I emailed the guy. Says it's his uncles coal and he can load it with a Bobcat. I also asked about a scale and he never mentioned it in his reply. I inquired about a quantity discount and his reply was "ya sure, call and work out a deal.
I have a 1 ton dump truck (International 1310) with 8'L x 6'-6"W x 19"T bed. Max weight capacity (tires) is 3.5 tons. So I will limit the load to 3 tons.
From previous readings on this forum, I have come to the conclusion that coal is light for it's size?
So, here is a question for all those coal load mathematicians I have seen on here. What should a full load of bituminous coal this size "about 1 to 2 inches in size" weigh in this bed?http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/for/4746545792.html
I have to confess, it has crossed my mind more than once to drive this outfit down there, unload the dump truck, have them load it with coal and then drive the dump truck back onto the trailer and tow it home. That old 7.3 diesel Ford has towed anything I have ever thrown at it and smiled the whole trip. The 43 year old International would be a real (slow) treat to drive home