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« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2014, 05:13:14 AM »
YH, I pickup cedar like you rig also. I got a load yesterday 4.8 tons. Like not to get the truck stopped at one light that stop me fast. What did you load weigh? Must be 7-8 tons.
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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2014, 11:20:03 AM »
XLogger,
You are right, it was decent load, but I figure between 6 and 7 tons, the cedar was old and pretty dry.  The trailers a top of the line PJ and rated at 13 ton with dual axle brakes.  With the trucks built in exhaust brake, large 4 wheel disk brakes, and beefy towing capacity, (I sound like a truck commercial  :D .) it stops very quickly and smoothly.  I get my cedar from a guy right down the road, spent more time on the dirt roads than asphalt.  When I'm hauling denser logs, I put on shorter trailer side posts to limit the weight of logs I carry on the open roads. 
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« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2014, 01:24:16 PM »
Sorry guys, didn't mean to step on any toes. I have my own cedar, pasture full of giants! But I'm thinkin my prices are about to get bumped up. I cant get the cedar orders filled fast enough.....
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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2014, 01:50:47 PM »
Shoot, no toes stepped on that I know of.  I used to sell my cedar for $1 Bdft, then I kept bumping it up until sales gradually slowed and I had a few customers walk away.  Then with the higher prices and still steady sales (but not as fast as at a lower price) I realized I was sawing less and making more money anyway.  As with any product, there is a break even price, supply and demand point, and it took awhile to find it.  Also, around here, cedar sales are very seasonal, so it took me awhile to figure that it wasn't my price impacting sales, it was the time of year. 
Don't forget about the cedar slabs, they sell well this time of year (I have a guy coming over in about an hour to pick up some for 50 cents per Bdft. Its easy money)
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« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2014, 02:37:51 PM »
Thanks for the info yellowhammer! I had a lady ask me to give her my slabs, her husband bought 300$ worth of cedar so I gave her a few. Next trip they made she started just loading them up. I told her they aren't free. She got fired up and told me all I was gonna do was burn them. So i opened up my shop and showed her a stool I made . All slab and limbs. On eBay, that same stool was almost 250$! So i informed her she can buy the slabs, and please dont tell me what I'm gonna do with MY wood! Lol, next time they come over I'm gonna have a fire goin!! ;-)
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« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2014, 08:31:26 PM »
Nice looking stuff. Yellowhammer. So much better than the post I have.


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