This morning I went to ******* to get a load of coal on my Dodge 1500 1/2 ton pickup. I asked for 1 ton max, a little under being better. (1 ton gives me about 1/4" between the the suspension block and the frame) I got loaded up and did not pay much attention to the scale, however when pulling away from the loading chute I thought the load looked a little big for a ton.
Went in to pay after getting weighed and the guy says minus the water weight I am about 160 lbs over a ton which I was ok with. As I was driving out the driveway I was looking in my review and finally decided there is no way I am only 160 lbs over a ton. I had a ton on before and did not remember the entire bed being full and the level of the coal in the middle being higher than the bed sides.
Decided to check my weighmaster certificate and this is what it said:
Tare = 5560
Gross = 8320
Net = 2760
WOW! The guy had the Gross crossed out and 7820 written in and also crossed out the net and had 2260 written in minus 100lbs water for a total of 2160 for which I paid $183.00! This comes to $137.00 per ton.
Seems to me these are certified scales so there should be no need to correct the weights Not sure why he did that, maybe he thought he would have to shovel it off?
Anyway....I made it to work where I am posting this with no blown tires or broken springs or frames....hopefully I can make it the rest of the way home this evening.