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How much does this weigh?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Petr51488, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,371

    Anyone have any idea how much this weigh's? Its a little over a full cord of seasoned firewood. Theres a picture of it empty, and 2 with it loaded. The wooden crate must weigh atleast 300 lbs. Can anyone take a guess as to how much weight is in the back? The box is approx 4'x8'x5' If i had this in my 1500, the tires would be gone! This truck is awesome!

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    firewood.JPG

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  2. ken gustafson

    ken gustafson Inactive
    Posts: 237

    If it were hardwood ....like oak about 3700 pounds. Ken
     
  3. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,371

    Yea, its all hardwood. Most of it is Oak, some ash, maple etc..
     
  4. ATL Lawn

    ATL Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 318

  5. ken gustafson

    ken gustafson Inactive
    Posts: 237

    check this site...in hardwoods...1 cord nothing under 3000 lbs. The site info...
    http://mb-soft.com/juca/print/firewood.html This is firewood ratings and information based on data from : U.S. Forest Products Lab ....and numerous other sources.
    In my experience... all of the Oaks, Madrone and Manzanita are very heavy... about 3700 to 4100 pounds per cord. Ken
     
  6. ATL Lawn

    ATL Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    That looks like the firewood is thrown loose into that box its not stacked or it doesn't look like its stacked. If its not stacked then you don't have a cord.

    I used to be in the firewood business and to get a full cord into a P/U truck you need to have the sides in the stake pockets of the truck. The box has to be evenly stacked and you have about 3 foot sides on top of the box rails of the pick up.

    When I sold firewood I never short changed my customers they always got a full cord. The wood has to be stacked tight so there is very little air spaces. When you stack wood enough times you can stack a cord quickly when you have a truck with sides. I used to haul wood on a 8x12 flatdeck with 10 inch sides you had to stack it so each row crowned and no pieces would roll off.
     
  8. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,371

    The firewood is loose and it is a little over a cord. Loosely thrown into an 8foot bed comes out to a 1/2 cord. I've stacked it and it comes out to slightly over a 1/2 cord. I give a little extra to all my customers.
     

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