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Truck loads of logs

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by mtarbert, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. mtarbert

    mtarbert Minister of Fire

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    I went to see a guy today that is selling truck loads of logs for firewood . He delivers what he claims is three cords for 100 dollars. The wood is a mix of hickory,cherry,oak and the such. Nothing too big and no limbs all pretty straight. He has plenty . I live in Harford county Maryland and am getting two loads this week. If anyone else in the area is interested let me know and I will give you a contact number,
    Mike

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  2. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    $33/cord delivered is dirt cheap. I wouldn't be chasing scrounges with that option.
  3. mtarbert

    mtarbert Minister of Fire

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    I agree. That is why I ordered two loads for delivery this wednesday . I went to the spot where he has it stored to look at what I will be getting . He has piles of logs fifteen feet tall and Luckly I have a vacant lot 2 miles from where I live for processing.
    I will keep you all posted
    Mike
  4. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Are you sure they are not face cords? How big is his truck? I pay $100 for one cord here.
  5. taxidermist

    taxidermist Minister of Fire

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    I bet its 1 cord or 3 face cords 1cord= 3 face 4'x8'x16"ea Here in mi its around 100 a cord or 4'x4'x8' logs


    Rob
  6. mtarbert

    mtarbert Minister of Fire

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    One never knows until it is split and stacked but, I will know by Friday IF the weather holds out,,,,,,,,Mike
  7. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    You'll instantly know if it is 1 or 3 cord when he pulls up in his truck.
  8. Pat53

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    Yup, I hope you're right on the price, but $33 for a full cord of wood delivered is almost unheard of, anywhere. No offense, but I would have found out first what type of cord he's quoting you... full or face
  9. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    And with good reason. If that price is real, he must be making good money on the other side of the transaction and is looking for a way to get rid of it without having to deal with selling firewood.
  10. mtarbert

    mtarbert Minister of Fire

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    He is a tree trimmer, I have seen the wood piles and have seen the truck he delivers in I know what a cord is and can identify different types of wood. Come on guys, I was trying to let anyone in the area in on a good deal
  11. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    I wish I could convince the tree service 1/2 mile down the road to do that. They chip it all and spread it. With the number of crews they have running, they could easily take care of my annual needs in a couple days.
  12. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't take these guys wrong, mtabert. They are just a bit skeptical on what sounds like a "too good to be true" deal. Ya can't blame them for questioning face or full.

    33 bucks for a full cord of logs delivered is one heck of a deal.
  13. NH_Wood

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    I'd be burning about $1000 bucks real quick on that deal and getting WAY ahead (if I had to buy wood). Cheers!
  14. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    There, I fixed it for you.
  15. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Sorry about the "Sour Grapes"... If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. You could have let us in on the fact it is a tree service getting rid of free wood for a nominal fee.

    The wood monger I bought my last 12 cord load from for $1200 is not around anymore so I've been hunting around for another source. So far I've only found one other source and his truckload is 16 cord for $1800. At $33/cord I'd be taking more than 6 cord.
  16. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Yep, I think I'd be "finding" money to buy up at least a couple years worth. That would be $330 for me. Jeesh, the cheapest I can get logs for is $75/cord.
  17. smokinj

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    Cost me about 40.00 a cord for free wood! :cheese: Somedays are more.
  18. Pat53

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    For $33 a full cord delivered, I'd buy every stick he has. Thats only $11 / face cord. I'd be cutting it up and selling it for $65-$70 a face cord. Hell you could pay to have someone cut and split it and still make $30 /face cord !

    Actually the guy is losing a lot of money. If the market price is about $100/full cord, why not sell it for $75-$80/full cord? Thats a great deal for firewood and he would likely have plenty of buyers.
  19. muncybob

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    Will be interesting to see what you actually get, remember pics or it didn't happen! :) At that price I would take all he could deliver and be makimng some money on it next winter!
  20. bogydave

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    Great deal.
    $100 Not bad for 1 good full cord, FANTASTIC for 3.
    If you have room, you could get 2 to 3 years ahead at the cost of free wood (free scrounges/cord usually cost more than $30 in fuel)
    You'll still have a small cost of saw & splitter fuel, but it sound like you hit "Pay dirt". :)
    Of course you know we love pictures :)
  21. fyrwoodguy

    fyrwoodguy Feeling the Heat

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    $100 a cord is the go'in price around here......(if you can get it)
    here's a couple of pic's of my last batch 99% red oak

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  22. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    WOW, You got wood!!!!
    I'm assuming you sell fire wood. Eh?
    Is the first pic birch or aspen?
    You got a picker to get that stack down to cutting level? how do you process it?
    Awesome pictures :)
  23. Pat53

    Pat53 Minister of Fire

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    That looks like a Cord King firewood processor with a slasher blade
  24. fyrwoodguy

    fyrwoodguy Feeling the Heat

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    the wood your asking about is "white birch".
    i use the 1845c case skidsteer to handle all the wood.
    my son just started helping me,he's 17 and wants to do it the "old fashioned way".....
    i sell 2-3 hundred cord a year if i can get it . with my cord king processor. the boy will get all "the little stuff"

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  25. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    How straight does it have to be and what is max practical diameter? How many cord an hour?

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