Vehicle wood collecting frame.

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Vehicle wood collecting frame.

Post by dieseltojo » Sat May 21, 2011 8:23 pm

I decided to make an easy to assemble and disassemble rack for wood gathering that may suite some who like free camping.
Getting wood is a lot easier if it doesn’t have to be thrown into the truck so this is an alternative. My truck is set up for rough country and so I basically made some frames to hang off existing gear, and can be put away when not required. It is only what fits my rig, but these things are only ideas that can be adapted to different vehicles. It just depends on what sort of camping you like to do. Where we go wood gathering is of prime importance.
With this idea you can get decent logs that others can’t and bring them back to camp for cutting.
The main thing is to have a decent bottom support which takes the weight of the load fairly centrally. I will post further pics to show construction later.

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Post by dieseltojo » Sat May 21, 2011 8:28 pm

It looks frail but believe me there is sure plenty of weight in those logs and this was 6 k from camp. It didn't move at all, and here is shown the main support bar under the load. It is of 60 x 60 x 5 mm thk steel angle.

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Post by bluebus » Sun May 22, 2011 4:41 pm

Hi Dieseloojo.

What a good idea that it, it saves a lot of hard work and your back.

Karen,Ron and the Girls. :mrgreen:

Just coasting along. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by dieseltojo » Sun May 22, 2011 7:10 pm

bluebus wrote:Hi Dieseloojo.

What a good idea that it, it saves a lot of hard work and your back.

Karen,Ron and the Girls. :mrgreen:

Just coasting along. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Hi Karen,Ron and the Girls.
Are you kidding, saves hared work, have a look at the head on the bloke on the left, he looks like he is blowing a valve!! :lol:
Boy that was one heavy log, and the other bloke on the other end wasn't even trying.
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Post by dieseltojo » Tue May 24, 2011 4:07 pm

The frame empty, is pretty simple.The ability to carry such a big log, is the bar that fixes to the tow hitch, and takes the weight.

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Post by dieseltojo » Tue May 24, 2011 4:09 pm

There is a good sized bolt to do the work of keeping it in place.

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Post by dieseltojo » Tue May 24, 2011 4:11 pm

The other parts are removable as well and it all folds up for storage. Its rough and ready but beats carrying wood in the truck.

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Post by dieseltojo » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:00 pm

I thought I would add another couple of pics of the folding bottom frame for clarity.

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It folds for transporting.

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Post by glanyard » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:58 pm

DT,
One of the earlier photos seems to show the tow ball welded to the WDH.
If it is, why?
What happens if the ball breaks when you are out and about.
Because of what happened to me, I wouldn't dare do that.
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