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Guess weight of monster oak log
« on: May 13, 2018, 05:36:39 PM »
 a customer delivered a oak log to me it' is 57" in diameter at big end 12' long the hollow is 7' in then solid I know the weight because they have the loaded weight and the empty weight but I want to see what everyone else thinks weight is beacause I was shocked! 

 
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Re: Guess weight of monster oak log
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 05:56:15 PM »

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Re: Guess weight of monster oak log
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 06:15:33 PM »
I will guess 5284 lbs.  Muggs 8)

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Re: Guess weight of monster oak log
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 06:16:36 PM »
I could do it the Price Is Right way and guess 7501# but I'm thinking more like 8,500#.
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Re: Guess weight of monster oak log
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 06:57:58 PM »
It's awfully hot here (90+) to be thinking of such a log.  

My WAG is 9,400#.
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 07:04:57 PM »
Guessing that the hollow center is deceiving. #6950

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Re: Guess weight of monster oak log
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 07:18:43 PM »
I would put that log somewhere between 8,500 - 9,500 lbs
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Re: Guess weight of monster oak log
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2018, 07:20:08 PM »
8500 lbs
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Re: Guess weight of monster oak log
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2018, 08:06:48 PM »
10,000
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Re: Guess weight of monster oak log
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2018, 08:11:02 PM »
12,000 pounds.  Maybe 12,750 pounds.  If it is less than 11,000 pounds, I will buy you a coke. 
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Re: Guess weight of monster oak log
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2018, 09:08:48 PM »
11,500 lbs
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Re: Guess weight of monster oak log
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2018, 09:11:19 PM »
Depending upon the moisture content and the species of oak:
Somewhere between 8,500# and 13,000#.
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2018, 09:12:43 PM »
300.......I mean it does have a hole in it. DUH!!!!!

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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2018, 09:59:20 PM »
According to the "log weight" scale in the tool box, it's weight is: 13,396.32, but that's without figuring out the rotted part.

I would think the rotted part would have been around 300#, so 13,096.32 pounds!
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Re: Guess weight of monster oak log
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2018, 10:08:40 PM »
11,750
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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2018, 10:55:17 PM »
The log weight was 15,240 lbs!!!
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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2018, 11:00:41 PM »
What kind of equipment did you use to move that thing?
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2018, 11:13:08 PM »
All of it!
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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2018, 06:51:21 AM »
We couldn't handel it we shoved it of trailer where it was going to be cut
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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2018, 06:55:33 AM »
That was going to be my 2nd guess ;) What's in the hole? concrete?
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« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2018, 07:04:51 AM »
That's one heavy log!
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« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2018, 12:39:16 PM »
Are you sure you didn't have your foot resting on the scale?

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« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2018, 01:28:23 PM »
15,240? Wow !!!!!!!!
Theres probably metal in it.
Someone must have laid a V-8 against it years ago and I dont mean Mater Juice.

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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2018, 02:49:03 PM »
Lol.. It swallowed the dozer it sprouted up under. 
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Re: Guess weight of monster oak log
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2018, 04:29:02 PM »
next question is what mill is it going on? be nice to know how well some of these beds handle a log of that size.
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« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2018, 06:07:57 PM »
next question is what mill is it going on? be nice to know how well some of these beds handle a log of that size.
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« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2018, 08:25:20 PM »
I don't owe nobody no coke (coca cola for the uninitiated in Southern lingo.  Not a soft drink, not Pop, that is your Daddy :)).
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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2018, 10:01:33 PM »
Had a similar sized cottonwood  a couple years ago. A little smaller diameter, didnt weigh it but the loader picked it up and its rated at 8000. Interesting how the species makes such a difference in weight. Was into the second tank of saw gas before I had it small enough to get onto the woodmizer. Some would ask why... well I guess just to prove I could do it. Couldnt imagine doing the job without the loader. Really admire the work some folks go to moving logs manually or with small loaders etc..

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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2018, 10:17:42 PM »
I don't owe nobody no coke
 
Here it is a co-cola. 
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« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2018, 10:45:30 PM »
I don't owe nobody no coke

Here it is a co-cola.
Since I can remember.....here too. 
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« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2018, 11:06:45 PM »
I often heard it as coker-coler...


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« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2018, 05:29:22 PM »
Goes great with a slice a peetzer.
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« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2018, 05:38:26 PM »
Co cola and nabs....
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Re: Guess weight of monster oak log
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2018, 10:37:20 AM »
The kind of oak tree that came from is important in calculating the weight. I entered it in the toolbox calculator as red oak and came up with 12,670. Same dimensions as live oak was 15,046. I guesstimated the mid-point diameter to be 55".
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