franco b wrote:This brought back memories of coal deliveries where a large wooden barrel was used to transfer the coal from truck to chute. The barrel was filled and then tilted and spun over to the chute. The trucks also had wheelbarrows that were special to the coal trade. They had iron pipe handles instead of wood. Evidently the barrel method was easier and faster on certain jobs.
Yeah I do the tilt and spin thing too since I transport my coal with 5 - 55 gallon barrels at a time. They work out to be 480 pounds plus the barrel (20 pounds). I have to leave them on the ground about 50 feet from the chute door and then I have to leap frog with 3 pieces of plywood since the edge of the barrel would otherwise dig into the ground making them all but impossible to spin.
I've gotton pretty good at spinning them on their edge. I think I've gained some muscle mass too