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    Default Re: moving a pallet of green firewood

    I would use pallet forks. I stack rock maple on a 3 sided pallet. 58 cu/ft per palllet. slightly less than a half a cord. I figure about 17/1800lbs per lift? I've handled pallets of pellets, 2000lbs. my stacks of wood is a little lighter feeling.
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    Default Re: moving a pallet of green firewood

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    Default Re: moving a pallet of green firewood

    My opinion is that I have the QA and forks for the loader but I think I will fine this winter that the three point hitch method will suit me better.It moght not lift high, but that isnt a problem for me, and I like to ahve the weight ballast for the snow and ice..Otherwise Id have to mount something for counter weight on the rear to account for the loader forks.
    Im a little surprised that the forks on the QA dont lift as much as I had originally thought .I converted from tthe forks extended out on the loader bucket.
    Also on the 3 pt hitch its easier to see whats going on ..flyingcow has a good size tractor for this stuff..

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    Default Re: moving a pallet of green firewood

    Chopped, the 3-point will work very well. And yes, i got kind of a nice unit to lug and stack pallets.
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    Default Re: moving a pallet of green firewood

    Quote Originally Posted by tractchores View Post
    Wyere do you guys get palets?
    The company I work for throws them away. I was told that any of them laying around behind the plant were free for the taking, but to not crawl into the dumpster to get them (liability). Now if I need some, I talk to the dock supervisor and he saves me a stack. It costs my company $1 each to dispose of them, so it works for both of us. You may drive through an industrial area and start asking what they do with their used pallets. Some businesses will be worried about the liability and say no, others will say yes and will give you more than you can haul. I also see them listed pretty frequently in the free section of craigslist.
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    Default Re: moving a pallet of green firewood

    I found homemade 3 pth forks on craigslist. Made of 2" square tubing. My tractor lifted a 3/4 full pallet easily but the forks need to be strenghtend. I had to chain the pallet to the fork upright to stop the forks from bending.
    I will add some more steel to the forks. I should be all set if I add ballast to the FEL.
    I will let you all know how I make out...Wish I could open the recent pics, **** dialup!
    Ford 1720, Sims cab, FEL, Woods subframe backhoe, Fisher 7' hydro angle plow, Wallenstein 3 pth splitter, 5' blade, 3 pth carry-all, 3 pth ballast

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    Default Re: moving a pallet of green firewood

    -minden-hills-20121008-00056-jpgI only have a forklift...but can readily lift 6000lbs with mine... i like that this is something others do, i've been bringing skids up to my property to get ready...i use skids for everything, firewood, scaffoldilng storage, snowmobile storage etc...and then move things around and OUT OF REACH from others who might want to steal stuff my lift is pretty big though. 4x4 with 14.9x24" tires on each corner. Great ideas for reinforcing the pallets to hold more. i'm stacked pretty high already.

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    Default Re: moving a pallet of green firewood

    Pallet forks are something I'm using more than originally thought I would. As you said, I'm puting almost anything I can on pallets.
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    Default Re: moving a pallet of green firewood

    Quote Originally Posted by hdmyers View Post
    -minden-hills-20121008-00056-jpgI only have a forklift...but can readily lift 6000lbs with mine... i like that this is something others do, i've been bringing skids up to my property to get ready...i use skids for everything, firewood, scaffoldilng storage, snowmobile storage etc...and then move things around and OUT OF REACH from others who might want to steal stuff my lift is pretty big though. 4x4 with 14.9x24" tires on each corner. Great ideas for reinforcing the pallets to hold more. i'm stacked pretty high already.
    Love your machine HD. Plenty strong for wood stuff and with those tires are you doing any skidding as well with it?

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    Default Re: moving a pallet of green firewood

    Quote Originally Posted by tractchores View Post
    Where do you guys get palets?
    Lowes gives them away free here !
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