I GOT SOME COAL TODAY!!!! PICTURE"S

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PostBy: 0bmdetesta On: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:07 pm

Can you tell me where you get your coal from.

I live east of Pittsburgh near Greensburg

Thanks Yuo cam email bmdetesta@comcast.net
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PostBy: samhill On: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:33 am

In Pa. you even need comercial ins. for a one ton dump. Told them I was just going to use it for personal use but they wouldn`t put it on my car policy.
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PostBy: biggreen1 On: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:11 am

"combo plates"!! I just bought a 14k Gooseneck with 24 foot deck and 16 inch walls for hauling cars and such. I also thought with some higher walls it would be good for hauling coal. It has a cargo capacity of about 10,5000lbs. How much are combo plates and do you really need commercial insurance??? I have a 3/4 ton dodge diesel. Thanks
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PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:10 am

I can't speak for the combo plates, but I have a commercial insurance policy on my F350...it is about the same cost as my SUV that is on our car policy.
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PostBy: biggreen1 On: Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:53 am

A friend with a CDL says you dont need anything special under 26,000lbs. (truck and trailer combined)_
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PostBy: steamup On: Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:35 pm

Also, in New York, you can tow over 10,000 lbs if the truck/trailer is less than 26,000 lbs gross without a CDL license. That doens't mean you don't need commerical insurance.

DOT standards also apply.

If you haul for money, you now become a commercial operator. If you put a business name on a truck, it is considered a commercial truck.

Your insurance company may have it's own standards. Better check with them as to what you insurance covers.

Personally, I would be nervous as hell towing 14,000 lbs with a truck that weights less than 7,000 lbs curb weight and only 4 tires. Even with a gooseneck, that is about max rating for that truck IF it was built to tow that much and had the right tires. A dually would be much better suited for the task.
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PostBy: biggreen1 On: Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:54 pm

Steamup, I couldn't agree more. I'll be happy with about 4 tons of coal max which would put the total trailer weight at about 11,5000lbs max. Thats plenty and my truck is rated @ 13,500lbs towing capacity and is set up about as good as a 3/4 ton truck can be. I don't like to push the limits, Wish it was a dually.
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PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:06 pm

Dually's are great for towing, but not when the snow's blowing!

Poor traction when you divide the weight by 6 wheels instead of four.
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PostBy: Cato On: Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:13 pm

I already have enough coal in my three story barn for 5yrs. of heating! :D

Only use about 3tons a year...with my Harmon Mark I and Atlantic Stove Model 40 ( in tree house ) per season...will now be using my refurbished Chubby Jr. in the tree house
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PostBy: biggreen1 On: Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:12 pm

5 years!! That would be nice. The first year I used coal I bought a 2 year supply- 16 ton. Now I'm just getting what I need for the year- about 8 ton. I'm saving about 3,500 a year over oil.
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