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Offline Satamax

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Wet log weight?
« on: July 20, 2012, 02:05:27 pm »
Daft question, how much lifting power  do i need.

The aim, cutting up to 40ft beams out of trees.

Trees are not real big where i live. Average butt size, 24">32" Mostly larch.

I know the usual specific weight of the species i'm intrested in. But that's dry weight.  How much slow growth and being wet adds?


Let say, a 32 inch 40' larch weights around 2.3 metric tons dry. Any idea it might weight when freshly cut?

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Re: Wet log weight?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012, 02:09:49 pm »
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Re: Wet log weight?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 02:18:56 pm »
Daft me, i didn't even look there.

2883kg. nearly 2.9 metric tons. So i have 600kg extra.

Thanks a lot.

Max.