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how much wood can an 8 foot bed hold?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by rmcfall, Aug 20, 2006.

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  1. rmcfall

    rmcfall Feeling the Heat

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    I checked on firewood at a place in town the other day and they sell it on site or deliver it in a dump truck. They said their dump truck is equivalent to 3 full size 8ft truck beds. The wood is not stacked in the truck, but scooped up and dumped in. Anyone know how much wood this is in terms of cord measurements?

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Ask them how many cubic yards the dump truck holds. A stacked cord makes up 4.74 cu. yds. so I'm guessing about a cord in a small dump truck.
  3. Eric Johnson

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    You get a little over half a full cord in a standard-size pickup bed, thrown in with no sides on the bed.

    So my guess would be between 1.5 and 2 full cords.
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    rmcfall Feeling the Heat

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    I checked on the dump truck dimensions-- 7' 10" long, 7' wide, and 4' deep. Wood is scooped in and then humped off at the top. Would this be close to a cord or more?

    Also, their wood has been sitting out in the sun all summer, but it isn't stacked or covered. Would this be dry enough by winter? Much of it is oak.
  5. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    as described the truck holds about 8 cubic yards my guess is loose dumped in 1.5 to 1.75 cords Stacked and heaped 2 cords

    Some of the wood the top exposed layers may be dry enough. If you stacked them exposed in the sun the next 3 months even more would be ready for prime time
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