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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by michaelthomas, May 22, 2006.

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  1. michaelthomas

    michaelthomas New Member

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    There is a guy down about 4 miles down the road who owns a trucking company and he hauls a-lot of lumber to the mills and the chippers. So he got a call for a job to pick up a load of saw logs but the guy who had them cut down said he didn't have time to cut the logs to length for the mill so he just needed the logs off the lot ASAP so construction could begin. The tree owner paid him to remove them and gave him the wood to do with as he pleased. So the trucking company owner has a full flatbed trailer full of wood and 3/4 of it is red oak and maple and the other 1/4 is pine. So he has had this wood sitting on one of his best trailers for what is now going on 5 weeks and he needs the trailer back for business. So I was able to go down and cut and haul as much FREE hardwood as I wanted. He and a few of his employees were cutting and splitting wood for him and I was helping out when needed but mostly just cutting up rounds to haul to my house. I was able to get about 4 cord of FREE firewood (hardwood) from the deal and the truck is still half full. He said they will be cutting next week as well. I tried to give him $50 to keep his beer fridge full but he wouldn't accept it. I have always looked at full flatbeds and wished I could have access to that much wood and it has now happened. fairly easy to manage as well you just cut the top logs and roll them to the ground and load, no lugging from the woods or anything. It was like a dream come true.

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  2. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    Last night I got this call where these people had some trees cut down. About 3 miles away.
    Do you want the wood? White & red oak and some maple. So I go over there,I bring one small chain saw,
    not know what to expect. Damn there nearly 3 full cords stacked up. But not cut up. Im able to pull my pk truck
    right up to the pile at tail gate level. One truck filled just before the thunderstorms approached.

    Hey great deal for you, Take as much as you can it's money in the bank.
  3. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    you lucky skunk!!!


    I've been searching high and low without much luck on big loads
  4. DavidV

    DavidV New Member

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    We get spoiled here in central VA. So much downed wood finding free is very easy.
  5. ourhouse

    ourhouse Minister of Fire

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    The wood you scored sounds like they were going to be saw logs. I bet a lot of it was clean and strait easy to split nto a lot nots. Very good score!!!
  6. saichele

    saichele Minister of Fire

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    Got about a cord of hard maple over the weekend. Power comnay came through and leveled a couple large maples on a neighbors lot, and just left a pile of debris. I was out for a walk, stopped in to ask about it and they were somewhat distraught, in that they had no idea how they were going to get rid of it.

    Problem solved.

    Steve
  7. Sandor

    Sandor Minister of Fire

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    Ya gotta like it when everyone wins.
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