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Followup on firewood

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willie in mn

01-29-2014 01:01:32

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Read my other post first.
Many guys that burn wood also have a tractor of some kind, & making firewood is backbreaking work. As we all get older, we tend to get smarter. With a bit of imagination we learn to use machines to save our backs. With a loader, or forks on the 3 point, logs can be lifted onto a rack for easier cutting to stove length, standing up straight instead of bending over. Teeth on the loader saves hooking with a chain to lift.
Table on rack can hold chunks level with splitter to save lifting.
Small table on other side of splitter so chunks don't fall to ground & have to lift again.
Stacking in baskets for storage eliminates handling an extra time. Fork attachment on 3 point needs a way to adjust tilt. Best way is replace top link with a hyd cylinder. For experimenting or lower budget, use a chain & binder, or even an elec winch as top link, doesn't need to move very much. No 12 volt power on tractor? Mount an extra battery seperate from tractor system, charge overnite after a day's use. Got a buddy close by? Work together, two heads better than one. Share expenses with each making part of the system.
Don't need fancy engineering drawings, sketch on scrap, experiment & change to suit.
Tractor won't lift a full pallet? Make smaller basket by cutting a 40x48 pallet in half- 40x24, or not load quite so high.
The possibilities are endless, your back will thank you, & designing your setup will give you a warm fuzzy feeling & a good excuse to spend a cold day playing/ working in the shop.

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01-31-2014 05:42:19

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 Re: Followup on firewood in reply to willie in mn, 01-29-2014 01:01:32  
my back isnt much good anymore due to 3 crushed discs which have slipped foward, and the lower vertabrea which has moved sideways, i heat with wood which poses a considerable issue, i handel it 2 ways basicly for felled logs i hook the log with my winch truck and pull it whole onto my trailer, back at the place i made a sawbuck which is about 10 feet long the winch truck can set the logs on that for bucking, when i buck as much as i can i lift the sawbuck out of the way with the front end loader and 2 chains then pull the splitter into place usually with my farmall cub, as its split the wood goes in the loader bucket then the full bucket gets dumped on the front or rear deck, [ this also means you get to paint the deck every year] if the wood is standing i use my bucket truck to trim the branches , my wife usually feeds them into the chipper, then i buck the wood as it stands and later throw the pieces in the loader and take it over to the splitter, a bad back means one has to obtain a lot of equipment most other people dont need to continue this way of life, the alternative, moving into town and having to deal with busybody neighbors doesnt apeal to me at all

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01-29-2014 08:20:56

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 Re: Followup on firewood in reply to willie in mn, 01-29-2014 01:01:32  
My cousin has accumulated 5 old manure spreaders that aren't worth fixing. Wood comes off the splitter and directly into the spreaders. Each holds one cord. Throw a tarp over it and park it behind the barn. When he needs wood he pulls one up to the cellar door and unloads enoug for a week. Only touches the split wood twice.

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01-29-2014 06:33:59

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 Re: Followup on firewood in reply to willie in mn, 01-29-2014 01:01:32  
saw a neat chute added to a the wood was split it pushed the wood into a truck bed

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