Just had 2.5 tons of bulk Blaschak nut delivered this morning, $240 a ton from Kuntz & Son in Hummelstown PA.
I had ordered 3 ton at $230 a ton a few weeks ago. Truck has to back in my side yard so they need to wait for dry conditions in the yard to deliver. I got up at 6 this morning to go down and prep the bin and realized I had more left over from last year than I thought. Called Kuntz at 7 am--they were just starting to load my coal so I had them back it down to 2.5 tons so we didn't overflow my bin. That brought me below the price break, hence the extra $10 a ton.
Can't say enough about the Kuntz family. They are very helpful and work with you on delivery. I reminded them about a 25' spruce tree that's smack in the middle of the side yard by the coal bin window, and they brought extra chutes and props to jerry-rig it like they did last year. When I told them we're having that tree removed in a few weeks, they encouraged me not to do it just because of coal delivery. (I'm not--the tree blocks any access for equipment to the backyard--it's also leaning precariously, and the tree guys told me it's not long from falling into the house, if we get saturated ground followed by high wind.)
Anyway, they said they're "solid fuel delivery engineers" and can handle challenges like that.
They also have a dog that rides along on deliveries, which is pretty cool.