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 03-01-2008, 22:02 Post: 151820
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We spend a lot of time and effort hauling and stacking firewood. Logs are hauled to the splitter, then split and stacked for seasoning, then manually loaded into a trailer or bucket and hauled and stacked again next to the house for use.

For awhile now I've been pondering a better, lazier way. A business near us is always giving away pallets. It seems pallets could easily be modified with uprights on each corner and chicken wire on three sides to hold firewood. We could split the logs in place, and stack them on the pallet. Then forks could be used to move the pallets to the seasoning area. As wood is needed forks could again be used to move pallets near the house for use. Each piece of wood would only need be stacked once.

Has anyone done something like this?






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 03-01-2008, 23:44 Post: 151826
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Yup.






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 03-02-2008, 08:41 Post: 151832
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KW....I have been cutting lots of wood for next winter and only putting them in piles next to the splitter until i can fabricate a pallet to stack on and still move it without it falling all over. I am thinking about using some sort of *OOOOOOOOOOOO*u shaped braces to hold the
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wood in place on the long side of the logs 2 per pallet






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 03-02-2008, 14:05 Post: 151835
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Kwschumm,

A friend of mine built several firewood cribs from an old grain bin that he tore down. Each crib is about 14 feet long. He has a set of dolly wheels on an axle that he can attach to any crib on the place, then pull each crib up to the house when the firewood has cured. The axle and wheels are easily removed from one crib, to be placed under the next.

You may be able to do something similar by sliding a few 4x4s through three or more pallets at once.

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 03-02-2008, 17:54 Post: 151840
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Murf has several posts on the subject.

I don't think bucket forks on a CUT would handle it. Need some type of 3PH fork set up.

Be nice if you had a garage. Build a heavy duty set of dolly wheels set the load on that push over by door.






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 03-03-2008, 10:53 Post: 151859
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 Firewood labor reduction

Harvey's right (as usual Wink yeah right ) I've been doing that way for years and have mentioned it several times.

If you use regular pallets you might not get much wood in if it's just tossed in, stacked neatly you can get a full cord into 4 or 5 pallets depending on how big they are. This is where the weight becomes an issue though.

Weight isn't going to as much of an issue for spruce, etc., as it is for me with the dense hardwoods we have out here. The weight of a cord of seasoned hardwood is about 4,000 pounds, fresh cut and wet, about 6,000 pounds. Spruce on the other hand is nearly half of that, around 2,500 pounds dry and about 3,500 pounds wet, so in my case a pallet of 1/4 of a cord of wood is over 1,000 pounds dry, nearly 1,500 wet.

Harvey brings up a good point, you need a serious set of forks for that kind of weight.

No reason though if the skids are free you can't use quite a few of them and just put less weight on each.

One word of caution though, skids won't last more than 2 seasons sitting on the ground. They need to be either on a dry floor (or pavement) or clear of the ground to stay dry.

At the farm we have basically a large shed with no walls, just a floor and roof in which the pallet boxes are stacked, in this way the boxes are well up & clear of rain or snow and get lots of air flow.

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 03-03-2008, 11:14 Post: 151861
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The forks I'm buying are rated for more weight than the loader so that's OK. Loading less wood on each pallet works too. Thanks for the info.






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 03-04-2008, 06:38 Post: 151879
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I picked up an old airport luggage carrier--for $50--the type that has all-wheel-steer and can be run in trains. This type was an open or non-enclosed one. The luggae was piled onto a bellied-out pan (for lack of better words). I've seen flat-bed ones around for $100 (of course, I live miles from an international airport so they're probably more available here).

The other day I saw a cool trailer on Craigslist. It is 4'x7' and has 8 tires. The cool thing about it is that it has removable rubber tracks sort of like a snowmobile's.






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 03-04-2008, 06:48 Post: 151880
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Here's the trailer.

http://detroit.craigslist.org/for/593289028.html






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Finally figured how to use the pallets to move 1/3 to 1/2 chord at a time. Cut 2x4x8's in half. Use one long screw to bolt each 5-10 inches from edge of pallet. You will use 4 2x4's each pallet with 1 screw in the bottom of pallet. Then with the saw cut a line in 2x4 1 inch deep at the top. With thin rope tie knot in one side and a knot on the other side of 2x4. this keeps 2x4's from swaying when wood is loaded or moved. If i ever get pictures posted will upload them. Think right now have 17 pallets full sitting in the sun and wind. I use rear 3pt pallet forks that cost 280 bux or so, good for upto 2000 lbs. Too bad my tractor only pick up 1200-1400 or so but works great.






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