On Thu, 9 Jun 2005 06:26:19 -0400, "Norman D. Crow"
Every Fall there are numerous 1/2 ton P/U around here sitting on the
side of the road loaded with a cord and half of green wood and a
broken axle. "If it fits - I can haul it" seems to be the prevailing
"We need to make a sacrifice to the gods, find me a young virgin... oh, and
bring something to kill"
My youngest son blew a head gasket helping a friend bring home a load of
green oak firewood that way, several years back.
$1400 for a load of 'free wood', that someone else got to burn. Some
lessons are more expensive than others.
Thinking about it, that was the same trip where they had my new truck too,
and managed to back over a steel landscape spike, and tear up an expensive
To the OP: Rent a trailer. Preferably one that has a power dump feature.
yeah... same mind set as " it must be ok to write checks, there are lots of them
left in the checkbook"..
The first trip we took to the forest for turning wood last month, my wife wanted
to keep loading the truck but I chickened out...
We had a LOT of 10" to 14" rounds, maybe 2" long, stacked pretty well in the
bed... it didn't LOOK like that much, but estimating the average weight (which
felt heavier each time I put one on the truck) I figured that we had at least
800 pounds of wet wood loaded, even though there was room for about 6 more
I kept thinking about the long down grade on the way home and the turns on it...
pictures of light front end, blowing out rear tire, etc... it just isn't worth
risking lives or equipment..
Please remove splinters before emailing
Pick your specific model, then click specs...
scroll down and you'll find it... noting that that weight usually
includes the occupants, not just the bed...
Find a friend with a boat and try to schedule use on a day he will be
out boating. Even a relatively small boat trailer will have a 3,000 lb
rating. I have hualed several 30' or longer telephone poles on mine
with little problem although at that length you tend to have negative
tongue weight - not a good thing. With 8' to 10' logs that should not
be an issue.
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