2021 - Volume #BFS, Issue #21, Page #29
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Pallet Caddy Stores Firewood
I made 3-sided caddies out of old pallets to make an easy way to store and move firewood with my tractor and loader, says Bob Stevenson, a Pennsylvania retiree. His design uses a base pallet sitting flat with vertical pallets standing upright on three sides, attached by wood screws. The simple design allows easy filling, stacking, storing, retrieval and dumping.
Using the loader on my Deere 870 to move empty or full pallet boxes works great, Stevenson says. I fill them by the woodpile, set them in a row for curing, then cover them with canvas or rubber. I keep 3 or 4 of the full pallets inside my shed and use the tractor to haul them to the house during heating season.
Before dumping a pallet at the house, Stevenson ties it to the frame of the lift forks with a ratchet binder. I drive over to the wood chute, tilt the box and the wood slides down the chute into the basement, slick as can be. Its an efficient way to handle the 36 pallets of wood that I use to heat our house every year, says Stevenson.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bob Stevenson, 440 Robinson Road, Blain, Pa. 17006 (ph 717 536-3793; dogwoodfarmsr@gmail.com).

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