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Basic question from a newbie
« on: October 22, 2017, 10:02:03 AM »
I'm planning to build a log home in a few years and am working out the basic logistics. Assuming I am able to find 24" diameter logs around NB, Canada or New England, what's the longest they can be to fit on a truck for long haul transportation?


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Re: Basic question from a newbie
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 10:25:20 AM »
From someone that built a log home 40 yrs ago. Mine is cedar and I think that is the only way to go. I have spruce roof purlins with t&g.pine over that then foam then a air space then anvanta tec.the walls are all cedar with 2 t&g. The cedar was sawed 4 sides on the addition 3 sides on the original.  All interior walls are t&g pine. They are not the easiest style to heat but I don't like sheetrock and I have none

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Re: Basic question from a newbie
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 09:18:35 AM »
They can be as long as your wallet with oversize permits.   Legal loads are 53' or less.
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Re: Basic question from a newbie
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 07:20:39 PM »
If they are hauling on a  53 ft flat with bunks, they should be able to overhang 4 foot on the back and some amount in the front. This does depend on the state and even in some areas of some states. I am not sure about your area.

Here on my regular log truck I have hauled 65 footers to house builders, any longer I have to have a pilot car, so it gets spendy.
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Re: Basic question from a newbie
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 07:42:38 PM »
talk to Day & Ross who have headquarters in New Brunswick. I've dealt with them on and off over the years and have found them to be a reputable business. They'll have access to their own trucks as well as a large number of partner companies to get quotes from. Don't shape the house to basic limits as long loads are easy just sometimes a little pricey. You won't need many long loads though. Just my thought.

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Re: Basic question from a newbie
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 04:15:30 PM »
Great! Thanks for all the tips. Very useful

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