landing.  I can pull out a little over 1 cord at a time in tree length.
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2013, 01:09:53 pm »
It looks like it lifts the whole log up. Do you cut the tree into a log before you lift it up? You don't drag the whole tree along the ground do ya?
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2013, 02:46:01 pm »
It looks like it lifts the whole log up. Do you cut the tree into a log before you lift it up? You don't drag the whole tree along the ground do ya?
I pull the whole tree. I cut standing dead spruce about 24" at butt 60' long. I just drop one, winch it up to the truck branches and all. The branches don't stay long at -20.  When I've got 3 trees winched up, I drag them out to the landing.  In about 20 min I have a cord of wood ready to buck up and load in the truck.  Green trees I pull 1 at a time.
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2013, 03:15:17 pm »
Ah, I see. I was thinking you would tear up the ground and vegetation like that. I suppose at -20 the ground is frozen or covered in snow so the branches break off and nothing can get torn up. I notice your front tires aren't chained. I assume the truck isn't 4wd. How do you get around in the winter and pull trees out in snow? Maybe it is 4wd, I just can't tell.
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2013, 05:09:49 pm »
anyone that has a 97 or older f250 4x4 look the left front axle housing over real well. they were known to crack. most of the time it cracks in the front between the u bolts. if that tire isnt standing up straight it may be broken. new replacements are not available. a dana 60 is the answer and it bolts right in. just did one

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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2013, 06:22:08 pm »
It's 4x4. I've never had snow deep enough to warrant chaining the front axle. 3' of snow is the max i've ever broken a trail through.   This old girl made a 150 km trip through the bush, with no road, pushing 2' of snow 75% of the way. Had to break open the trail and bring supplies to a camp. I've welded the rears so it's full time 4x4.  With granny low, it's hard to get stuck in the snow.  Now mud, that's a different story. ::)  I should add that this truck will NEVER see the road again.   The 350 was rebuilt by me and dyno'd out at 425hp.  This year I'm taking off the engine hoist and adding an adjustable height jin pole, for loading logs onto a semi.
  I have an s-10 4x4 that I'm tearing apart and rebuilding into a mini skidder. It  should use WAY less fuel.
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
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The Pete has removable bunks on the trailer to haul equipment or palletized firewood.

Both pickups have 8.1L gas engines and Allison automatic transmissions.  Both dump trailers are 12' and hold exactly 2 cords when we stack a row across the back up to the top and dump the rest in loose.

The gooseneck dump is 16'.  We use it mainly for mulch, but sometimes firewood.
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Re: Show us your wood-hauling truck
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2013, 08:15:16 am »
anyone that has a 97 or older f250 4x4 look the left front axle housing over real well. they were known to crack. most of the time it cracks in the front between the u bolts. if that tire isnt standing up straight it may be broken. new replacements are not available. a dana 60 is the answer and it bolts right in. just did one
The first one I had seen, I blamed the kid driving. I went out to my junk pile to grab one and it was cracked also. Since then I take a look periodically at the last 2 that the ranch is using and my own.
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