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How much wood and weight?

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How much weight do you think this green wood is? Not sure of the species so dont give me crap for it. I have a outdoor boiler and all my wood is free free free. Plus is it close to a cord for you math guys?
I'd guess maybe 1/3 cord. A cord is 128 cubic feet. Beds what, about 6'. Roughly 4' wide when you account for wheelwells. average 2' deep. 48 cubic foot or a little more.
 
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Yeah. , I can get a little over a seasoned hardwood cord in my Dodge 2500 if I carefully pile the wood in rows within the 8' box . 6' piled randomly 1/3 rd of a cord @ best , free is nice :dancing:.
 
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My very dry Live Oak loads weighs more than 5,000 LBS per cord , but maybe areas differ. On all my trucks I have side boards. My ranger can haul 2,500 lbs my F250's around 8,000 LBS and F 600 up to 40,000 including trailer net. A 6' full size bed with out side boards if carefully stacked can do maybe One cord. Thanks
 
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7K lbs in a 3/4 ton? Once had 4200lbs of gravel in my Dodge D200 and it was scary the front end was so light. Could have steered using just my little finger.
 
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My newer 2003 F 250 Super Duty says 8,800 LBS Maximum with my 84 says 9,200 LBS. With that said I thought I was doing good by not trying to go for 10,000 LBS which is what I usually do. Thanks
 
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My newer 2003 F 250 Super Duty says 8,800 LBS Maximum with my 84 says 9,200 LBS. With that said I thought I was doing good by not trying to go for 10,000 LBS which is what I usually do. Thanks
That's gross vehicle weight (payload plus what the truck weighs), not the what you can haul (payload capacity) right?
 
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That's gross vehicle weight (payload plus what the truck weighs), not the what you can haul (payload capacity) right?
I would say you are correct in that I can not put 9,200 LBS in the back of my Heavy Duty Ford F 250, but I would try. Realistically I aim for around no more than 6,000 LBS in the back and some times pulling a 1/2 cord trailer. Trailer capacity is a whole other matter and I have little highway to ever deal with. Thanks
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I would say you are correct in that I can not put 9,200 LBS in the back of my Heavy Duty Ford F 250, but I would try. Realistically I aim for around no more than 6,000 LBS in the back and some times pulling a 1/2 cord trailer. Trailer capacity is a whole other matter and I have little highway to ever deal with. Thanks
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You can't fit 6,000 lbs of firewood in a regular pickup truck bed, nor would it be sane to do so if you could. That's far, far beyond what any 3/4 ton truck, of any make, year or model, is designed to carry.
 
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A 6' full size bed with out side boards if carefully stacked can do maybe One cord. Thanks
Love to see your math on that. 6 foot bed, 2 ft high. 5.5 feet wide (which are very generous numbers and don't include the room taken up by the wheel wells) equals 66 cu. ft. A cord is 128 cu. ft. Please explain.
 
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I have put ONE cord of wood in my Ranger Pickup several times which as you know has a six foot bed. One cord will measure about 80 to 100 CF unsplit wood stacked at least 3 to 4' high will produce a split cord. Not a big stretch. I have side boards on every thing I own but have hauled with other pickups also. Pile it as high as possible and strap it down. Thanks
 
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You can't fit 6,000 lbs of firewood in a regular pickup truck bed, nor would it be sane to do so if you could. That's far, far beyond what any 3/4 ton truck, of any make, year or model, is designed to carry.
Some of the new one tons sitting on the lot these days have payload capacities over 6k#. I think with fresh cut white oak, locust, sugar maple, etc, it'd technically be possible to put that much weight into a regular 8' bed. With sideboards, of course.

But, you're absolutely right, don't do it in a 3/4 ton.
 
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