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dave_dj1

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I have run out of time to get wood for next year so I bought a triaxle load, seemed like a decent deal and best of all I can work on processing it at my leisure.
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I probably have half of it cut and split, the grapple sure makes the job much easier!
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I have run out of time to get wood for next year so I bought a triaxle load, seemed like a decent deal and best of all I can work on processing it at my leisure.
l71UDIB.jpg

IzEr82vl.jpg

zirrQrel.jpg

R8mH2rul.jpg

I probably have half of it cut and split, the grapple sure makes the job much easier!
NJUN1SCl.jpg
I wish I had that tractor.....

Curious, how much $$$ and what were species of wood?

I heat with wood, but heating oil is $6/gal , so might be time to cut up all the deadwood on the property......
 

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I have run out of time to get wood for next year so I bought a triaxle load, seemed like a decent deal and best of all I can work on processing it at my leisure.
l71UDIB.jpg

IzEr82vl.jpg

zirrQrel.jpg

R8mH2rul.jpg

I probably have half of it cut and split, the grapple sure makes the job much easier!
NJUN1SCl.jpg
That’s one ugly looking log in the one pIc..oh wait, that’s you…lol
 

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I wish I had that tractor.....

Curious, how much $$$ and what were species of wood?

I heat with wood, but heating oil is $6/gal , so might be time to cut up all the deadwood on the property......
Mostly red maple, ash and a bit of cherry in those pics, which would be a common mix to get in a firewood truckload in the Northeast/northern Midwest. The prices will tend to vary a fair somewhat from region to region.
 

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$600 per load that ends up around 7 cord or so. I get a mix of red oak maple and some black birch. The wood is not pole wood, they save that for their processor.
 
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Any predictions on where cordwood prices will go next winter with heating oil (LGBFJB!!!) at $6/gal now?

I'm in northeast, and remember delivering cords at $40 when the AROBs drove up fuel in the 1970s. Splitting up a cord with a maul was fun back then........

I don't have equipment for scaling up but just selling a few cord will help with the feeling of being raped everytime I fill up the pickup.
 

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Any predictions on where cordwood prices will go next winter with heating oil (LGBFJB!!!) at $6/gal now?

I'm in northeast, and remember delivering cords at $40 when the AROBs drove up fuel in the 1970s. Splitting up a cord with a maul was fun back then........

I don't have equipment for scaling up but just selling a few cord will help with the feeling of being raped everytime I fill up the pickup.
If it’s a cold winter, all bets are off the table….I’m taking orders but not pricing it yet….
 

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Now a "face" is any width 8 X 4' pile. Are you using 16" width, e.g. 1/3 of a "cord"/128 cu ft?
Most anyone around here will cut 16 to 24 inch depending on what the customer wants. For that price I would hope so. I paid 80 for 24" last year as I was out and so were most sellers. After that I cut the rest. Cj
 

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I saw this energy crisis coming for a long time. I remember about 10 yrs ago that propane went to 6 bucks and every one with a fireplace wanted to burn wood. I could hardly find enough wood and even took boxelder, soft maple and pine. The last few yrs. you couldn't give wood away. Last fall I decided to get a jump and got this and next winters worth of nice ash. I just had to pick it up 36 mi. away and I was working close by . I got at least 2 yrs. wod wood sitting. When I started I figured I had $2,000 worth of heat sitting there. When I got done , the same pile was worth $4,000 of heat. Now it is worth $5,000 and I did not add any wood to it. It's a terrible thing to see and the old poor people are going to really suffer.
 
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