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Hey everyone newbie here..😂

 

i was just just wondering if anyone would have a rough idea what a 8x5 tandem trailer stacked with firewood would weigh green and dry. The wood is hardwood and is white gum also cut some string bark but not as much as white gum.

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1 minute ago, Steve Bullman said:

Going to have a stab at 3/4 of a ton

That's a good call Steve .  So I'm gonna go with 6/8ths of a ton 😀

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This is the reply I got off a converter 0.7769226679 for 2.2 cubic meter I would of thought it would be well over a tonne. More like 2 tonne and 500 for the trailer. So cause the wood I’m cutting atm is green I would be under 2 tonne with the trailer ?

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The spec. plate on the chassis gives bare trailer weight and 1 3/4m3 processed hardwood 10" weighs 1 tonne approx. 

 

So go and measure the trailer capacity dimensions and do the maths.

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How high is it stacked?  If it's 3' then that's 120 cubic feet =3.4 cubic metres.  About 2 tonne?

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24 minutes ago, Graham said:

  If it's 3' then that's 120 cubic feet =3.4 cubic metres.  About 2 tonne?

I would guess about 50% of that is air space so 1.2m^3 of solid wood. Weight would depend on basic density of the species, gum over here is eucalyptus and heavy.

 

Beech 1.2m^3 solid green wood weighs slightly more that 1.2tonnes and contains 45% water. seasoned to 25% (the easy bit) and it will weigh about 900kg

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13 minutes ago, openspaceman said:

I would guess about 50% of that is air space so 1.2m^3 of solid wood. Weight would depend on basic density of the species, gum over here is eucalyptus and heavy.

 

Beech 1.2m^3 solid green wood weighs slightly more that 1.2tonnes and contains 45% water. seasoned to 25% (the easy bit) and it will weigh about 900kg

Looks well stacked in the trailer so a lot less than 50% air space I reckon.  Anyway....half of 3.4 is 1.7 :-)  See what you did though.

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8 minutes ago, Graham said:

Looks well stacked in the trailer so a lot less than 50% air space I reckon.  Anyway....half of 3.4 is 1.7 🙂  See what you did though.

Thanks for the correction Graham I'll rework it below and take your point about being well stacked, the other point is the bulk density goes down as the logs are split down smaller.

 

1.7m^3 solid will weigh about 1.8 tonnes green beech, seasoned to 25% it will weigh just short of 1.25 tonnes

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