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Old March 4th, 2013, 07:06 PM   #21
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Buy an old ford 4x4 tractor and tow a hay trailer fill it with wood
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Old March 5th, 2013, 08:17 AM   #22
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Something like this....

Mine has a 116" wheel base, same width as a full size pickup, over 4klbs payload (might be closer to 5, it's over 10k), awesome gearing, locking axles, and is no where near as pretty as this one is. But they're gutless, 2.2 liters of non-fire breathing fury!!!!
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Something like this....

Mine has a 116" wheel base, same width as a full size pickup, over 4klbs payload (might be closer to 5, it's over 10k), awesome gearing, locking axles, and is no where near as pretty as this one is. But they're gutless, 2.2 liters of non-fire breathing fury!!!!
What make is that? It is kinda cute...lol. Looks like it would work pretty well.
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That is a 63 Mercedes Unimog 404. They're work horses, as long as you don't want to do it quickly!
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old 1ton dump with some 35s.
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That is a 63 Mercedes Unimog 404. They're work horses, as long as you don't want to do it quickly!
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I think I figured out what to start with..... http://www.vintagemilitarytrucks.com...p_DFW_Camo.htm
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I think I figured out what to start with..... http://www.vintagemilitarytrucks.com...p_DFW_Camo.htm
start with? What in the world would you even want to change to make that a better firewood collector?
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start with? What in the world would you even want to change to make that a better firewood collector?
Good point! I guess a small lift maybe 4" max and some aggressive tires fat for summer tall skinnies for snow. They come with Dana 60 front with an auburn locker and FF14 rear with the military version of a detroit. They are for sure a beast rated at 1 1/2 ton to boot!
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Oh, and the paint job is awesome as well ! The military paint is anti corosion and chem resistant as well....win/win
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Find the cheapest decent running truck you can find, generally a ferd f-250, throw some coil-over springs in the back and run 33s or 35s, weld up the rear and have a nice wood hauler for about maybe 2k; whatever ferds costs these days
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if your looking into military truck for cheap general jims in clare next to jays sporting goods had quite a few the last time i was there
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if your looking into military truck for cheap general jims in clare next to jays sporting goods had quite a few the last time i was there
From my experience general Jim's and cheap do not belong in the same sentence... unless you are claiming they do not belong in the same sentence.
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Buy a cheap rusted out big block truck. Weld the rear and run that sum bitch.
It is a frigging wood truck you don't need any lift. 31's with good tread and a good winch is all you will need. After you slap a couple trees, replace the back window with lexan, and install a good heater(this is important), just do the small maintenance items.

My last wood hauler was a 2wd 78 1 ton BB Chevy with a flatbed and 6' tall stake bed sides. Stack the wood up against the back of the cab, toss the sides on, stack up more wood, put the back on, toss a few more logs in the back, tie down the saws, gas, and go. Give it gas, slap off the trees, and if you get stuck(due to snow) pull out the winch.

Good times, good times.

I had 2 full truckloads fully stacked and just tossed a tarp over the stake bed to dry them out. I simply pulled off the back and took it off as needed until it was empty. It was a great setup.

If you want to be creative something my cheap butt didn't have at the time was a hydraulic log splitter. Remove the back bumper then mount the splitter to the frame so you don't need to pull it. Being able to split it as I stacked it would have been cool as hell.
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We split it before we load it in the truck, good old wood maul. Saves money on gym membership that way!
All of our wood is cut out in the Manistee national forest and some areas (most) do not get graded or any upkeep so a well set up truck is a must!
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