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Just enquiring as to value of Douglas fir timber , may have quite a few to come down about 25- 30 metres tall , variety of diameters , what would be ideal length and min dia and rough price if stacked for collection by lorry ? 

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If you need a hand felling and extracting, it would be no problem. Do lots of douglas fir now - lovely timber to deal with :D

 

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thanks for the offer of help Big J , but it is only a couple of hundred trees so not worth you coming this way for half a days work 😁..... just wanted to know rough value and specs , min  top dia and length etc etc ...

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3 minutes ago, devon TWiG said:

thanks for the offer of help Big J , but it is only a couple of hundred trees so not worth you coming this way for half a days work 😁..... just wanted to know rough value and specs , min  top dia and length etc etc ...

Ah, no worries. If it's handleable for the little forwarder (600kg max log size practically and no steep climbing with loads) it's quite doable.

 

Otherwise, Pontrilas are paying around £80/t delivered in at present. That's 3.7s and 4.9s down to 16cm TDUB. Bit of a premium on top of that for 6.2s and 7.4s but not really enough to warrant the extra hassle. Pontrilas will also take some fairly rough logs without complaint, as well as roughly snedded as they debark everything.

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Many thanks , do you end up in disputes with ton versus cubic metre , as mostly I will work on volume and only want them to collect when it is raining !!!😅

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28 minutes ago, devon TWiG said:

Many thanks , do you end up in disputes with ton versus cubic metre , as mostly I will work on volume and only want them to collect when it is raining !!!😅

Easiest on tonnage. There is no 100% accurate way of measuring volume on a lorry as you cannot be certain of air space. Every lorry has a weigh link and any lorry can run over a weigh bridge.

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9 minutes ago, devon TWiG said:

From my research it would appear  for DF 1.15 m3  = 1 ton , does this usually work for you ??

Thereabouts. When very fresh felled and uplifted quickly. Otherwise closer to 1.2m3 per tonne.

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