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    Default Re: Hauling Wood Debris

    Quote Originally Posted by Don87 View Post
    The bad part about burying the stumps, is the sinkhole that occurs several years down the road after the wood rots.
    I'm for just finding an 'out of the way' location and piling them up.
    Getting rid of all the debris and stumps in an hour with an excavator and throwing a tandem load of fill in the dips 5 years later is better than burning IMHO.
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    Default Re: Hauling Wood Debris

    I built my own farm wagon. It cost around $2800 by the time I was finished. The ten ton(20,000lb) running gear was around $1900 and the remaining cost was materials. There is little question, I will never exceed the load limit of this wagon and I can pull it - empty - with my ATV. The only disadvantage of a farm wagon is in my attempts to back it up. A farm wagon has front wheels that steer just like a car and the "steering wheel" is the tongue that the wagon is pulled with. It sure makes me aware of where I am going and how I'm going to safely exit any location (without backing up).Attachment 333864Attachment 333865

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    Default Re: Hauling Wood Debris

    Burn the debris.

    Just make a new burn area in each area you work.

    When you are ready to leave, put a layer of dirt over the fire.

    When you return the following weekend, uncover the fire area and start the fire back up.

    Around here we have to have a debris fire covered if it is unattended overnight.

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    Default Re: Hauling Wood Debris

    Quote Originally Posted by oosik View Post
    I built my own farm wagon. It cost around $2800 by the time I was finished. The ten ton(20,000lb) running gear was around $1900 and the remaining cost was materials. There is little question, I will never exceed the load limit of this wagon and I can pull it - empty - with my ATV. The only disadvantage of a farm wagon is in my attempts to back it up. A farm wagon has front wheels that steer just like a car and the "steering wheel" is the tongue that the wagon is pulled with. It sure makes me aware of where I am going and how I'm going to safely exit any location (without backing up).Attachment 333864Attachment 333865
    Put a hitch on the front of your ATV, and one on the bucket, then practice, practice and practice backing it up.

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    Default Re: Hauling Wood Debris

    Another vote for burning it all off. Easy and cheap

    Brett

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    Default Re: Hauling Wood Debris

    Hey guys, thanks for all the great advise. The sled idea is awesome and that farm cart would be great too although I don't think I could fabricate something like that. I may just plan a week up there at some point and burn everything off as that is certainly the cheapest option.

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    Default Re: Hauling Wood Debris

    bhh,

    Attempted pm reply. Received notice that pm service down temporarily. Will do it again later today - Oosik.

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    Default Re: Hauling Wood Debris

    I'd burn it too.

    Problem with the trailer is they are more $$$, and a PITA to load and unload as you mentioned. PLUS, another issue that hasnt been mentioned yet......IF you only have 1 tractor, and plan on shuttling the trailer with the 3800 as well, that means you dont have anything else back there for counterweight when doing the clearing and loading with the grapple. Not something I would want to do on a lighter tractor.
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    Default Re: Hauling Wood Debris

    While clearing small red cedar trees at the campsite at my ranch I used a large blue tarp for the same purpose. It was a downhill trip so I was able to load it up and then drag it down hill to the shoreline of the pond where we had a hydrant primed if the burn pile got out of control. Once it was moving it didn't take much force and rather reminded me of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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    Default Re: Hauling Wood Debris

    LD1,
    Your points are well made. When I use the wagon to transport stuff (usually LARGE rocks) I load the 3PH counterweight into the empty wagon and attach it to the tractor when when I get to the location. When the wagon is loaded I have to drop the weight and attach the wagon. Its not the most efficient system but what the heck - I'm retired and I have nothing but time. Maybe some day when I get really ambitious I'll make a new counterweight with a drawbar hitch. Then it will really look like the circus is coming to town!!

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