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I have a trailer which is 8'x5'x3'2". So as a rough estimate, it would hold 30 lengths of your 3'6" at 12" diameter. Anyone want to estimate what they would charge for this as all oak?

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25 minutes ago, woodwizzard said:

I have a trailer which is 8'x5'x3'2". So as a rough estimate, it would hold 30 lengths of your 3'6" at 12" diameter. Anyone want to estimate what they would charge for this as all oak?

Just under 2 tonnes there Jim. £55/t for the timber, plus something for cutting to unusually short lengths and something for delivery. £150 all in? Would produce around 4 cube of split material (loose, not stacked).

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Thanks J. My axle is only rated at one ton, so may be pushing it a bit. Just so happens I'm felling oak tomorrow that would suit this spec. i may just cut a load a 3'6" and go from there.

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Would be very interested in a couple of trailer loads of oak and would be happy at £175 per load delivered if that's fair and reasonable. 

 

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I've not looked at the whole thread, so may have missed something...

 

But - as a firewood user with space to dry wood, trying to buy unseasoned or / and unprocessed logs early last year I had great difficulty getting a) any response at all or b) a reasonable discount for the amount of work required to process the stuff. I have a bit of kit, not much, but enjoy processing and splitting my own logs - I know it's a lot of work. Eventually I managed to get a processed, unseasoned load from a local chap in April or May, at the same cost as seasoned logs the year before! They didn't season too well as it happens (north facing log store and not much wind), but should be fine for next Winter.

 

I'm willing, but most suppliers round me seem to prefer to stick to selling their seasoned stuff, or don't offer enough discount to make it worth my time.

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13 minutes ago, sandspider said:

I've not looked at the whole thread, so may have missed something...

 

But - as a firewood user with space to dry wood, trying to buy unseasoned or / and unprocessed logs early last year I had great difficulty getting a) any response at all or b) a reasonable discount for the amount of work required to process the stuff. I have a bit of kit, not much, but enjoy processing and splitting my own logs - I know it's a lot of work. Eventually I managed to get a processed, unseasoned load from a local chap in April or May, at the same cost as seasoned logs the year before! They didn't season too well as it happens (north facing log store and not much wind), but should be fine for next Winter.

 

I'm willing, but most suppliers round me seem to prefer to stick to selling their seasoned stuff, or don't offer enough discount to make it worth my time.

For me, seasoning the logs doesn't cost me anything as I don't have to rent a yard so my expenses are the same for a load of green logs or a load of seasoned. It would make no sense for me to give a discount on green logs.

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For me, seasoning the logs doesn't cost me anything as I don't have to rent a yard so my expenses are the same for a load of green logs or a load of seasoned. It would make no sense for me to give a discount on green logs.
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23 minutes ago, felixthelogchopper said:

For me, seasoning the logs doesn't cost me anything as I don't have to rent a yard so my expenses are the same for a load of green logs or a load of seasoned. It would make no sense for me to give a discount on green logs.

The reason we do is it's less work. Park truck under conveyor, fill the truck and deliver. Otherwise, it's fill crate, move crate to stack, cover stack, leave to dry for nearly a year with your money tied up then load crate into the truck and deliver. Well worth a discount in my book.

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1 minute ago, Woodworks said:

The reason we do is it's less work. Park truck under conveyor, fill the truck and deliver. Otherwise, it's fill crate, move crate to stack, cover stack, leave to dry for nearly a year with your money tied up then load crate into the truck and deliver. Well worth a discount in my book.

I understand that different things work for different people. I have a yard with plenty of space and a free labour force to help me(I say free, he works for airgun pellets which he would get anyway).

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Just now, felixthelogchopper said:

I understand that different things work for different people. I have a yard with plenty of space and a free labour force to help me(I say free, he works for airgun pellets which he would get anyway).

Guess you are using free wood from tree work? I am paying £60 a tonne delivered so it's nice not having that money tied up too long. 

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