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Old 01-15-2011, 05:10 PM
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Not bad. I like the fact you can pull it around! Where did you get it, dealer?
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:13 PM
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I have found out this year woodcutting is ALOT of work. We are bundling it up though, not selling by the cord or rick. Either way it is cashflow (It pays for all expenses incurred by it and keeps employees busy during slow time) but is not profitable. We have probably sold about 2500 bundles to c-stores so far this season.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:54 PM
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Anyone who is serious about selling fire wood needs a Wood Processer. Check out this site for some ideas as to what equipment it takes to make the fire wood business a sucess. www.timberwolfcorp.com. A lot of the fire wood guys around here are loggers or tree cutters.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:04 PM
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Nice, but expensive. It would take forever to get your money back out of that.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:58 PM
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Anyone who is serious about selling fire wood needs a Wood Processer. Check out this site for some ideas as to what equipment it takes to make the fire wood business a sucess. www.timberwolfcorp.com. A lot of the fire wood guys around here are loggers or tree cutters.
Those are some nice machines, but the market for firewood in MS is not the same as it is up north. When I lived in south AL there were days in Jan. and Feb. that you would want to turn on the A/C, but that's not to say it doesn't get cold there it's just a different market for firewood. If central MS is anything like that a cord of firewood may last someone 4 or 5 years. I wouldn't think that a $50,000 firewood machine there would be a good idea. I would think that if you could get a productive machine around $2,500 and free supply of wood that you could put out 20 cords a year by yourself and make some money. I would really go after the bundled firewood seen at the store seems like a better return than staking it for people and pushing wheelbarrows through a gate and home delivery for an extra $10.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:04 PM
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I would really go after the bundled firewood seen at the store seems like a better return than staking it for people and pushing wheelbarrows through a gate and home delivery for an extra $10.
Thats what I was going to shoot for. around here it goes for $5.00-6.00 per bundle at store price.

I could charge extra for cedar.
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:50 PM
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I work for a small tree service in Indianapolis...when I say small, I mean that it's just the owner and I! During slow times or days when we are not removing trees I will cut wood in our lot. For us it is relatively profitable. We sell for $60 a rick picked up in our yard, and extra delivered depending on location. I do all of the splitting and get $15 per rick, which I can usually have split and stacked within 45 minutes to an hour tops. We sell anywhere between 75-100 ricks per year, not much but we don't have a whole lot of room to store much more.

Since we mainly remove trees for the most part we are always bringing home what we do not chip. We dump it in a pile in the yard. Here in this part of the country we have a lot of Oak, Maple, Cherry, Sycamore, Ash...those are probably the most common. We only sell quality mixed hardwoods. If you don't regularly remove trees I could see how it would be difficult to make a decent profit by the time you located the logs you would need to pickup/delivery.

BTW Our splitter is the ol 22 ton TSC one....It does pretty well.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:18 PM
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A cord is a standard mearsure but a rick isn't, waht do you all consider a rick of wood?
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:22 PM
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rick = 8' long, 4' high and 16" deep
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:30 PM
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rick = 8' long, 4' high and 16" deep
Around here what you call a rick is called a face cord.
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