Best way to transport wood if no truck avaliable ?

Dmitry Posted By Dmitry, Aug 14, 2019 at 8:50 PM

  1. Dmitry

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    Hi, good amount of free wood in rounds available. All I have is a 5 by 8 trailer. Considering using UHAUL or Home depot van. Anyone did that ? Do they have weight limit triggers? thank you
     
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    How much wood is a good amount?
    I haul 2/3 of a cord and some times more in my 5 x8 trailer
    but it has 24 in. sides and a 2500 lb. axle.
     
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  3. Ashful

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    I’d be using the trailer. Far more convenient loading height than a u-haul. What’s the GTWR of your trailer?
     
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    Uhaul site says a 26' van will load 9000lb.
    45-200lb rounds
    Would all depend on how much time you have, milage, amount.
    I have a 4x8 2200lb trailer and am fine with just that. 5cords a year, a couple miles travel one way.
     
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    I'd go with a Uhaul rental the price justification works out. Just be sure to clean it out really good after otherwise they'll ding you for a cleaning fee.
     
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    I have no idea it was custom built for me
     
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    Should be stamped on the axle somewhere. If not, what’s the axle tube diameter? Square or round? Tire ratings?
     
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    My trailer has 2000 lb rating . Wondering how much wood this would be.
     
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    Use the trailer and common sense. If the rounds are green be careful and don't overload it. Take multiple trips if needed.
     
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    Found my bill for the unit axles are rated to 3500 LBs and the tires are
    8 ply 15 in. I use it to haul pellets and wood around a pallet
    of pellets is 3000 lbs and the trailer does not even sit down
    It is also used for the lawn tractor and ATV because it has a
    folding loading gate easier than using the truck. I can also tow
    it with the wife's small Suv. most convenient.
     
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    Likely based on the axle, a lot of 1-3/4” axles are rated 2000 lb.

    GTWR includes the weight of the trailer itself, which is probably 30%’ish of the rating. So, a trailer rated GTWR = 2000 lb. might have a payload rating of 1400’ish pounds. So, reference your handy table of green hardwood weights by cord, and you’ll find it’s 1/4 to 1/2 cord of fresh cut wood, depending on species. If the wood is dried to 20%, then you skip up to 1/3 to 3/4 of a cord.
     
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    A few times I rented a 28' straight truck, diesel. Loaded it front to back with splits about 5 ft deep. I looked at the springs but It was hard to tell what weight was in it.
     
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