- Feb 10, 2006
I ended up renting a 16' flatbed stake truck that also had a dump feature. The GVW was 25500# with an 11000# payload. I am pretty sure I had it overloaded with 3 cord of stacked red oak and sugar maple rounds. Thank god for the dump, by the time I got home I don't think I could have unloaded if I had to. The trees were all neatly stacked so I was able to climb onto the pile and cut down to 16" lengths, then throw the rounds down off the pile, load the pile into a wheel barrow, walk it 20 yards to the truck, throw the wood onto the dock height truck, climb onto the truck and stack it and then repeat for 8 hours, ALONE. This felt like the last 200' to the summit or the last mile of the marathon, it was a-lot of work, but now I have a huge pile of round in my back yard to split stack and dry for next year. It is a beautiful site to see big piles of wood in the yard. Thanks for all the input.