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Old January 2nd, 2013, 09:32 AM
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It seams like i have tried 100 different ways to make the chore of gathering firewood easier. Don't get me wrong i love to cut firewood its just as i get older i try to use my brain more than my back. My woodlot ( sugarbush ) as a crow flies in about a half mile from my house/sugarhouse so i am constantly trying different things to transport wood to my house. Here is my latest firewood hauler, this is a old anhydrous ammonia tank running gear. It has a fifth wheel turn table instead of tie rods for steering so i had to raise the log cradle up quite a bit so the front wheels would clear while turning. I have about 150.00 invested in this wood trailer ( 4 tubes and four u bolts ). I borrowed the running gear from my brother, the tires and angle iron i had laying around my shop. I used it for the first time this past weekend and it was sure nice to skid the logs out, cut them to 12-14 ft in length and load and unload with the front end loader forks. This isn't the fastest way i have hauled firewood but it sure is the easiest.

How does everyone else deal with the daunting task of gathering firewood ?
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I have thought of something like that for summer. When there is snow/frozen ground. I love my 3 point hitch winch. Mine is a Tajfun.
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xyz, we use a old retired manure spredder. All wood is split in the woods and brought out to clearing and piled there to dry, works pretty good. In your second pic that chainsaw looks to be something other than a HUSKY.

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xyz, we use a old retired manure spredder. All wood is split in the woods and brought out to clearing and piled there to dry, works pretty good. In your second pic that chainsaw looks to be something other than a HUSKY.

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That is a Jonsered, Jonsered is owned by Husqvarna and made in the same plant that the Huskys are made in Husqvarna Sweden. I am a Jonsered dealer as well.
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xyz, we use a old retired manure spredder. All wood is split in the woods and brought out to clearing and piled there to dry, works pretty good.

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Do you unload it by hand or do you use the floor chain ?
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Zak,I see a few hickory saw logs in that load, they will produce some btu's for you.
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That is a Jonsered, Jonsered is owned by Husqvarna and made in the same plant that the Huskys are made in Husqvarna Sweden. I am a Jonsered dealer as well.
.....so that's why you wanted me to bring the big boy saw over xak? Me and the Stihl 460 will cut those logs up before that old jonseedead is fueled up! :p

Nice job on the wood hauler, when I seen it Friday ( I think) it wasn't much to look at! If that's hickory and was green and you can wait 2 years to season it you'll be smiling! :)
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With over 2 feet of snow, we are back to the tried and true. The team and bobsled. I cut and sell wood as well as supply two houses and the sugarhouse here at home. We have cut a load a day this week and "set roads". Supposed to be about 20 below tonight so the roads should make hauling pretty large loads with the horses possible.
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With over 2 feet of snow, we are back to the tried and true. The team and bobsled.
Man i would love to see a photo of that.
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Sorry, I don't do pictures. Lucky I can hunt and peck this keyboard. OH, My phone is still wired to the wall too
Anyone close enough is welcome to come and take pics (and help load wood)
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