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Logging truck load

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by wardk, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. wardk

    wardk Member

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    Local guy is offering loads of bug kill Fir and Pine mix for $1500. I'm not sure how much wood that is but a guess would be about 20 cords. If I still have to buck,split and stack it &75 a cord seems a little high. What do you guys think?

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think you are gonna see 20 cords from a logging truck. 10-12 maybe.

    (Lee wanted in isle 4...Lee, Isle 4)
  3. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Also curious about the 20 cord load. I'd like to see the truck.
  4. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Canada has crazy weight rules on their roads. It may be possible but the truck will never get in a residential driveway.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Man - I wanna see this truck load.

    PICS OR IT NEVER HAPPENED.;)
  6. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    It would have to be something like this.
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    Unless it's 20 FACE cords.
  7. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    Just for comparison, I paid $700 for 10 cord of maple last fall-delivered to the back yard. It is still waiting for attention (this spring)
  8. wardk

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    I based the 20 on normal trailer with bunks 8x8 and 40' logs.
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    Was it bucked and split?
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    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    There is a tree company near me that gives away its pine trees to anyone who can pick them up or lives within 10 miles of their location. So wit that in mind it seems like a big price. I'd also worry about some of those logs being hollow.

    In comparison, for $100 a cord I can get green softwoods delivered to me, already split and stacked on pallets.
  11. wardk

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    That sounds like a deal, I'll take 20, Buy my way into the BTU processor class.
  12. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    I've had 2 20 cord loads come into my driveway. Drive is only gravel, so it left a bit of an impression.
    Last one cost me $1500, and was all 8' Oak logs. This was the first one.
    IMG_1686resize.jpg
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  13. Jags

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    Holy pile of wheels, batman. That thing wouldn't be allowed on IL. roads without very expensive special permits.
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    I thought the more wheels meant less weight per axel and would be allowed in more states.
  15. nate379

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    Find out what the truck holds. I paid 3600$ for ~30 cords this summer. Tree length. 3 loads of wood.
  16. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I am no truck driver, but I believe anything with more than 3 rear axles is considered "special". Even the bigger milk trucks from WI won't be seen down here.
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    Different states have different rules. NY, MI, and ME are pretty liberal with weight rules.
    Length and axle spacing play a big part in the formula for gross weight ratings.
    NYC has some different weight regs than the rest of the state due to the # of bridges .
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    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    wow
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    What's the price for a cord of wood in your area?
    Typically you save around 50% (or more) on a log load & you have the fun of CSS'ing it ;)
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    nrford Minister of Fire

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    In Michigan 20 cord loads are legal. Trucks can weigh 160,000# loaded. Of coarse we have 11 axles on the truck and trailer to do that!
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    :eek:
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    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Actually, 164,000. Depends axle configuration. Drove them for quite a few years, hauling dirt. I also drove a tri-axle tractor with a four axle detachable goosenck trailer that was permitted at 200k.
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    I miss American Loggers on the Discovery Channel. Those guys used to haul some CRAZY loads on those private roads up in Maine. I think 200K lbs is not uncommon-that's why you get the hell out of the way when you see them coming-must be like stopping a freight train :eek:
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    Checked craigslist firewood is between 160 and 200 delivered , so I guess I'll have to find out how big his load is.
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    RORY12553 Minister of Fire

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    How long will it take you to go through 30 cord of wood? i would like to see pictures of that

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