farmall cub firewood cart

Farmall Cub Forum -- Questions and answers to all of your Cub related issues.

Moderator: Team Cub

Forum rules
Notice: For sale and wanted posts are not allowed in this forum. Please use our free classifieds or one of our site sponsors for your tractor and parts needs.
teddy1
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:12 pm
Zip Code: b0w2y0

farmall cub firewood cart

Postby teddy1 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:46 am

Hi: Any body have a video on diy firwood cart for a farmall cub? [youtube][/youtube]I 'm looking for somethong that would hold a1/4 cord of firewood .I am looking at buying a 1952 cub with most of the attachments. I've been wanting one of these little tractors for years. Great site, hope to be a cub owner in near future . Thanks in advance for any help you can give on the firewood cart.

staninlowerAL
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 2664
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:34 pm
Zip Code: 36558
Tractors Owned: Cubs: (3)'49's, (1)'52, (1)'57 IH Cub LoBoy w/FH, (1)'72 154 Number Series Loboy, '76 Longstripe w/FH, Mowers: C-22, Bush Hog 412, Pennington 59, Woods RM42CF, Woods 42, assorted FCub plows, planters, discs, etc. OTHERS: '49 AC B & Ind. Sickle mower, '61 AC D12 Ser 2, '52 8N, '56 Ferguson 35 Deluxe, '53 MM BG (offset), (2) '49 Avery V's, '56 JD 420C, with Blade and fire plow, '85 JD 850 (Yanmar) w/72" belly mower, '76 Yanmar 1500, Sears Surburban's, MTD's, Jeeps & other misc. "treasures"
Location: AL (Southwest)

Re: farmall cub firewood cart

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:23 am

There was a recient post about how to make a two wheel trailer but I can't find it. Maybe someone can post a link to it. Depending on what meets your needs, Harbor Freight (and others) sell a small trailer kit that you can assemble.

Jim Becker
Team Cub
Team Cub
Posts: 12916
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 2:59 pm
Zip Code: 55319
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MN

Re: farmall cub firewood cart

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:27 am

I'm sure others will be along with more suggestions. For a start, here is a thread from about a year ago. It mostly is talking about commercially available wagons. Page 2 gets more into DIY.
http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=80464

Here is a direct link to Rudi's Log Wagon, which is shown on page 2 of the above.
http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Sketches%20or%20Plans/Drawings-Sketches-Pictures/Rudi%20Saueracker/Rudi's%20Log%20Wagon/index.html

Eugene
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
Posts: 16111
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:52 pm
Zip Code: 65051
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Mo. Linn

Re: farmall cub firewood cart

Postby Eugene » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:51 am

Farm auctions and ag consignment auctions, you can usually pick up a 2 wheeled trailer for little money. Typically cheaper than the purchase of an axle, tires and rims.

Boat trailers can be cut down and turned in to a trailer. But it's usually cheaper to purchase a complete trailer needing a little work.

My current 2 wheeled trailer was on the acreage when the acreage was purchase. Initially the wheel bearings were relubed and used car tires installed. Over the years the flooring and side boards have been replaced, using scrap material. Also made a seat for holding passengers and a compartment to contain chain saw bar oil and fuel.

Firewood is cut to stove box size in the woods. Then hauled to the stack. The trailer with side boards and end gate works well for fire wood as it does in hauling black walnuts (round nuts).

Edit: 1/4 cord fire wood can weigh up to 1200 to 1500 lbs. Any way, what ever trailer you obtain, make sure it will handle the proposed load.

Nother edit: I use the same 2 wheeled trailer, with larger tractor, to pick up and haul rocks to the ditch. Guessing, sometimes close to 2 tons of rocks in the trailer.
I have an excuse. CRS.

User avatar
Don McCombs
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
Posts: 12713
Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:45 am
Zip Code: 21550
Tractors Owned: "1950 Something" Farmall Cub
1957 Farmall Cub w/FH
1977 International Cub w/FH
1978 International Cub
1948 Farmall Super A
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MD, Deep Creek Lake

Re: farmall cub firewood cart

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:21 am

As Eugene said...

4 X 6 or 4 X 8 utility trailer. 2K capacity. Should not exceed the Cub's capabilities. Thousands of used ones out there at reasonable prices. Parts are readily available.
Don McCombs
MD, Deep Creek Lake

Image
Proud Member of Maryland Chapter 39

oldhammerhead
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:46 pm
Zip Code: 66111
Tractors Owned: 1928 McCormick Deering 10-20,1949 Cub.

Re: farmall cub firewood cart

Postby oldhammerhead » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:48 pm

Hi five years ago i bought a old datsun 3/4 ton trailer made from a junked truck,works great for hauling anything!but mostly for fire wood. bought off of C-list.

danovercash
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 3367
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2003 8:48 pm
Zip Code: 28081
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Kannapolis

Re: farmall cub firewood cart

Postby danovercash » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:53 pm

Rear wheels, spindles, hub from front drive car, pipe for axle, channel or angle for box. Go for it!
"I'd rather be a mechanic in the shop"- Henry Ford

252646 & 221525. 195897 (Gone, but not forgotten)

Eugene
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
Posts: 16111
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:52 pm
Zip Code: 65051
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Mo. Linn

Re: farmall cub firewood cart

Postby Eugene » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:35 pm

Gone today. Neighbor down the street had a 2 wheeled, licensed for highway, ball hitch, trailer for sale. Sign on side said $150- or best offer.
I have an excuse. CRS.

User avatar
camptonih
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
Posts: 205
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:46 pm
Zip Code: 00000
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Campton, New Hampshire

Re: farmall cub firewood cart

Postby camptonih » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:50 pm

The original cub trailer is great for firewood. I use mine year round hauling wood out of the woods into the wood shed and into the barn in the winter.
If you can find one they are worth the money! In the winter we load it as full as we can with cut and split wood, it holds at least a quarter cord. Matt
Attachments
barn6 064.jpg
barn6 064.jpg (1.3 MiB) Viewed 785 times
barn 4th 001.jpg
barn 4th 001.jpg (1.37 MiB) Viewed 785 times

Cubfriend
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 214
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:13 pm
Zip Code: 68803
Tractors Owned: 1948 Cub, Kittie; 1948 Cub, Harold; 1949 Cub, 49er; 1951 Cub, Tucker; 1951 Cub, Homely; 1956 Cub High Crop; 1957 Cub Loboy; 57 Cub Loboy w/fasthitch + 194 plow; 1958 Cub LoBoy w/FH, Popeye; 1961 Cub, Beater; #1-1962 Cub Loboy Dually (Originally Orange) w/Foot Throttle; #2-1962 Cub Loboy Dually (Originally Orange) w/Foot throttle; Yellow 1963 Cub Loboy and blade; 1970 Cub, Cubbie; and 5 other Cubs in various stages of disaasembly and disrepair; 1962 Cub Cadet Original; 2 other Cub Cadet Originals; Cub Cadet 100; Cub Cadet 124 w/Creeper; Cub Cadet 147; 2 Cub Cadet 129's; Cub Cadet 149; 1948 Allis Chalmers C w/single frontwheel; 1944 Formal H w/Tokhiem Cab; 2 One Point Fasthitch Carriers; #100 Fasthitch Rear Blade; 2 Sets Cub 144 Cultivators; 2 Sets Cub 252 Cultivators; 3 Cub 193 Mouldboard Plows; 1 Cub 193 Slatted Plow; 1 1948 Cub-54 Snow Plow; 3 Cub-54 49-5 Snow Plows; Cub #6 Tool Bar w/Disc Blades & Middlebuster.
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Grand Island, Nebraska

Re: farmall cub firewood cart

Postby Cubfriend » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:04 am

sgtbull built a nice trailer in 2010, Nov. 29 was when the story started I think. You can find it here on the forum. It's worth a look if you want to build one. Good Luck!! ...Frank

Kirk-NJ
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 708
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:15 pm
Zip Code: 07838
Location: Great Meadows NJ

Re: farmall cub firewood cart

Postby Kirk-NJ » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:41 am

here's my wood cart/trailer
Image

offrink
Cub Star!!
Cub Star!!
Posts: 336
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:23 pm
Zip Code: 49316
Tractors Owned: 1954 farmall fcub, 1954 farmall super m
Location: Caledonia, MI

Re: farmall cub firewood cart

Postby offrink » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:15 am

I bought a old tractor supply fold up trailer from a neighbor for $25. Replaced the bolts and new little tires and I was off to the races. I think the bolts were almost more than the tires!

oldhammerhead
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:46 pm
Zip Code: 66111
Tractors Owned: 1928 McCormick Deering 10-20,1949 Cub.

Re: farmall cub firewood cart

Postby oldhammerhead » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:34 pm

FYI,Cub trailer on E-bay back east.$800. dollars

BigBill
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 6165
Joined: Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:02 pm
Zip Code: 00000
Location: in northern usa

Re: farmall cub firewood cart

Postby BigBill » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:09 am

I fabricated a two wheeled Sears tractor cart with a rack body. My cadet 70 pulls 1/4 cord+ of firewood. But think about this old age. I'm thinking about palletizing
My firewood on pallets to take advantage of my 3pt hitch. This way I stack it once in the pallet. My future thoughts being a elevator background ever see those ny sidewalk elevators? My bilco cellar entrance gives that idea. Have a canter leveraged telescopic elevator in the bilco door. Make pallets to fit the elevator. We can use a 12volt winch and rope it 3to1 for strength. Off a 12volt battery that's solar powered.
We're getting older and still want to burn wood? I can't do this work anymore due to my health. My son's help out.
Last edited by BigBill on Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

BigBill
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 6165
Joined: Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:02 pm
Zip Code: 00000
Location: in northern usa

Re: farmall cub firewood cart

Postby BigBill » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:17 am

Last year my oil Bill was $3,500. Not burning that much. The oilman was here and $200 since September.
I'm burning wood at night. My cheapest year was a $500 oil Bill for the year. That's burning wood 100% of the time. My hot water comes from the boiler. I can accept a $1,000 oil Bill for the year. If I purchased four cords of firewood split it's $1,000 max so I'm $2,000 for the heating season. Maybe less but not more. We lost power for over a week once. I have plenty of backup wood too. The weather is weird lately.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.


Return to “Farmall Cub”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: oldhammerhead and 4 guests