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    Veteran Member Marveltone's Avatar
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    Default No seat time, but I got some good chainsaw and truck time!

    Another winter storm coming. Time to bring in another load of firewood before things get icky. Fortunately, I already had a bunch of seasoned Tamarack (Larch) stacked in pole length at my dad's place from when I lived in town. Well, what used to be a short, 15 min. trip is now a 50 mile trek. Still, I already paid for the wood, hauled it there and stacked it, so I'm blocking, splitting and hauling it all back to the farm. Today, we hauled about three cords of wood. My dad hauled about one cord on his trailer and I hauled about two on mine.

    On the trip back home, I could feel that this was a significant load, so I crunched the numbers to see what I was hauling. The trailer, according to the manual is 3100 lbs empty. Two cords of seasoned Tamarack, according to Wood Heating - Forestry - forestry.usu.edu comes to approximately 6660 lbs. Add the two together and that makes a hefty 9700 lbs!

    Once at the farm, we pitched one cord down into the wood box in the basement and called it quits. My arms feel like jello, but I'll be laughing when the storm comes and I'm in a nice, toasty house.

    It's been a good day!

    Joe
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    Default Re: No seat time, but I got some good chainsaw and truck time!

    That's a great load of wood. How many cords?

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    Veteran Member Marveltone's Avatar
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    Default Re: No seat time, but I got some good chainsaw and truck time!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob77064 View Post
    That's a great load of wood. How many cords?
    I figured it to be about two cords on that trailer. 20ft trailer with about 2ft sides.

    Joe
    Fordson Major Diesel: Case 3-bottom Trip Plow, Case 12' Trip Field Cultivator, Kewanee 130 Disc, John Deere 1209 Mower Conditioner, John Deere 594LW Side Delivery Rake, New Holland Hayliner 273 Baler, 18' Spike-Tooth Harrow
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