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dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 17 11:46 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

assuming a continuous run
decent chainsaw 5hp
decent cyclist 0.15 hp

a good cyclist can do bursts of around 1 hp

what the chap needs is a great big flywheel , maybe a tractor wheel?

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 17 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You're probably right Dpack, but would be awkward stopping with a flywheel. The other problem is speed, and catches.

OMB, we frequently cut directly into the truck, and most of the timber is our own, although we have bought some in from the next wood this year. Vented sacks are a good idea, but we are set up to deliver loose loads, and having the lifting gear for the sacks would mean a larger truck etc. We always tell our customers if some of the firewood isn't fully seasoned, show them how to identify it, and advise putting it at the bottom of the woodpile.

RichardW



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 17 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We deliver using a small 750kg trailer.

Lifting via a digger.

The big up side to the bags is that you can deliver at the drop of a hat & not have to limit deliveries to processing speed. Process when you have the time & then just load & go on delivery days.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 17 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, we know someone that used a similar method using a lift on the back of a small flat bed, but not the one we decided on. Apart from anything else, some people want firewood delivered to the back of the house and the alleyways can be too narrow to get a trailer or large van down.

RichardW



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 17 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
Yes, we know someone that used a similar method using a lift on the back of a small flat bed, but not the one we decided on. Apart from anything else, some people want firewood delivered to the back of the house and the alleyways can be too narrow to get a trailer or large van down.


True but your still no worse off than if it was a loose load re taking it round the back.

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