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Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by tinman, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Posts: 1,348

    How much are you firewood guys charging for a cord, 1/2 cord, fullsize pick up truck load? How big is a cord compared to a truck load? I will be toying with it this year. Alot of work but I will have some down time to fool with it though. I saw one ad for $150 per cord. Thanks
  2. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    Up here in Jersey i can get 220.00 per chord. I think an 8 foot pick up bed would be a chord. Never actually measured it. Its 4x4x8 or 128 cubic feet. Charge extra to stack.. and a little more to deliver..
  3. Big M LawnnSnow

    Big M LawnnSnow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    Theres a company here that dosen't sell by the cord he sells by the cubic foot.
    He has stacks of wood in 16 cubic ft
    He sells them for $50 ea and yes it comes out to $400 a cord.
    Now this boy is making money and I'm surprised hes getting away with it.
    Most cords around here are fron $120 to $175 a cord.
    He's been in business for years and I wonder why nobody smartened up to his prices.
  4. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157

    A friend just paid $250.00 per cord here in CT. I think the average price is definitely over $200 this year.

    Selling by the cubic foot, never heard of that. I know a lot of people don't always want a full cord, so the cubic foot thing could work very well.
  5. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    as low as $30/ face cord around here..

    I won't sell for less than $65-70 cord.. But the wood I sell is from our tree jobs anyway, so we are getting paid twice to deal with the logs..

    $220+/ for a face cord?!! I wish.. Never seen above $140/cord and its the best logs around..
  6. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    Here in MN, I'm charging $115 for 4'x8'x16" delivered and stacked.

    OR, I'll deliver 1.3 full cords for $400, but just dumped out of the dump trailer.

    There's guys charging everywhere from $85 to $160 / face cord, and everyone is getting it.

    If I see Oak for less than $125 / full cord, I buy it myself and turn around and resell it.
  7. mikesturf

    mikesturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 795

    NW suburbs of Chicago, you cannot find anyone selling a facecord of seasoned mixed hardwood for less than $100. I've seen at least 7 companies and the cheapest is $109.

    M RASCOE&SONS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,475

    im getting 185 a cord and nobody has complained.its all cut and split seasoned hardwood(all done by a wood proc. machine ) .my friend is in the tree bizz and i buy the wood from him and sell to my customers .i make a
    100 dollars a load profit ,my friend is makin 85 per cord (he has wood proc machine and gets the wood from all the jobs he does so he is very happy) .we deliver about 100 cord a winter so its good money in the winter when we are slow .all cash !!!!!!
  9. trucks72

    trucks72 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    i burn wood at my shop. I did not have time to cut it this year so I bought some. I bought 12 rick , which is 6 cord I think. i paid $35 a cord, delivered. There is not as much of a demand for wood down south.
  10. Imulchmore

    Imulchmore LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    We are selling wood for $210.00 per cord. I am loading with a case 580 super e and we give 6 scoops to equal a full cord. No complaints yet. I sell 1/2 cords for $150.00 that are 3 scoops and I sell per scoop for $65.00 but picked up only.

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