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What size of wood would be described as "processor size"?

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As per the title really, when it comes to marketing and selling cord wood what would typically be described as processor size and what is oversize? 

 

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6-15inch diameter and straight is what I would describe as processor grade although we try and buy up to 19inch.

 

18inch plus I would call oversize.

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Pretty much anything IME.

 

Had to use a 36" bar on a couple pieces in "processor size" load! 

 

We are a small buyer so beggars cant be choosers sadly

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Most call 4" to 12" or 14" processor sized. 

My smaller machine wants 8" to 14" for max output, the bigger machine 8" to 16".

Much bigger on either causes more need to resplit which slows you, any smaller & you loose production.

 

Personally under 6" costs you more money to buy & produce than its worth. 

 

A 4" log has 1/4 of the wood of an 8" yet takes the same amount of time & money to process.

 

Ideally wood should be graded into tighter grades covering say 4" or 5".

But that will cost you more to buy in.

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Thanks for the replies. Would you expect a price difference between processor size and oversize? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For sure. Thats why its a bit of a pisser when you pay extra for "processor size" and its not

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1 hour ago, Johnpl315 said:

Thanks for the replies. Would you expect a price difference between processor size and oversize? 

I normally pay £15-20 less for oversize to cover the extra labour but it can occasionally be worth extra if it's suitable for milling.

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6 hours ago, gdh said:

I normally pay £15-20 less for oversize to cover the extra labour but it can occasionally be worth extra if it's suitable for milling.

Good job mine is all strait processor size 😁

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5 hours ago, Johnpl315 said:

Good job mine is all strait processor size 😁

They always say that 🤣

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