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Offline ohwc

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Re: Whacha Haul Your Mill With?
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2015, 02:52:43 pm »
1997 Quad cab F superduty (that years F450) with an 11ft. utility box.

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Re: Whacha Haul Your Mill With?
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2015, 03:04:11 pm »
Another Ram Guy. 2013 2500 crew 4x4 Cummins.
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Re: Whacha Haul Your Mill With?
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2015, 04:08:38 pm »
I mainly use a 02 3500 Dodge with Cummins and/or 97 2500 Dodge Cummins

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Re: Whacha Haul Your Mill With?
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2015, 05:34:47 pm »
Good read so far! Thanks for the replies. I'm kinda partial to Rams myself which is why I was so let down by my 01. Being in New England frames are gone in a few years except on rare trucks. The 01 must have been a plow truck because the front end was very corroded--even the valve covers.

My current manual mill only weighs 2000lb....I can get it in almost anywhere. But someday...when I upgrade...I'd like an AC-36 and they weigh in at 7K stock. I also haul a lot of hay during the summer....the Burban is barely up to hauling 6ton on a 5ton trailer..... I'd also like to haul a trailer with a grapple loader some day. So Thinking 5th wheel.. The horses would like a bigger trailer too.....

Got the bad news this AM before heading off to harvest applewood from an abandoned orchard...... $2K to fix the Burbs tranny....but it could be done in 2 days. I'd better get some saw jobs fast! I did a quick check on-line and in Maine older suburbans in worse shape are selling for more than I paid for mine 10 years ago on the west coast. So the 2K is worth it, for now....I guess......
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Re: Whacha Haul Your Mill With?
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2015, 06:28:04 pm »
"Got the bad news this AM before heading off to harvest applewood from an abandoned orchard...... $2K to fix the Burbs tranny....but it could be done in 2 days. I'd better get some saw jobs fast! I did a quick check on-line and in Maine older suburbans in worse shape are selling for more than I paid for mine 10 years ago on the west coast. So the 2K is worth it, for now....I guess......"

Have you looked at a Jasper reman??  I had  700R4 chevy box rebuilt, Shop did a good Job, but a Jasper box would have been less expensive and just as good.

For transport I use a 1/2 ton Ram 2WD with a 6.  1 Lucas 827 loaded, Im building an aluminum deck trailer to haul the saw carriage in the future.


 

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Re: Whacha Haul Your Mill With?
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2015, 06:52:12 pm »
1998.5 Dodge 2500 cummins engine ext cab long box 4x4 straight pipe roar.  auto trans  :-[  but does the job.  has 187k miles on her.  I put a raptor frrp lift pump in and have had no issues yet, have had this truck for 40k miles or better, since 2011.  Before this I had a 1989 ram w250 cummins.  Loved that thing, got hit by a plow truck when I was broke down on the road, the starter went and buddy was towing me to his shop there in lafayette ny.  totalled the plow truck, my truck was pirt near fine, just bent the frame a bit, so I wedged it up against a tree and come-a-long'd the frame back into proper form.  Only reason I sold that truck was cause I upgraded to newer dodge diesel.  They do a fine job towing the mill.  I get 21 mpg with mine on backroads/highways.  My older first gen got much better mpgs.  My current rig has the 53 block (the one known to crack) a salvage title, and the vp-44 injection pump.  As long as you keep it well lubricated and make sure the lift pump is good, shud be allright.  If I were you I'd look into a common rail 5.9 dodge 3/4 or 1 ton.  They can have some serious grunt.  I overload my dodge on a regular basis and it does great.  I had a load of 16' 1x12's dangling out of the bed one day delivering it 30 miles away to a customer.  Dodge didn't know it was there.  Biggest downfall is the auto trans.  They dont put the power to the ground as good as a manual.
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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2015, 06:56:57 pm »
 

 
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Re: Whacha Haul Your Mill With?
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2015, 07:29:19 pm »
86 chevy 1 ton  96 chevy dually 81 or 83(i forgot) ford 1/2 ton 4x4 if its very wet  guess you can tell i dont trade  trade trucks to often :D   but i wish i could find a 1ton 4x4 van but havent been able to yet, must be manual transmission last truck i had with auto trans i put 3 in about 15 months time but i do load heavy have had 60 7x9 ties on truck and trailer combined.  btw my newest truck has over 230,000 miles on it (thats why so many trucks) :D :D :D
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Re: Whacha Haul Your Mill With?
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2015, 07:56:03 pm »
1992 FORD F-250 4x4, 7.3 n/a idi, ZF-5 speed, 3.55 gears, HB200 Hydrabed haybed, reg cab, long wheelbase. ;D

 
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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2015, 08:50:54 pm »
"Got the bad news this AM before heading off to harvest applewood from an abandoned orchard...... $2K to fix the Burbs tranny....but it could be done in 2 days. I'd better get some saw jobs fast! I did a quick check on-line and in Maine older suburbans in worse shape are selling for more than I paid for mine 10 years ago on the west coast. So the 2K is worth it, for now....I guess......"

Have you looked at a Jasper reman??  I had  700R4 chevy box rebuilt, Shop did a good Job, but a Jasper box would have been less expensive and just as good.

For transport I use a 1/2 ton Ram 2WD with a 6.  1 Lucas 827 loaded, Im building an aluminum deck trailer to haul the saw carriage in the future.


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Never thought of a Reman.....but, just checked Jasper website and the trans alone without labor is $400 more than quoted for the same thing rebuilt by a local shop, including labor. Good thing I can tow my mill with the Subaru right now....I've got to do a couple of jobs before I can get transmission fixed.....
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Re: Whacha Haul Your Mill With?
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2015, 12:53:59 am »
I used to use a 1980 GM half-ton 2WD diesel. It did just fine, just don't expect to win any races. In the winter I had a steel frame that bolted down in the very back of the box and held 9 concrete blocks. The extra 400 pounds well back of the rear axle made a big difference. Carried chains in the winter, but rarely had to use them.

When I could no longer get parts for the diesel, I switched to a 2001 F-150 4x4. I hauls the mill faster but I hate the high sides. Now I need a $%#*&^% stepladder to reach over to the center of the box.
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« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2015, 12:57:11 am »
I used to use a 1980 GM half-ton 2WD diesel.

When I could no longer get parts for the diesel



No parts avail. for those 5.7's anymore??
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« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2015, 12:59:22 am »
This should get a chuckle.

Got a towbar fitted to my tow wagon today  ;)

 

The little hatchback actually has plenty of power, but tow weight is limited by your ability to stop it once you do get it moving.  But it will tow the Peterson on a utility trailer just fine.  :)
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« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2015, 02:05:08 pm »
I use our F-350 4x4 SRW with the 7.3L.  We got a deal on the truck because its a XL crew cab with 8' box and I don't think anyone wanted.  The back seat is great to put tools and such out of the weather.  The vinyl interior is nice to take the leaf blower and blow out all the sawdust.
Only complaint is the truck long and turns about the same as a tour bus.  This can be a pain if trying to back into a tight area. 
Plenty of good old 3/4 to 1 ton Fords out there with the 7.3,  that would be my first choice for a mill hauler.
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« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2015, 02:10:25 pm »
I use our F-350 4x4 SRW with the 7.3L.  We got a deal on the truck because its a XL crew cab with 8' box and I don't think anyone wanted.  The back seat is great to put tools and such out of the weather.  The vinyl interior is nice to take the leaf blower and blow out all the sawdust.
Only complaint is the truck long and turns about the same as a tour bus.  This can be a pain if trying to back into a tight area. 
Plenty of good old 3/4 to 1 ton Fords out there with the 7.3,  that would be my first choice for a mill hauler.


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« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2015, 02:59:26 pm »
My mill doesn't leave the farm, so I just use the RTV. ;D



 
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« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2015, 03:14:19 pm »
I am headed out next week on a ~180 mile road trip.  That is 180 miles one way.   ;D
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« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2015, 03:14:45 pm »
Dave, is that a 1100?
I'm thinking......

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« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2015, 03:17:00 pm »
1140CPX. The front of the bed folds up and there is another bench seat underneath. It's the CrewCab version. :D
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« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2015, 03:24:43 pm »
I am headed out next week on a ~180 mile road trip.  That is 180 miles one way.   ;D

Magic if you take that shreveport job and don't stop by here, I'm gonna be a little bent out of shape  ;D Plenty of accomodations.
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