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Old 11-08-2007, 11:04 AM
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GOTTA add it to my wish list!! I mean, think about it... you have ONE or TWO guys you REALLY trust... I mean REALLY REALLY trust... get in touch with some tree guys... find out where they're dropping trees... tell them you'll haul the trees off for them for a SMALL fee... or maybe even free... then you send your guy(s) out there with this baby... and on the side of THAT truck you put a big sign that advertises firewood!

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Oh yea! That is a great idea! How much do these things cost?
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:33 PM
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The Chomper with the 80 hp Deere diesel is about $38K. You can also get them with pto or bigger & smaller engines.

Its about the same price as a truck when you think about it.
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38K? Man it would take a lot of wood to pay for that!
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The small ones go for around $15,000.... still a hefty price, but good for a start... maybe you could get your bank to give you a business loan if you
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Who would you contact to find a constant supply of trees to make firewood?
Or who could tell me where to get permits to go cut trees myself?
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I was just doing more research on how much would you need to chop to make a cord.

A standard cord is a stack of wood measuring 4 ft by 8 ft by 8 ft. It contains 128 cubic ft of wood. The actual amount of solid wood occupies approximately 80-85% of the total volume of the cord. The remaining 15% is air space and bark.

A face cord is approx 16" deep but can vary from 12 to 18 inches.

I am seeing a third cord or face cord, going for $135 - $150 depending on if it's just delivered as a pile or stacked.

While a full cord is $330 - $390 again depending on if it's delivered as a pile or stacked.

Will you be offering this service this year?
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driving up logging roads can be very productive for free wood. Trees that the logging companys have left behind or stumps. All you need is a truck and a chainsaw.

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Are you talking about downed trees or dead trees? Have you done this? How did it work out?
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I was just doing more research on how much would you need to chop to make a cord.

A standard cord is a stack of wood measuring 4 ft by 8 ft by 8 ft. It contains 128 cubic ft of wood. The actual amount of solid wood occupies approximately 80-85% of the total volume of the cord. The remaining 15% is air space and bark.

A face cord is approx 16" deep but can vary from 12 to 18 inches.

I am seeing a third cord or face cord, going for $135 - $150 depending on if it's just delivered as a pile or stacked.

While a full cord is $330 - $390 again depending on if it's delivered as a pile or stacked.

Will you be offering this service this year?
Steve:

In your research, have you found information on how many cords you can get from a tree?

For example, if you have an oak with a base trunk circumference of 60" is there a method of determining how many cords you can get from that tree?

I'm sure that info is available somewhere.

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