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We had a good steady rain this afternoon, so I finally got to use my splitter shed. It worked pretty good. I was able to split a bucket load and stack it in the woodshed, in about 40 minutes, all while staying very dry.

I patched up the canopy top on my loader tractor, with a combination of Flex-seal and Gorilla tape, before I put it back on last week. That kept the seat dry while it was parked outside to load and unload. The wide overhang on the woodshed kept me dry as I unloaded and stacked.

It looks like I’ll be needing to add a little air to those front tires on the John Deere. I loaded the bucket pretty heavy, so that I could fit it all on one load, because I was a little pressed for time.

It’s kind of cool, how what was formerly my least favorite part of making firewood (stacking it), is now my favorite part. There’s nothing worse than stacking firewood outside, except maybe unstacking it, in the winter when it’s covered with snow. That new woodshed made all the difference.
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It’s kind of cool, how what was formerly my least favorite part of making firewood (stacking it), is now my favorite part.

I know the feeling, I used to love working in the barn on a rainy day

gg
 
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Clean up job about 10 miles from home, power company decided some trees had to go, should make good fire wood, so loaded up the trailer with the 55HP Rhino 554 grapple on the FEL and box blade on 3 point, the saws and got started.

Got the first load home and was able to drag the entire pile off the trailer with the FEL on the Ford.

I should have bought a backhoe years earlier... Sure is handy as a second tractor.

I couldn't believe it but one log jammed and the Ford drug the truck And trailer back about a foot before the load slid again. Drug them as a group to next to where I wanted them.

Then repositioned and transferred them into a pile using the fixed thumb on the backhoe. Plans still in the works to hydraulically actuate the thumb.
 

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   / Tractors and wood! Show your pics #23,463  
Clean up job. power company decided some trees had to go, should make good fire wood so loaded up the trailer with the Rhino the saws and got started.

Got the first load home and was able to drag the entire pile off the trailer with the FEL on the Ford. I should have bought a backhoe years earlier...

Then repositioned and transferred them into a pile using the fixed thumb on the backhoe. Plans still in the works to hydraulically actuate the thumb.

Keep the old iron working (y) (y) I like seeing that.

gg
 
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Keep the old iron working (y) (y) I like seeing that.

gg


Thanks,
That old Ford has been ridden hard and put away wet way too many times before I got it, BUT, it just doesn't have enough common sense to die. :)

Darn happy with it for the $8k- welds ,leaks, worn bushings, and all.

Something to be said for just running every time it is needed and doing it without a fuss, no matter how old and ugly it may be.
 
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Thanks,
That old Ford has been ridden hard and put away wet way too many times before I got it, BUT, it just doesn't have enough common sense to die. :)

Darn happy with it for the $8k- welds ,leaks, worn bushings, and all.

Something to be said for just running every time it is needed and doing it without a fuss, no matter how old and ugly it may be.
I'm going to show my age here. When somebody mentions "Old Ford tractor" I think 8N, Jubilee... MAYBE the 640 series.
That machine of yours is barely broken in!
 
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I'm going to show my age here. When somebody mentions "Old Ford tractor" I think 8N, Jubilee... MAYBE the 640 series.
That machine of yours is barely broken in!

Oh It Is More than 'BROKE' in.
But You have a point.
My sister had an 8N with a side sickle to do field mowing. It had been parked for over a decade and she had me get it running for her. I used it for fun for a while- Didn't take Long to really Appreciate my 1967 Ford 3000 and how absolutely 'modern' it was with it's power shift, ability to go .3 MPH in first, power steering, independent PTO fast acting 2000lb FEL and comfortable seat.

The 550 is one of the first years. Someday am going to post just how abused the Backhoe has been with pics of all the repair welding that has been done.
Most people would have run from this machine because of the broken and rewelded backhoe (and for Good reason) along with every electrical wire being cut off leaving only the starter circuit. I fixed the important stuff and bought seal kits for leaking cylinders but have been using it to much to get to it.

Got another load today and I finally had a log I could not load full length of the 20 foot trailer with the Chinese Rhino tractor / Koyker loader.

I was able to pick it up carry it but I just couldn't clear the trailers side rails to lay it on the bed. 26" on the large end 20 foot log so I cut it in half to load.
 

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Looks like some nice red fir Sd455dan....

Sawed up a couple larger stem dead maple bushes last weekend, That was an adventure.... but the stuff sure burns hot and a long time.

Also got started on the dead small diameter fir and larch patches mixed in the standing timber... I underestimated the amount I had is so I built a wood cutting rack/jig thing to be able to saw up a big bunch of the small diameter stems at once.

No pics of any of that, so its a penalty on me... Not done with the homegrown firewood project gathering yet, I'll try to get some pics as I continue with it.
 
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Looks like some nice red fir Sd455dan....

Sawed up a couple larger stem dead maple bushes last weekend, That was an adventure.... but the stuff sure burns hot and a long time.

Also got started on the dead small diameter fir and larch patches mixed in the standing timber... I underestimated the amount I had is so I built a wood cutting rack/jig thing to be able to saw up a big bunch of the small diameter stems at once.

No pics of any of that, so its a penalty on me... Not done with the homegrown firewood project gathering yet, I'll try to get some pics as I continue with it.


Yeah the Red Fir can burn HOT.

I had some from near the trunk and was also a lot of pitch in it.

I put 'a bit much' in the Catalytic Blaze king one winter night and had to stay up to baby sit it.


edit did more clean up and loaded the trailer a bit heavier. I remembered I still had my original chain on forks from my Ford 3000 so I put them on the TLB bucket.

I was able to get one log off the trailer by levering into position but was a hard fail after that so I used a chain drug them off and then used the forks to load more on the pile.


The TLB had no problem lifting any of the logs that would max out the Rhino.
 

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Red fir makes up probably 60% of the wood I burn, 30% larch, 10% other stuffs like lodgepole, white fir, birch, maple that I come across that is good and seasoned easy to get at.
 
 
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