This question comes up just about every firewood season. In case you didn’t know, the firewood season is just before winter when just about everyone with a fireplace goes looking for firewood for the upcoming cold season.
If you have a pickup truck and you are trying to find out how much firewood you can carry in your truck, you should certainly read on.
As you read along, you will find the answer to your question plus all the other important information you need to know about carrying firewood.
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How much firewood can you carry in a pickup truck?
With an 8-foot truck bed pickup you can carry about 0.5 cords of firewood. This is only if you neatly stack the firewood to the bed rail level.
If you stack the firewood higher than the bed rail level, you can carry slightly more than 0.5 cords of firewood. However, you will have to be extremely careful not to exceed your truck’s carrying capacity (maximum payload).
With a 6-foot truck bed pickup you can carry only 1/3 cords of firewood. Again, this is only if you stack the firewood neatly to the bed rail level.
If you stack firewood higher than the bed rail level, you will certainly be able to carry more than 1/3 cords of firewood. Please note that a cord of firewood is a stack of wood that is 8 feet long, 4 feet high, and 4 feet.
How much wood can you carry when you split and stack wood carefully?
When you split and stack wood carefully in your pickup, you can carry more firewood than when you simply get throw wood into the bed of your truck.
If you are like most people, you probably do not want to carry firewood for more than one trip.
You simply want to go and get firewood in a single trip. If this is the case and you want to carry more firewood than the 0.5 cords you can carry in a pickup, you should split and the stack firewood carefully.
Splitting firewood or getting it split for you will allow you to pack more wood into the bed of your truck. But you will only be able to pack more than 0.5 cords of wood into your truck if you stack the firewood carefully.
So how much firewood can you carry in a truck if you stack it carefully? Well, if you have an 8-foot truck bed pickup, you can carry approximately 0.6 cords of firewood instead of the 0.5 cords of wood.
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How much firewood can you carry in different types of trucks?
The quantity of firewood you can carry in a truck depends mainly on the length of the truck bed. The table below shows approximately how much firewood you can carry in different size pickup trucks.
|Truck bed size||Quantity of firewood|
|6-foot truck bed||1/3 cords|
|8-foot truck bed||0.5 cords|
In addition to the table above, there is a second table below that shows how much firewood you can carry in different size pickup trucks when you stack them nice and neat.
|Truck bed size||Quantity of firewood|
|6-foot truck bed||0.4 cords when split and stack neatly|
|8-foot truck bed||0.6 cords when split and stack neatly|
What is the best truck for carrying firewood?
When you are getting a truck to carry firewood, you need to consider two things. You need to consider the size of its truck bed and its maximum payload.
If you simply go for a truck that has a big truck bed, it may not be as powerful as you expect to be to carry a decent amount of firewood.
For example, if you simply purchase a 6-foot truck bed Tacoma SR5 model because you think it has a good truck bed, you will be disappointed to find out it cannot carry the same amount of wood as a similar sized F-150.
This is because it is not as powerful as an F-150. So make sure you consider both truck bed size and power (maximum payload).
By considering both truck bed size and maximum payload, the best truck for carrying firewood is the 5.0L V8 engine Ford F150 with an 8-foot truck bed.
This model has the biggest size truck bed for carrying wood and a maximum payload capacity of approx. 3,300 pounds.
Wherever you search, it will be difficult for you to find another truck that can carry as much firewood as this one.
Your Popular Questions ANSWERED!
How many cords of wood will fit in a pickup truck?
Depends on the size of the truck bed. A 6-foot truck bed can carry about 1/3 cords of firewood, while an 8-foot truck bed can carry about 0.5 cords of firewood.
What does a 1/2 cord of wood look like?
A half a cord of firewood is basically a cube-shaped stack of firewood that is 4 feet tall, 4 feet wide and 4 feet long. It is the perfect quantity of firewood for a cold season.
Will a rick of wood fit in a pickup?
Yes, you can. Rick of firewood can fit in a standard 8-foot or 6-foot pickup truck.
How far can wood hang out of a truck?
The federal Department of Transportation allows wood to hand only four inches on each side, four feet in the rear, and three feet in the front.
Can you fit a full cord of wood in a pickup truck?
No, you cannot. The wood will be too high and your truck will most likely be overwhelmed with the weight.
You can carry about 1/3 cords of firewood in a 6-foot truck and 0.5 cords of firewood in an 8-foot truck bed.
You can carry a bit more than 1/3 cords if you split and stack your firewood neatly. If you have an 8-foot truck bed, you can also carry more if you split and stack your firewood.
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