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$650 for a tri axle load?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Bad Wolf, Dec 13, 2008.

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  1. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Minister of Fire

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    This is in eastern CT. A logging outfit from Mass is doing work in the state forest. He wants $650 a triaxle load of hardwood delivered to my house which is 5 Minutes away. He says he's getting $800 in Mass. Is this a reasonable price for a truck load of green wood in eastern CT?
    I'm pretty well set for this year and money is tight. If this is the going rate I'll wait until spring when I have more cash (and time).

    Thanks

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  2. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    It's all relative to where you are, if you can't get a better price then that's what you have to go with. But yeah it does seem high to me.
  3. fyrwoodguy

    fyrwoodguy Feeling the Heat

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    the wood price's up here range from 160.00 to 190.00 per cord delivered.
    for the most part this pile is all red oak,with the load being unloaded is mixed hardwood.
    what a rollercoaster ride it is being in the firewood business
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  4. warm in VT

    warm in VT New Member

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    Log lengths delivered here are starting at around $100/ cord. $600 and up for a truck load. Last i had heard many were asking $130-140/ cord.........
  5. Brian VT

    Brian VT Minister of Fire

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    $700 here for 7-8 cord of truck-length mixed hardwoods.
  6. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    How many cord would that be? The self-unloader that delivers hardwood to me carries 12 cord and that runs me $1140 or $95 a cord.
  7. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Minister of Fire

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    He gave me an estimate of 6 to 8 cords. The dimensions he gave me were 6 x 7 x 24 which is 7.875 cords. Allowing for the exaggeration factor I'm going to call it 6 1/2 cords so $100 per cord (funny how that works out). I caught up with him on my way back from hunting and the dimensions look about right.
    What I'm trying to determine is, for my neck of the wood is this great price that I should grab or is it an average price that will still be there in the spring. Cash is tight, if its a deal I'll raid the emergency fund to stock up., otherwise I'll wait.
  8. SteveT

    SteveT Feeling the Heat

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    Here's a comparison. His price is pretty steady (I've seen it in Craigslist over several months)

    http://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/mat/953308697.html

    I think the guy you're talking to is giving you a decent offer but not something so good you can't afford to miss it.
  9. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    I don't think I'd pay $650 for a load of pine.
  10. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    I just dropped by my local sawmill and ordered up a load of log length for $350. Last load when split and stacked came out to 4.7 cord and cost $320.

    At $350 that would be about $75/cord.

    All red oak.

    That sawmill was just hoppin' this morning, they were strippin' logs, sawin' boards, trucks runnin' in and out, woodstove fired up in the office, man I love that place :)
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