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37 minutes ago, trigger_andy said:

Prices have gone mental lately. Up my way the local Haulier (Harold Taylor) is asking £80 + vat a ton for Larch Firewood grade delivered.  Saw Logs are over £100.  

 

Ive shook hands on over 100t of Larch. Cherry Picking the 10" Plus Saw Logs at £35 a ton delivered, in Cash. :D He actually said £30 but I offered the extra fiver a ton as he was delivering them and stacking behind my Log Deck. 

 

I'll be taking everything else as well at that price. :) Just waiting on him getting his felling License and they'll start to trickle over my way on the back of a Tractor and Bogie. 

Yep timber is going up every week at the moment and this is a knock on affect from lockdown one when we where not bringing any thing in 

Guy in yard next to mine makes and erects ag building and he got wind that there was going to be a timber shortage so he all the 9x3 15ft purlins he could and that was 2 artic and a 6 wheeler load, 

mate of mine has a small sawmill and he is very busy at the moment just cutting 3x2 4x2 etc for builders 

personally i think saw logs like spruce n larch will be at £120 then £130 then £140 a tonne and so on, i was talking to one of Tilhill,s managers yesterday and he said they where flat out planting and planning harvesting sites for this year but he reckons they have,nt got enough contractors to get it all done this year,

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7 minutes ago, openspaceman said:

How will you be establishing the weight?

 

In the past it was easy with sawlogs, run a length tape along them and a Qgirth tape around the middles and either tag the end and write the volume in a book or paint the volume on the end.

It will be a rough weigh I guess. Unless I want to pay someone to come in and haul it away at 20t a time and find a local weigh bridge. 
 

I use this app. Very handy and it’s very accurate. I’ll do a sample load with him and agree a rough weight. 
 

At £35 a ton delivered and stacked I’m not gonna lose sleep over a slight discrepancy. 
 

 

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10 minutes ago, spuddog0507 said:

Yep timber is going up every week at the moment and this is a knock on affect from lockdown one when we where not bringing any thing in 

Guy in yard next to mine makes and erects ag building and he got wind that there was going to be a timber shortage so he all the 9x3 15ft purlins he could and that was 2 artic and a 6 wheeler load, 

mate of mine has a small sawmill and he is very busy at the moment just cutting 3x2 4x2 etc for builders 

personally i think saw logs like spruce n larch will be at £120 then £130 then £140 a tonne and so on, i was talking to one of Tilhill,s managers yesterday and he said they where flat out planting and planning harvesting sites for this year but he reckons they have,nt got enough contractors to get it all done this year,

Geeez!

 

I’ve first dibs on Norway Spruce at the same price. 🤣

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4 hours ago, trigger_andy said:

It will be a rough weigh I guess. Unless I want to pay someone to come in and haul it away at 20t a time and find a local weigh bridge. 
 

I use this app. Very handy and it’s very accurate. I’ll do a sample load with him and agree a rough weight. 
 

At £35 a ton delivered and stacked I’m not gonna lose sleep over a slight discrepancy. 
 

 

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I looked on their site for that app, but only appears to be on Apple and as android user not much use, so have found another.

However the Apple reviews are far less satisfactory with wrong calculations and figures. Id be double checking just incase.

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Just now, Big Beech said:

I lookednon their site for that app, but only appears to be on Apple.

However the Apple reviews are far less satisfactory with wrong calculations and figures. Id be double checking just incase.

Ive had two small deliveries of Oak lately and both times the seller over estimated the weight. I told them what Im reading on the app, then I double checked the weight on separate calculators and they where the same. They both took them over the weigh bridge and the app was pap on. I used White Oak for English Oak and was bang on.

 

Would be easy to check against other species. Punch in a cube volume and see what the calc says, then see how that compares with other on-line calculators. 

 

Of course there will be instances with discrepancies, ie the Larch Im getting will obviously be lighter that say Siberian Larch of the same volume. There is no Larch species on the App so Id go on another species with roughly the same weight per cube. Im not gonna be to funny, I'll see what a bogie load roughly holds and if he says a figure close enough to what I calculate I'll just let it ride.

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Hi I can put you guys in touch with a matey hesr in dorset who has larch and d fir saw logs for sale I dont know the price but can give you his phone number I think he is a T##T but thats me let me know if you want the phone number

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