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Got Wood ???

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by smcunningham, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    3 cords of wood I delivered tonight...

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  2. SLC  LLC

    SLC LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 667

    what are the orange lines painted on the inside of the trailer for?
  3. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    When I fill trailer to those lines with firewood trown in, its a little more than one cord (just a little).
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    so you made 3 trips then? Sounds like you need a dump trailer w/ some tall sides on it.
  5. jimmyburg

    jimmyburg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 701

    What do yall charge for a cord?
  6. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    I can get 2 cords in the trailer and one in the back of the truck.
    For this customer I made one trip with two cords in the trailer and made another trip for the third cord.
    125$ a cord if they pick it up.
    If i deliver, it depends on how many miles
    If they want it stacked its 20$ a cord
    I charged 145$ a cord for this delivery
  7. EgansCountryGardens

    EgansCountryGardens LawnSite Member
    Male, from Plymouth, MA
    Messages: 165

    How do you figure you can get two cords of wood in a single axle trailer like that. I sell firewood, and 1 cord is equal to about 6 cu. yds. of material. Are you telling me that you can get 12 Yds. of mulch in that trailer?
  8. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,136

    Thats a fine Irish name you got there Egan. I happen to share it with you
  9. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    Egans, full cord or face cord? For that price likely face cord.
  10. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    Its a face cord of wood to painted lines..
    By definition;A rick, rack or face cord is only a part of a cord of wood. (A cord of wood is 128 cubic feet)

    A rick or rack is the amount of firewood stacked by 4' by 8' by one row of the length of the stick.

    A face cord is also one row of 4' by 8'. But the difference is a face cord has lengths of sticks that will eventually add up to 4' when stacked in two, three, or four rows.
    Example of a face cord:
    Four rows of 12" sticks=4'
    Three rows of 16"=4'
    Two rows of 24"=4'
    Therefore, purchasing a face cord of 12" lengths is actually only ¼ cord. A face cord of 16" lengths=1/3 cord and a face cord of 24" lengths is a ½ cord.

    This is very confusing and deceiving to most and using these terms in offering sales or advertising for sale is prohibited in most states.

    Ricks, Racks, Face Cords are not the same quanity or volume as a cord of measurement.

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