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#1 EricR OFFLINE  

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Posted February 18, 2016 - 06:01 PM

Had this triaxle load delivered this afternoon...

 

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Makes me tired just looking at it, LOL...


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Posted February 18, 2016 - 06:08 PM

Looks like more than the tractors will get a work out.  That's a nice pile of wood.  How many cords is it supposed to be?  Remember, tackle that like you would eat an elephant, one bite at a time.


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Posted February 18, 2016 - 06:25 PM

Looks like  a lot  of white oak , and a walnut  or two . very nice . what is the market rate for all of that ?  I collect my fire wood the old fashion way on tree at a time.

 

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Posted February 18, 2016 - 06:27 PM

Lots of heat there.
Cutting and burning :D
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Posted February 18, 2016 - 06:32 PM

That looks like a very busy time for a young man!


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Posted February 18, 2016 - 06:35 PM

That will warm you several times til it is all finished.
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Posted February 18, 2016 - 06:58 PM

Looks like a full load , should be about 7 cords. I get my wood that way too. Up here I pay $100 a cord if I buy the whole truck. He does 5 & 7 cord deliveries.  

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Be careful when cutting into the pile as it shifts as weight changes on the logs.

 

 


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Posted February 18, 2016 - 08:21 PM

Looks like a full load , should be about 7 cords. I get my wood that way too. Up here I pay $100 a cord if I buy the whole truck. He does 5 & 7 cord deliveries.  

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Be careful when cutting into the pile as it shifts as weight changes on the logs.

 

 

Oh don't worry Tom, I have been doing this for more than 35 years so I will pay attention to the rollers..

And yes about 9 cords and about that price!!

 

Yeah and I'm glad it was delivered early this year as I will work on it the rest of the winter and help my Dad as he will get his load next week so it will be a long while till we are done....


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Posted February 18, 2016 - 08:28 PM

Yeah, I like to get mine done in the early spring as well.  March and April is the perfect time.  Nothing else going on and it's done (I hope) before the spring garden and lawn work begins.  Spring and fall are too busy and summer is too hot.  Have fun.


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Posted February 18, 2016 - 08:54 PM

Yeah, I like to get mine done in the early spring as well.  March and April is the perfect time.  Nothing else going on and it's done (I hope) before the spring garden and lawn work begins.  Spring and fall are too busy and summer is too hot.  Have fun.

 

Thanks Jeff but more of a work out than anything, lol, but we will be so tired of wood till we are done!! And I get my load closer to summer most of the time but I just can't stand the heat anymore so this will be a fun time as I will get-er-done early this year...


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Posted February 18, 2016 - 10:01 PM

   Sweet !!! my neighbor down the road delivers wood by the 1 ton truckload. he has a late 70's ford with a dump and charges $100 a load and it is a generous cord log length.  cant beat that, and it keeps the outgoing money to a dull roar.  throw him $100 and by the time that is cut and split you have another $100 ready to go, do that for a few weeks and before you know it you are good for the year.

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Posted February 18, 2016 - 10:36 PM

$100 a cord is cheap any way you look at it even if he can only haul 7 cords, here its $120 a cord for birch, 10 cord minimum


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Posted February 19, 2016 - 04:19 AM

Back in the day that load would last about till noon time.. 2 1/2 truck loads cut split and delivered....
The best cordwood prosesseor we built would destroy( if you could keep the log deck full) 10 cord an hour... Filled 2 trucks at once, splitter never stroked empty!! Had 140hp Deere engine powering it and that engine was working... But boys that thing made wood!!! Had to be fairly straight though... We ran the crooked stuff through a single log mill with out a log deck.
Good luck chewin' on them piles with a chainsaw, too much work for me by my self...
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