Whenever you need to buy or order firewood, you need to be sure how much you are paying for what quantity. People can use complex terminologies which might end up making the entire process even more annoying for you. Let’s take a look at how much would a pickup truck full of firewood cost you.
Usually, a pickup truck can handle between 0.2-0.5 cords of firewood. This number can change depending on the weight of the wood and the weight capacity of the truck. Also, keep in mind that these numbers are indicative only and the real-world numbers might not be exact.
How Much Is A Cord Of Wood?
Usually in the industry, people refer to large quantities of wood in terms of cords. A cord of wood represents the weight or quantity of wood in about 128 cubic ft. This measures out to be 8 feet long, 4 feet high, and 4 feet wide. A full cord of wood can end up weighing about 5000 pounds.
How Many Cords Can Fit In A Truck?
The amount of wood that a pickup truck can handle and load depends on the species of the wood you are using and the type of wood you are dealing with along with the size of the particular pickup truck.
If the wood you are dealing with is moist and unseasoned, then it will end up weighing much more and the truck won’t be able to carry as much. The particular wood species you are dealing with will also determine the total weight.
Usually, a pickup truck can carry between .2-.5 cords of wood.
Most Popular Pickup Trucks in the US
Some of the most popular pickup trucks in the country include the Ford F150, Chevrolet Silverado, RAM 1500, Ford Ranger, GMC Sierra, and Toyota Tundra.
Ford F150 has about 77.4 cubic feet of storage space, Chevrolet Silverado has 89 cubic feet of cargo space in the truck bed, RAM 1500 with its largest 6 feet bed option gives about 61 cubic feet of storage space, Ford Ranger has about 43 cubic feet of storage space with its largest option and GMC Sierra offers around 89 cubic feet of space.
Purely based on the volume, Ford F150 can carry about 0.6 cord, Silverado can carry about 0.69, RAM 1500 can carry up to 0.47 cord, Ford Ranger can carry about 0.3 cord and GMC Sierra can also carry around 0.69 cord. One thing to note is that these amounts can vary depending on the weight of the wood.
Most pickup trucks can carry between 1500-2000 lbs and 1 cord of wood can weight up to 5000 lbs so you might be limited by the weight carrying capacity of the vehicle even if some space is left in the truck.
How Much Does A Cord Of Wood Cost?
Depending on the species of the wood and its condition, a cord of wood can end up costing you between $120-$180. While these are the average rates, in some regions of the US, depending on the weather and the season, customers can end up paying between $300-$600.
How Much Is A Pickup Truckload of Wood?
Considering a pickup truck can handle anywhere between .2-.5 cords and each cord can cost as much as $300-$600, a pickup truckload of wood can cost about $70-$300, and if your account for the transportation charges and the price premium, the overall cost can be even higher.
One cord of wood equates to 128 cubic ft in volume. Some of the most popular pickup trucks in the US can carry between 0.3 to 0.6 cords of wood but may be limited by their weight carrying capacity. For example, Ford F150 can carry up to 0.6 cord and Ford Ranger can carry up to 0.3 cord.
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