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Getting Ready For The Winter.

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Auctioneer, Apr 7, 2010.

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  1. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    Here are some pic's of how I move my firewood from the woods to the wood shed. Each bay holds 7 cords. I load everything on the tractor and then I can pick the wood off the tractor at waist level. Much easier on the back. The first pic is the tractor empty. Then full and the third where I put it. Bay one is this years firewood. The second one is for 2012 and the third is for 2013.
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  2. ctreay

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    You get off pretty easy with just 7 cord. Are you talking 4'x4'x8'(standard cord) or a face cord 4'x16"x8'? We usually go through 20 face cord here in Northern NY in our place. Is that a Massey Harris or a Cockshutt?

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  3. Auctioneer

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    I don't burn all the bay in one winter. I only right now heat part of the house. I just like to have enough wood stored so if I get hurt or sick there is always a supply of wood there.

    The tractor is a 544 International Harvester. 1970 model. Old but works.
     
  4. Old Confederate

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    One good thing about burning wood is you get warm twice. Once when cutting and again when burning.There are a lot of 2 cyl. John Deeres and Red Belly Fords still running so 1970 is a late model tractor. Larry
     
  5. ctreay

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    Yes my 8N is a 52 model.

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  6. Auctioneer

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    With the box on the back. Right after I built that box I had to move some old bricks from the house to the barn. I loaded the box up and started for the barn. The road had a small grade to it. I was about 60% there and the front of the tractor hit a bump. The front end was already light and bouncing. Well when I touched that bump the front end went up and about 1/3rd of the bricks fell out. LOL SH!T. I learned to load both ends of the tractor to have a good balance.
     
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  8. tachyon

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    Old Confederate, actually I get warm three times. Once when I cut it, once when I split it and once when I burn it.
     
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