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6x10x18" trailer hold a cord

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  1. hanniedog

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    Will a 6x10x18" trailer hold a cord thrown on?
     
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    That’s 90 cubic ft. need 128 to make a cord.:cool:
     
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    Hannie i picked up a measured cord with my 6x10x20" dump trailer. Threw all I could on the trailer and had to throw some in the back of the p/u. Stacked on will put you close.
     
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    Nope, about 1/2 cord.
     
  5. Bobby Kirbos

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    The short answer:
    Yes, assuming:
    • You stay within the weight limits of the trailer and tow vehicle.
    • You can effectively secure the load.
    The long answer:
    If you can stack a 2' tall pyramid of wood on top of of the loaded trailer, that will put you just over 1 cord.

    Volume of your trailer = 6 * 10 * 1.5 = 90 cu ft.
    Volume of pyramid = (L x W x H) / 3 = (6 * 10 * 2) / 3 = 40 cu. ft.
    90 + 40 = 130

    1 cord = 128 cu ft
     
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    Nope about 2/3 cord:cool:
     
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    70.3125% to be exact.


    Yup, I am that guy.
     
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    Actually 70.03125.

    Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
     
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    Lol!:)
    Ill stick with 2/3, I’m that guy.:cool:
     
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    Recheck your math.
     
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    You're right, I'm an idiot.

    Although 70 would be the more correct way to report with the correct number of significant digits.
     
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    You're not an idiot. I had to look at it a couple of times myself to make sure I had it right.

    I'm a software developer with a background in electrical engineering, so all digits are significant through the calculations. I only round for the final answer. I agree, 70% is the final answer.

    And by the way, nice job using the correct "you're". :D (I'm also a part time Grammar Nazi)
     
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    This issue has come up several times before. It will take at least 260 CF trailer to hold a cord of thrown wood. On my 12' truck with 4' sides I am able to get at least 3 1/2 cords of wood on it by care fully stacking with straps for each row. I round up the rows as high as possible then cinch the straps tight over each. The CHP has not stopped me yet. Thanks
     
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    Loose cord is about 180cu ft. (this is per our Forest Circus, and it's pretty accurate from my experience)

    6x10x1.5 is 90 cu ft.

    Therefore, about 1/2 a cord.


    If stacked, .7 cords, but that's not what he asked.
     
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    WTF is a “loose Cord? A” cord” is 128 cubic ft., period. So.......:rolleyes:
     
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    128cu ft = 1 standard cord. What I think @ChoppyChoppy is saying is that the same standard cord, if stacked loosely, takes up 180 cu ft.

    So, using his math:
    Known - the trailer holds 90cu ft.

    128 / 180 = 0.71
    0.71 * 90 = 64
    64 / 128 = 0.5 cord of wood if loosely stacked/thrown in.
     
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    Show me in the weights and standards where there is any mention, even remotely of a measurement called a loose cord, I’ll wait..........
     
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    Depends on who's looking for me.....and why.
    I've heard that a tight cord is about 164 cubic feet. :popcorn2:
     
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    You stirring the pot Officer?:cool:
     
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    If I’m selling wood, you get 128 cubic ft, if you want to sell another 1/2 a cord to your customers, it’s not likely you’ll be in business long. A cord is a cord, all other measures or terms relating to the sale of firewood are not officially recognized. I believe there’s a thread already running on this subject, so there’s that.:hi:
     

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