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LT70 Wood Splitter....or......How to Avoid Swinging an Axe
« on: October 08, 2017, 04:27:32 pm »
Im an old man...and this worked slick....  ;D
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Re: LT70 Wood Splitter....or......How to Avoid Swinging an Axe
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 05:15:48 pm »
The only way to split wood  8)
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Re: LT70 Wood Splitter....or......How to Avoid Swinging an Axe
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 05:29:33 pm »
I've got some you can work up.....LOL
Looks great.

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Re: LT70 Wood Splitter....or......How to Avoid Swinging an Axe
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 05:37:26 pm »
That's about a Full Cord of solid wood .
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Re: LT70 Wood Splitter....or......How to Avoid Swinging an Axe
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 06:03:45 pm »
That's about a Full Cord of solid wood .
16 feet long, 6 feet high, 6 feet wide when its four rows.(4x18 inches). Im not a cord guy...issat a cord?? Should last me most of the winter..(Nov-March.)
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Re: LT70 Wood Splitter....or......How to Avoid Swinging an Axe
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 06:07:01 pm »
yea man,,, I've done very similar in the past, not really setting out too? but when I saw it working that way, it happened, bets the crap out of swinging for sure,  8)
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Re: LT70 Wood Splitter....or......How to Avoid Swinging an Axe
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 06:19:07 pm »
Solid Wood , I thought it would be neat to saw some timbers smaller than RR ties . Then saw and cut like you did  for $25 more . 4x4x8  or 128cubic feet
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Re: LT70 Wood Splitter....or......How to Avoid Swinging an Axe
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 06:49:08 pm »
Just remember cut like that and stacked solid with no air space . A cord is 80 to 84 cubic ft not 128. It is not fair to short change anyone including yourself.
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2017, 07:12:56 pm »
4x4x8=128 cubic feet.
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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2017, 07:40:13 pm »
Thats if you split it. He is sawing it and it does not have the air space random splits do. Infact take a 4x4x8 cord stack it several times and get several different measurements. Here in canada its all metric. Go to convert to cord and depending on the species of wood different conversion factors. That measurment is close like horseshoes and handgranads.  :D
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Re: LT70 Wood Splitter....or......How to Avoid Swinging an Axe
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2017, 10:59:18 pm »
A cord is a cord is a cord. Legal cord is 8 feet X 4 feet X 4 feet whether it's a solid chunk or apple twigs.
Volume is set by statute--price per cord is negotiable.
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Re: LT70 Wood Splitter....or......How to Avoid Swinging an Axe
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2017, 12:20:54 am »
4x4x8=128 cubic feet.
Allrighty then....I think I used to know this....heh......regardless, my guzzintas using your formula and my measurements(1.5 feet x 6 feet x 16 feet) says I have 144 cubic feet per row. I have 3.5 rows so that gives me 504 cubic feet. Divide by 128 gives me 3.94 cords.....How'd I do??? :P ;D
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Re: LT70 Wood Splitter....or......How to Avoid Swinging an Axe
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2017, 09:31:55 am »
you did great, I`ve been doing it that way since I got the mill, best part is never bending over, buck it up on the mill, put it in the bucket, I dont even stack, I use the little tractor and drive in the shed and dump it, I burn 4-5 cords, best thing for firewood since the wood stove, (well, other than a processor, but I dont have one of those)

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Re: LT70 Wood Splitter....or......How to Avoid Swinging an Axe
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2017, 01:25:48 pm »
 Yep, that's what I came up with!

Sorry rjwoelk, I have to disagree with your logic.
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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2017, 07:52:06 pm »
I gotta couple two three pieces of that myself lol


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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2017, 09:53:53 pm »
Well the whole problem is this.  You order say a truck load of logs 16 ft long, so the guy measures them and does his deal with the 4x4x8 and then says well that measures 14 cords.  Now the weights and measure guys say those logs are to be 8 ft long.  And stacked tight. well they only get so tight. then I get them and chop them into 16 inch and split and my 14 cord is no longer 14. So the only way to recapture is sell it by the bag. and or charge enough to cover the loss. My logs are droping into bags and i fiqure 160 cubic ft  to the cord, and that has worked out fine when we stack it here at home. On a per bag bases around 53 cubic ft. I have had several guys think they were getting a cord and were very surprised when i told them no approx 1/3 of a cord. As long as the customer is happy and we the seller are happy. All is good.
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2017, 06:39:59 am »
Can you measure by bf scale like int 1/4" and pay based on that and convert into cords later?
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2017, 07:23:31 am »
 If your log delivery guy says he delivers 4 cords in logs and you cut split and stack these logs and it comes out to be only 2 cords. You have been shorted 2 cords.
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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2017, 08:41:34 am »
If your log delivery guy says he delivers 4 cords in logs and you cut split and stack these logs and it comes out to be only 2 cords. You have been shorted 2 cords.

Exactly,
My experience with what we call grapple loads here is to expect a yield of 60- 75% of what they say is on the  truck. I think they measure outside the log racks and multiply times the longest log in the load, then average any decimal up to the next whole cord and add the volume of the cab for good measure,,,, ::)



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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2017, 10:08:02 am »
I gotta couple two three pieces of that myself lol


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