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Pricing for cutting 17 Cords of wood???

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by taco52, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. taco52

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    I found a guy who would like me to split wood for him. He has 17 cords of wood. The trees need to be Blocked, Slpit, and Stacked on site. I would like to know the following.
    How much should I Charge/ Get payed per cord?
    How many hours does it take to split a cord of wood?
    How long should i be allowed to finish splitting all the wood?
    What would a rough estimate of profit be after all the work is finished?

    I know its a lot of questions but I don't need to know this information. Anything you can provide is helpful.
     
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    no clue.
     
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    Do you have a good log splitter? Sledge and wedge? Ax? Maul? Type of wood?


    17 cords is going to take you awhile, at least a week working longs
     
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    Are you using a log splitter? Cuz I hope so, otherwise with an axe and wedge.. holy balls haha

    Edit: Jdaniel beat me to it haha.

    17 will take a bit of time. I remember hauling just 5 cords to houses we sold wood to, 3 of us and it took a bit
     
  5. taco52

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    I will be using a 27 ton Gas log splitter. It is pretty fast and runs good. The wood is Ponderosa Pine.

    Any guess on how long it would take. Rough estimation?
     
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    Oh balls , 17 cords ?

    So there is a shit ton of logs and he only wants 17 cords split or what ?
     
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    I would say by yourself you're looking at 3-4 hours per cord. Be careful with pine too, when it's really try, and you catch an edge that doesn't split well, it'll blast out of the splitter like a rocket!
     
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    yeah, Its going to be a lot of work
     
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    :eek:

    good luck with that, its gunna take you a while. I could help you out if i knew how much wood ive been splitting recently, but im not paying attention, im just splittin ahah
     
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    If you can find another person, it'll be 10 times easier, could knock out a cord an hour, especially with the 27 ton splitter
     
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    Thanks man. I knew it was going to be a long shot but hopefully i will get what im looking for.
     
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    Oh and that 3-4 estimate is just splitting, prob an hour to stack a cord, about the same to cut I would say
     
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    You are gonna be moving this wood how ? I mean a stacked cord is 4'x4'x8' , so you are talking about stacking firewood , 4'x4'x136'
     
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    i think its all going to be on site for the guy. so go there with supplies, cut split and stack on location.


    still a fuckton of wood
     
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    Get a buddy, and offer him like 30% of what u make. otherwise your probably going to be workin for this dude for the next month ahah
     
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    Yes everything will be onsite. Cutting, splitting, stacking, He may have me stack it all in one place. He lives on a small farm so all the wood will be in one place.
     
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    what experience do you have?

    Also price wise, I grew up splitting and stacking for 95 bucks a cord, you could prob get $125 a cord I would think
     
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    Thats the problem. The kid he was using before had a bunch of friends to help and the just messed it up. They were making the split logs like 4 feet long. haha. So he wants me to work solo and i need the money
     
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    I have been splitting for about 5 years. Just for household use. But with a gas splitter its easy and chainsaws about 3 years. But i would be pro after. haha
     
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    You still need to move the wood from the splitter to wherever you are gonna rick it .

    Gonna walk it all ?
     
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