How closes can truck get? Wondering if hauler you choose didn't have long enough chute. Pictures
No pictures, but I'll try to describe it.
Ranch house, left side is 2 car garage under house.
Right side basement is the utility/coal room.
If you walk through the garage, there's a finished room almost as big as the garage.
Go through that room to get into the utility room where the coal bin is.
From the front of the house, the coal bin window is on the right, about 2/3 of the way across the house.
There's a deck just to the left of the window.
There's also a large tree with low branches in front of the house, but out about 15 feet.
Pus a hill to go up to get to that window.
So the truck would have to drive up on the grass (steep hill but not very high, maybe 6' high) in order to get anywhere near that window and the tree is in the way of a truck because of the low branches.
If they had a really long chute to move it from driveway to window, they'd be trying to get the coal to basically go almost level or slightly up hill before dropping into the bin.
Without measuring, my husband's guessing it's about 35-40 feet from driveway to window.
The guy who delivered loose to us last time could get the coal into the garage so it was at least out of the rain, but said there's no way to get a truck up onto our lawn or around that tree to get close enough to drop it into the coal bin.