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alleyyooper

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Trucks !!!!! You can't call those cityfied short box woman haulers glorified grocery carts trucks. Yes they are woman haulers you see mnore women driveing them here than men. Half a face cord of wood and they are over loaded. Plus the liuttle woman would get mad when she smelled sweat, gasoline and oil in her ride.

Way I see it a real truck has 3 pedals, rubber floor mats, 8 foot box and no spark plugs, coils or distributor points. Plus if your going to haul wood you put a rack on it at least cab high so you can stuff 3 face cord or more in it.






For me it is my tractors Yup may take a while to get to some places at 15 to 20 MPH but I will get there. Beable to haul two big wagon loads of wood back home about double what a real pick up can haul for each wagon.

The wagon or trailer is the second most important.





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Trucks !!!!! You can't call those cityfied short box woman haulers glorified grocery carts trucks. Yes they are woman haulers you see mnore women driveing them here than men. Half a face cord of wood and they are over loaded. Plus the liuttle woman would get mad when she smelled sweat, gasoline and oil in her ride.

Way I see it a real truck has 3 pedals, rubber floor mats, 8 foot box and no spark plugs, coils or distributor points. Plus if your going to haul wood you put a rack on it at least cab high so you can stuff 3 face cord or more in it.






For me it is my tractors Yup may take a while to get to some places at 15 to 20 MPH but I will get there. Beable to haul two big wagon loads of wood back home about double what a real pick up can haul for each wagon.

The wagon or trailer is the second most important.





:D Al

3 face cord in a pickup truck? No way are you getting 3 face cord in a single load. I gotta call BS on that one.:)
 
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Mine is the skid loader, and grapple bucket, way handier moving logs with it than anything else, Pretty much gotta agree with @alleyyooper except my old wood hauler has spark plugs, 79 3/4 ton dodge power wagon, my good truck dont have spark plugs, and both have three pedals, hate them city toys with two pedals.
 
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3 face cord in a pickup truck? No way are you getting 3 face cord in a single load. I gotta call BS on that one.:)
Here's my Ford with a full cord (3 face cords) of oak in it. I delivered it to my sister's house and helped her stack it. We measured it just to be sure. There's a row stacked in the front and one in the back. The rest is tossed. It was like 132 cubic feet if I remember right. Truck is a f250 with a straight six and three pedals. Pretty light when it's empty, and grosses at 8600 so I'm legal in this picture, or very close to it.

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have 2 3/4 ton units each has two peddles, one with plugs one without. there is a 5 ton equipment trailer that rides behind or the 6x10 1ton trailer. it is unfortunate that the ss and smaller tractor, used units, are grossly overpriced.
 
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If you put sides on a 3/4 to 1 ton pick up cab high 8 foot box and load a couple rows across the down tail gate you can get a wee bit more than 3 face cord on a REAL TRUCK, not a cityfied gloryfied grocery cart.

Call B/S all you want but those who load a real pick up before know it can be done easy.

Back in the day of those mini Datson, toyota, Mazda/Ford grocery carts,were popular a guy was giving me crap about my fuel hogging Ford. So funny when I asked how much wood he was hauling out of the woods with hos Madza/Ford mini he said about a face cord.
So his 22 MPH grocry cart took 3 trips to haul out what ai was doing in one load with my 12 MPG 3/4 ton was doing in One.

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Here's my Ford with a full cord (3 face cords) of oak in it. I delivered it to my sister's house and helped her stack it. We measured it just to be sure. There's a row stacked in the front and one in the back. The rest is tossed. It was like 132 cubic feet if I remember right. Truck is a f250 with a straight six and three pedals. Pretty light when it's empty, and grosses at 8600 so I'm legal in this picture, or very close to it.

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So just exactly what are you calling a face cord?
 

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round here a stack 8 feet long by 4 feet tall by 16'' is a half a face cord. And your getting 3 times that in a single load?
 
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round here a stack 8 feet long by 4 feet tall by 16'' is a half a face cord. And your getting 3 times that in a single load?
Around here a face cord is 4'x8'x16". Or the face of a 4x4x8 stack assuming it's 3 rows of 16" wood. That's the standard here. Never heard of a face cord being 2/3 of a full cord. Doesn't make much sense to me, but what do I know.

My truck will haul a full cord of oak. 128 cubic feet.
 

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My stacks are 4'x8'x16'' and that will fill most trucks level with top of bed tightly stacked. No way are you getting 3 times that in a single load, even with 2' side boards, that's only 2 face cord max.
 

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Around here a face cord is 4'x8'x16". Or the face of a 4x4x8 stack assuming it's 3 rows of 16" wood. That's the standard here. Never heard of a face cord being 2/3 of a full cord. Doesn't make much sense to me, but what do I know.

My truck will haul a full cord of oak. 128 cubic feet.
Dry oak weight per cord is 3528lb according to this chart. Even a 1 ton would be overloaded, by1528lb.
http://forestry.usu.edu/forest-products/wood-heating/
 
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