treysgt wrote:I'm looking to join up with someone to pick up about 2-3 tons of nut coal from Superior or UAE. I don't have a trailer and my little truck would be laughed out of the breakers.. I live in Hunterdon County NJ. If someone is interested in splitting the trip I'd pay the lion's share of the gas/diesel expense. Or if anyone knows of a co-op near me please let me know. PM me if interested - thanks!
Rent A u haul trailer 5x9 or the 6x12 open trailer you will fit 2.5 tons in the 5x9 and 4 tons in the 6x12 you will need to put a back front and sides on it use Plywood The 5x9 you will need a piece for the back where the ramp gate is It will keep the coal from falling out A 4x 5 Piece will do or a 3x5 piece The 6x12 you will need a 2 to 3 ft high piece two 3x6 will do for the front & back Two 3x12 pieces for the sides will do Also don't forget Tarps and tie downs you need them for interstates and Highways to cover the load These trailer are very under rated as far as weight load They are very heavy
& well made Just don't tell them how much you are going to put on it
There are two members on here that use them all the time for coal both have used the 6x12 and one has used the 5x9 several times with No problems I have seen the 6x12 with 3.5 tons on it and it had room for 1 to 1.5 more tons The springs had alot more room to go before they would be flate same goes for the tires the 5x9 trailer I seen had 2 tons on it With enough room left for 1/2 to 1 more ton the springs & tires had alot more room to go before you would have any problems http://www.uhaul.com