Discussion in 'Off the Topic Forum' started by hanniedog, Jan 14, 2019.
Will a 6x10x18" trailer hold a cord thrown on?
That’s 90 cubic ft. need 128 to make a cord.
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.
Nope, about 1/2 cord.
The short answer:
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
Nope about 2/3 cord
70.3125% to be exact.
Yup, I am that guy.
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Ill stick with 2/3, I’m that guy.
Recheck your math.
You're right, I'm an idiot.
Although 70 would be the more correct way to report with the correct number of significant digits.
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". (I'm also a part time Grammar Nazi)
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
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.
WTF is a “loose Cord? A” cord” is 128 cubic ft., period. So.......
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.
Show me in the weights and standards where there is any mention, even remotely of a measurement called a loose cord, I’ll wait..........
I've heard that a tight cord is about 164 cubic feet.
You stirring the pot Officer?
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.
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