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Re: Buying Logs
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2013, 04:52:49 PM »
logger79, not real sure where you are, but around here, being at the local fueling station before sunlight has it's advantages, most are fueling up with diesel and coffee, heading to the timber, not a bad place to make contacts.  The best bet is to find locals with 1 tons that only haul in the 1000 ft range, these guys just want the most for the logs,  I would suggest finding a market for 4x6's as well as ties, the only issue is quantity, 75 a week seems a lil on the low side,  there will be culls, plus, if the lumber is going to a flooring mill, bigger stacks fresh cut seem to bring a lil better grade,  they know they have you over a barrel to some degree,  the more you do it, the better it gets, just my experience,   all said get the logs off quick, pay quick, and turn quick, otherwise get ready to custom saw in the mean time,   david
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Re: Buying Logs
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2013, 05:13:00 PM »
I got the feeling you won't be able to make money if you have to pay premium prices just to get logs.  Every log will have to make a tie and you'll have to have a market for the off-all lumber. 
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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2013, 05:33:04 PM »
There are several loggers around so I just need to get to work figuring out what it will take to get some of their logs.

MONEY...that's what it takes. If the logger is not contracted he will listen to you talk money. The thing is....can you make a profit if you pay high prices for the logs. As some of the others have said....talk to them. Get to know them if you can. Some may not want to bother with you, but some may. Be persistent like a salesman and sooner or later I'd bet you'd be able to deal with some of them. There is always a way!   Good luck, Cutter


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