syncmaster wrote:I really kinda was looking for a number.
a 10ft chute would do the job
a 16ft chute would be better.
Is this a normal to be expect a coal truck with those lenghts of chutes?
Yes, if its regular coalman it would be normal to expect them to be able to do most anything. The chutes telescope so length is adjustable, Basic chute is 8 foot that telescopes to about 12. But you could have addtional chutes for extending that also work on a telescoping basis. Shortest one on my trucks was 3 feet and if i put them all together you're looking at better than 25 foot at least. For special cases I could always take an extra or two with me if it for example it had to go down a long slope... I've chuted coal more than 50 feet but the window was below the ground level where the truck was.
If you provide a spot that is easily accessible that the truck can get anywhere near its going to be easy for anyone with one of these trucks but again check with your local dealer. If they only have dump or one of those trucks where they shovel it off they can't do high windows and can't make long shots under porches where the bottom chute will be laying flat.
coal-cooker wrote:Wow, that truck would make a heck of a mobile deer stand as well!!!! Dual purpose.
Make a good vehicle for going to the infield at the track if you had a platform built.