This is why so many TT springs contain broken leaves.
How much downgrade would it take before the brakes would be useless ? Scary !
Hood sides are gone. Gee, I wonder why it runs warm? Don.
Quite a feat loading it on the trailer
You should see the size of his fireplace!
I bet he can go down a pretty good hill in LOW without touching the brake. Everyone behind him would be impatient, but oh well....
Bud, given that amount of weight behind him, I'd say a 1% grade is all it would take to make the brakes, such as they are, smoke like crazy!! Not even sure the engine could hold it back.
I have seen some pictures of logging trucks descending some Horrendous downgrades. Logging roads were pretty bad. I imagine the fellows that survived got pretty good at it. Old bus drivers told me that using the brakes was a mistake. Low gears and steering is the key. And TT's ARE low geared. Also, there probably wouldn't have been much traffic behind him.
Someone tell me if I'm wrong but thats heavy.
If V=Pi(r2)H, and we assume it is 12ft long by 5ft dia, then
V= 3.14(6.25)12= 235 Cft. And if it is Poplar at 30 lb/cft, 235x30= 7050 lbs.
Thats a pretty good load for modern truck.
I agree with your math but the log may be "green" and closer to 38lb's/cubic foot if it is poplar. Even more than you estimate. Incredible load and spot on for tremendous weight. I didn't even think about calculating it like you did.
We don't have poplars around here. Do we?
Ken in Texas
I note it has a bumper. So he can use the car in front to slow him on those downgrades?
You wouldn't want to run out of petrol going up hill with that thing behind you!
It is hard to tell if the log is a poplar or cottonwood. If cottonwood, it can weigh 58 lb/cf when green. That would be 13,630 lbs for this load.
I think it looks like herniawood
Ya think he was on the way to the toothpick factory?
Marvin, Funny you should mention the toothpick factory thing about the log. When I saw this photo for the first time this old cartoon from the past came to mind.
Isn't that cartoon like what our 'throw-away' world has become? Read articles earlier today that a third of the plastic in our oceans can be attributed to China and Malaysia, and California is watching for the 'cardboard thieves' too...
Did you notice the "cant hook" laying across the running board and fender. It would be useless on a log that size. Sure would like to know the location of the photo. Sawing something that big is nothing but trouble!
We had a red oak die in the woods here at home and it was 38 inches across the stump. I had a friend come by with a Husky saw with a 3 foot bar to cut it off from the stump and he made the cut for me to make a log. I think it came up to about 9 feet long before it was not useable for makeing lumber.
It took me over 4 hours to wrestle it 300 feet out of the woods with my kubota tractor. It laid on the skid poles of my dads sawmill for a couple years. We decided it was just to much for us to handle so I loaded it on a trailer and took it to a local man with a band mill. I literally had to use a long pry pole to "help" the tractor lift the log as my dad worked the hydraulics to get the log up high enough to load.
Now looking at this, i bet there was some horses and cables and blocks used to get this loaded. That is HEAVY.