Part of the prep for the impending 12” snow prediction from the beginning of the week that has morphed, as always, into a “wintry mix” that’s probably going to be a bunch of freezing rain was getting in a load of firewood as I had about 15 pieces left in the house.
Wife picked up an old 3000lb platform truck off Craigslist for $20 a few years ago. The phenolic tires on the steel wheels were coming apart so it didn’t roll well. Scraped the tires off and it rolls great on its steel wheels.
Pre-Kubota used to get loads of wood from the wood lot in my pickup which resulted in moving it twice; once loading, once unloading. A set of forks on the Kubota slides neatly in the space between the platform bed and wheel support frame. It already had reinforced stake pockets on the open end so it was easy to make a drop in tailgate out of a couple pieces of Schedule 40 black iron pipe and some plywood scraps. When not on the tractor, the forks stay on the platform truck as they take up nominal space there and the platform truck/woodcart is then SSQA compatible.
Now I only load once and, with the woodpile mobile, it makes it less obtrusive in the shop area.