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  1. bigmoose

    bigmoose ArboristSite Operative

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    Does anyone know of any company or individual that comes south or east to buy firewood by the semi load?
     
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    Woody912 ArboristSite Guru

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    Really cannot see it happening right now. There is more dead ash in the Midwest right now than anyone can possibly cut
     
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    Wood tends to be a local market. Many counties have rules about moving wood until it is processed and kiln dried.
     
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    I’m couldn’t imagine firewood being worth near enough to consider trucking it around legally in a 53’ dry box.

    The average max load is in the 43,000 to 46,000 lbs. range and a middle of the road cord of hardwood weighs 4,500lbs that gets you roughly 10 cord of wood per dry van?

    The going price around me is in the $250 range for a cord of wood so that makes the whole load be worth around $2,500 bucks..I know the per mile rates are pretty good now and that makes trucking firewood cross country not economically feasible.
     
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    woodshax ArboristSite Member

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    Guys in Texas and Louisiana are buying and selling log length oak for between $50 and $80 a ton about 30 tons a truck load. If I had a bigger yard and more processing equipment I would be a buyer..... I go through about 200 true cords a year but get it from local guys split and dumped in Dino Bags and then we skid steer it out and on to trailers
     
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    lknchoppers ArboristSite Operative

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    Usually transporting it very far is a problem, where is the firewood located?
     
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    woodshax ArboristSite Member

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    JP Firewood out of Menard Tx sends split firewood (non heat treated) to a lot of states (the ones with no "move" regulations) and even out of the country.....he also gets log length post oak at $80 a ton in Texas. American Firewood out of Kirbyville Tx gets oak log length from Louisiana at $50 a ton (don't know exactly were though)
     

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