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Re: Stacking
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2017, 05:11:05 PM »

My dream wood scenario is a poured and smooth concrete slab with 4' high concrete walls on the sides and a carport style roof over the whole thing.  I'd back the dump trailer full of split wood onto the concrete, dump it, and then use the tractor to push wood towards the boiler.  I don't like stacking.  I've used pallets with wood stacked on them before and I find it's just as easy to dump a big pile of wood and cover it up.  I've even used M105 trailers towed by a deuce and a half full of wood backed up to the boiler before.  I still prefer just dumping the wood and not messing with the stacking.
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Re: Stacking
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2017, 07:08:21 PM »

Iím gonna try that if I get a carport up, except Iíll have a firewood tumbler as well, run it thru the tumbler, up the elevator and dump it under the carport
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Re: Stacking
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2017, 02:51:42 PM »

Make sure it's tall enough! I have 12ft ceilings in my woodshed and cant dump the trailer  :bash: So I gotta dump it most of the way and just pickaroon every block out anyway. Really stupid on my part
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Re: Stacking
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2017, 09:26:07 PM »

Make sure it's tall enough! I have 12ft ceilings in my woodshed and cant dump the trailer  :bash: So I gotta dump it most of the way and just pickaroon every block out anyway. Really stupid on my part

Man you only want 12 foot you want to go at least 25ft... lolol
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Re: Stacking
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2017, 10:31:35 PM »

Make sure it's tall enough! I have 12ft ceilings in my woodshed and cant dump the trailer  :bash: So I gotta dump it most of the way and just pickaroon every block out anyway. Really stupid on my part

I figure to dump the straight truck on the cement like Iím doing now then keep shoving the wood up as high as I can then run it thru the tumbler later. If your careful and donít spin the tracks a tracked skid steer will climb a pile of split wood to shove it higher yet.
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Re: Stacking
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2017, 05:36:13 PM »

When we split wood it goes on hayracks. No ordinary hayracks but ones I make. There are a lot of 8,10 and 12 ton wagon running gears that no one has a use for so you can get them for $50-$75. Get steel H or I beams from the recycler for another $25. I use old hog flooring, 1/8 steel rod interwoven, with 1/8 by1-1/2 flat for frame. I let these hayracks sit outside until the fall before I need them. Just before harvest harvest starts I back them into an open front cattle shed that I no longer use for cattle. When I need a load of wood I pull one out and then back it under the carport where the boiler is. Each hayrack holds approx. 4 cords.
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Re: Stacking
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2017, 01:08:36 PM »

I made my first attempt at a Holz Hausen, this weekend.   Forgot a couple of pointers from Youtube (why is it one person can explain everything in 2 minutes and another has a 20 minute video on the same topic?)

Seems like I have a lot more wood in small footprint of four pallets. Make the circle and fill the center as you go, then cover the top. Let it stew.

Added pic I took. Still need to finish filling the middle before shingling it with bark pieces.
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Re: Stacking
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2017, 05:59:49 PM »

hey Bud Man
How about some pictures of your setup with the hayracks. You got my attention with that.
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Re: Stacking
« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2017, 11:51:26 AM »

I will try to get some pics in a few days. Out of town for next few days.

Two pics attached.
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Re: Stacking
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2018, 04:38:33 PM »

Interesting thread, I remember one year I found myself scratching on the ground in the snow for burnable wood. Never again, made that promise and stuck with it. The walls of the truck shed may soon be stacked wood.

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Re: Stacking
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2018, 07:18:30 PM »

Interesting thread, I remember one year I found myself scratching on the ground in the snow for burnable wood. Never again, made that promise and stuck with it. The walls of the truck shed may soon be stacked wood.


Been there, done that. A few years ago took the plow truck and plowed a large area bare, then used the tracked skid steer to plow the snow away from the trees I wanted to drop, drop the trees then drag em to the plowed area.  All in all took hours longer than it should for each load. Was one cold bastard as well.
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