Penn Keystone Coal Company

Penn Keystone Coal Company

PostBy: budd On: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:09 am

Has anyone bought coal from Penn Keystone Coal? If so could you please share your experience. Is it good coal? Where are they getting it? Any info will help.
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Re: Penn Keystone Coal Company

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:58 pm

I have not but am giving them consideration. Buying a whole truck is far cheaper when you live as far away from PA as I do. (Maine)
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Re: Penn Keystone Coal Company

PostBy: Coalbrokdale On: Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:57 pm

How far away do you live? I've concidered the same just wondering what kind of money it cost to deliver 120-160 miles.
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Re: Penn Keystone Coal Company

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:23 pm

With a few calls I found several trucking companies that are already hauling from my state to Pa. and coming back empty.. Last fall I paid $47/ton.. I just got a quote for $52/ton.. Thats for a 22-24ton load. Since most breakers are selling coal for $135-140/ton, my delivered cost works our to be $187-192/ton...

Call the breakers, ask them for telephone numbers for trucking companies they use and recommend. That way you will be getting the coal from the breaker you called, not from ???? coal sources???? [ don't buy 'Mystery Coal' ]

The Penn Keystone company is a broker, it buys from whoever it can get the best price from.. quality is not their focus.. Lots of coal meets 'standards'.. but doesn't burn worth a damned. And this can be from some well know sources,, just not good sources..

I'd call Superior, UAE, Calvin Lennigs, and get recommended trucking phone numbers.

There is a thread on the forum about one-way hauling,, there is a website for requesting a one-way load... I can't find the link right now, but look around this forum, you'll find it.

I buy from UAE, Superior and Calvin Lennigs.. all are excellent coal, deep mined, no rocks, not 'Mystery Coal'.

Greg L

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Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Penn Keystone Coal Company

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:43 pm

Greg, I think you are talking about http://www.uship.com

-Robert
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Re: Penn Keystone Coal Company

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:57 pm

Yes, that's it, Thanks.

Something to think about, what industries in your area use bulk hauling to move/ship their products?? In the midwest, it is the farm products, and maybe agregates.

For those of you in Maine,, are all the Maine-grown potatos processed and bagged in Maine?? or are they shipped out of state bulk??? I'd check with a few farms and ask those questions... You may find a farm that would ship potatos out, if they could get paid for a haul coming back, instead of returning empty..

Just a thought.. I know Dennis Farms in N Ohio uses his trucks to bring in coal when he is shipping out grain, corn, carrots etc.

Greg L
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Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Penn Keystone Coal Company

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:18 pm

I'm in Maine. I've called a few truckers and they will only haul if it's bagged & on pallets. They "don't want the dirty" of bulk coal. Also, I haven't found any with a dump body. If someone finds one, please let me know!

While we're here..... what do they do about the coal dust? I'm assuming after they dump a load of bulk coal that the truck isn't sprakly clean.

Do you have phone numbers for Superior, UAE & Lennings? I can't find any of then doing a Google search.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Penn Keystone Coal Company

PostBy: Wardner On: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:36 pm

Greg L,

I offered to back haul coal into New England on the "Need Coal, Post it here" thread and Richard S deleted it a week ago..

I don't get it. I thought this forum was about helping people.

There should be a section where load matching can occur. The "hauling schedule" on Yesterday's Tractor's website works very well. I'll be receiving 640 lbs of machinery this week from WY at half price ($300). I can visualize people traveling along I-80 or I-81 with empty pickups who would be willing to truck coal for expenses and a reasonable rate for the diversion..

I have never been able to do anything with UShip.com. I can get common carrier quotes for less money.

Last year I went to the southern CA desert to get antique truck parts for myself and got four paying loads. I delivered a Ford tractor to Topeka, KS from Pawtucket, RI ($500), a model A Ford to LA from Phoenix, AZ ($200), a VW engine to Kansas City, KS from near NYC ($60), and a diamond T pickup from Bakersfield, CA to New Haven, CT ($1100). All my expenses were paid and the shipees saved a pile of money.

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Re: Penn Keystone Coal Company

PostBy: Wardner On: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:47 pm

Freddy wrote: They "don't want the dirty" of bulk coal. Also, I haven't found any with a dump body.

What do they do about the coal dust? I'm assuming after they dump a load of bulk coal that the truck isn't sprakly clean.



A dump body will clean itself perfectly after a coal load. If for some reason it doesn't due to wetness, offer to wash it out with your hose or broom. The guys you have contacted are not hungry enough.
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Re: Penn Keystone Coal Company

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:16 am

Discussion about paid services moved here: Advertising Paid Services in Posts
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Re: Penn Keystone Coal Company

PostBy: ltmdl90 On: Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:05 am

Local coal yard has Penn Keystone. They sell a lot of it. My father-in-law has used it for years.
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