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How Much Wood Could A Wood Truck Truck If A Wood Truck Could Truck Wood?

February 04, 1989|Clipboard researched by Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Permits are good for one cord of wood. A standard cord is a well-stacked pile, 4 by 4 by 8 feet. This is 128 cubic feet of wood. Since truck beds and trailers vary in size, this chart gives approximate volumes for various size trucks.

LOADED BED-HIGH

Bed Size Maximum L D W Volume Volume Type (in feet) (Cubic Ft) (in Cords) Mini 6 1 1/2 x 4 3/4 37.25 0.29 Mini Long Bed 8 1 1/2 x 4 3/4 51.5 0.40 1/2 Ton or 3/4 Ton 6 2 x 4 1/2 48.5 0.38 1/2 Ton or 3/4 Ton 8 2 1/2 x 5 94.5 0.74

LOADED CAB-HIGH Bed Size Maximum L D W Volume Volume Type (in feet) (Cubic Ft) (in Cords) Mini 6 3 x 4 3/4 80.0 0.63 Mini Long Bed 8 3 x 4 3/4 108.5 0.85 1/2 Ton or 3/4 Ton 6 4 x 4 1/2 102.5 0.80 1/2 Ton or 3/4 Ton 8 4 x 5 154.5 1.20

Source: National Forest Service

Loaded Bed-High

Loaded Cab-High

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