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For those of you that are processing lorry loads of soft or hardwood.

 

1, At what price per m3, tonne or lorry load would you stop processing your self & use a contractor to process for you?

Assume that you still need to help to remove the split logs & poss move logs to the contractors machine.

 

2, Would the price differ if the contractor could do larger diameter logs than the sub 35cm / 14" typical processor feed stock?

a, up to 50cm

b, up to 80cm

 

3, What length do you typically cut the logs too?

a, 8"

b, 10"

c, 12"

d, 14-18"

e, up to 1m billets

 

4, How much production can your handling side cope with per day?

a, 1/2 lorry

b, 1 lorry

c, 2 lorries

d, other

 

5, What else would encorage you to change over to using a contractor?

a, log cleaner

b, log pallet bundler / wrapper

c, self loading so you dont need to load the log deck

d, site left clean

e, contractor bringing a loader/skidsteer / tractor etc

f, other

 

 

 

 

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Unless the contractor can do every part of the job for £10per m3 I'd rather do it myself.

And I wouldn't go out for that as processor and man unless it was guaranteed 10-16" timber.

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10 minutes ago, SbTVF said:

Unless the contractor can do every part of the job for £10per m3 I'd rather do it myself.

And I wouldn't go out for that as processor and man unless it was guaranteed 10-16" timber.

Inc taking logs away to be stacked, or piled?

Or would it be your responsibility once its off the conveyor?

 

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Inc taking logs away to be stacked, or piled?
Or would it be your responsibility once its off the conveyor?
 
No, not including that.

I'd definitely consider contractors if I couldn't keep up with output ourselves or wanted to do double the amount earlier in the summer perhaps.

We used contractors till it got the point we were selling over 100t a year.

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22 minutes ago, SbTVF said:

No, not including that.

I'd definitely consider contractors if I couldn't keep up with output ourselves or wanted to do double the amount earlier in the summer perhaps.

We used contractors till it got the point we were selling over 100t a year.

I already do £10 per m3 for vetted clients that dont slow me down by bad site, wood or helpers.

They are expected to clear all cut logs & keep the wood pile right up to the processor so I only have to roll onto the lifter.

Currently do about 1/2 lorry per day but thinking of changing processor to up that to 1 or more.

Due to investment & larger running costs not sure if that could also bring down the per m3 price or not.

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This is somthing I’ve been thinking about doing for a couple of years now,can’t seem to find anyone close to me though gl6 glos prob got 50/75 ton in the yard no ready for processing,wouldbuy it in ready processed at the right price .anyone on here want some subcontract splitting pm me I have telehandler on site and bins for storage.

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