Where to pick up bagged coal from a breaker?

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Where to pick up bagged coal from a breaker?

PostBy: oros35 On: Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:21 pm

I'll be in coal country next weekend Fri-Mon and would like to bring home a load of coal. Problem is I'll be towing a gooseneck flatbed trailer with a Jeep on it. I have room for up to 6K lbs legally but hauling bulk coal on a flatbed might be a challenge.

I don't want to spend money on building something to haul it in. But I would like to bring back a ton or 2.

Would it make sense to bring back some bagged? Can you buy it that way off a breaker for pretty cheap? Bulk coal around me is about $250/ton.

I'll be staying in Tremont PA. Going to Rausch Creek Off Road Park.

Oh an if someone wants me to haul a ton or 2 for them I could work that out too. I'll be running the turnpike out to the pittsburgh Airport.
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Re: Where to pick up bagged coal from a breaker?

PostBy: sharkman8810 On: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:51 pm

I dont know where you can buy "bulk" bagged coal, there is a place in newport pa that sells it for about $235 a ton already bagged. You could try the one ton bags for this purpose.
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Re: Where to pick up bagged coal from a breaker?

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:59 pm

Build a couple boxes real quick. 4x4x4 Or,,, nail down a one foot or one and a half foot box around the entire trailer and fill in the space that the jeep doesn't stand in. 20 x 8 x 1 is four tons the easy way. :D
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Re: Where to pick up bagged coal from a breaker?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:06 pm

stokerscot wrote: nail down a one foot or one and a half foot box around the entire trailer and fill in the space that the jeep doesn't stand in. 20 x 8 x 1 is four tons the easy way. :D

This option will also be perfectly balanced. :idea:
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Re: Where to pick up bagged coal from a breaker?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:32 pm

...and bring very little attention to your ride! Look legal, and be left alone; play 'Hero' and get "Tiger-ed"
waaaayyyy too much paperwork if you get caught being a dumb-ass. Being born that way is no longer an excuse the Judges accept......well perhaps Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi.....corners of several southern states it still fly's......
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Re: Where to pick up bagged coal from a breaker?

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:01 am

bagged coal is expensive here too

how bout filling 5 gallon and larger buckets? or bring bags and bag your own
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Re: Where to pick up bagged coal from a breaker?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:34 am

You have to be careful about how you 'secure the package'. The Scales guys aren't just looking at brakes, lights, med card or weight. If it is not secure, you had better bring a cooler..... with sandwiches, water and some TP, you're probably not gonna find a friend in PA that day. :shock: :idea: :D :roll: :?
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Re: Where to pick up bagged coal from a breaker?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:54 am

If you put even some small sides on it like even a foot you can get a significant amount on it without much trouble since it will be stacked up in the middle. Be sure to tarp it.

Other than that they have those real large grain sacks that hold a bout 1 ton each, trouble there might be finding a breaker that can/will load them.

I wouldn't bother with the bagged because you won't save much if anything at all.
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Re: Where to pick up bagged coal from a breaker?

PostBy: oros35 On: Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:22 am

Thanks!

Might make more sense to just buy it here. For the few bucks I would save, I'd spend that much making a box to put it in.

I have a dump truck I can go local with here, or access to a dump trailer to go out east. I might just have to make a seperate trip. Only 4 hours or so.

You have to be careful about how you 'secure the package'. The Scales guys aren't just looking at brakes, lights, med card or weight. If it is not secure, you had better bring a cooler..... with sandwiches, water and some TP, you're probably not gonna find a friend in PA that day

I know what you mean! Never had trouble, but heard quite a few stories. My truck/trailer is registered at 22K. So as long as I get it spread out right, I can get 10K on the deck legally. Registration is $405 a year, but one overweight fine is a couple thousand!
I'd have to have a pretty good box made to get it strapped down good. I was thinking I could toss baggs in the bed or on the deck, they would be much easier to strap down.
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