Heck I couldn't resist, I was dumping a load of wood/chips and there they were. I figured y'all would get a kick out of it. They have been leaving a truck parked in front of our local grocery store. They're moving in on my turf! :roll: (Faces of Meth )
Gary, It is possible to get a full cord on a fullsize pickup. I don't have a pic but I'll explain how. Toss the bed almost full. With the bed filled just under the level of the rails start stacking around the edge of the bed with the chunks resting on the tossed wood and the rail and extending several inches over the side.having the bed less than completely filled lets you get a little angle inward so that the stacks don't fall off on the first turn. (It is pretty easy to stack 20-24 inch wood in a stable formation with plenty of overhang-16inch stove wood is a pain in the behind). Stack wood to the level of the top of the cab, toss the center full and slightly mounded above the stacked wood. If you stack carefully and really push it you can get a cord and a quarter on---- but a cord is a big load and any more starts getting less stable. A 1/2 ton will be grossly overloaded with any decent variety of wood. a 3/4 ton overloaded but steering okay and a 1 ton will be happy. I put measured cords on pickups many times. It is entirely doable without high sideboards.
I've actually done it before my self Justin. But I used side boards. That sounds like a good way to get wood into the truck without side boards.
We have guys selling "cords" of wood here on my Island, and showing up with a pickup truck loaded with a rounded pile of wood in it. People are buyin' it too... and gettin' cheated out of a lot of wood.
The last customer i sold wood to was shocked at the amount of wood I dropped off to her. She had been using a different dude that was sellin' her pickup truck loads as cords. Then I explained how a cord is measured and she was instantly pissed (not at me). I guess she had been buyin' wood from this guy for about 5 years. She paid less for the wood I sold her, and got more wood in the deal.
AH yes, under bid again. High bid was 7k, 3 others at 5k, including me. LOW BALL = 1800 Large Oak 60" plus in diameter. I bid with a crane as well as most others did. Two days, here is thier progress. The real estate co. asked for speedy removal, I told them one day. These dudes will be there for five days at this rate. Oh well, I guess it takes em outta' the loop for awhile at least. Hope no one gets hurt.