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Logging truck load

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

  1. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    You will in northern Maine... on timber company roads... double, triple trailers... traveling 90 on the Golden rd.... If you ever go up there... remember the trucks have the right of way.. and WILL run you off the road.

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  2. Buckeye 2012

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    Does not sound like a great deal to me. I just negotiated 15 cord of oak, hedge and hickory split and delivered for 1500.00
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  3. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    Maine really isn't liberal at all... unpermitted weight limit 80k on 95 and most roads, 100k on Rt 1... MSP Troop K (commercial vehicles) is not forgiving... at all...

    Once you get into The North Maine Woods... those rules don't apply... those are private roads built for hauling timber... and a LOT of it...
  4. curtis

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    Im in Michigan also and get 20 cord loads all the time. Seems like only being able to haul 10 cord at a time would be a waste of time and fuel for the truckers unless it is veneer logs.
  5. PapaDave

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    Yep. I asked my guy about just doing a 10 cord load, and he really didn't like the idea. Said he'd have to charge more.
    Makes perfect sense.
  6. curtis

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    PapaDave where at in northern michigan are you? Im in Boyne City.
  7. bmblank

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    I'm in Cadillac, mi. Most of the classifieds i see in the paper have a ten cord minimum. My father in law is a logger and i think he is capable of about 18 cord, but he's got a pretty small operation. Just him and a guy running a skidder pretty much.
  8. nate379

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    Usually they are pretty decent and slow down and move over so both can get by.... many of the roads they use are public use roads... "private" road, but public is allowed on them. They don't have any more right to be there than anyone else in all honestly.

    Same goes with the guys running the Haul Road up here... was actually tourists that were the most dangerous. Had a guy pass me doing 70+ mph with a F250 and a big camper, blew out my windshield with a big rock that flung off his trailer. :mad:

    For the guy asking about the 30 cords, most of that was cut, split and delivered to customers. I only kept about 4 cords for myself.
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    O.M.G. :eek: That is a beautiful sight!
  10. jeff_t

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    You don't want a truck like that on a concrete or asphalt driveway, unless it's about a foot thick. Impressions can be fixed easy enough ;)

    Ten cords, or twenty, you're gonna pay the same trucking rate, just buying less material. Had a lot of people surprised when it would cost them $600 for 48 tons of limestone, and $500 for 20 tons.
  11. wardk

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    Haven't talked to the trucker yet but his buddy told me the truck is a self loader , so that might reduce the weight he can carry also spring road restrictions are starting around here.
  12. curtis

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    Thats a killer deal. Where im at you are going to pay 80 a cord for just 100 inch logs. So for someone to cut and split a cord for only 20 dollars wouldnt even begin to be worth it.
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    No, it is not. Thats why it still needs "attention" this spring!

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