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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted December 07, 2013 - 10:19 AM

Just one of the mundane chores that the Massey inherited when it came to live here.  Two loads of wood every week, to the basement.  I have around 22 hours on this thing already.  Man, it's nice!  I think I plowed my driveway in about 15 minutes while it took a half hour to 45 minutes before.  Anyway, the third picture is more of my red neck engineering.  That's my wood chute to slide wood into the basement.  It's still a pain because I have to slide half the trailer load down, go down and put the wood on the dolly and wheel it over to the stack.  Stack it up and do it all over again.  It's light years ahead of what I used to do.  I used to carry it by the arm load down the steps.  That was a lot of climbing.  Then I started loading up a two wheeled dolly with as much as I could strap on.  It ended up weighing around 300 pounds and it almost took me for a ride a couple of times.  Soooooo I decided to take some scrap and piece together this chute.  It works and reduces the number of trips up and down the steps to 4 total.  Not too bad.  I eventually want to make this so that I don't have to put the wood through the doorway.  Just like the old time coal chutes, have it go down the chute and into a bin without having to stack it.

 

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Posted December 07, 2013 - 10:27 AM

Pretty good work.  That system looks like a time and back saver.  Thanks for the great photographs.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Mom and dad have a window they remove and an old cement chute that they still use. That chute is getting pretty ragged, but it still works... I still watch for another like it.

Glad the Massey is doing as hoped. :thumbs: looks good, glad you're happy with it... But LESS seat time spoken of as a plus? Hmmm...
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Posted December 07, 2013 - 10:55 AM

Mom and dad have a window they remove and an old cement chute that they still use. That chute is getting pretty ragged, but it still works... I still watch for another like it.

Glad the Massey is doing as hoped. :thumbs: looks good, glad you're happy with it... But LESS seat time spoken of as a plus? Hmmm...

I should have clarified the less seat time thing.  It's really just giving me an opportunity to help more neighbors with their driveways.  Once we get some real snow, we'll see what happens.  This system from yesterday was another bummer.  We got maybe 2 inches.  Even I won't go out and plow that just to get some seat time.  Heck, I may plow the roads from my place to the stop sign.  I've done that before.

 

Regarding the wood, I had often thought about excavating an area beside where I have the wood stove and putting another small block room coming off the basement for wood.  Just put a hatch in the top and fill it from there.  Then it doesn't take up space in the basement.  As it is, I keep up to 6 weeks worth of wood in the basement.  I've always done that in the event I'm out of town (family won't run out of wood) or if I'm down for a period of time, I can keep the heat cranking.  I replace wood every week because it's just too much to bring all of that is in one day (with no help).  I usually stop bring wood in in the middle of February and eventually run out around the end of March.  Just about perfect.  I don't like to keep wood in the house thru the summer.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 11:00 AM

I have lots of firewood for you if you run out but I don't deliver.

 

Did you get your tires loaded with rim guard?


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 11:02 AM

Looks like that chute saves some steps. Glad you can use the seat time to your advantage!


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 11:07 AM

Nice job! Always better to work smarter(and safer). Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 11:12 AM

Glad you are getting time on it! That looks like a very good system, you just need a conveyer belt to bring it over to the stack now.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 11:12 AM

I have lots of firewood for you if you run out but I don't deliver.

 

Did you get your tires loaded with rim guard?

I would like to get a load or two but I can tell you that my brother is really hurting for wood right now.  You met him a few weeks ago.  Think he could get a bunch?  I mean a BUNCH?  That's all he heats with and he may have enough to get thru the month.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 11:13 AM

you just need a conveyer belt to bring it over to the stack now.

Sadly, I've thought about this.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 11:24 AM

I would like to get a load or two but I can tell you that my brother is really hurting for wood right now.  You met him a few weeks ago.  Think he could get a bunch?  I mean a BUNCH?  That's all he heats with and he may have enough to get thru the month.

I probably have at least 4 or 5 truck loads on the ground and I have more trees that need to go.It is not cut up.I have a huge birch tree that fell down by my place and it needs to go.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 11:54 AM

I would love to have a tractor like yours someday.  Thanks for sharing.


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Posted December 07, 2013 - 12:24 PM

some nice looking tools you have there.

 

 

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Posted December 07, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Glad you are enjoying the Massey.  Do you have any complaints with it in the cold?  Does it handle any different?

 

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Posted December 07, 2013 - 01:14 PM

  It's still a pain because I have to slide half the trailer load down, go down and put the wood on the dolly and wheel it over to the stack.  Stack it up and do it all over again. 

 

 

! Always better to work smarter(and safer).

 

 The smart thing would be to make kids stack it.

 

"Why shoot, when I was a kid I would have that stacked before breakfast. Young whippersnappers nowadays ain't good fer nuthin!!!"


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