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How Many Cords of Wood do you get from a Tandem load of Logs?

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by GRAYSTONE, Mar 12, 2007.

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How Many Cords do you get from a Tandem Load of Logs?

  1. 12 Cords

    29.4%
  2. 14 Cords

    26.5%
  3. 16 Cords

    17.6%
  4. 18 Cords

    14.7%
  5. 20 + Cords

    11.8%
  1. GRAYSTONE

    GRAYSTONE ArboristSite Member

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    I am having a debate with a few friends as to how how many cords of wood you get from a tandem truck & trailer load of logs. The range we have is from 14 to 22 full cords 4' x 8' x 4' or 128 cubic feet. Anyone out there care to give me an idea.
    I am currently paying $1400.00 Can for the load. How does this compare?

    I have included 2 pictures of the truck loads so you know what I am talking about.
    Thanks
    Andrew
     
  2. stipton

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    I buy ONE truck load locally for $500 usd and told it is aprox. 18 tons. I would guess 8-10 cords. Sure looks like a lot when they unload it.:dizzy:
     
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    17 - 18 full cords on mine

    I pay $700.00 U.S for the same size load , all around but not over 8 inches in diameter oak or maple , weve done 2 loads both worked out to be 17 - 18 full cords ,This is in northern Mi.
     
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    how long, how wide, and tall is each stack fo logs on the truck?????
     
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    yes how high , how wide, how long



    your picture's graystone resized look
     
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    Typically stacked 8ft. high,8ft wide and length depends on the truck. I'd say 20 ft. length on truck and pup. I figure 6-8 cords on each, but it looks like he packed it pretty tight so closer to 14-16 cords total.
     
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    8x8x20/128

    is 10 cords.

    my experience is when you split it you gain some, so my guess is 12 cords. not as much as you think, and a little more length turns into a LOT more cords of wood.
     
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    Maybe you should go back and argue about torque, hp and hydraulics and leave the wood cutting and truck loading to the pros.

    Your calculation is useless since it has no way to accomodate the large pockets of space on a loaded log truck, no matter how well loaded it is.

    Doing this stuff for a living is a lot different than doing it as an internet hobby.
     
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    Kind of an elitist attitude there no?
     
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    my experience says there is more space in a split cord of wood then there is in on any loaded log truck. yes, the gaps are bigger with full logs, but there are a LOT more gaps with split wood.

    What is your experience Husky?
     
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    sorry, i misread. i was thinking 20 feet overall. if the truck and trailer are really each 20 feet, then double my numbers.
     
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    Not much. I run my own logging and landclearing business. What doesn't get sold as sawlogs gets sold as cut, split and delivered firewood. I'm probably way out of my depth.
     
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    No the voice of experienced repetition.
     
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    from what i have WORKED with I would say there are 20 cords there .
    trying to figure out how much is there in way of measuring is never going to be exact but I would listen to a guy in the business way befor some guy doing math on a calculator.
    I have never liked the cord as as stacking or pileing round things is never exact but what are the options???
    you cant weigh it as that will always vary so really you can only tell if you got a deal or paid too much after you burnt it all .
    I also like to buy my wood already cut as i seem to make a cord of shavings by spring:clap:

    shayne
     
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    LOL:laugh: :clap:
     
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    :jawdrop: Are you serious?
     
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    maybe i am wrong .
    looks like twice of what my wood guy uses to deliver me wood and he can carry 8 cords.
    so around 20 is what i think.
    what do i win if i am right??
     
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    A calculator.

    2 x 8 = 20 ???

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    He's in Canada, maybe it's metric.

    :laugh:




    Or he's counting on air space after splitting but that's a pretty big stretch.
     
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    LarryTheCableGuy and SmokinDodge I said twice of what my wood guy can carry and that was 2 x 8 but i rounded it to 20 as it looks bigger but is hard to tell by looking at the pic.
    but i can see you are acting like a bunch of kids or more like your screen names so i am assuming you guys are rednecks that drink beer and are married to each others sisters ..
    wood is what ya all know cuz its what puts food on the table .
    oh and ben 14826 whats your deal with are you serious ???
    Graystone asked a question and you never even gave an answer but seem to like busting people who did .
    oil prices must have went up and now you guys are all ?????y you cant all take your tractors to work on take your tractor to work fridays??
    so if you guys are so smart how much wood is there??
     

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