Firewood equipment

Discussion in 'Firewood' started by Guest, Sep 11, 2008.

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    Wood processors are nice but they are more suited to forest stand generated wood than city wood like I get. Long straight wood is almost essential for the processing and the excurrent form of a woods tree (pole like) is best.

    They are more expensive as well. My splitter and conveyor totaled around 15K.
     
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    Yeah TNT we just roll any size log up to the arm and it will lift up to 600 lbs on to the rail. It will bust anything I have a 6 piece split attachment. We're selling, again, $250. per cord delivered and dumped (only). I hate to stack wood and I am certainly not wheelbarrowing it anywhere. It is def. making a comeback in popularity and not just for heating but for atmosphere.

    House I bought 8 years ago had a gas fireplace. No atmosphere, popping cracking or pleasant odors. Plus atmosphere is diminished by big bucks going up chimney. I put a wood insert in there to go with my wood furnace in the basement.

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    Here's picts of my 2 woodburners and my splitter/conveyor.

    I've got your BC2000 with Dingo in shoot as my screensaver Dave.

    Any chance of getting early scoop on price of Stumpgrinder implement? 38 HP Kohler?
     
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    Yeah guys, furnace is the best route. I ve been burning for almost 40 years but last year was the first on the furnace. It was cheaper than the woodstoves I've had, heats the basement, doesn't get debris all over the house, goes into ducts and has a humidifier on it good enough to steam windows up. I love things that are just precise.

    TNT, never had a chance to run splitter flat out as we just do it in dabbles. Once I purchase a firewood lot I can answer that question. The true character of the splitter is so much enhanced by the conveyor. I have so much stuff now that I am all out in the street and if I fill lot up with wood, and I easily could, the authorities would be all over me. They already threatened to tow my groundy away in the chip truck with the chipper with him IN it! He wanted to bop the cop a good one but I am glad he didn't. :clapping: View attachment 165

    A typical day with different stuff in road.
     
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    Welcome Stumpman. I got it from Brownwood Sales in Sandusky Ohio, 419 624 9832. Timberwolf products.
     
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    we have thought of getting into selling firewood here. Just need to find a good supplier. so we can resell.

    I do not think it would be worth getting a splitter and or conveyor at first for us. being we are not a large company. We may though next year being we are starting to get a few calls for tree work now that we have started advertising for it and I have decided I will climb for us even though I did not want to but we haven't gotten many applications for it and none where serious that we did get.
     
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    There's one guy here who does it when he and his guy have free time. He's a landscaper so he already had a skid steer & mini-ex. So he bought a wood processor I think it’s called. All he has to do is load logs onto it with either of his machines and it does the rest of the work for him…….I think he just needs one guy to operate it……..wood is already over $225 cord here. Once winter hits, it will probably reach $300, maybe more with the price of oil.
     
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    Up in your neck of the woods you should be able to find a logging company that sells firewood by the log truck load. I used to purchase it like that when I lived up north. It cost me 400 per truck load, each load was between 6 and 8 cords (log form). Cut, split and delivered @ 150/cord (back then) you would turn your $400 investement into $900. Now days wood is being sold 200 to 225/cord. Thats 1200 or better for the investment. Havent priced a load in a while but I would imagine that it went up too (maybe 500/load)
     
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    Treevet is this the machine that loads the log for you ,splits it in like 8-10 pieces. A tree buddy of mine has one splits one 24 -30 inch logs into like 10 pieces, awesome machine !

    I think firewood is gonna make a come-back due to all the high priced heating bills. Weather its oil,gas or just plain old elctric. You just cant win. Even kerosene is Expensive.

    Here in MD. a chord sells for about 200, good mixed hardwoods.

    Mostly all tree Companys here just take the wood to the recycling yard for mulching processing.

    Been thinking also to about the firewood business,snow removal is hit or miss.
     
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    Treevet thats a sweat looking wood furnace ! The only way to go! Thats an awesome splitter. How many chords can it crank out in a day if you wanted to really go.
     

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