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tips for firewood bussiness

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by Shadowrider, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. Shadowrider

    Shadowrider LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Any tips for getting into the firewood bussiness?
     
  2. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    Unless there is a big market in your area,try restaurants we have done good with these.
     
  3. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    use a chainsaw
     
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900


    ROFLMAO ........... Great advise
     
  5. The landscaper

    The landscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 845

    Thats funny
     
  6. The landscaper

    The landscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 845

    I don't know from experience but I hear its a lot of work for not a lot of pay off. It seems like you use so much effort and machines and time, you really can't make a ton on it. I could be wrong. Obviously some people do it and have to make some money if they keep doing it. In my area, every other house has a sign out with firewood for sale.

    I will be interested to see how people do it on here though, because I have an endless amount of woods to work with.
     
  7. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,371

    I sell firewood during the fall and winter. I own a wood splitter. You should invest in one of these and possibly a conveyor belt to load the wood easily.. i plan on making one myself next year.
     
  8. The landscaper

    The landscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 845

    What kind of conveyor belt are you talking about? Like the ones used on farm for straw and hay?

    I am suprised more people haven't jumped on this thread. I would have thought a lot of people on here sold fireword in the winter months.
     
  9. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    They do, just embarressed to admit it :waving:
     
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I did it eons ago with a buddy of mine.

    We used to load up a mason dump with sides and take it into NYC on a saturday morning. You would sell it by the bundle (5-10 pieces each). A cord of wood this way would get you about $450 or so and that was back in the early and mid 80's.

    Two problems though. One, you needed to have an extra person riding shotgun with you to watch as you went into the apt. buildings to deliver. If not, you could come out and find people helping themselves to whatever they could carry away (this I found out the first time I went in alone). And two, there was always the doorman who had his hand out so you could use the freight elevator to make your deliveries.

    Oh yea, a chainsaw does speed up your operation:)
     

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