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CL: Cheap or Free Grapple truck load. Long Island

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by JTP11, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. JTP11

    JTP11 Member

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    Came across this on my local craigslist. I'm good on wood for now but thought it might be worth passing along. It's always good to know some tree guys. Good Luck

    The Ad:

    http://longisland.craigslist.org/zip/4100263504.html

    I CAN DELIVER TO ANY AREA AND WILL BE HAPPY TO DUMP A LOAD OF WOOD CHIPS TO A POINT OF EASY ACCESS ON YOUR PROPERTY. .....

    WE ALSO HAVE A LOAD OF HARD WOOD LOGS ALSO YOU HAVE TO CUT IT AND SPLIT IT YOURSELF !!!!!!

    PLEASE CALL @ 631-624-7448 AS SOON AS YOU READ THIS MESSAGE THANK YOU

    ***** OUT EAST DELIVERIES ALL I ASK FOR IS MONEY TO COVER FUEL COST & TIME *****
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  2. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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    !!!
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    That sounds like a sweet deal!
  3. Craig S.

    Craig S. Member

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    Someone just recently posted that this guy tried to charge after dropping off logs. Be careful.
  4. Nico1986

    Nico1986 New Member

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    Hey guys I've seen this add on Craigslist also jtp11 I see u got it delivered was it good wood and did u pay for it and if so how much. I called this guy and the add says free but wanted $200 for him to drop off which was no problem it's well worth it if it's hardwood he estimated 6-8 cords in the load he had. just was trying to see if others have gotten from him and if they were satisfied thanks guys
  5. ihookem

    ihookem Minister of Fire

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    No way is there 6-8 cords on that truck. Once yo get it stacked and split you might have 2. At that point you are looking at 100 bucks cord green.
  6. Nico1986

    Nico1986 New Member

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    image.jpg I'm no expert but that looks like more then two cords to me I'm gonna give a shot prob next week sometime we let u know how it guys
  7. Bluezx636

    Bluezx636 New Member

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    I tried plenty of times with this Tree Service and was only told they will call me back......Nothing!
  8. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Even if it costs $200, it's worth it if you are willing to put the work into it. Compared to the cost of C/S firewood here, it's a deal
  9. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    That's every bit of 6 cord.
    The ad says the wood is free and he charges for fuel and truck time. Expect $120/hour. That truck will burn $40/hour worth of fuel going down the road.
  10. Bluezx636

    Bluezx636 New Member

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    This one worked out good for me. Jim responded to my phone calls got back to me several times and was honest what was being dropped off. I got about 2 cords from him in one drop off. They where big and needed quite a bit of work with only a 14inch bar chainsaw but knew from the start from his description. Also I live in Hauppauge so you still might get him to deliver if your not to far from Huntington.
    http://longisland.craigslist.org/zip/4110907007.html

    FREE HARDWOOD LOGS - DELIVERED FREE - HUNTINGTON AREA (Huntington Area)
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    FREE HARDWOOD LOGS DELIVERED FREE - HUNTINGTON AREA
    There are quite a few smaller diameter logs in this load which is maple and cherry.
    These logs are un-cut and un-split.
    You will need a good chainsaw to cut into fireplace length.
    Then it needs to be split into firewood pieces.
    Stay warm this winter!
    Call or text (631)445-8574 - Jim
  11. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    There are plenty of deals like that all over the island.
    These guys have to pay any where from $20-$40 a ton to dump it.
    I'm friends with 2 tree service companies and they have hooked me up several times.
    Plus, I have grabbed a couple different trucks driving down the road and they came to my house.

    Next time you are driving and see a truck, stop them and I'm tellin ya they will be more then happy to follow you home.


    In this pic my friend loaded my trailer for me!
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    Heres another load I got for free
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    This was the best load I got, it cost a $100 and yielded 7 cord
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  12. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Wow that's impressive mike, very ambitious to take a lad like that big one....
  13. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    Thanks.

    Here's a more recent load from a guy I stopped while sitting in traffic on the expressway. Totally free.
    I've even considered having them PAY ME 1/2 the cost of what it would cost them to dump it at the dump yard. But I'm not that ballsy. Yet!

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  14. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    WOW Mike, you have room for all that wood? How many cords do you have on site?
  15. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    I'm on just under an acre, but it's filled with gardens, a pool, a pond and LOTS of wood. 25 cord c/s/s

    4 cord stack in driveway
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    3 cord along back wall of garage
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    9 cord on side yard( that's an old picture the racks are full now)
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    9 cord jammed in back corner.
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    And still have room for more!!!
    Basically, I took over the entire east side of my property.
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  16. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    This a more accurate pic of the garage side. Same wood just covered

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  17. Scols

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    Is that the truck he comes with? I would love to try him but theres no way that truck will clear the wires above my drive way
  18. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    For you guys contemplating this kind of delivery, the rear mounted boom is very important for making the delivery into a tight spot like this. Front mounts lack the reach that the rear one have and getting it unloaded can difficult. They might not make it in a tight spot like this. A rear mount has a lot more reach behind the truck.
  19. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    That is true. That's what happened with that pic of the other truck that had a small trailer with a grapple. It could only unload on the sides. So luckily the trailer could dump as well as the truck. But being my processing area is so tight it's always better to have a guy who doesn't have to dump unless its like the one pic where it's allready bucked.
  20. DuckDog

    DuckDog Burning Hunk

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    You are a complete animal! That is an impressive stash!
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  21. Clyde S. Dale

    Clyde S. Dale Burning Hunk

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    Mike,

    You don't have a chainsaw listed in your sig. What saw do you run?
  22. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    There are some benefits to having an obsessive compulsive addictive disorder :rolleyes:
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  23. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    Believe or not a Stihl MS 311 with a 24" bar. There hasn't been anything I haven't been able to get through but there have been times when it bogged down and was straining a bit. I am going to port it soon.
  24. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    That's not too smart on his part. If he asks after he drops, you could just tell him to load it back up and get his wood off your property if he wants to change the deal.
  25. Craig S.

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    Someone looks pretty angry at your log guy: http://longisland.craigslist.org/zip/4171229763.html

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    BEWARE Firewood from this clown is not free! (Nassau & Suffolk )
    See below a copy of this guys craigslist ad! Posted under free... then when you call he wants $100 for mixed soft and hardwood logs and $300 for all hardwood logs.

    BEWARE There are people out there like this everyday! Charging $300 for wood that he would have to pay to dump somewhere else. $300 for Gas and time! What a scam....


    I CAN DELIVER TO ANY AREA AND WILL BE HAPPY TO DUMP A LOAD OF WOOD CHIPS TO A POINT OF EASY ACCESS ON YOUR PROPERTY. .....

    WE ALSO HAVE A LOAD OF HARD WOOD LOGS ALSO YOU HAVE TO CUT IT AND SPLIT IT YOURSELF !!!!!!

    PLEASE CALL @ 631-624-7448 AS SOON AS YOU READ THIS MESSAGE THANK YOU

    ***** OUT EAST DELIVERIES ALL I ASK FOR IS MONEY TO COVER FUEL COST & TIME *****

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